North Hollywood vendors are breaking the vegan stereotype

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Voodoo Vegan is one of many vendors at a weekly vegan pop-up market in North Hollywood who are redefining plant-based food in LA. Photo by Megan Jamerson/KCRW.

Realistic meat and seafood substitutions have changed what it means to be vegan, and cooks at this weekly Valley market are at the cutting edge of innovation.

KCRW listeners also share how they incorporate meat alternatives into their daily lives. 

It’s not just poppies that grow abundantly after heavy rains in Southern California. Mushrooms like it too, and foragers are on the hunt to find the “supershroom.”