"Not all those who wander are lost"

LA Eating

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
—Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician


When I first moved LA I fully expected to hate living in such a huge city.  I still can’t say it’s a place I want to move back to, but it’s not all bad.  One of the redeeming factors for me is the great vegan/vegetarian community.

In my week hanging out in LA I had some amazing food.  Veggie Grill donated food and free meal cards to the ADI fundraiser so the meals were ballin’ from the start.  Friday night the volunteers got platters for delicious Kale salad, some kind of chickenless burger, and deadly delicious carrot cake.  From there the weekend of food continued with catered food from Seed Kitchen at the fundraiser, Z Pizza for the volunteers for dinner, and snacking on Spicey Bits or Justins Peanut Butter Cups.


Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to revisit Native Foods, which I loved when I went for opening night while living in LA, but between then weekend of food and great cooking of Amanda and David, I  was loving life and wishing everywhere else in the world had the same variety of vegan options.

So next time you’re in LA, take a break from the traffic, you won’t be moving fast anyway, and stop by one of the great vegan restaurants.


These days more people are becoming vegan/vegetarian, but it’s not just a fad.  For all the doubters who say you can’t climb without getting protein from meat, I’d just like to point are some people you might know, listed below, who do just fine without it.  It’s a choice, not a need.  What do you choose?

Steph Davis – Vegan

Alex Honnold – Vegetarian

Jonathan Siegrist – Self described as 99.5% vegetarian

A few other people you might know have stopped eating meat too:  Alec Baldwin, Ellen Degeneres, Steve-O (From Jackass), Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Clinton,  Mike Tyson, Joaquin Phoenix, and Russell Simmons.

So next time someone makes fun of your grilled portobello, just imagine what they would say you were Mike Tyson.

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