Little Barn Coffee House (PRIDE 2024)!

It is already difficult to open a restaurant in the best of times.  However, co-owners Joana and Seleste successfully opened the vegan cafe,  Little Barn Coffee House, right in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This adorable shop is nestled next to a quiet residential neighborhood.

Above: Co-owner Joana

The biscuit they make for the Vegan Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is worth coming back for alone!  Buttery, soft, scrumptiousness!

My favorite thing we ordered on this visit was the Vegan Chicken Sandwich with green pesto.  The artisanal bread was hardy, but not too heavy.  This sandwich has the perfect amount of kale for a nice crunch and vegan cheese to enhance the flavor. It is definitely the best vegan sandwich I’ve ever had! I’m looking forward to going back and trying more of their selection.

They are very friendly and have great customer service. For PRIDE month and throughout the year, support this lady Latinx/2SLGBTQ+ owned business!

Little Barn Coffee House

ADDRESS:

3329 Division St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

PHONE:

(323) 612- 6000

HOURS:

Mon: CLOSED

Tues: 9am – 3pm

Wed: 9am – 3pm

Thurs: 9am -3pm

Fri: 9am – 3pm

Sat: 8am – 3pm

Sun: 8am – 3pm

FACEBOOK:

https://m.facebook.com/littlebarncoffeehouse

Vurger Guyz (Juneteenth 2024!)

In honor of Juneteenth 2024, we decided to highlight an African American owned business in Los Angeles.  When I say we were not prepared for such a great find – I mean it!

Wow!  That’s what we have to say about the vegan cheeseburger at Vurger Guyz.   It is amazing!  The soft bun, carmalized onions, melted vegan cheese, pickles, and nicely chard patty all mix so well together.  You can add yummy seasoned fries or sweet potato fries on the side.  I usually get their lemonade soda pop for a refreshment with the scrumptious meal.  Yes – I have already gone back TWICE! They also have a great cream soda option.

Above photo of Vurger Guyz owner – Mr. V

Mr. V, the owner, is super friendly.  He has brought the positive small community energy of Brooklyn right to the streets of L.A.

Everyone I’ve seen leaves the truck full and satisfied!

Parking tip for their regular location next to Whole Foods:

For one free hour of parking, park in the parking garage under Whole Foods – get something small at Whole Foods for parking validation and walk to their back balcony.  You can see and walk to the Vurger Guyz Food Truck from the back balcony.

Juneteenth Celebration

Vurger Guyz will be at the Leimert Park Juneteenth Celebration (Wednesday, June 19, 2024).

Event Location: 4317 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008.

Festivities are from 11am to 8pm.

Vurger Guyz

ADDRESS:

788 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles (Downtown), CA 90014

[This is their regular daily location]

HOURS:

Everyday 12pm – 7pm

PHONE:

(213)-298-1724

EMAIL:

CATERING@VURGERGUYZ.COM

WEBSITE:

https://www.vurgerguyz.com/

Vegan Gifts for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is right around the corner!  Here are some vegan gift ideas for your Dad’s special day. Many of them are also eco-friendly!

Compostable Phone Case

The Pela brand has created a variety of phone case designs. They have collections for both iPhone and Android phones. The pliable material provides the ultimate protection for your cell. Better yet, when the phone case reaches the end of its life cycle, it can be composted!

Eco-Friendly Cell Phone

Fairphone has made the most eco-friendly phone on the market.  The company originated in Europe and their cell phones are finally available in the United States.  They even offer materials and online video tutorials to fix your phone yourself.  Their goal is to provide a sturdy cell phone that lasts.  This reduces waste in landfills and the use of natural resources.

Vegan Wallet and Vegan Belt Gift Set

Get your dad a classy and practical gift set. This vegan wallet and vegan belt are sure to match the majority of his attire. Watson and Wolfe can always be trusted to add style to any wardrobe.

Vegan Chapstick (Vegan Lip Balm)

Most chapstick is packaged in a plastic tube and plastic cap that would end up in a landfill mountain of trash. No more polluting the earth or the ocean. Eco Roots has the solution to protect other beings from getting hurt from our unnecessary garbage. The compostable container for this lip balm is the answer we need.

Vegan Soap

Let your dad start his day with a refreshing organic bar of vegan soap! Help him keep his rugged good looks with a charcoal Facial Vegan Soap Bar. Both are sure to be great additions to his gift bag!

Vegan Deodorant in Compostable Packaging

Daddy-O will be smelling fresh with this vegan deodorant by Meow Meow Tweet. Better yet, the thick paper packaging they use can go right back into Mother Nature – unlike the pollution plastic of other deodorant brands.

Vegan Body Butter (Fragrance-free vegan lotion)

Live Like You Green it is taking the eco-friendly mission seriously. They provide a variety of vegan self-care products. This vegan lotion is a must-have to help your dad keep his skin healthy.

Good Guys Socks

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather has added the slogan , “Good Guys Go Vegan,” to their brand. If you have a vegan dad, he’ll love these socks and the variety of colors. These statement socks are great for the gym, lounging at home, or playing sports.

Compostable Tennis Shoes

BlueView is doing its part to save the planet by offering eco-friendly tennis shoes. The materials used are not just natural. Once they are warn out, these shoes can be buried in the back yard, the vegetable garden or your own compost pile!

Vegan Dress Shoes & Vegan Tennis Shoes (Masculine vibe)

Go from the office to a fun holiday with shoes from Gentleberg. Whether your father has to dress up or can be casual, with this brand he won’t skip a beat. Browse their site for the perfect kicks for your dad!

We hope this list has made Father’s Day shopping a breeze! Let us know your favorites in the comments. Have other vegan gift ideas? Send those to us to share in the future!