140: The Truth About Sea World, How to Save Animals and the Best Bites at Vegan Street Fair


People go vegan for different reasons. Some of us are drawn to a plant-based diet because of the health implications, some of us can’t stand the thought of the cruelty of industrial farming. Jessica was inspired to go vegan after a trip to Sea World. Realizing just how unhappy the dolphins were, Jessica knew she had to change her lifestyle.


Tired of being sent to steak houses by the vegan apps she was using, Jessica began designing her own. When she saw how many vegan restaurants there were in LA, she had a brain wave: to gather them all together in a street fair and spread the vegan love to as many people as possible. Jessica’s mission is to plant a seed, and create more vegans by making plant-based food affordable and accessible.


The Vegan Street Fair is in its 3rd year and this year will be bigger than ever—the best thing? It’s free, family friendly, and a fantastic way for you to try bite-sized portions of many different vegan delicacies.


It can be tough to navigate our crazy world in a healthy and holistic way. Here are some of Jessica’s tips for doing it with grace:

  • Do what you can – progress over perfection.
  • Find a community of like-minded people, who are on the same journey.
  • Be ok with screwing up – don’t try to be perfect.
  • Don’t want to give up cheese? Check out Miyokos and Yvonne’s Vegan Kitchen for the best vegan alternatives.
  • Check out Vegan Street Fair!


LA’s Vegan Street Fair takes place on 26th March between 11am and 7pm. AND there’s a beer garden! For only $40 you can get a VIP pass, which gets you front of line access to hundreds of vegan stalls. Join us!


What you’ll learn:

  • How to raise children in a plant-based way.
  • How to share veganism with children in an age appropriate way
  • Why the system is set up for certain people to fail.
  • Jessica’s favorite vegan substitutes.
  • The many benefits of giving up dairy.
  • How to survive being a new vegan.
  • Jessica’s best tip for the fair.


Our favorite moments:

@5:17 I was drinking coolaid at the time!

@15:10 I want to eat a lot of things!

@17:14 Potential future vegans!

@20:10 Ice-cream? I want a grapefruit.

@21:25 Vegan vigilante baby?

@26:03 Batshit.

@26:58 Giant orange twitter head.

@29:15 You wanna be naked?

@33:50 We all live in bodies!




Tweet: I’m lucky that I get to #EatAllTheVeganThings for a living. JOIN ME! @veganstreetfair #FoodHealsPodcast http://bit.ly/VeganStreetFair

Tweet: Going vegan is like starting over – try new foods at the @VeganStreetFair #FoodHealsPodcast http://bit.ly/VeganStreetFair

Tweet: Progress over perfection – take going #vegan one day at a time #veganstreetfair #FoodHealsPodcast .@VeganStreetFair


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