The Ultimate Vegan Guide to Thanksgiving in Los Angeles 2017

This is the 3rd edition of your go-to vegan Thanksgiving guide. Perfect for anyone who is vegan, plant based, vegetarian or looking to share a meal with a plant based loved one. 


Plant Food and Wine 

A plant-based, sustainable, and delicious feast with an optional wine pairing. More info

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LA Vegan Thanksgiving Buffet

This event is being put on by Southern Fried Vegan November 19th. It will be held at Yorkshire Square Brewery. It’s $39 for all you can eat or $30 for a single trip. Facebook Event Tickets


Crossroads Kitchen

Crossroads will be offering a special Thanksgiving Menu from 12pm-5pm, November 24th. It is $80 per person for 4 courses. Reservations required.  More Info

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Little Pine

They will be closed on Thanksgiving this Thursday, but this Wednesday they will have a pre-Thanksgiving special which includes a portobello wellington with sage mashed potatoes, thyme roasted root vegetables, red wine gravy, and Brussels sprouts. More info

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Vegan Thanksgiving Day Pot Luck

This is a massive annual vegan potluck on Thanksgiving Day. LA’S LONGEST RUNNING SINGLE DAY VEGAN TRADITION Los Angeles’ biggest vegan potluck event of the year, a tradition that is more than two decades old. Hundreds of people attend annually. Come share some delicious food, connect with beautiful people, and enjoy the outdoor environment. There will be music, live performances and an open mic. Feel free to bring drums, other musical instruments, a frisbee or a ball to toss. It’s a great place for children. Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Free to all. Details.


Gracias Madre

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Follow Your Heart

Follow your heart will be serving a special Thanksgiving feast. It is $21.99/person (Gluten Free Option $26.99). Several other specials and a la carte items also available. They will also be offering a special post Thanksgiving brunch the day after. The two brunch specials are $12.95.  Menu page 1 & Menu page 2


Cosmic Brewery Thanksliving 

ThanksLiving Day Vegan Fair! November 19 – 2pm to 8pm. Vendors include: Your Vegan Friend, Jades Vegan Sushi, Plant Food For People, Vegana Casera, Vegatinos, Clean South, Love Cow Hugger, Real Raw Reyna
and Plant Based Companion. Celebrate animals and enjoy cruelty free foods, treats, and shopping all day long. This is a FREE event. More info


Tavern

Offering a special prix fixe menu with vegan options.


Vegkids Vegan Thanksgiving Day Potluck (SFV)

Gather at 11am. Opening Circle at 12pm & Then Feasting Throughout the Afternoon. Each attendee is to bring a vegan dish to share, with a note card labeling the ingredients, and also with the serving utensil it needs. More info


Native Foods 

Offering their annual Thanksgiving buffet. Nov 23, 12-7pm. $29.99 per adult, $14.99 kids 12 and under. Call 773.669.6778 to make your reservation.

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Stuff I Eat

Stuff I Eat will be open for Thanksgiving. They will be offering a cooked menu and a raw option at $45 per plate. Both include dessert. More info


Govinda’s Natural Food Buffet

Annual Thanksgiving buffet with vegetarian and vegan options. Call 310-836-1269 for reservations. More Info


Shojin

Will be open Thanksgiving day. They will be offering a special tasting menu along with the regular menu. They will also have a special Thanksgiving dessert. Reservations for thanksgiving day start on november 9th. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for more information.

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One Veg World

Offering a Thanksgiving special on the 22nd and 23rd. $24.95/person. Dine in or take out. More info

Thanksgiving Day Hours:
Pasadena: 10am to 5pm
West Covina: 11am to 5pm
(Thanksgiving Feast Special Available only at West Covina)


Inn of the Seventh Ray

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More places with vegan options

Akasha

AR Cucina


Catering and Take Out

Veggie Grill

The VG Thanksgiving Feast feeds 4 to 5 adults and is available to order online at all locations for $69.95 through Sunday, November 19th (while supplies last). More info

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Pomegranate 

Pick up Thanksgiving wellington, cranberry sauce, onion soup, fig balsamic roasted potatoes, lasagne, mashed potato & gravy sauce. And, don’t forget dessert! Pomegranate will have pumpkin pie, apple pie, sweet potato pie, and pumpkin cheesecake for this Thanksgiving. Order by Sunday, November 19
and Pickup on Wednesday, November 22 or Thursday, November 23. Follow Pomegranate on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information!
 
