Viva La Vegan Grocery

What the what?! An all vegan grocery store, you say? Hell yeah, that’s what I say! Viva La Vegan Grocery is a huge all vegan grocery store in Rancho Cucamonga, CA (or so I’ve heard, I have yet to go there) but they just recently opened an “Express” version in Santa Monica – oh happy day! You know I was there just as soon as humanly possible!


When I heard the term “Express” I was picturing it be the size of a walk-in closet (the kind in a standard house, not like Beyoncé’s which could probably house 75 people comfortably), but I was really quite impressed with the size. I could have spent hours in there looking through all the shelves. So many wonderful choices and things I haven’t been able to find anywhere else in L.A. I was incredibly stoked.

One of the owners was there and we talked to him for about 30 minutes. His passion for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle was truly infectious. It felt amazing to be able to support such a compassionate organization. If you’re ever in Southern CA, you MUST go check one of these stores out! Rumor has it there may be more locations in the works as well…

Here’s my little video so you can see how awesome it really is!

10 thoughts on “Viva La Vegan Grocery

    1. Kylie Bennett Post author

      Co-ops are awesome too, they always seem to have interesting things! But VLV Grocery definitely rocks!

  1. Cadry

    Great job on the video!! The opening looks great too. I would love to check out Viva la Vegan the next time I’m in L.A. You’re right; the store looks really spacious! And it’s clear they have a lot of good stuff on their shelves. I saw that Kristy from Keepin’ It Kind did a review of them as well on her blog, and she was equally impressed.

  2. Andrea

    That looks like a pretty great store. We have an all-vegan store here in Seattle but it’s not nearly as big. Even though it’s small, it’s got tons of stuff. I thought I saw you pick up a package of soy curls and put it back — we always have a supply of soy curls on hand.

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