Vegetarian and vegan foods make their way into Boyle Heights

While vegetarianism and veganism have gained popularity in parts of the country, these trends lag behind in communities like Boyle Heights. However, some local businesses there have begun to cater to this growing niche market. Carlos Ortez, a vegetarian, says that his restaurant fuses Mexican-American culture with vegetarian-focused cultures around the world. “Sometimes, at night, you’re hungry and there isn’t anything to […]

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Latino and vegan in Kern County

It’s hard to find a vegan restaurant, or even a vegan choice on the menu, in Bakersfield.  Going vegan is even harder growing up in a household that fed on traditional Mexican food.  “Besides cultural pressures to eating meat and other animal-derived products, there’s almost a social animosity toward vegetarians and vegans… And for Latinos, […]

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