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Vegan Taco Face-Off Hits Los Angeles This Weekend

LA's Best Vegan Taco Competition pits the city's best vegan chefs against each other to raise funds for earthquake relief in Mexico.

The second annual LA’s Best Vegan Taco Competition takes place Saturday in Los Angeles. The contest—presented by event organizers Eat Drink Vegan in partnership with vegan eatery Café Gratitude—will feature creations from Charly Garcia of Tulum, Mexico’s Charly's Vegan Tacos, Miguel Gutiérrez of Gracias Madre, and Aurelio and Luisa Osorno-Flores of pop-up Tacos Sin Karma. “At this time in history," Taco Competition founder Ryland Engelhart tells VegNews, "with so many global challenges and catastrophes upon us, I thought this could be a small way to show our support for our brothers and sisters to the south.” The event takes place at the Larchmont location of Café Gratitude, and all proceeds raised will go to Ambulante, an organization helping to rebuild schools, homes, and hospitals destroyed by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico last month.

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Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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