VegOut Magazine Summer 2021 - Awards

VegOut Magazine is the premier vegan food guide and lifestyle magazine. Each quarterly issue features the best plant-based things to eat, see, and do in cities across the US. You'll discover recipes, must-have products, and all the latest news! From iconic restaurants and happenings to celeb interviews and more, VegOut Magazine is your source for all things vegan.

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letter from the founder

Welcome to our inaugural nationwide VegOut Awards issue (and thank you to those of you who voted)! Historically, this annual awards has been LA-based. This year, we take you on a trip across the US as we crown one winner in each category—from “Best Burgers” and “Best Doughnuts” to “Best Vegan Restaurant” and more. Congratulations to this year’s top businesses, a shout-out to those who were nominated, and kudos to the vegan ventures just getting started! You’re out there making a difference, and we see you. Inside this issue, you’ll find our regular features along with roundups of the best of the best spots to score just about anything you’re craving. We’ve also sprinkled other entertaining content throughout (Which vegan celebrity are you? Find out on page 90!). On page 13, we…


CHELSEA WILKINS @CHELSEA__ WILKINS Chelsea is an attorney and Virginia native who spent two years living and working in Los Angeles. Passionate about climate change, energy policy, and food systems, she is currently completing a Master of Laws in Energy and Natural Resources Law at Queen Mary University in London. She discusses these topics and more in her newsletter, found at Chelsea enjoys cooking, camping, hiking, and photography and has traveled to nineteen countries, seeking out the best vegan food she can find along the way. LISA TRAN @BANHDERELLA Lisa, a San Francisco native and vegetarian of more than ten years, finds herself always in search of the perfect vegan chocolate chip cookie. Strong Vietnamese iced coffee runs through her veins while she maintains her full-time marketing job, learns new languages, and runs her…

the 2021 vegout awards winners

BEST VEGAN RESTAURANT CROSSROADS KITCHEN LOS ANGELES, CA Coming out on top, Crossroads Kitchen takes the prize for the best vegan restaurant overall. From small plates to entrees and desserts, this spot reigns supreme this year with its elegant atmosphere, innovative menu, and consistently amazing service. BEST VEGAN-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT VEGGIE GALAXY CAMBRIDGE, MA With vegan options that are out of this world, It’s no wonder Veggie Galaxy won best vegan-friendly restaurant. This New England must-try is entirely vegetarian, but everything on their menu can be made vegan upon request. Comfort food heaven—beam me up! BEST VEGAN-FRIENDLY FAST FOOD CHIPOTLE NATIONWIDE With so many vegan-friendly chains these days, this race was close, but Chipotle came through. The options for burritos, bowls, or tacos are endless, and … pro tip: guac is free if you choose fajita veggies as your main. BEST DESSERT PIE, PIE…

an interview with michael greger, md

A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Greger founded, a nutrition research site stocked with free articles and videos on more than 2,000 health topics. Q: What led you to dive so deeply into plant-based nutrition research and begin [When I was] a kid, doctors sent my grandmother home in a wheelchair to die at age 65. Diagnosed with end-stage heart disease, she had already had so many bypass operations the surgeons essentially ran out of options. Soon after she was discharged, a segment aired on 60 Minutes about Nathan Pritikin. He…

beyond meat partners with pepsico, signs contract with mcdonald’s

Beyond Meat announced two major long-term partnerships with international food behemoths PepsiCo and McDonald’s. The vegan meat innovator and manufacturer entered into a joint venture with PepsiCo—The Planet Partnership, LLC—to co-develop and market new snack and beverage products made with plant-based protein. Beyond Meat also revealed it is the developer of McDonald’s upcoming McPlant burger. The three-year agreement with this fast food chain will provide for a full menu of plant-based options pioneered by Beyond Meat.…

nike launches sustainable basketball sneaker

As part of this athletic outfitter’s Move to Zero sustainability initiative, Nike released its first performance-based shoe made with 25% recycled and upcycled materials. Coined the Cosmic Unity sneakers, these ‘90s-inspired basketball shoes were first spotted on the feet of Anthony Davis—a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. The kicks are available in two colors—a semi-muted black and green combination (Green Glow) and a more vibrant collection of royal, teal, and baby blue with bright orange accents (Amaglam).…