who is hot for food

We're Lauren and John and we're hot for food... as long as it's vegan! Together we're cooking up vegan love and bringing the increasingly popular lifestyle to food fans across the globe. We've got a knack for creating vegan versions of popular comfort foods like mac and cheese, burgers, caeser salad, and even cheesecake, bringing vegan eating into the mainstream and proving that plant based diets are far from boring.  

Find us sharing gourmet vegan comfort food recipes every Wednesday on our YouTube channel that now boasts over 270,000 subscribers and over 15 million channel views since launching in February of 2015. We're currently working on our very first cookbook set to hit shelves in February 2018 (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House). 

hot for food launched in February 2014 and earned over 10,000 visitors within the first week. Since then we've been featured in Laika Magazine, Women's Health Magazine,, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Thrive, and contributed a monthly clean living column for Clean Eating Magazine (circulated to 1.2 million annually) throughout 2014 and 2015. We recently became Food Network Canada's first and only vegan bloggers and contributors, regularly sharing exclusive recipes for Meatless Monday, and we're contributing chefs to Raw Food Magazine.

Most recently hot for food became part of Kin Community, the #1 lifestyle network on YouTube. We've also been talking up the vegan lifestyle on national television shows like CTV's The Social, CTV Morning Live (Ottawa and Vancouver), Global National News Hour, Global TV's Morning Show (Calgary and Toronto), Breakfast Television (Toronto and Vancouver) and CHCH Hamilton's Morning Live. Recently hot for food was invited by Gene Baur (the President of Farm Sanctuary and a global animal activist) to contribute an original recipe to his new book Living The Farm Sanctuary Life. The book is available now and also features recipes from famous vegans like Emily Deschanel, Chloe Coscarelli, and Moby. You can order your copy here

Lauren Toyota is also a nationally recognized television host and producer with 10 years of industry experience. Visit her website for more info.

John Diemer is also an audio engineer and the owner and operator of The Farmhouse Creative Labs. Visit his website for more info.

work with hot for food

We're thrilled that you're interested in working with us! Here's the deal. We do many things, but mainly we're a production company that produces exceptional content. If you're a vegan friendly food brand, a kitchenware manufacturer, or maybe you've got the hottest new cooking gadget on the market, that's fantastic! We'd love to see it, taste it, use it, or possibly review it in our own unique way. But sending us free product in exchange for high quality advertising isn't our business model. If you're interested in having us create and share engaging, innovative, and creative video, photos, or recipes featuring your brand please explore and learn more about our influence and reach and then decide if you think it jives with your project, vision, and goals. If so, we definitely want to hear from you and we're confident we can get your brand reaching the far corners of the world with the help of our talents and service.  

Email with your inquiry or to request our rate card!

hot for food is represented by The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC. for literary matters

hot for food is represented by Kin Community for all YouTube content

press inquiries

For interview requests, appearance inquiries, or if you wish to publish any content on this site contact Tiffany Astle at penelopepr |

If you wish to send anything to Lauren and John please address it to this UPS mailbox:

ATTN: Lauren Toyota

719 Bloor Street West, Suite #302

Toronto, ON, M6G 1L5


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