Vegan Foods

Local Vegan Hot Chicken Shop Spices Up Food at LAFC Stadium

Attention plant-based football fans (and everyone else, really): Wolfie’s is now open at Banc of California Stadium near downtown. The Los Angeles Soccer Club field has long prioritized its food vendors, especially local options, and now there’s Vegan Hot Chicken via Highland Park. Wolfie’s is already a household name, having gone from a food truck to a brick-and-mortar restaurant in York, and now owner Jason Eisner has landed the first all-vegan concession operation in all of Major League Soccer. Find their fried meat fillets and sandwiches on game days.

where the stars could sleep

A cozy new hotel is coming soon to the heart of the Sunset Strip. Hotel Ziggy is slated to officially open on April 1 and features a lobby-level restaurant and bar, upstairs lounge, and more, just steps from comedy clubs and nightlife.

Local support for Ukraine

There are currently many ways to help Ukrainians, including several local food options around Los Angeles. This includes a huge bake sale coming upstairs to Now Serving at Chinatown’s Far East Plaza on March 12, with all proceeds going to UNICEF’s UK Ukraine Appeal support network.

A number of cafes and suppliers are also stepping up: Found Coffee, Demitasse, Prospect Roasters and Highland Park’s Kumquat Coffee have all jumped on board to send resources to various needs in Ukraine right now. Stereoscope Coffee will also donate $1 from every bag of beans sold at World Central Kitchen for the rest of the month.

For restaurants in particular, the Innovative Dining Group will also donate 10% of all sales today to World Central Kitchen. To support yourself, purchase a meal from BOA Steakhouse, Sushi Roku, Katana or Burbank’s Yakumi today.

Laotian cuisine NY Times moment

New York Times California critic Tejal Rao talks about Lao cuisine in Southern California, shining a spotlight on the “once obscured” cuisine as it rises to prominence locally.

News from Naugles

The reborn Naugles taco stand loses its location by the surf in Huntington Beach, but soon gains a standalone restaurant in Artesia. Check out the farewell notice below.