Vegan Food Review: Vegatinos Vegan Tacos Al Pastor

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Southern California is home to a multitude of taco stands. What makes Vegatinos unique is their commitment to fresh authentic flavor, a 100% based vegan menu AND they offer an incentive for Eco-conscious customers in the form of a 10%  discount when you bring your own food container.

These customers happily seized on the opportunity to take the eatery up on this win-win offer.

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Mmmmm….vegan flan.

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Vegans in their natural habitat.

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Delicious and reasonably priced plant based menu.

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So far I have been there several times but only tried the Tacos Al Pastor.

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They really nailed the texture here. Biting in to one of these is wickedly satisfying. The flavor  is just as good,  they marinate these in a mouth watering adobo pineapple sauce.

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I love all of the different salsas they have to offer. My favorite is this bright orangey-red one. It has a smoky type aftertaste and is SUPER spicy.

 

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The salsa bar.

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If you would like to try Veganitos this weekend catch up with them tomorrow in Sylmar at  

Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural 

13197 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342

They will be set up between 5pm-9pm.

On Sunday they will be st up between 12pm-5pm in Ontario at

Mercado Vegano

1133 W. 6th Street, Ontario, CA 91762

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(All photos taken by me unless other wise indicated.)

 

 

 

 

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TUK Vegan Saddle Shoes

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As a vegan it can be challenging to indulge my vintage fashion obsession without going against some of my beliefs.  I also make an effort to be a conscious shopper  and avoid buying most things new because of the way people in underdeveloped countries are exploited to make these products and also because of the destructive environmental impact that the manufacturing of these goods can wreak on Mother Earth.

There is currently a growing number of businesses worldwide that are offering products that have been made by people being paid fair wages, are gentle on the environment AND are vegan. However my fashion tastes are so specific that it is tough to find clothes or shoes that fit my style. Don’t get me wrong, I have found some awesome products and have even recommended some of them  on this blog (to read more about these items click here) but overall I buy second hand clothing, shoes and accessories.

Recently I found these awesome TUK saddle shoes at a Goodwill. I have been resisting for years buying saddle shoes from Payless. They are a much sleeker style than these TUK ones  and way more authenentic to the vintage style, but I  decided to wait it out and see if I could find  pair second hand or manufactured by  a sustainable brand rather than hand out my hard earned dough to a soulless corporation. I felt quite lucky finding these as this particular style has been discontinued for some time now. The icing on the cake is that that they are vegan, even though *I do wear leather and fur (ONLY second hand) I try to buy mostly vegan items.

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One of the coolest things about saddle shoes is that they match almost anything you wear, color wise and style wise. I wore mine with this gray paisley print dress last Saturday.

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These ladies dressed their saddle shoes up with skirts and demure frocks.

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These women opted for more casual attire.

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Photo Diary: San Francisco Premiere of Joy and Sorrow 3

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Last month I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the San Francisco premiere of  Japanese Skate Film,  Joy and Sorrow 3. All of the skateboarders in the film are women,  including Yuri Murai (pictured above) who skated AND directed the film and is the mover and shaker behind the entire project as well as it’s predecessors Joy and Sorrow 1 & 2.

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 PICTURED ABOVE: *LEFT* KAORI, ONE OF THE FEATURED SKATEBOARDERS IN THE FILM. 
*RIGHT* YURI FILMS KAORI’S PART IN JOY AND SORROW 3

In an interview with Sidewalk Magazine Yuri revealed that she funded the film herself and spent weeknights and weekends filming and editing it while working at a life insurance agency during the day. It was truly an honor being able to meet such an accomplished and independent woman, even though we weren’t able to communicate much due to the language barrier.

The film itself was innovative and every single part was exciting to watch. I’ll avoid getting in to details because it is so good i don’t want to spoil any of it.  Below is a  photo diary of the premiere. I will include a link on where to purchase the film at the end of the post.

 

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I met these three stylish ladies while waiting in line. My friend and I drove up that same morning from Los Angeles and almost broke down due to car issues on the way there. We arrived  just in time to hear the organizers of the event telling everyone in line and many others just arriving that the venue was at capacity but to stick around because they may let more people in if others leave.

I noticed quite a few people tried to stick it out. Others went to the Skater of the Year party that was happening nearby. I got very lucky and did not have to wait very long and did not miss any of the film!

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Snapped a few quick pictures of the crowd during the “previews”.

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Post movie fun.

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Above:  My favorite photo of the night. This young lady’s face and hairstyle reminded me of a silent film star or 40s film noir startlet. Divine….

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This young woman is named Kim Woozy. She is the founder of Mahfia TV, an online platform for girl’s action sports media. She is also the Director of Development for the San Francisco chapter of Skate Like a Girl. Skate Like a Girl is a non-profit organization that puts together skate camps, competitions for girls, women, trans, non-binary, and other non-traditional skaters. Skate Like a Girl also collaborates with other like minded organizations. They helped put together the event that the Joy and Sorrow 3 premiere was a part of. After the movie there was an art show and raffle. The proceeds went to help fund the Skate Like a Girl non-profit.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF YURI MURAI’S Intsagram yuriyuri_desu

 

Click here to purchase a copy of Joy and Sorrow 2. I did a bit of research and only saw copies of Joy and Sorrow 3 being sold in Yen. As soon as I find a link to purchase it in USD or other currency I will link it here.

For those of you that are able to purchase it in Yen click here.

Interested in participating in other Skate Like a Girl events? Click here.

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