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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods is now taking orders for Thanksgiving Meals. They have a vegan meal package created in partnership with Vedge restaurant in Philly. Whole Foods also sells two vegan pies. A la carte Thanksgiving items are also available online and in stores. Online Menu and Ordering

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Erewhon Market

Offering all organic to-go Holiday items. Large selection including lentil loaf, vegan mac and cheese, vegan wellington, and vegetable sides among others. Pick up on store or order online. More info

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Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily is offering a Vegan Meal Package an well as vegan pies. Orders must be picked up ahead of time. Details and Menu


Masataco

More info

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SunCafe 

Offering a Thanksgiving meal box to-go. Order by Monday 11/20. Pick-up between 12pm-8pm Wednesday 11/22. The Suncafe Thanksgiving Meal is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. $60 per person. More Info

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Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen 

Dinner packages available for pre-order.  Reserve your holiday dinner package and experience a special off-menu southern-inspired menu from Krimsey’s.  But hurry–capacity is limited!  Available for pick-up in store on Wednesday, November 22nd.  Click here to reserve your meal! The regular menu items will also be available for substitution into this special holiday package! Please contact info@krimseys.com with special requests

Krimsey’s Southern Holiday Dinner Package
Cranberry Cornbread-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Southern Black-eyed Peas and Kale 
Red Potato and Rutabaga Mash
Roasted Rainbow Carrots & Rosemary Apples 
Pecan, Coconut, & Pineapple “Cajun Cake”
 $19.99/person (2 person minimum; 10% discount for 12 or more) 
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Cinnaholic

Offering several special fall flavors. Buns available by the box. Website.

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True Food Kitchen 

Their seasonal Squash Pie is back just in time for Thanksgiving! Nutrient-rich and packed with flavor, this delicious dessert is a showstopper with its creamy filling made from ripe butternut squash and wintery spices surrounded by a vegan graham cracker crust and finished with a dollop of vegan coconut-milk whipped cream. Pre-order yours for $22 in store or by phone through November 19. 

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The Grain Cafe

The meal will be for 6 people and the holiday feast includes: Turk’y, mashed potatoes, gravy, garlicky vegetables, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Orders can be anytime  before 24th. They will be open on the 24th for pick-up and dine in. More info 


Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Now taking holiday orders.  Order here

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Hugo’s

Hugos is offering a special Thanksgiving menu with a vegan option available. Website


Native Foods

Native Foods is now taking orders their Native Wellington, pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin pies. Order here. 

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Mama’s Int’l Tamales & Mamita’s Delights

Enjoy a special package of a dozen tamales, half sheet of rice, half sheet of beans, and plantains with red and green salsa for only $99. Place your orders before 11/19 to make sure they can accommodate the exact flavors you’d like for Thanksgiving. We have several flavors to choose to from. These packages are only available on pre-orders. More Info 


Urban Plates

Offering a vegan, gluten free Pumpkin Walnut Cake, with layers of pumpkin spice cake paired with velvety smooth pumpkin mousse. They are also selling a coulee pf vegan friendly sides. More info

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Cafe Gratitude

Offering several vegan sides and desserts. Sides and pies must be ordered by Monday, November 20th and picked up between the hours of 1PM – 10PM on Wednesday, November 22nd. Order Here 


One Veg World

One Veg World’s vegan turkey is available now. It serves 8-10 servings is available for pre-order at $49.95
Pick up will start Nov. 15. The “Mini” (2-3 servings) is $14.95 and available for immediate pick up at both locations. * Pre-cooked, available frozen or defrosted. Please call us at (626) 917-2727 to place your order for WEST COVINA pickup. For PASADENA please call (626) 744-3151 (only a limited number of MINI turkeys available here). More info


Compton Vegan

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Grassroots Natural Market

Now taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving items. Plenty of vegan options including an organic lentil loaf. Full menu.


