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21 Latino Foodies To Love On Your Instagram Feed

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If you’re on a diet, let this post liberate you from the straitjacket that diet culture is as your feed life is about to change. From teenage creating unicorn marzipan cakes to world-traveling chefs, these Latinxs foodies were sent to us by God to serve our feeds, and fill our hearts. ???

1. @acozykitchen

Adrianna Adarme’s blog and cookbook, “A Year of Cozy,” will give you the style and motivation you need to make your life look that cozy. Plus her curse-smattered captions just make it all seem more attainable. ?

2. @cellaalyssa

Marcella Thompkins started blogging at “Cocina de Cella” to keep track of and preserve family recipes. Her style is everything, that’s why I’m so confused that she’s still so underground.

3. @bricialopez

Bricia Lopez-Maytorena is a partner in her family’s restaurant La Guelaguetza, an iconic Oaxacan place in L.A. She also co-hosts the podcast “Super Mamás” with her sisters… Plus, she’s vegan-friendly!

4. @theglutster

Javier Cabral is the west coast editor for Vice’s food site, Munchies. He’s a punk rocker whose got the low-down on underground spots in L.A, and will then show you how it’s done.

5. @maurahernandez

Maura Wall Hernandez has ?? the ?? coolest ?? foodie ?? feed, llena de mangonada, #avoart, and her latest cookbooks. She’s also the founder of “The Other Side of the Tortilla,” a Mexican cooking, culture and travel blog.

Ok, but really, look at this:

I’m drooling. She’s hinted at a side project she’s doing which clearly focuses on what’s really important in life. Pastelitos on pastelitos. ?

6. @naturally.jo

Yo, this kid, Jose, is only 16 years old. Not only does he share his vegan recipes, but if you’re like me, and know in your heart you could never make this, his feed will lighten your soul with unicorn marzipan creatures, mermaid tails diving into smoothie jars of ocean ice cream, and actual Starry Night toast.

7. @cupmycakez

This Latina foodie started her own business when she was a teenager and wanted high-quality, allergen-free, vegan sweet treats. She takes orders, you guys. ?

Caption: “This cake weighed a million pounds and the Optimus Prime topper took a million hours to hand cut and decorate but I dig how it all came together! That last photo showing the texture ? I’m alllllll about that perfect imperfection! #cupmycakez #vegan#glutenfree #organic #natural #nongmo happy birthday, Larkin!”

Yes, she even makes ~geode cookies~.

And “Of course they’re #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree #nutfree #naturallydyed and #handmade.” Take my money.

8. @juan_martiiinez

Juan Martinez is a mixologist at Toca Madera restaurant and lounge, a hotspot in LA where you can get a shot of Clase Azul Extra Anejo tequila for a mere $400. *gulp* Beyond that, he’ll share with you all the secret spots in LA that you can get whatever that is!

9. @muybuenocooking

Ok, in her own words: “Tender, butter-flavored pastries from heaven overloaded with the most delicious farm-fresh eggs combined with roasted green chile, slices of avocados, tomatoes, and ooey-gooey melted queso Oaxaca.”

10. @aliciasdelicias

Seriously, her cookies look to pretty to eat. She makes very realistic Mexican flags, elotes, and lotería cards. I want to say I could never bear to eat them, but who am I kidding.

11. @lacooquette

Maria Sierra describes herself as a “caffeinated Honduran in LA” and a YouTuber. She’ll share recipes like ginger alfajores, arepas con ropa vieja and she sure does know the only way to celebrate National Oreo Day is with a thousand crepes in a cake. #drool

12. @superdaniela

Daniela Galarza is the news editor of Eater and is a self-described “curious cook, baker, eater, reader, editor, writer.” She posts a mix of savory and sweet but is the first to tell the world that her favorite assignment was to write about cookies. So she made all these cookies and wrote about how good they were… plus she got to meet Martha Stewart #dreamjob

13. @streetgourmetla

Bill Esparza is a big inspo for most of the grams we’ve laid down already. He travels like nobodies business to report on the best food and booze in Latin America, and has a new cookbook “L.A. Mexicano: Recipes, People & Places.”

14. @lacocinadeleslie

Caption: “going crazy for these Papas Locas or Papas Rellenas de Carne Asada! These baked potatoes are a tasty treat that can be found at many a taquería and are topped with all your taco favorites like cheese, carne asada, beans, red onion, cilantro, chile de molcajete, and Mexican crema. Que rico! #tacotuesday #bakedpotatoes #papas”

15. @fullyrawkristina

If you’re looking for some raw food inspiration, @fullyrawkristina is your girl. This mexicana eats 100 percent raw fruits, veggies, and nuts, and she makes it look damn good.

16. @foodieluvalatina

Her instagram is b e a u t i f u l and she’s not afraid to share modern twists on ‘ugly delicious’ foods of our childhood like sunny side up eggs and toast. This is the Latinx egg toast we actually want.

17. @dorastable

Dora Stable is making it her mission to share vegan Mexican recipes. I mean, most Mexican food is already vegan, but she takes it to the next level with homemade vegan chorizo, jackfruit vegan pozole and rajas con crema.

