The 150-year-old French bakery sells vegan pastries in Venice, California for the holidays
This month, 150-year-old French pastry chain Ladurée is selling its vegan baked goods, macarons and hot teas from the vegan restaurant Plant Food + Wine in Venice, CA. The restaurant, owned by vegan chef and entrepreneur Matthew Kenney, opened its doors as a pop-up retail store to continue serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. There, customers can buy the Ladurée desserts that Kenney created together with fragrances, key rings and bags as well as a limited edition Ladurée Christmas box.
Ladurée is going vegan
Last year Ladurée teamed up with Kenney to make their Beverly Hills location completely vegan. The bakery now serves vegan macarons in a variety of flavors, including vanilla, pistachio, chocolate, rose, salted caramel, and lemon, as well as croissants, palmiers, meringue tarts, and other classic French pastries. It also offers a vegan menu with dishes like French toast with whipped cream, egg-free omelets, and croque monsieur sandwiches. At the beginning of this year, Ladurée expanded its locations in Paris to include vegan macarons. Further vegan options are to be introduced at its around 80 locations worldwide.
Matthew Kenney concepts
In addition to the Ladurée offerings, which will be available through December 31st, Plant Food + Wine is currently the incubator for Kenney’s new MkBurger and Oleada Cocina restaurant concepts with a number of sample takeaway and delivery menus.