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/

BeeWali’s – Mediterranean & Indian Restaurant

I had the chance to visit the diner style vegan restaurant BeeWali’s this weekend!  

One side is facing the main road – Eagle Rock Blvd. – and the other side is tucked on a corner just off of the quiet residential street Addison Way.

This family owned restaurant started with a father who loves to cook, worked as an electrician, and decided to become vegan.  His wife, Bee, teasingly called him “Wali” when they were dating because it’s the beginning of his unique last name.  Bee was working full time as a hotel manager and she eventually chose to become vegan as well.  They were surprised at the variety of good food they were enjoying.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they decided to go even further with their new way of eating and start a vegan restaurant: BeeWali’s!  A fun mixture of their first and last names.  They recruited their teenage son as a server and hired an additional staff member who also has become like family.

While at BeeWali’s I got the Meddi Bowl Falafel (that is the half sized Falafel plate – they have a full sized falafel plate also).  They give good portions.  The Meddi Bowl Falafel comes with hummus, pita bread, rice topped with veggies, three large falafel balls, and a side of the house sauce.  I also want to try their plant-based chicken Kabob Wrap and fries – next time I guess!  They have Mediterranean and Indian options!

If you go and can only get one thing, get their pita bread and hummus – yum, yum!

After you eat at BeeWali’s, let us know in the comments what you got!

ADDRESS

4862 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

PHONE: (323) 289-2660

PARKING

– Free 2-hour parking on their cross street Addison Way

– There is also untimed free parking a little further up the street on Addison Way in the residential area

WEBSITE 

https://www.beewalisveganaf.com

Vegan Latinx Food!

We have had a blast celebrating Latinx Heritage Month!  Admittedly, it consisted a lot of eating great Latinx food.  Maybe next year we’ll learn Latinx dances to burn these extra calories off – but that’s next year!  Right now we want to share some videos on how you can make great Latinx meals right at home.  We found instructions on dishes from Mexico, Columbia, Peru and more!  Enjoy!

MEXICO

Vegan Chilaquiles Rojos

Vegan Tamales

Vegan Conchas (Pan Dulce)

COLUMBIA

Vegan Ajiaco

Vegan Buñuelos

VENEZUELA

Vegan Savory Empenada

Vegan Arepas

PERU

Vegan Papa A La Huancaina

Vegan Lomo Saltado

Vegan Aji de Gallina [in Spanish / en Espanol]

BRAZIL

Vegan Moqueca

Vegan Brigadeiro

CHILE

Porotos Granados

Mote con Huesillos [in Spanish / en Espanol]

ARGENTINA

Medialunas Veganas [in Spanish / en Espanol]

Vegan Alfajores cookies and Vegan Dulce de Leche

[gluten-free and nut-free]

What do vegans eat?

Vegans eat almost all of the same meals and snacks you would find in anyone’s daily eating habits – just with vegan ingredients.  Vegan ingredients do not contain animal products such as flesh, eggs or milk of other beings.  Vegans enjoy tacos, burgers, lasagna, ice cream, pie, cake, cheese cake, cookies, salads, fruit smoothies, stir fries, stews, nachos, and much more.