who is hot for food

Lauren Toyota is hot for food... as long as it's vegan! She's cooking up vegan love and bringing the increasingly popular lifestyle to food fans across the globe. Her knack for creating vegan versions of popular comfort foods like mac and cheese, burgers, caeser salad, and even cheesecake is helping to catapult the vegan lifestyle into the mainstream and proving that plant based diets are far from boring.  

hot for food is part of Kin Community, the #1 lifestyle network on YouTube.  Every Wednesday you can find Lauren sharing gourmet vegan comfort food recipes on the YouTube channel that now boasts over 400,000 subscribers and over 26 million channel views since launching in February of 2015. Her debut cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House) is available now wherever books are sold! Lauren's cookbook was the #1 selling cookbook in America the week of release according to Nielsen BookScan, ranked in the Top 100 overall books on, and ranked #4 on the Globe and Mail Best Sellers List in Canada the week of release.

hot for food has appeared on many national television shows to spread the vegan message like CTV's The Social, CityLine, 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

The history of hot for food is short and sweet. It launched as a blog in February 2014 and earned over 10,000 visitors within the first week! hot for food was featured in Laika Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Thrive, and contributed editorial for Clean Eating, and Raw Food Magazine. At this time Lauren was with John Diemer and the two started to experiment with creating recipe videos, deciding to expand hot for food into a YouTube channel which gained over 100,000 subscribers within the first year. hot for food's growth and success wouldn't be what it is today had these two not joined forces and created something so special, but the duo are no longer in a relationship. John always has and continues to run his own post production studio, The Farmhouse Creative Labs

Prior to launching hot for food and dreaming of running a vegan empire, Lauren Toyota was a MuchMusic VJ and nationally recognized TV host and producer for nearly 10 years. Visit her website for more info. You can also find her vlogging what she eats in a day, travelling, and sharing more personal aspects of her life on her other YouTube channel, Lauren In Real Life.

work with hot for food

We're thrilled that you're interested in working with hot for food! Here's the deal. Lauren does many things, but mainly she's a one woman 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! She'd love to see it, taste it, use it, or possibly review it in her own unique way. But sending free product in exchange for high quality advertising isn't her business model. If you're interested in having hot for food create and share engaging, innovative, and creative video, photos, or recipes featuring your brand please explore and learn more about her 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 hot for food can get your brand reaching the far corners of the world with Lauren's talents and service.  

Email [email protected] with your inquiry and we'll get back to you asap!

hot for food is represented by Kin Community for all YouTube content and brand partnerships

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

press inquiries

For interview requests, appearance inquiries, or if you wish to publish any content on this site contact Tiffany Astle at penelopePR | [email protected]

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

ATTN: Lauren Toyota

719 Bloor Street West, Suite #302

Toronto, ON, M6G 1L5


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