Gary@vegan1sh

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Truly exceptional pizza tasting for the @thepizzaplantusa dinner through @feastlyla Excellent food and I’m really excited about their plans. Top left: pepperoni TR: mushroom BL: nacho pizza basically Bottom Center Buffalo Cauliflower and Green Goddess All were great, Green Goddess seemed a favorite although I was hopelessly conventional and loved the pepperoni 🤷🏼‍♂️ followed by the half baked nacho pizza, a pizza I had tried to make in my own and ended up a disappointment. All of them were fantastic and @thepizzaplantusa plan to open vegan pizza delivery stores has the potential to really transform the market for Plant-based food. #veganpizza #feastlyla #pizzaplant #pizzaplantusa #plantprotein #veganpepperoni #mushroompizza #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare #vegansocal #lavegan #losangelesvegan #veganlosangeles #vegansocal #veganpasadena


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From top right: burrito, cheese melt, animal fries and a mint shake from @wearetheveganhooligans @ Abby’s Diner. Fun experience. The simple burrito, which is grilled, is far better than its ingredients might suggest. The cheese melt, basically a Philly cheese steak is *very* good, and the animal fries are tasty, w about the right amount of chili for the fries. The thing I was least excited about was the mint shake. I had the strawberry shake and it was fantastic, this one paled in comparison. I def recommend the strawberry over this one. It’s always a fun experience, keep in mind the place gets crowded. #wearetheveganhooligans #abbysdiner #vegandiner #vegangrilledcheese #veganburrito #veganshake #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare #vegansocal #lavegan #losangelesvegan #veganlosangeles #vegansocal


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Vegan meatball sandwich w pesto, mozzarella, Parmesan, grilled peppers and onions served w macaroni salad and potato chips. Meatballs were homemade and from @miyokoschinner absolutely essential The Vegan Pantry, addictive mozzarella from @eatplantalchemy which was layered as the base to avoid sogginess, crushed tomato based marina to avoid the same, homemade pesto w walnuts and pine nuts and @followyourheart Parmesan, bread from a farmers market. Macaroni salad and potato chips w bruschetta salt homemade. It was delicious... except it was oversized and nearly impossible to eat as a sandwich 🤷🏼‍♂️ #veganmeatballs #meatballs #veganmeatballsandwich #meatballsandwich ##vegansocal


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Vegan Strawberry Sushi Roll from @blue_bird_sushi I had my doubts but this was delicious. Topped w strawberries w vegetables inside, it was a great combination of savory, spicy and sweet. I’ve enjoyed every roll I’ve had here, this was no exception! #vegansushi #strawberrysushi #bluebirdsushi #lbvegan #veganlongbeach #veganlbc #longbeachvegan #veganlosangeles #lavegan #losangelesvegan #socalvegan


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The truly exceptional vegan cheese plate by @eatplantalchemy at the popup by @lbvegan at @4thstreetlb This was incredibly good, and worth every cent. This was basically at least $45 feastly dinner for $25, prob one of the best deals I’ve had. From the top left, spicy goat cheese, cheddar, goat cheese, seitan sausage, apple, spiced almonds, a very good toasted sourdough bread, this amazing fried mozzarella, pickled radishes and beets, some great soft pretzel rolls (!!!), seitan bacon, almond crusted gruyere ball, crackers and in the center a very tasty fondue. Not pictured, their Brie. This plate was stacked! And what was shocking was that there was enough bread to spread the cheese w out running out. That said, to make this post less fawning, all the cheeses were good although the cheddar was the least impressive. The only thing disappointing about this were the crackers which I don’t care for and were too small for the task of spreading the cheese. In all other respects this was a quite the experience. #eatplantalchemy #vegancheese #vegancheeseplate #popup #veganpopup #lbvegan #veganlongbeach #veganlbc #longbeachvegan #veganlosangeles #lavegan #losangelesvegan #socalvegan


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These exceptional nachos by #xochitlvegan . I don’t know what is wrong w them but these nachos are underpriced! It’s a mountain of nachos, both quantity and quality, worth the journey. Lots of guacamole, salsa, crema, beans, hibiscus flowers on top of blue corn chips. Too much for one person, and a refreshing variation from the conventional ones. Some of the best nachos I had in years and they didn’t depend on fake meats. Remarkable! Also great and friendly service. Easily one of my fave popup vendors. #vegannachos #xochitlvegan #veganmexican #veganmexicanfood #commonspacebrewery #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare #vegansocal #lavegan #losangelesvegan #veganlosangeles #vegansocal #lbvegan


