Eat Drink Vegan Beer & Food Festival 2016 At The Rose Bowl — PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Some people might scoff when they hear the words “vegan food,” but in Los Angeles, vegan cuisine is so good! I’ve grown fond of several vegan restaurants here and I’m not even vegan. That’s why I loved the opportunity to check out the 2016 Eat Drink Vegan Beer & Food Festival at the Rose Bowl, formerly known as Vegan Beer Fest. Just like the name says, there’s plenty of vegan beer and food to go around, but there’s also my favorite drink: Kombucha.

Thanks to friend of the blog Nate, I got the chance to check out this vegan extravaganza during the less-mobbed VIP hours. I tried some killer kombucha from Kombucha Dog, Better Booch, Health-Ade, and more. As for food, I got to re-visit some of my favorite places and try some new ones, too. Donut Friend served up some adorable mini donuts, SunCafe Organic had some yummy shake pops and cocktails, Blue Window cooked up the exclusive-to-the-event Kimchi fries, and Yo-Gurt was so refreshing on a hot-hot-hot day.

Check out the food porn below!

Mallory is the founder and foodie-in-chief of Couch Potato Cook. She is a writer and journalist based in Los Angeles by day, and a foodie in her spare time.