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Layered Berry Chia Pudding

This recipe is by Laura D’Alessandro &nbsp…


Veggie Burgers So Good, You Won’t Miss The Meat

Our favorite plant-based vegetarian patties are full of flavor. They make meals simple, easy and deliciously…


Beet-Chickpea Burger

Roasted beet, chickpea flour and horseradish create a zesty, meaty veggie burger you’ll want again and…


Chia Seed Pudding

This recipe is from Jessica Young, the Head of Product Nutrition & Chef at Daily Harvest…


Perfect Pesto Pizza

This Perfect Pesto Pizza is Haile Thomas’ favorite Spring recipe. She says, “it is delicate & elegant…


Springtime Asparagus Soup

This soup is one of Holli Thompson’s springtime favorites…


Almond-Sesame Soba Zoodles With Quick Pickled Veggies

If cold sesame or peanut noodles are part of your usual comfort food rotation, this dish is…


Cashew Basil Pesto

Maria Marlowe’s favorite Spring recipe is this Cashew Basil Pesto. It’s incredible (and dairy free…


You Don’t Know Jackfruit

This meaty-tasting versatile and nutritious produce item is garnering fans. A good and quick vegan option…


Elle Macpherson’s Mini Cleanse Smoothie Bowl

What does Elle start her day with? Make her secret yours…


Why Hot Chocolate May Be The Ultimate Beverage

Whether you make your own or buy a mix, there are healthier hot chocolate options for the…


5 New Healthy Products We Love: Volume 14

From quick veggie noodles to a super nutritious power bar, we found healthy on-the-go snacks…


Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce With Zucchini Noodles

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is blended up in seconds and makes a versatile non-dairy sauce for noodles…


Healthy Holiday Dishes That Will Please Everyone

Hanging for the holidays with vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar and Paleo eaters? What do you feed them? We have the answers

These sweet and savory recipes will bring eaters with every kind of diet-restriction—vegan, Paleo, gluten…


Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut can mimic the heavy cream used in making whipped cream, without the cholesterol or the dairy…


Clean Cranberry Sauce

Once you’ve made this delicious, so-simple sauce, you may never consider a can again…


Sunflower Caesar Salad

This recipe is from chef Marcel Vigneron of Beefsteak in Los Angeles…


Butternut Squash Soup with Turmeric

Recipe and photos by Ariel Martinez…


Asparagus Soup and Cashew Cream by Chef Tal Ronnen of LYFE Kitchen and Crossroads

This recipe is from The Conscious Cook ($20; William Morrow Cookbooks) by Chef Tal Ronnen of LYFE…


Romanesco with Golden Raisins, Tahini and Sumac

This recipe is from Gjelina ($21; Chronicle Books) by Travis Lett…


6 Moovelous Non-Dairy Milks

Lactose-free or not a fan of cow's milk? Here are some good substitutes to try

Lactose-intolerant? Trying to reduce dairy in your diet? Try our go-to non-dairy milks…


Almond Milk

A homemade recipe for almond milk…


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Turn 118 Degrees

Sample delicious raw and vegan fare at Tarzana's 118 Degrees

As much as we’re fans of vegan dining, many restaurants in this category don’t move…


Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

You’ll drink this delicious blueberry smoothie to the very last drop. Easy to blend up in…


Pure Energy Bars

Shanti Bars are the best of portable plant-based nutrition

When Lauren Feingold and Ashanty Williams make a protein bar, they don’t mess around…


Le Botaniste’s Culinary Prescriptions

You're going to love what the doctor ordered

If you’re a fan of the healthy-meets-luxe mini chain Le Pain Quotidien, you’re…


Vegan Doughnuts That Don’t Taste Like Hockeypucks

Indulge in the tasty organic, vegan doughnuts at Donut Farm

Biting into the blueberry doughnut from Donut Farm is a dream…


Vegan Out

Try healthy bowls, dumplings, salads and more at this New York City micro-chain

Read all about vegan micro-chain Beyond Sushi’s new menu expansion…


Plant-Powered Pizza

Vegetables are the star at the chef's new 00+Co in New York City

Matthew Kenney may have first made his name with raw foods in New York at the now…


Candy Crush

Vegan candy, delivered in NYC

Kimberly Silver always had a sweet tooth. But a degree from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and…


Blistered Broccoli With Garlic And Chiles

Red chili pepper gives superfood broccoli a kick of spiciness…


Brooklyn's Big Cheese

At Brooklyn's Riverdel, vegan cheeses are all the rage

Stroll into Riverdel in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood and you’ll see all the markers of…


Pep-Up Tea

This recipe is by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, food bloggers, authors of the books The…


