Los Loosers – Mexico.

Los Loosers  – the Original Vegan Bike Delivery – Mexico, since 2011. They cook and deliver real food! –  Monday to Friday.
Contact them at;  info@losloosers.com , check out their Facebook page – give them a ‘like’.
Attached is a picture of their infamous guacamole and veggie sandwich – just one of many delicious vegan meals they deliver all over Mexico City.
These are Mexico Cities most fearless vegan sandwich artists.

Somewhere among the broad avenues, souvenir vendors, and art galleries of Mexico City’s colonia San Rafael is the sparkling-clean kitchen of Los Loosers, Mexico City’s only delivery-by-bike vegan lunch service. Launched by long time friends Ysus Pallares and Mariana Blanco in 2011, it has grown from a two-person-and-one-pizza-oven operation into a thriving small business that delivers up to 130 homemade, soy-free orders a day. They’ve catered to such high-profile clients as Mercedes Benz and American Apparel. But their delivery zone is an entire city several times the size of Manhattan.

Further googling revealed extensive coverage in Spanish language publications and hundreds of tweets and “likes” from satisfied customers, many of whom appeared in photos making the “L” sign with their fingers in a vaguely cult-like salute.

Just one of many voluntary precautions they take to keep the kitchen free of contaminants is to switch shoes upon arrival to their kitchen in the morning. Pictures of human and animal rights activists festoon their walls and soundtracks are familiar: Pulp, The Pixies, Duran Duran, and The Bangles.

Mariana relates that she first met Ysus —a graphic designer and bike repairer at the time—in her former life as a journalist when she did a story on his bike group. The two bonded over a commitment to ethical veganism but were frustrated at their city’s lack of dining options. (A vegan won’t go hungry in D.F., but it’s nearly impossible to find a restaurant completely free of animal products; and if you’re also avoiding soy, forget about it.)  She used to write for newspapers, but in the end, she felt that she wasn’t changing anything – so the two friends decided to quit our jobs and do something.

Like stateside kindred spirits Terry Romero and Isa Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen, they figured that the best way to advocate for animals was to make vegan food more accessible and appealing to Mexico City residents. Ysus was an accomplished baker and Mariana had cooking skills passed down from her Oaxacan grandmother. Armed with just $357, their bikes, and a dream, the two friends got to work, rising with the sun each morning to prepare the day’s sandwiches and desserts to be delivered by the end of lunchtime. The orders began pouring in via Facebook and Twitter DMs. Four years later, Los Loosers employ and provide health insurance to two cooks, Ana and Jorge, and three delivery guys: Ysus, Julián, and Pepe. They’ve cooked for everyone from Spanish pop star Enrique Bomburi and American Black Panther Emory Douglas to newspaper employees and crust punks. Bike messengers from all over the world come and work for them while they’re in Mexico City. They created something from nothing.

As for the name itself, Mariana re-appropriated it from a former friend who once made fun of her because she ate and travelled differently from the majority. One night, in front of all her friends, he said, ‘Why you are not like us? Like, normal? You ride your bike, you eat grass.’ So in Spanish, he said, ‘Tu eres una perdedora.’ ‘You are a loser.’ Mariana replied, ‘If I am a loser because I’m not like you, I’m proud to be a loser.’ So many years after that, she came up with the name. It’s Los Loosers. Double O is because of the wheels of their bikes.

~ Active Vegan ~

~ Active Vegan ~ April newsletter.

Rolling out our 4th Newsletter for 2015 – April.

March brought much excitement in the travel around the globe in search for stunning vegan establishments serving healthy 100% plant based foods.  31 days  – 31 countries  – 31 delicious vegan restaurants.  America, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Guadeloupe, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland , Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam – all have populations who have embraced non-violence.

We shall visit another 1 in another 30 alternative countries during April – that shall bring in more than half the world who are begging for non-violence – who are denouncing violence – demanding health love compassion life for all.

A human step is one of the most powerful things we posses – changing the destiny of everyone – the future of countries, the course of history. Today the power of the human step can once again change everyone’s lives. Lack of education has profound consequences on the innocent  health,  and social development.  What if you could make a difference,  what if you could change the world,  what if you could transform someones life – by simply going vegan. What if every step you take could generate non-violence.  How do we get everyone to look and not turn away.  You can – every step counts. Go vegan and educate others.

March brought you only one more vegan recipe for dogs but  one more for humanity and one more  for the lives of those whose lives matter – April shall bring you many more as this project gains momentum.

Vegan Chef has pencilled more time into her schedule and focus in April shall bring you more easy to make  vegan  recipes from her.  Energy on vegan cooking courses as well as vegan events – guiding you in the right direction at ~ Active Vegan ~  we believe that if you know how to go vegan – going vegan is easy.  You desire the knowledge  – you  want  to know how to acknowledge, embrace, understand  veganism  to enable yourself to be caring loving healthy conscientious individuals.

The world is vegan if you want it to be.  You are the power, you hold the magic wand, you can change the course of history, you are the guiding light, you hold the torch to non-violence.  This train is gaining momentum – climb aboard, don’t get left behind, these are exciting times. We share them with you feelingly.

Vegetariano Yug

The ‘go to’ restaurant in Mexico City, Mexico, Vegetariano Yug , described by our vegan backpacker friends as ‘all veg’.  When it comes to Mexican style cuisine, it is easy to see how it can all easily be delicious vegan.

They are located near the Paseo de la Reforma, a spacious restaurant that attracts a business minded crowd. The daily lunch buffet is highly recommendable for an overwhelming set of choices in Mexican cuisine style. They have been successful for over 50 years in serving up delicious plant based foods. They also offer a stunning breakfast buffet with bread, and in the evening you can enjoy choices off their menu including salads, and soups, or you can snack from their buffet. They wait for you, and  are one block from the Angel of Independence near the corner of Paseo de la Reforma. Parking is ample. Attire is casual.

Address: Varsovia 3 b, 06600 Mexico City, Mexico

Hours: Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

Sat – Sun: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Visa, American Express and Mastercard is accepted.

Contact them on: 55 33 32 96

Their email: zatlan@prodigy.net.mx

Their Website:   www.lovegetariano.com/

We thank you for sharing your wonderful vegan eateries with us, please continue supporting vegan restaurants, give them the thumbs up and share them with the world!
~ Active Vegan ~