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!