Hot & Cold Summer Squash

It’s summer and the farmer’s markets are brimming with tons of fresh zucchini. Try this…


Black and White Sesame Seed Crackers

These sesame crackers are all they cracked up to be. The two-hued sprinkle of crunchy black…


Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potatoes, carrots, and spices come together to make this hearty, warming soup. Accompanies a meat dish…


Cucumber Soup by Kenneth Wiss, Diner and Marlow & Sons

From The New Greenmarket Cookbook ($20;Da Capo Lifelong Books) by Gabrielle Langholtz…


Tropical Smoothie Bowl

This recipe is adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon: Simple and Inspired Whole Foods Recipes…


Mango Fonio Salad

This recipe is from Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl ($35), by…


Beet Ravioli with Almond Thyme Pâté & Basil

This recipe is from This Rawsome Vegan Cookbook: A Balance of Raw and Lightly-Cooked, Gluten…


Elevate with eLOVate Kitchen

This Santa Monica vegan haven is a favorite of stars and food lovers alike

Roberto Martin, formerly a private chef for vegan power couple Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Ross, opened…


Crispy Nuts and Seeds

Making crispy nuts and seeds is very easy to make, affordable, and delicious!  All you need…


Kabocha Soup Recipe

This roasted kabocha soup is the perfect thick, creamy fall soup with a kick of turmeric to…


The Raw Truth

Emily von Euw's new book, The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook

We have no plans to go 100 percent raw or vegan any time soon, but Emily von…


You Don’t Know Jackfruit

This Thai fruit can be a great flavor substitute for meat and other proteins

Jackfruit is the next meat substitute you should incorporate into your diet…


Aveyo Mayo Doesn’t Grow on Trees

Move over avocado toast, try some of this avocado mayonnaise on your bread instead

This mayonnaise is vegan and made from avocados…


Garden Of Eden

Avant Garden is NYC's new vegan hotspot

Avant Garden puts a creative spin on vegan dishes…


This Fonio Is For You

Incorporate the superfood gluten-free grain into your baked goods or as a rice substitute

Quinoa was worshipped by the ancient Incas, and in modern times by all of us who…


Comfort Inn

Chloe opens a fast-casual vegan spot that is stylish and sophisticated

By Chloe’s vegan comfort food is as good as the original…


Plant-Based Peruvian

Where you can find it in LA

Peruvian restaurant Los Balcones has partnered with vegan chef Rachel Carr to open Chavela, a plant-based…


Superiority Complex

Vegetarians rejoice at the East Village's Superiority Burger

Here’s why we love the amazing veggie burger (and everything else) at Brooks Headley’s Superiority…


Whip It Real Good

A vegan fro-yo alternative arrives in LA

Australia’s CocoWhip—a vegan fro-yo alternative crafted from coconut water and bio-fermented coconut and…


Screw Everything

This is one kitchen tool worth making some room for

We’re not usually ones for one-use kitchen gadgets: Fun for a minute, then they turn…


Olé For Organic

Mexican food doesn't have to be greasy: Toca Madera is L.A.'s new health-centric spot

Whether it’s quesadillas oozing cheese or refried beans packed with processed lard, Mexican…


Take stock

The Homemade Vegan Pantry will help you stock up on kitchen essentials

The Homemade Vegan Pantry will help you stock up on kitchen essentials…


Beam us up

Beaming, the superfood cafe, is more than just smoothies and juice

Not to get all hippie-dippie, but do you ever feel like every electron in your body…


The P Word

Peganism is the new eating philosophy, combining the Paleo and vegan movements

At first glance, the tenets of the Paleo and vegan movements seem to be diametrically opposed…


Firmly Planted

Chef Matthew Kenney opens two new additions to L.A.'s vegan landscape

If summer barbecues of sizzling burgers and steaks are giving you the “vegan blues,” cheer up…


Clean Habits: Moby

Our chat with this vegan singer-songwriter

Moby opens up about his vegan lifestyle and new restaurant…


Lip-smacking snacking

Try Goodbites for organic, vegan, gluten-free treats

Goodbites’ addictive snacks are made using a short list of wholesome, raw and nutritious ingredients…


Vegan Cheese, Please

Los Angeles is having an artisanal vegan cheese movement—who knew?

ive years ago, chef Youssef Fakhouri decided to sequester himself in his West Hollywood home kitchen with…


Happy Screams

Pick up a pint of healthy, vegan ice cream from Downtown Creamery…


Bar None

Unprocessed ingredients and real energy wrapped into one little bar

These snack bars are healthy and delicious…


Doggone Good

Get the hot dog, minus the mystery meat.

Yeah Dawg!!! makes delicious vegan hotdogs that won’t creep you out…


The Sweetest Thing

Try these specialty bakeries…


A non-dairy yogurt that doesn’t suck!

