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In recent times, many of us have become immersed in the de-assimilation of our cultural traditions while finding healthier ways to approach the food we consume. This is where Maciel’s Plant-Based Butcher & Deli comes in.
Maciel Banales Luna grew up in Durango, MX, with a father who encouraged environmentalism, conservation, and a studied look at humans' impact on Mother Earth, and a mother who consistently tried to find plant-based recipes she could adapt to traditional practices.
A somewhat atypical childhood led Maciel to seek out food science at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she researched the impact of fasting by day and different plant-based cooking methods and creation by night. That passion eventually translated to a full-time job. Two years ago, Luna quit her job and dedicated herself to creating a space in Los Angeles where she, her family, and anyone who sought out healthy means for traditional practices.
Located near Echo Park, Maciel’s Plant-Based Butcher and Deli is Los Angeles's first-ever vegan butcher shop.
Things to know before you go:
- The shop offers to take out, but if there is an empty table, you are welcome to eat in.
- You can find the shop at 5933 York Blvd in Los Angeles.