18. @courtesancupcakes

Jessika Lauren, the founder of @courtesancupcakes, was seen on “Cupcake Wars.” She lives and produces this edible art in Los Angeles, and everything she makes is vegan. She’ll also print almost any image on a cupcake, so she’s my go-to for themed parties.

19. @comiendoenla

Natalia Carter was born and raised in Colombia but now lives and eats in Los Angeles, and lets us eat vicariously through her on “Comiendo en LA.” I’m truly sorry to anyone reading this who does not live in LA. #sorrynotsorry

20. @brenherrera

Spiced with chili, these chocolate chip ice cream cookies are just a drop in the bucket for @brenherrera’s account. Bren Herrera can cook, sing, write, and is a pro at making me hungry. Follow her for kahlúa flan and to see the life of a Puerto Vallarta chef.

21. @brokenspanishla

Broken Spanish is a newly opened Mexican restaurant in LA that offers authentic Mexican cuisine with a twist.

Presenting to you: “The Choco Taco | Kumquat Mermelada, Candy Cap Cream, Banana Namelaka, Black Truffle Ice Cream. “

Here Is The Ultimate Vegan Taco Crawl For Your Next Trip To Los Angeles

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Here Is The Ultimate Vegan Taco Crawl For Your Next Trip To Los Angeles

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There might officially be more veganos than vegans in America, but nobody is really keeping track of Latino-American diets. For all the veganos out there looking for their next food-tour vacation, forget Portland. Los Angeles is where all of the best vegan tacos and Mexican food calls home.

Almost every taco truck would be able to accommodate you, and, yes, know whether their frijoles are vegan, because we’re everywhere in L.A. In such a competitive market for hungry vegan Latinos, we’ve generated a list of the top vegan tacos in Los Angeles. If you’re not hungry now, you’re about to be.

1. Cena Vegan

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Cena Vegan’s fame is all in their homemade vegan meats. The meats are so good that you can order them in bulk to use at home. At the truck, you can get carne asada, pollo asado, al pastor and a gluten-free carnitas meat option. Then, you add it to tacos, burritos, nacho boats, etc.

This Instagram reviewer puts it bluntly, “literally how are these vegan HOW. @cenavegan you’re magic.”

They’re a winner for obvious reasons.

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You can try all four taco meats and get four tacos for $11, without having to worry if the beans are cooked in lard, or if the crema is really vegan. It’s all vegan and so good.

2. Vegatinos Food Truck

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They love to serve up their vegan shrimp tacos. The few times we can find vegan shrimp are usually at all-vegan Asian restaurants. Shrimp tacos?! Only in Los Angeles.

At Vegatinos, you can get suadero and chicharron tacos before enjoying some vegan flan. 😭

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Quintin L. had some interesting things to say about Vegatinos in his Yelp Review. “I’m so in love with these freaking rockstar tacos… it feels like cheating on someone because everything tastes so good that it feels like you’re doing something naughty.”

3. Plant Food for People

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PPFP isn’t making high-protein vegan meats like Cena, but they’re keeping it classic in a different way with signature jackfruit tacos made four different ways. Plus, you can also get their breakfast tacos made with tofu and potato scramble if you get there early enough.

4. Hijo De Su Madre

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From left to right, we have a beer-battered avocado, chipotle crema, and pepita slaw; soyrizo, potato hash, and guac; Beyond Meat cabbage, avocado, secret sauce. That’s not even all their options because Hijo is all-vegan.

5. Dear Mama LA

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You definitely want to check out this Latina-owned taco spot when you are in LA. Her caption reads, “This hood inspired traditional flavor is just what summer needed. Our citrus marinated chick’n or Hood Chick’n will have you reminiscing on the days you were a kid and you had carne asadas with the family. This hood staple of yellow looking chicken was what most kids enjoyed! So I’m bringing it back to you with a whole lot of love. We marinate it to perfection with oranges and bell peppers and of course love 🥰🙆‍♀️🔥”

6. Trejo’s Tacos Fried Avocado Tacos

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Danny Trejo has outdone himself with a chain of authentic Mexican tacos all around Los Angeles. Danny knows his clients well by offering the only version of an avocado toast we want to have for breakfast: Fried Avocado Tacos.

You should also check out their Cauliflower Chorizo Tacos.

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Listen, his taco game is on point. Trejo’s alway has at least three vegan options on the menu. As of June 2019, he has Young Jackfruit with avocado crema, Mushroom Asada with pepita pesto, and Cauliflower with cashew cream.

7. Doomies Home Cookin’ and Doomies NextMex

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Doomies is best known for replicating America’s favorite meat dishes (like fried chicken, and Big Macs) but vegan. The reviews are in and Next Mex is where it’s at.

8. Gracias Madre

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This restaurant is reserved for those special nights out. It’s LA prices, but it’s outrageously delicious. You can expect to enjoy all your vegan favorites from sopes to pozole, flautas and tamales. Their jackfruit carnitas tacos are rico. top it off with flan or pineapple upside down cake and you’ll be happy as a vegan clam.

