Summary of “Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine”

Hundreds of people waited in line at stalls for vegan food, but few people looked like the Los Angeles resident.
Vegan by Victoria’s, the host of the event, hawked dairy-free Mexican and Salvadoran pan dulce.
“[I’m] happy to not have white hipster vegans run all the vegan stuff,” he finally said, tongue only somewhat in cheek.
Vegan Latino cuisine has received some mainstream attention this decade, from New York City to Colombian-American cookbook author Carolyn Scott-Hamilton in Miami.
The movement’s hype is such that vegan caterer La Venganza won L.A. Taco’s annual Taco Madness competition for best taco in Southern California, beating far-more-established competitors.
“I wanted to find a good vegan taco de carnitas,” he said, “And I couldn’t find an affordable one. They were only at affluent vegan hipster spots.”
The family tried to go vegan to support the young Loreta but found that a lot of the vegan food at the time was processed “And didn’t even taste good.” So Ruiz experimented in her kitchen until friends suggested she sell food to the public.
Ruiz’s daughter, Loreta Sierra, isn’t surprised that Latinos of her generation seem more open to going vegan.

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