A vegan coconut yogurt? Yes please…


Go Nuts

Make your own almond milk…


Very Chocolatey Chocolate Brownies

You had us at "chocolate"

Vegan brownies are delicious too…


Preserved Lemons

Traditional preserved lemons are a thing of beauty but they also take months to be fully cured…


Beet Soup

Beet soup packs an unexpected umami punch with kelp stock and miso…


Kelp Stock: “Traditional Method”

This versatile kelp stock is delicious, nutritious, and shockingly easy to prepare. It’s sure to become…


3 Fast Holiday Recipe Videos!

Got extra guests coming, or need to whip up a dish in a hurry? Check out these…


4 Surprisingly Unhealthy Vegetarian Foods

Swapping out meat for tofu is the healthy way to go. Or is it? You might be…


Food Talk: Bryan Kest

What does a star yogi eat? Surprise: it may not be what you think…


Coffee Talk: Gingersnap’s Organic

This East Village gem has all your vegan coffee needs

We learn all about vegan coffee—and the foods that go with it—from Jamie Graber of…


Thanksgiving Sides Series: Healthy and Delicious Apple Tart Recipe. Seriously!

This gluten-free, vegan apple tart is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert

Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side…


On Our Radar: The Butcher’s Daughter

Despite the name, a juice bar with vegan versions of meat dishes

A new juice bar and vegan café, The Butcher’s Daughter, opens in Nolita later this month…


Ruby Roth: Children’s Author and Vegan Advocate

Demystifying the vegan diet kids (and adults)

Vegan art teacher Ruby Roth looked for books that would help explain her diet to children; when…


Thank Goodness: Cafe Gratitude Lands in Venice

The feel-good food chain lands opens its second location in LA

Venice is no stranger to hardcore health nuts and now it’s made room for a truly…


Beyond Sushi: Nothing Fishy About It

Chef Guy Vaknin's vegan and vegetarian rolls will have you rethinking sushi

Vegans and vegetarians weary of the cucumber avocado roll will rejoice at the opening of Beyond Sushi…


The City’s First Raw, Vegan Food Truck: The Squeeze

The Squeeze Truck brings delicious, health-conscious food to hungry and thirsty New Yorkers

It just got easier to eat raw and vegan on New York City streets this summer with…


On Our Radar: Candle Cafe West

The popular vegan chain gets an Upper West Side outpost

Upper West Side vegans, rejoice! The Zagat-rated vegan oasis of a restaurant, Candle 79, has just…


Interview with Ann Gentry: This Vegan Chef Keeps it Real

The founder of Real Food Daily shares the tale of her vegan conversion

Ann Gentry, founder of LA’s iconic organic vegan restaurant, Real Food Daily, dishes about the decision…


Delectable Earth Day Eats in Los Angeles

Pay Mother Nature respect with these environmentally conscious and delicious eats

Here are some Clean Plates-approved eateries that stand out in their dedication to Mother Earth—from…


Two New Vegan Eateries from Blossom

Vegan fave Blossom introduces Blossom Bakery in Chelsea and Café Blossom in the West Village

Two new Blossoms are open for business: Blossom Bakery in Chelsea and Café Blossom in the West…


Chatting with Vegan Chef and Entrepreneur Ayinde Howell

The man behind vegan pop-up WildFlower shares his vegan origin story

Ayinde Howell is the visionary behind WildFlower, a vegan pop-up restaurant, as well as I Eat…


Chef Ayinde Howell’s Black & Yellow Breakfast Potatoes

The vegan chef shares his tasty take on potatoes

Vegan chef Ayinde Howell shares a simple recipe for breakfast potatoes…


Interview with The Juicy Naam’s Giuliana Torre

This Upper East Side offers juices, smoothies, and a full raw/vegan menu

The Juicy Naam, located at The Hotel Wales on the Upper East Side, offers organic juices and…


Vegan Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Curry Leaves

This Saveur magazine recipe gets a health-conscious but no less delicious makeover

Enjoy the rich Indian flavors in this recipe for Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Curry Leaves, made…


OMilk: Delicious Nut Milks Even a Dairy Lover Will Love

The Brooklyn-based company makes organic nut milks that'll sate vegans and dairy-lovers alike

Imagine cashew milk as creamy as a milkshake, and almond milk that actually tastes like almonds. Vegans…


Chef John Marsh’s Butternut Squash Soup

This vegan winter soup is flavorful, healthy and heart-warming.

We’re big fans of GreenSquare Tavern in Chelsea (read our review). Here’s chef John Marsh…


Meet the Founder of Temple Turmeric

Made and bottled in a New York City kitchen, Temple Turmeric combines eight carefully selected ingredients to…