Meatless Monday

Los Angeles Celebrates Its First Official Meatless Monday

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Forget Friday—Meatless Monday is our favorite day of the week. Especially now that the entire City of Angels is celebrating its FIRST Meatless Monday, after the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a “Meatless Monday” resolution.

Animal Outlook worked closely with council members to develop this initiative, and we applaud them for encouraging residents to choose meat-free foods at least once a week as a way to help protect their health, the environment and animals.

Media outlets across the country including The Today Show, USA Today, The Los Angeles Daily News, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, LAist, The Examiner, NBC, FOX and ABC have picked up the news, spreading the Meatless Monday message far and wide. More than 50 percent of Americans are familiar with Meatless Monday, and 18 percent already participate. Meatless Monday is clearly more than a trend—it’s a community effort to build a kinder, cleaner and healthier world with the simple act of choosing vegetarian foods.

Supporters of Meatless Monday include Emily Deschanel:

And check out our photo gallery of L.A. residents explaining why they support Meatless Monday.

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There’s even more good news to share: To help Los Angelenos kick off Meatless Monday, the award-winning Veggie Grill is offering all customers a free beverage (today only) at its Southern California locations with the purchase of any mealjust mention Meatless Monday when you place your order.

Veggie Grill’s menu is loaded with delicious meat-free options including the famous Santa Fe Crispy Chick’n Sandwich, the All-American Stack and a mouth-watering carrot cake. The California-based restaurant chain has won two Los Angeles Times Reader’s Choice Awards for “Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant” and “Best American Restaurant.”

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