VP Kamala Harris is now vegan Before 6 p.m. the official stop is at the Vegan Taco Shop
This week, Vice President Kamala Harris visited the vegan restaurant in Las Vegas Tacotarian try his vegan tacos. Harris came to the restaurant on the recommendation of her friend and colleague Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who is a fan of Tacotarian and has been vegan since 2014. The vice president ordered two mushroom asada tacos, two super tacos, and two carne asada tacos and grabbed some homemade hot sauces to complete the meal. Harris was the first of a series of layovers across the country and was in Las Vegas promoting the US $ 1.9 trillion bailout plan.
Tacotarian co-founder Kristen Corral announced that Harris was friendly and spent a lot of time chatting with the staff and customers. “We can’t believe it. We were here like every day and someone came and said you were at the White House and the Vice President was on her way to get something to eat. It all happened so quickly,” Corral told VegNews . “But we were honored that the Vice President of the United States stood in our restaurant and ordered our food. We are still in shock.”
Tacotarian, with a mission to “make Vegas vegans one taco at a time,” opened its first Las Vegas location in 2019 and its second location in 2020. The store is known for its innovative approach to Mexican cuisine. For World Vegan Month (November) in 2019, Tacotarian created the “largest taco in the universe,” which featured a hard-shell taco that was seven inches long and seven inches wide and filled with french fries, beans, and a vegan protein of choice , Pico de gallo, guacamole, vegan cheddar cheese and crema.
Is Kamala Harris Vegan?
During her visit to Tacotarian, Harris told Corral that she was reducing the amount of animal products in her diet. “When she walked in we had a few minutes’ chat and asked her if she wanted to get into veganism. She said she was vegan before 6pm and she heard about our restaurant from her good friend Senator Cory Booker,” Corral said .
During her presidential election, Harris showed her stance on encouraging Americans to reduce their meat consumption. At a CNN town hall in 2019, Harris answered a question about whether she would support a dietary policy change to reduce red meat consumption. “I love cheeseburgers from time to time, I just do that. But [we must also consider] What we do to encourage healthy eating, encourage moderation, and be educated about the impact our eating habits have on our environment, ”said Harris. “We have to do a much better job with it, and the government has to do a much better job with it.”
In December 2020, the JIVINITI Women’s Coalition – a diverse group of organizations composed mostly of women of color – called on Harris to go vegan for the month of January. While Harris didn’t officially respond to the challenge, her visit to Tacotarian could be a sign that the vice president has received a message to make a diet change.