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VIDEO: quarrygirl presents sage vegan bistro and kindkreme dairy-free ice cream

in this week’s edition of our new vegan video series, we catch up with mollie englehart, the owner of sage vegan bistro and kindkreme dairy-free ice cream parlors. sage has been open less than 2 years, but has already gained a reputation as one of the best vegan spots in los angeles, and is definitely one of my personal favorites. similarly, kindkreme is the go-to place in LA for vegan dessert and has already opened 3 locations! in this video, mollie, who was born and raised vegan, fills us in on what inspired her to open kindkreme and why all foodies should check out sage. 

hot dish supper club! vegan valentine’s day dinner!

i’m beyond excited about LA’s latest culinary super group, hot dish supper club! chefs antoanet “toni” aburto (of chica vegan), denise vallejo (of twice baked vegan), and genise castañeda (of plant food for people) are coming together to create a vegan latin themed pop-up dining experience that will tantalize the tastebuds of herbivores and omnivores alike. their first multi-course dinner and wine pairing will be held on valentines day, and the menu looks phenomenal. check it:


to make a reservation, email, and do it soon because space is limited! an intimate get-together at a private home with fantastic food cooked by three lovely ladies…sounds like a perfect valentines day to me! 

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quarrygirl presents: a new vegan video series

Hey guys! It has been over a year since I stopped daily blogging, but my inbox still overflows with questions like “Where should I eat with non-vegan friends?”, “What are your favorite vegan recipes?” and “Which restaurants should I hit up when in LA?”. So, I decided the best answer would be to create a video series highlighting the amazing chefs and restaurants that appeal to vegans and omnivores alike! If you dig the videos, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, give feedback, and share them with your friends. We’ll keep making them if you keep watching them.

In our first episode, watch chef Roi Elam of Sun Cafe in Studio City prepare his award winning vegan mac ‘n’ cheese and tell us why we should all eat at his restaurant.

wirsthaus on la brea is a german bar that has vegan pretzels*, sauerkraut, and beer by the liter…not to mention a decent vegan sausage selection. it’s a great place to waste your afternoon and the contents of your wallet—-god knows i’ve done it. 

*i order the pretzel with beer mustard instead of sweet mustard, because i’m paranoid about honey.

BURRITO (at Hugo’s Tacos)

BURRITO (at Hugo’s Tacos)

Hominy chili with macaroni and homemade kraut (at The Addiction Bistro)

Hominy chili with macaroni and homemade kraut (at The Addiction Bistro)

Celebrating with O!Burger, fries and beer!

Celebrating with O!Burger, fries and beer!

spaghetti with vegan meatballs at hugo’s restaurant. i usually eat here for breakfast, but their dinner items are just as delicious.

spaghetti with vegan meatballs at hugo’s restaurant. i usually eat here for breakfast, but their dinner items are just as delicious.

vegan chili cook off at tony’s darts away!!

mark your calendars, folks, because november 11th is the vegan chili cook off at tony’s darts away! 5 chefs will go head to head during a 6 hour event to find out who makes the best vegan chili in LA! i will be there as a judge, and you should join me. here is the vital info:

Event Details:

  • Sunday, November 11th
  • 12-6PM
  • Price: $10 (includes five 3oz tastes of Chili, and a voting ballot)


Panel of Judges:

  • Editor-in-Chief of Vegetarian Times, Elizabeth Turner
  • LA Weekly Food Blogger/Restaurant Critic, Garrett Snyder
  • Local Vegan Blogger, Quarry Girl

Participating Chef Teams:

Tony’s Darts Away

1710 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506


world vegan day at two boots: FREE PIZZA and music!

hey guys! thursday is world vegan day, and we’re teaming up with two boots pizza to celebrate! between 6-8pm both LA two boots locations will be giving out FREE slices of the new quarry girl vegan pizza (designed by me!) which comes piled high with san marzano tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, artichoke, fresh garlic, and a swirl of basil pesto. after thursday, the pizza will be available for one week…so make sure you get a chance to eat it.

in addition to free pizza, the echo park location will have free live music by LA’s own moses campbell. they’re an awesome band, and if you missed them at the el rey a couple weeks ago, this is your chance to make up for it. (huge thanks to clara from clara’s cakes for suggesting them). 

really hope to see you all at two boots on thursday! come try my new pizza, dance in the street, and celebrate veganism in general. here are the official event deets:

Two Boots & Quarrygirl World Vegan Day Celebration: FREE PIZZA and Live Music!

Thursday, November 1st, 6PM – 8PM; FREE

Two Boots Echo Park  (Free Pizza and Live Music by Moses Campbell)

1818 West Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 


Two Boots Downtown LA (Free Pizza!)

826 Broadway (btwn 8th and 9th St.)

Los Angeles, CA


new vegan menu items at golden road brewing!

heads up: one of our absolute favorite los angeles haunts, the pub at golden road brewing, has added a slew of new tasty vegan options to its menu. as if i don’t hang out there enough already… additions include: jackfruit tacos (2 for $4, pictured above!), french fries, the fried ALT (ipa battered avocado, lettuce, tomato) sandwich, the southwest burger, and vegan oreo cheesecake. check it out!

sage vegan in echo park

we are very lucky to have sage vegan bistro in los angeles. i’ve only eaten there a handful of times, but on each visit i’ve been astounded by the high quality of the food and the inventiveness of the menu. where else can you get fried mac n cheese balls, a croissant club sandwich, and potato broccoli pierogies—-all animal-free—-all in one place? they’ve got everything from comfort food to haute cuisine, brunch through dinner, and desserts provided by kind kreme, the best vegan ice cream maker in LA. what’s not to love? i hit up sage with brittany recently for the first time in years and loved every bite of it. 

french lentil soup in a bread bowl - fantastic. vegan soup in a bread bowl is super hard to find and sage does it perfectly. 

banh mi sandwich - this was britt’s and she loved it. 

from here on out, i make a vow to eat at sage more often. and next time, i’m gonna order dessert. i deserve it. 

BTW, sage vegan bistro is BYOB. and it’s a great place to eat before a night out at the echo

i’ve been out of town on vacation for just over a week, and i really wasn’t looking forward to coming home, but on my arrival i was super excited to find 2 things i’ve been waiting for in LA: gardein beefless sliders and beyond meat. what a warm welcome home. i have loved the adorable gardein sliders since i tried them at natural products expo west back in march, and beyond meat since i got a sneak preview at madeleine bistro. both products are pretty big steps forward in meat substitutions, so be sure to try ‘em! 

i found the sliders at ralphs on sunset in hollywood (though i’m sure they’re available at other places too) and beyond meat is now available at all whole foods in southern california. what a time to be alive!

Breakfast of champions! Cheeseless Seitan Meats Jesus from PizzaNista with sausage, pepperoni, bacon and sriracha!! (Taken with Instagram)

Breakfast of champions! Cheeseless Seitan Meats Jesus from PizzaNista with sausage, pepperoni, bacon and sriracha!! (Taken with Instagram)

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