This month, 150-year-old French pâtisserie chain Ladurée is selling its vegan pastries, macarons, and hot teas out of vegan eatery Plant Food + Wine in Venice, CA. The eatery, owned by vegan chef and entrepreneur Matthew Kenney, opened its doors as a pop-up retail shop as a way to continue to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. There, patrons can shop for the Ladurée desserts Kenney helped create, along with home scents, key rings and bags, and a limited-edition Ladurée Christmas box.
Ladurée goes vegan
Last year, Ladurée partnered with Kenney to revamp its Beverly Hills location to be fully vegan. The bakery now serves vegan macarons in a variety of flavors, including Vanilla, Pistachio, Chocolate, Rose, Salted Caramel, and Lemon, along with croissants, palmiers, meringue-topped tartlets, and other classic French pastries. It also offers a vegan menu with dishes such as whipped cream-topped French toast, egg-free omelettes, and Croque-Monsieur sandwiches. Earlier this year, Ladurée added vegan macarons to its locations in Paris, with plans to debut additional vegan options to its roughly 80 locations worldwide.
Matthew Kenney concepts
In addition to the Ladurée offerings—which will be available until December 31—Plant Food + Wine is currently the incubator for Kenney’s new restaurant concepts MkBurger and Oleada Cocina with a series of sample menus available for takeout and delivery.