With a background in Mortgages and Real Estate, owner Christina Bohannon never imagined she would open a restaurant, let alone California’s largest pure vegan farmer’s market.
After caring for her ailing father with a whole food plant based diet, Christina found that everyone and everything is positively influenced by the compassion tied to a plant based lifestyle.
Vegan Queen of the Inland Empire
In 2018, Christina opened Organic Junkie in Corona, the first and only vegan restaurant in the area.
Best known for its vegan ceviche and blue hempseed horchata, Organic Junkie was recently ranked number nine by Yelp for vegan eateries in North America.
In 2020, Christina created The Vegan Depot, now SoCal’s largest 100% vegan farmer’s market which helps over 75 small vegan business owners and provides strictly vegan options.
Vegan Depot Farmer’s Market just celebrated it’s one year anniversary and continues to grow. It has become a mini vegan central park, located at the Historic Corona City Park.
From Homeless to Vegan in 2 Seconds Flat
VDFM as has been instrumental in giving Christina’s community a reason to return to the park. For years it was not considered a safe place due to non-sheltered residents and drug use.
With help of the city and Vegan Depot the park is transformed every Saturday from 10am-2pm into a community hangout with yoga, sound baths, music, activities and amazing vegan vendors.
The Vegans Are Coming to DTLA
On July 15th, Vegan Depot will host a weekly pop up in the Art District of Downtown Los Angeles. The event will take place every Thursday until August 12th switching to Sundays on August 15th.
The Organic Junkie Pop Up promises family fun but is also geared more towards adult night life with hours of 4pm-10pm.
Bringing in some local heavy hitters: Cena Vegan, Vegan Hooligans, and Good Vibes Society along with some of Corona Vegan Depot vendors, Love Amaro Pizzeria, Centric Eats, Nova Boba Eco Now and Veggietizeme who’s been with the vegan squad since the first market in Corona.
Organic Junkie will be vending it’s Lavender Lemonade and Rose Infused pitaya pineapple margaritas and beer exclusively from Party Beer Co.
Vegan Depot DTLA Art District – 411 S. Hewitt St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 / Every Thursday starting 7/15-8/12. Every Sunday starting 8/15 4pm-10pm.