9. Olga’s Naturally

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All their taco tortillas are handmade using organic blue maiz from Oaxaca. They always strive to source organic and also offer vegan chicken as a protein option, alongside vegan cheese quesadillas. Yup.

10. Sage Vegan Bistro

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It isn’t a taco joint but they do have great tacos. Plus, they know to call them street tacos. These are “made w/ marinated jackfruit, garlic aioli, cilantro and onions on an organic corn tortilla are served all day on weekdays and after brunch on the weekends! 🌮”

11. Organix LA

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They take Taco Tuesday very seriously with $2 vegan tacos and 20 percent off all vegan burritos. All their food is vegan, and you can enjoy anything from deep-fried vegan fish filet tacos to classic carne asada style grilled mushroom tacos like the ones you see above.

12. Chica’s Tacos

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Chica’s vegan tacos are made with spicy cauliflower chorizo and topped with a slice of marinated mushroom, avocado, and cilantro. You know they’re good because Chica’s stands by using only organic, never frozen ingredients to represent an authentic Méxican dish.

13. Un Solo Sol

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They essentially offer a vegan version of almost everything on their menu ranging from nopalitos tacos to pinto bean pupusas. You know when you order veggie tacos at a non-vegan taquería and it’s just onions and pico de gallo? These guys load up their veggie tacos with actual veggies ricos.

14. Tacos La Tehuanita

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Follow @tacoslatehuanita to get all the updates on where they’re parked tonight. “Yum! Come one, come all, come with hearty appetites,” are the types of rallying calls you can expect from them. You want to try the butternut squash tacos.

15. Taco Zone Truck

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Yelp reviewer Helen J. Puts it best. “VEGAN AND VEGETARIANS WELCOME HERE. The tacos are cheap but full of flavor. We came down here after the Griffith Observatory and these tacos hit the spot! Great food truck, friendly service, and fast at that.”

16. El Chato Taco Truck

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Folks rave about how you can feast and still have a pile of money leftover at El Chatos. While reviewers aren’t posting pictures of the vegan option, there are a dozen reviews about how delicious the veggie tacos are. It can never hurt to check it out.

17. Guisados

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Above are the two vegetarian options listed on the menu. We bet you could ask for it sin cotija, but the off-menu vegan accommodation is reportedly spicy. One Yelp reviewer said, “My friend who is vegan, was able to be accommodated at this place as well! He ended up getting the chiles correados taco. BEWARE!! It is extremely spicy ! But he really loved it !”

READ: 19 Dessert Tacos That Will Make Your Mouth Water

George Lopez Tells ICE To Deport Ivana And Melania Trump’s Anchor Babies

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George Lopez Tells ICE To Deport Ivana And Melania Trump’s Anchor Babies

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The term “anchor baby” is an offensive term that President Donald Trump used before his political career. The phrase refers to the children of undocumented people U.S. By law, that makes them U.S. citizens. The term, however, is Trump’s way of demonizing the offspring of immigrants. Calling anyone an anchor baby is a moot point because everyone in the United States comes from immigrants except Native Americans, and some Mexicans whose ancestors were born on U.S. soil when the land still belonged to Mexico. But all of this is to say, the majority of U.S. citizens come from immigrants. Never the less, the term was brought up recently due to the impending ICE raids.

After Trump threatened undocumented people in the U.S. with ICE raids last week, comedian George Lopez told them to detain Trump’s “anchor” babies.

“Uh, @icegov ‘if your listening’ you can find these immigrants at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave – Signed Enrique Empanada the third 😭😭 #vivalaraza #45melapela.”

The post included mariachi music and the Trump family with photoshopped sombreros.

Lopez’s use of “anchor baby” is using Trump’s words against him by suggesting that his ex-wife and current wife, both immigrants, had children in the U.S. making them citizens, which is a birthright.

Lopez is a loud opponent of Trump and his administration since before the election. It began after the then-candidate referred to Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals.”

During his 2017 comedy special, Lopez said if he ever ran into Trump, he would sexually assault him since he said that is what Mexicans do. Lopez also pretended to urinate on Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a plastic water bottle.

So did people like the joke? Hmmm…yes and no.

The joke can be taken different ways depending how you look at it. For some people, it is great to see these words weaponized against the man who is harming the community.

He’s only saying what Trump has been saying for years.

Trump and Lopez have the same logic, which makes the joke very funny. They think that using insults is the way to debate these kinds of issues. Clearly, the Instagram post is catching people’s attention.

Did he go too far?

People didn’t like that he used a picture of the youngest Trump. However, to be fair, Trump has no issue with infants being taken from parents at the southern border and left in detention centers. Those in the detention centers have ended up getting pretty sick lately.

Lopez gained new fans from the joke.

They say some humor is supposed to be offensive. Not to mention that political comedy can get really offensive since people don’t like being challenged.

Oh, come on now. Why are you crying?

Did you think the joke was funny or do you think that Lopez went a step too far.

READ: People Are Dragging George Lopez Because He Says He Is Going To Quit Golf Until A Clean DREAM Act Is Passed

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