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VegOut LA Magazine

VegOut LA Magazine Winter 2020

VegOut LA Magazine is LA’s #1 vegan city guide and lifestyle magazine. Each quarter, VegOut LA delivers curated content covering the best plant-based things to eat, see, and do in the City of Angels.

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2 min.
happy new year!

You might be wondering why there’s a cake on the cover of our wellness issue. Great question! Well-being isn’t just about eating superfoods, crushing your workout, and drinking half your bodyweight in water. It’s about balance. It’s about taking a holistic approach to health by incorporating what I like to call the eight slices of the wellness pie (or, in this case, cake!), but more about that on page 43. If you’re like most people, you’re kicking off the decade with a “new year, new you” attitude. Whether your goal is “gluten-free 2020,” “no days off,” or “sugar-free me,” you’re focused on your health, and I applaud you for that. But, I’m also here to tell you it’s okay not to be so hard on yourself, to enjoy a piece of…

1 min.
contributors

ANJA GROMMONS @VEGCENTRICDIETITIAN Anja is a pediatric dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. Find her on her blog at vegcentricdietitian.com or on Instagram where she posts recipes, nutrition tips, and mediocre foodtography. Her New Year’s resolutions include building a virtual nutrition coaching business for vegan and veg-curious clients. CHELSEA WILKINS @LAWFULLYVEGAN Chelsea is an attorney, writer, and recent LA transplant. She is a graduate of James Madison University and William & Mary Law School. Her passions include travel, the outdoors, climate change policy, and photography. Chelsea spends much of her free time finding the best vegan food LA has to offer.…

12 min.
meet executive chef alan sanz and beverage director maxwell reis of gracias madre

If a visitor were to ask a residential LA-lien the best places to dine during their stay four years ago, Gracias Madre would’ve been on that list. If that same question were asked today, the same answer would be received. Not only has Gracias Madre elevated the status of SoCal plant cuisine, they’ve simultaneously raised Mexican fare to new heights, showing Americans there’s more to enjoy than $2 street tacos, one pound burritos, and gooey quesadillas. Mexican food, just like any other cuisine, has the potential to be crafted with elegance, created with intention, and served with beauty—all accomplishments Gracias Madre has achieved using plants as their medium. They’ve remained part of the culinary conversation for so long not just because they have a “good menu,” but because they’re constantly evolving,…

3 min.
on the rise

LOVE AMARO PIZZERIA Jesse Amaro 1 WHO IS YOUR CULINARY IDOL? Marco Pierre White & Nancy Silverton. They both have amazing drive, work ethic, passion, and kitchen philosophy like no other! 2 FAVORITE MENU ITEM? The Luna! It’s a crescent moon shaped calzone stuffed with pesto, mac ‘n’ cheese, pepperoni, and mozzarella. After 90 seconds in the oven, I dazzle it up with alfredo, nacho, and pizza sauce as well as avocado and chili flakes. 3 MOST CHALLENGING DISH YOU’VE MADE? The Cena Boat. It’s stuffed crust with Cena Vegan’s Al Pastor, pizza sauce, mozzarella, basil, pickled jalapeno, and olive oil. Once it’s out of the oven, it gets drizzled in nacho cheese sauce and topped with three avocado balls, just like Cena’s iconic scoops! 4 IF YOU COULD SPECIALIZE IN ANOTHER STYLE OF FOOD, WHAT WOULD IT…

3 min.
the 10 best juice & smoothie spots in la

BEAMING MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Stop in at any of Beaming’s locations and pick up one of their cold-pressed, organic bottled juices. Choose from Daily Celery Detox, Black Magic, Strawberry Sunrise, and more. In the mood for something different? Try an Organic Superfood Smoothie. Options range from the simple—Berry Blaze (coconut water, blueberry, banana, raspberry, strawberry, acai, goji berry)—to the loaded—Rockstar (house-made almond mylk, coconut water, banana, date, coconut butter, vanilla protein, blue spirulina, adaptogenic mushroom blend). Beaming also offers plenty of Superfood Boosters like seeds, nuts, greens, powders, and blends—most of which are vegan—that can be added as well. JOE & THE JUICE BRENTWOOD, BEVERLY HILLS, WEST HOLLYWOOD, AND GLENDALE For a variety of sweet but simple juices, check out Joe & The Juice. Here, you can order from a menu where most of the items…

5 min.
ayurve–huh?!

WHAT IF WE TOLD YOU THERE WAS A WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTION, INSOMNIA, ACNE, HEARTBURN, OR EVEN CURE A BAD HANGOVER? HOW? WITH AYURVEDA! WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD, “AYURVEDA,” THE FIRST FEW ASSUMPTIONS THAT MOST LIKELY COME TO MIND ARE THAT IT’S A TYPE OF MASSAGE, A FAD DIET, OR THE NAME OF A YOGA POSE. IN ACTUALITY, AYURVEDA IS A SPIRITUALLY-ROOTED WAY OF LIFE THAT HAS PROVEN TO BETTER PEOPLE’S HEALTH, DIGESTION, AND MIND-BODY CONNECTION FOR AGES! WE’RE HERE TO GIVE YOU THE DOWN-LOW ON ALL THINGS AYURVEDA AND CLEAR UP ANY CONFUSION OR MISCONCEPTIONS THAT COME ALONG WITH THAT UNIQUE NAME! WHAT IS IT? The word Ayurveda is Sanskrit for “The science of life and longevity.” In less woo-woo terms, Ayurveda is a way of categorizing yourself in…