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Vegan at Ubatuba Acai- Los Angeles, CA

Other than it being fun to say, “Ubatuba” is actually a place located on the southeast coast of Brazil. Look up photos of this magical tropical paradise (only if you want to get an instant urge to drop all of your life’s responsibilities and locate to a tropical island of course).

Ubatuba acai is this fresh little cafe in the middle of Korea town that only serves empanadas and acai bowls. No you did not read that wrong. Empanadas and acai bowls. My friends and I first saw that like 7 month ago and laughed at how ridiculous that was, but…. then we kept seeing it all over insta, so we were like WE HAVE TO TRY THIS PLACE! (because everything is ridiculous until it’s validated on instagram, duh)

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Anyways, this place has the perfect mix of a tropical vibe with a cultural vibe. I got a Spanish vibe, but Brazil is not a Spanish country so idk bra, but it was so relaxing in there. Big windows with lots of light, soothing spa music in the back, loads of acai and empanadas, what else could you ask for in life? Love? I mean who needs love when you have empanadas and acai bowls?! I MEAN, WHO NEEDS LOVE AT ALL!?!?!?!? #Single4Lyfe

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Us, with our friend Heather, all ordered the passion fruit acai bowls (I KNOW, PASSION FRUIT) and added some extra toppings such as coconut and kiwi (they have a whole list of extra toppings you can add). Let me tell you friends, IT WAS SO GOOD. It tasted like passion fruit sorbet. And all the acai bowls come in different colored bowls (perfect for insta if you know what i mean).

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There were no vegan empanadas left (the samosa one with potato, onions, ginger, green peas, and coriander) but the lady kindly offered to make me a new one fresh! YUS! And that was also so yummy. 

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Highly recommend this place. Especially if you need a place to study for midterms where you won’t run into any people from your school that you are desperately trying to avoid (umm….) Anyways, check this place out homies!

Vegan at Blue Ribbon Sushi- Los Angeles, CA

So us and our friendz (yes i have them) decided to go catch a bite to eat before seeing the amazeballs Maze Runner: Scorch Trials at the Grove (If you haven’t seen this movie but love post-apocolyptic movies and Dylan O’Brien’s undeniably attractive face, then GO SEE THIS MOVIE.) 

Anyways, this sushi place is super vibey and cool. They have a whole list of vegetable rolls and vegetable sides which was great. Also, it’s always a plus when hottie Derek Hough is eating at the bar in front of you #truestory.  I legit came late to meet my friends and sat down at the table and then was like “Did nobody notice Derek Hough at the bar?” Everybody was like “Oh my gosh. How did I not notice him?” LOL #LAProblems

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Anyways, I got the butternut squash sushi and the un-fried rice. Both were mediocre, not gonna lie, and super expensive. So would I come here again? Probs not. Buttttt, it was right next to the theater in the Grove so that was nice.

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The Grains of Life

So last night, our awesome friend Sol invited us to an event that she organized all by herself where all the tickets went to charity #GoSol! There was jewelry vendors, live music, and even vegan snacks! The lady selling them was so nice and was so happy when we said we would review her on our blog! The treats were tasty and light and only made with natural ingredients. Not everything was vegan but there were some delish vegan options.

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Lol when I went to take a bite of the lavender brownie, she was like “this will chill you out” and for a second I was like….am I eating an edible? And then I was like “Ohhhh she meant the lavender” LOLZ #WhatIsMylife

Anyway, check her out

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Vegan at Larchmont Juicery- Los Angeles, CA

Guys apparently, “juicery” isn’t a word according to auto correct. Who knew? Anyways, what’s Labor Day for other than chillaxing and pondering why Labor day is actually a thing? Well, I won’t say no to a day off! Especially if Ferris Bueller is in involved! (Except he wasn’t….) Anyways, the twin and our two friends Sarah and Kristen tried to get brunch at The Larchmont Bungalow but the wait was like 45 minutes long. When we asked the waiter what the best time to come to Larchmont Bungalow was, he responded SO sassily, “Um not a holiday”. K BETCH. Didn’t ask for the ‘tude #Byefelicia

SO….we opted for Larchmont Juicery instead! They have juices, smoothies, and salads. Some that are vegan. Also, THEY HAVE FROYO. They had watermelon and coconut vegan froyo and the coconut was DELISH. Actually so yummy. It tasted more like vanilla than coconut and the toppings for the froyo even included Newman-Os. I LOVE THOSE. They are like fake oreos. Anyway, come here if the wait is too long for Larchmont Bungalow and get yourself some froyo!

