#LunchBreakLIVE at Besties Vegan Paradise in East Hollywood, Los Angeles! You could call it a vegan bodega, a vegan 7/11, a vegan paradise or simply the new vegan destination on Fountain Ave and Edgemont Street! Now meet Alison Shead and Asia Phoenix! These fabulous, young entrepreneurs are taking veganism to the next level, offering products like Rabbit Hole Foods, Violife vegan cheeses, Beyond Meat sausages, Earth Balance vegan butter and more. Sarah Segal and Paige Parsons Roache taste the scrumptious products.
Yes you heard right! Everything in this store is vegan! The products are endless. The owners of this store, Alison and Asia, explain that they opened this location to spread veganism and “to show the world how great it is to be vegan.” These ladies also promote other vegan businesses. Every Saturday they will be inviting vegan vendors to come sell their food and from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. PST. Alison explains that they are in support of any way to save animals’ lives and put an end to factory farming. Being cruelty-free and 100% vegan is a requirement for products that are sold at Besties.
They took a closed market location and decided to reopen it as vegan one! Veganism is definitely on the rise and this grocery store is a prime example of veganism becoming mainstream. Today, Alison shows us how to make a mock tuna salad sandwich, which you can easily make just by picking up a few products in the store. Paige says the sandwich is absolutely great, and it is perfect to pack for outings. Come out and support vegan businesses and all the amazing vegan products that you may need in one place and Besties Vegan Paradise!
#JaneUnChained live at Besties Vegan Paradise, in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, owned by entrepreneurs Alison Shead, Asia Phoenix and Matt Fontana, for their weekly Pop-Up featuring multiple local vendors. Check out this week’s delicious daily offerings of food and drinks with Rosanna Caira and her grab n’ go and frozen Rabbit Hole Foods products, Leche coffee and body care products, Dear Mama Mexican food, and music by DJ LB Vegan.
Animal activists Adam Leo and Sarah Segal join the fun! Sarah shares about the upcoming activism planned for Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta, Georgia with Jeff Adams, Dani Alexander, and VeganEvan. They will be doing activism events and they will feature a mobile billboard for Erin Janus’ YouTube video “Dairy is Scary”. Watch for the Super Bowl Outreach – Dairy is Scary!”
Some of the other incredible products offered at Besties include treats by Karma Baker, mock tuna by Nodoh Brand, Violife cheeses, Little Northern Bakehouse breads, Rusty’s potato chips, Hippeas USA chickpea chips, Fletcher Foods cookies, Blöde Kuh cheese wheel, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Follow Your Heart cheeses+Vegenaise+dressings, Beyond Meat sausages and burger patties, Clean South tasty foods, GT’s Kombucha, plus multiple toiletries and home goods. Also on Saturday afternoon’s you can stroll outside like Paige did and get food from vegan vendors from 12p.m. to 4 p.m. Paige absolutely loved her taco topped with loads of cashew crema from Dear Mama. Come by any day of the week and get all the vegan food and products you desire at Besties Vegan Paradise!
Written by Paige Parsons Roache.
Report edited by Ellen Dent