Vegan ‘Big Macs,’ 100 vegan beers at this year’s Vegan Beer & Food Festival


Food- and beer-loving vegans can flock to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on May 16 for the sixth Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival. There will be vegan grilled cheese, burgers and doughnuts -- and more than 100 vegan beers with unlimited pours, organizers said.

More than 65 breweries are expected to participate, including Golden Road, King Harbor, Angel City, Oskar Blues, Pizza Port, Smog City, St. Archer, Firestone Walker, Ballast Point and Three Weavers.

Doomie’s Home Cookin’ is to return this year with its vegan “Big Mac” burgers, as are the Grilled Cheese truck with vegan grilled cheese sandwiches and Donut Friend with vegan doughnuts. Other food vendors include Mud Hen Tavern, M Cafe, Broke Hungry Vegan, Ihsan’s Falafel, Hugo’s Tacos, Mama’s Hot Tamales, the Rabbit Hole Cafe and Sage Vegan Bistro.


“For the last six years, this festival has always been about drinking the best craft beer, eating L.A.'s best food and enjoying hanging with friends while taking in the sounds of great music,” Nic Adler, co-organizer of the event, said in a news release. “It just happens to be vegan.”

Jamestown Revival, the White Buffalo, the Drowning Men, Miner, Petty Cash, Joel Jerome and Lucy & La Mer are scheduled to provide beats while you sip vegan beer and dig into your vegan lunch.

General-admission tickets to the festival are $50 and include 1 p.m. entry to the event and a 4-ounce festival glass with unlimited pours. VIP tickets are $80 and include a noon entry with a 4-ounce festival glass, unlimited pours and access to a VIP lounge.

If your designated driver needs a ticket, a general-admission non-drinking pass is $30 and includes kombucha tastings.

Tickets are on sale at TicketFly and

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