Coconut froyo with Newman O’s > Waiter’s unnecessary sass

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Vegan at Salt and Straw- Los Angeles, CA

I mean, who doesn’t love straws and salt?! Two daily staples! Lol jk (but maybe?). Anytways this place is severely awesome and located in one of my favorite places in all of LaLa Land: Larchmont. Larchmont is the cutest little town/street/thing where Cafe Gratitude is and Babycakes and a ton of cute cafes and cute boutiques shops and a farmers market and most importantly SALT AND STRAW.

Salt and Straw is the cutest little ice cream shop with coolest most unique ice cream flavors (avocado sherbet? I mean come on)  Their two vegan flavors currently are toasted coconut with candied macadamia nut (HEAVEN HEAVEN HEAVEN HEAVEN) and pomegranate molasses which was really refreshing and delicious! They had a carrot watermelon flavor but they stopped serving it yesterday  #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMZZ 

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We went here today with the coolest vegan gal, Maxine, who goes to USC with us and has a boss ass instagram and y’all should follow her (@planthappy). We went to Salt and Straw for ice cream and then went straight to Babycakes for bagels and desserts (UH YEAH WE DID). Then of course we did a little shopping because girls will be girls #EmojeeOfSassyGirl #OrTheOldManEmojee #WhateverFloatsYourBoat

Anyways, this ice cream was one of my fave things ever (other than Nyle the deaf model on Americas Next Top Model ) and quoted by Maxine it was “the best vegan ice cream i’ve ever had”. So there you have it!

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Vegan at Erewhon- Los Angeles, CA

SO like…I used to think Whole Foods was really cool. And like, don’t get me wrong, I still do, but ….Whole Foods has some pretty big competition. Erewhon kinda kills (*slays) the healthy supermarket game. Erewhon is basically Whole Foods on steroids if that’s even possible? And anybody who’s anybody in LA has been to Erewhon (which is why I’ve obvi been because I’m such a someone #jokes #sadaboutit) 

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Anyway, this place has everything you could ever possibly dream of (Except Harry Styles holding a puppy in one hand and a tub of salted caramel chocolate covered pretzel ice cream in the other). They have everything from smoothies, to juices, to food, to every healthy ingredient, to every healthy snack. Literally everything. SO deff come check dis place out (I mean, if you want to be a Cali gurl) and stock up for the new school year! That’s what we did! 

P.S. Lol just noticed that you can see us in the supermarket camera hahaha

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Vegan at Juice Crafters- Los Angeles, CA

So this morning my AWESOME roommates and I decided to wake up early (7 o clock!!) to go on a hike because we are #fit (#jokes). But actually though, my roommates are amazeballs. My roomie Sophia literally said this morning, “Everyday feels like a sleepover” #truth.

Anyways, so we drove to Temescal and embarked on our hike. It was SO much fun (and grueling lol), but def worth it. Deff a good workout with a great view of the ocean at the top. 

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And obviously, what’s the point of a workout if you’re not just losing the calories to eat more?Right after the hike, we decided to do brunch which was right around the corner at Cafe Vida which is located on the cutest little street ever with the cutest little shops. As we waited for a table outside, we went across the street to Juice Crafters to hydrate because we are healthy AF (at least that’s what we keep telling ourselves…)

This smoothie shop is the cutest, most vibey juice shop ever with a delicious menu full of amazing juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. The place is so Cali but also so cozy. I love it. And the staff was so nice as well.

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Olie, Ali, and I got the “Oh Yes” smoothie (sounds sexual? That just me?) that had coconut water, pineapple, orange, and bananas in it. which was AMAZING. Literally so delicious and refreshing and tropical. Sophia got the ginger cayenne shot that is supposedly really good for you but is so damn spicy and strong that you have to eat an apple with it so that you don’t die or something (lol not actually). But she did it like a pro!

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And then we got some food to go for dinner! Sorry folk. We haven’t eaten it yet so I have no idea how it tastes but I’m sure it’ll be delicious.

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