Vegan living is on the rise in Los Angeles. The city has already taken a strong stance against fur, produces PSAs for no-kill animal shelters, and voted to ban the practice of wild animal circus acts. All that pro-animal legislation certainly works up an appetite, and it’s no wonder LA has some of the best with vegan restaurants in the country. Plant-based eaters who flock to the city can enjoy its delicious vegan cheese shops, but the question always remains… What to put your vegan cheese on?

Counterpart Deli may have a solution. The new vegan delicatessen specializes in vegan versions of classic deli offerings. Guests will be able to enjoy Reuben and pastrami sandwiches with are high on flavor, and cruelty free. According to Eater LA, the restaurant is affiliated with restaurant owner Joshua, whose previous businesses include Tacos Tu Madre.


Vegan deli food is usually hard to come by, as cuts of meat tend to be important factors in deli sandwich making. Of course if Counterpart’s vegan pastrami sandwich tastes as good as it looks, the deli might have what it takes to stay a ‘cut’ above the rest.

According to the restaurant’s Instagram, the deli opened on Monday, December 17. Counterpart is located at 1559 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA.


Source: Counterpart Deli Instagram 


Vegan Deli Delights!

You don’t have to visit a restaurant for vegan deli favorites. Check out these tasty recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.


Vegan baloney

Source: Baloney

This smooth, sliceable Baloney from Plant-Based Meats is fantastic in sandwiches, or chopped and added to salads. You can make a fried baloney sandwich and sear slices in a little oil before slapping them on toasted bread, and smearing on some mustard, mayo, and pickle relish. How great would those sandwiches be on the holiday table with the appetizers? Everyone would go crazy for them!

Matzo Ball SoupVegan-Matzo-Balls-988x800

Source: Matzo Ball Soup


I can’t even imagine a deli without a bowl of hot matzoh ball soup. Serve up a bowl of tradition with a vegan twist with Jennifer Strohmeyer‘s Matzoh Ball Soup

Homemade Beefy Seitan

Vegan Homemade Beefy Seitan

Source: Homemade Beefy Seitan


This combination of mushrooms, soy sauce, and red wine give this Homemade Beefy Seitan a deep umami flavor. Making your own meat substitute might seem like a complicated task, but this recipe from NYC Vegan is easy to follow and will leave you with results far better than processed, packaged seitan!

We hope you enjoy these delicious vegan meat recipes. We guarantee that they are sure to please even the carnivores in your family. At the very least, they will prove to them how delicious meals can be without meat. For more delicious recipes, download our Food Monster App. We have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes, so you can find more ideas for the holidays and beyond!

Lead Image Source: Counterpart Deli Instagram