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Vegan cheese sampler by @eatplantalchemy This post is a little late but since they are doing another cheese tasting I thought I would post it for comparison It was very good including saganaki mozzarella a sort of melted one which was a new cheese for me, it’s the unappealing looking glob bottom right of the plate but it was *delicious*!. Also: cheddar, goat cheese, a great smoked carrot lox and some good bread. Really enjoyed this. #eatplantalchemy #yorkshiresquarebrewery #vegancheese #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare #vegansocal #lavegan #losangelesvegan #veganlosangeles #vegansocal


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French lentils w grilled veggies vegan goat cheese and red wine sauce. Good! Used puy and beluga lentils which was useless bc they were indistinguishable but these were still good. Caramelized onions, roasted red peppers and grilled zucchini and asparagus w lemon oil. Goat cheese was from @eatplantalchemy and the red wine sauce, which is very good comes from the Vegetarian Times Meat and Potatoes cookbook. Served w homemade fresh baked bread w tapenade and crackers and cheese from @treelinecheese and artichokes w lemon butter. Cook time three hours, bread raising 24 hours. #frenchlentils #lentilcasserole #eatplantalchemy #treelinecheese #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare


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Huli huli rubs, teriyaki chicken katsu, coconut cream rice, grilled pineapple guacamole roasted pepper quinoa salad, and sesame glazed asparagus w tempeh bacon bits and sesame seeds. Huli ribs from @theherbivorousb which are great, but a little dry so I brushed them w a pineapple reduction. The chicken katsu w a teriyaki glaze was a new product from @fieldroast and was very good, although has the potential to get dry if not carefully watched, but both proteins highly recommended. The rice was jasmine rice w a little brown sugar salt and coconut cream, salting is crucial and the grilled pineapple went well with it. The salad: grilled pineapple, roasted red and yellow peppers, avocado tossed in pineapple juice and finely chopped red onions and jalapeño w quinoa. Lastly, grilled asparagus w tofurkey tempeh bacon w a roasted Japanese sesame oil, this one being the least exciting and I think I should have used citrus with it. Still, great meal, even if there were two big carb loads on the plate. My fave was the ribs and the chicken, friend loved the rice. #veganhawaiian #veganhawaiianfood #fieldroast #herbivorousbutcher #veganribs #hulihuliribs #veganchickenkatsu #chickenkatsu #coconutrice #sesameasparagus #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare


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Bagels w Carrot Lox and cream cheese by @eatplantalchemy Not a fan of cream cheese or lox, but this bagel was great, I could have eaten half a dozen. Good quality bagel w a rich creamy spread, thinly sliced carrots, pickled onions, micro greens and capers. It was a great combination of sweet and savory and addictive. An exceptional light start to the day, a must buy. #eatplantalchemy #bagel #veganbagel #loxandbagels #loxandcreamcheese #longbeachvegan #veganlongbeach #veganlbc #lbvegan #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare #vegansocal #lavegan #losangelesvegan #veganlosangeles #vegansocal


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Truffle Burger from @freesoulcaffe One of the best burgers in SoCal and I make and eat a *lot* of burgers. If you like truffles, I can not recommend this more highly. Great bun, caramelized onions, grilled mushrooms, a truffle mayo and a great, tasty, firm party made mostly out of ground seitan I suspect. It’s not a meat analogue, not a mush vegetable and grain patty, but it has a meaty texture and a complex umami taste as well. This place, w the exception of their draconian seating policy is really one of the unexpected hidden vegan gems of Southern California. #freesoulcaffe #veganburger #truffleburger #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare #vegantustin


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Po Boy w hearts of palm by @krimseys *Finally* a good Po Boy sandwich, actually a great one. This one avoided all the pitfalls: bread was soft instead of hard and crusty, it was not too dry, the right amount of sauce, and the filling was not too tough or dry either. I didnt intend to measure this by the deficiencies of others, it should stand on its own merits: it’s fantastic. Highly recommended. #poboy #veganpoboy #vegansandwich #krimseyscajunkitchen #krimseys #vegancajun #vegancajunfood #vegan #veganfood #whatveganseat #vegetarian #veganfoodporn #veganshare #vegansocal #lavegan #losangelesvegan #veganlosangeles #vegansocal


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