M Cafe

Offering a fully vegan and macrobiotic thanksgiving menu. More info

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Philanthropy

Peta’s Vegan Holidays 101

On November 11th, join PETA for their annual holiday cooking event. Try out Tofurky’s new vegan ham and classic vegan turkey roasts, discover new recipes like our vegan pumpkin-bacon and dill-scallion cheeseballs, and more! The event is FREE, but they ask that each attendee bring a nonperishable canned food item to donate to the Los Angeles Youth Network, a program that helps homeless and at-risk youth. Questions? E-mail us at HolidayCookingDemo@peta.orFB Event

Adopt A Turkey

Two farm animal sanctuaries in the LA area have adopt a Turkey Programs. Donations are used to provide food and shelter for rescued Turkeys.

Gentle Barn Adopt A Turkey

Farm Sanctuary Adoption Info

Tofurky Trot & Vegan Food Fest

The Tofurky Trot is a family-friendly 5k (3.1 mile) run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. Tofurky Trots are designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local groups supporting animal rescue and championing plant-based diets. Prizes will be awarded for the first male, female, and child finishers, as well as for the best costume. Plus, there will be a cutest dog contest! All Tofurky Trot participants will receive free admission to a post-trot Vegan Food Fest from 11am-3pm featuring some of LA’s favorite vegan food vendors, including:

  • GT’s Kombucha
  • Better Beans
  • Taqueria La Venganza
  • Charlie’s Brownie’s
  • Imperfect Produce
  • Orgain
  • Pies by Domonic
  • Mama’s International Tamales
  • Vegan Casera
  • Bare Snacks
  • Word of Mouth Food Truck
  • Clean South

There will be a limited number of tickets sold for the Vegan Food Fest for people who do not participate in the Tofurky Trot. Event Details and Tickets

Check out my recap of the 2015 Tofurky Trot.

A Gentle Thanksgiving

This annual fundraiser includes an opportunity to feed the turkeys, a vegan thanksgiving meal and drum circle. Event Details

Green Saturday

A great Black Friday Alternative. There will be tons cruelty free goods for purchase. Green Saturday LA is back in a new spacious indoor venue, with a full bar, separate dining area and plenty of parking for their 8th event & 2nd Anniversary Cruelty-Free & Vegan Marketplace! Shop veg & cruelty free apparel, food, art, skincare, enjoy entertainment & more! As always, a portion of proceeds benefit the amazing Whiskers & Tails Foundation. More Info.


Gracias Madre Por Oaxaca Charity Event

Volunteers will support the restaurant by serving guests food and drinks, seating and bussing tables. No restaurant or service experience is needed. This is a casual and fun day, centered on raising money for a good cause and being in service to our community. All ages of volunteers are welcome. Sign up here


Store Bought Vegan Holiday Products

Turkey Alternatives

Gardein Holiday Product List

Field Roast Product Details

Tofurky Holiday Product List

Trader Joe’s Vegan Turkey Related Article

Vegetarian Plus Related Article Related Article 2

Other Holiday Items

Califa Farms Seasonal Beverages Product Details

Silk Nog Details

So Delicious Coco Whip (available year round) Great on vegan cheesecakes and pies. Product Details

Peet’s Coffee– Has several seasonal beverages that can be made vegan. Don’t forget to try their vegan coconut whip on top. 

Trader Joe’s– Vegan friendly pumpkin items. Check out this awesome list compiled by The Spooky Vegan.


NoteThis list will continue to be updated as more menus and events are released.



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