In mid-December, renowned vegan chef Matthew Kenney will open his newest vegan restaurant concept, Hungry Angelina, in Long Beach, CA. The 2600-square-foot space will be the third California-based concept of Kenny’s popular and extensive dining brand and will be located alongside a 45,000 square-foot Whole Foods Market store. With a diverse menu, Hungry Angelina will offer health-forward and innovative takes on classic dishes such as hand-rolled “Snow Crab” Sushi made with hearts of palm, Fried Chicken Mushroom Bao Buns, Naan Flatbread with curried potatoes and vegetables, and Jackfruit Tuna Melts with tomato and vegan cheddar. “In California, everyone has a friend who is vegan; Hungry Angelina is the realization of that friend’s wildest dreams,” Kenney said. “Instead of feeling like others are accommodating them, they will feel like they are accommodating everyone else. The food is that good, that diverse, and that much fun. I love the community and culture of Long Beach, and am excited to launch our first Hungry Angelina there—it couldn’t be a better fit.” Kenney plans to open a long-awaited second location of Hungry Angelina in Brooklyn, NY in early 2020, along with other restaurant concepts, including Baia in San Francisco, a raw-vegan concept in New York City, and several more Hungry Angelina and Double Zero pizzeria locations nationwide.
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