upcoming events

Pasta La Vista: A Vegan Escape

with The Getaway Co.
Villa Medici di Lilliano - Tuscany, Italy

This getaway is set in beautiful Tuscany at the stunning Villa Medici di Lilliano Wine Estate. We’re thrilled to be joined by the uber-talented and always hilarious Richard Makin of School Night Vegan as well as the vegan queen herself, Lauren Toyota from hot for food! Richard will lead us through a fantastic cheese-making workshop and then be joined by Lauren for a second collaborative workshop where they’ll dazzle us with recipes from both of their repertoires!  Having not one but TWO fantastic vegan experts with us in beautiful Italy is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In addition to a full menu of mouth-watering vegan food, we’ll embark on a day of vegan wine tastings, traverse the hills of Cinque Terre and wind down with a relaxing day at a luxurious wellness center.

Italy is an amazing destination to discover, but can be challenging when it comes to finding plant-based food. So join us and be wined and dined in a beautiful villa on the Tuscan countryside!

Live With Purpose Portugal

with The Getaway Co.
Cascais, Portugal

Do you love to explore the world and indulge in delicious vegan food? Well so do I and I’m teaming up with The Getaway Co. once again to bring you another life-changing vegan travel experience – this time in culture-rich Portugal!

This 7-day trip will include shockingly beautiful sunsets, a city trip to Lisbon, tile-painting, wine-tasting, a hike through the village of Sintra and mouth-watering vegan Pastel de Nata! And that’s just a few of the awesome highlights we’ll enjoy on this adventure.  As always, our menu will be the perfect mix of delicious hot for food highlights and local cuisine. Learn more about the planned itinerary and highlights here.

Live With Purpose Bali 2022

with The Getaway Co.

NOTE ~ we plan to reschedule this trip from its original 2020 slot some time in 2022!

Live with Purpose is a unique 10-day, plant-based getaway aimed to bring a group of like-minded, empathetic people together to connect, learn, grow and be inspired. You don’t have to be vegan to join us on this adventure. The event is designed to help people who are thinking of moving toward a plant-based lifestyle to have the opportunity to try it for a 10-day period in a supportive environment. The elements of the retreat from meals inspired by hot for food and local Balinese cuisine, to the Live With Purpose meditation program guided by International mindfulness meditation coach, Natalie Matias, to the excursions and experiences are all designed to move participants to live with purpose.

past events

Indie Book Store Virtual Event

presented by Penguin Random House

Lauren Toyota and Timothy Pakron in conversation with Pay Chen on March 30, 2021 at 8 pm EST.

In order to attend this event you will need to order a copy of hot for food all day from a participating indie book store here. Then register with proof of purchase to receive your ticket.

Now Serving

Virtual Author Talk

Lauren Toyota, bestselling author, blogger and YouTube guru, in conversation with Nisha Vora for hot for food all day: easy recipes to level up your vegan meals. This author talk is FREE, but you can support it by purchasing a SIGNED copy of the book here. Now Serving ships internationally too!

Indigo & Chatelaine

present Lauren Toyota

Join bestselling author and vegan YouTube guru, Lauren Toyota as she discusses her new cookbook hot for food all day. Filled with more than 100 utterly delicious vegan dishes from choose-your-own-adventure recipes for mac ‘n’ cheese to Stuffed Breakfast Danishes to Tokyo Street Fries, Lauren proves once again that vegans can eat whatever they want!

Maureen Halushak is the editor-in-chief of Chatelaine, an iconic media brand that has been publishing award-winning journalism on all the issues that matter to Canadian women for more than 90 years. Outside of work, she can usually be found in the kitchen or walking her two dogs in Toronto’s High Park.

Book Larder

Virtual Author Talk

We are thrilled to host Lauren Toyota to discuss her newest cookbook, hot for food all day. She’ll be demo’ing a recipe from the book and be joined in conversation with host, Chef Susur Lee.

How this works: This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registering will provide you with a unique access link in an email. At the event time, click that link to watch the talk. During the event, feel free to ask questions using the Q/A or chat feature.

This author talk is FREE, but you can support it by purchasing a copy of the book here.

hot for food all day

digital launch event
online (link TBD)

Do you want to be part of the fun on launch day when the new cookbook, hot for food all day, is released into the world?! The only way to gain access to the exclusive invite-only event is to pre-order hot for food all day from any retailer and use your proof of purchase/receipt to claim your FREE gift. You have to do this before March 15 at 11:59 pm EST. Doing this will put you on the email list to receive the invite to the digital launch event.

There will be 2 events on March 16, 2021 to accommodate as many time zones around the world. You’ll choose one of them! Precise details about what we’ll be doing and how to gain access to these digital events will follow in an email, but for now mark your calendars!

Event #1 – set aside 1 hour at 3 pm EST

Event #2 – set aside 1 hour at 7 pm EST

Friends of hot for food will be making cameo appearances!

Timothy Pakron (@mississippivegan)

Natalie Matias (@natalie.matias)

Dustin Harder (@theveganroadie)

Jackie Sobon (@veganyackattack)

Erin Ireland (@erinireland)

The girls of The Vegan View: Hannah Hagler (@hannahhagler), Nisha Balsara (@nishabalsara) & Nicole Vranjican (@nikkivegan)

AND THERE’LL BE GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON!

Live With Purpose Gathering

Toronto, ON

This highly anticipated gathering will provide participants with the rare opportunity to experience the custom-made meditation program from The Getaway Co.’s hugely successful Live With Purpose meditation and adventure getaway in Bali, Indonesia.

Join Canada’s favourite vegan queen, Lauren Toyota (hot for food), and international mindfulness meditation coach, Natalie Matias (Lauren’s bestie!) — as they bring their meditation to YYOGA Queen Street West for 2 sessions in the Expand Room; 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm.*

The Moving Manifestation Meditation consists of 11 Mantras layered with 11 Movements in cycles of 11. Natalie will guide you through slow and intentional movements layered with mantras to help guide you in manifesting your heart’s desires.

EACH GATHERING INCLUDES:

30 Min ~ Lauren speaks about meditation, manifestation and The Getaway Co.’s Live With Purpose Bali trip

90 Min ~ Moving Manifestation + Soundbath guided by Natalie Matias

30 Min ~ Meet and Greet with Lauren & Natalie (light vegan snacks provided)

2 x Complimentary YYOGA Studio Classes

YYOGA At Home Gift Certificate

Live With Purpose Audio Meditation Promo Code

WHAT TO BRING:

Light, Comfortable Clothing + Open Heart

 

Big love to YYOGA for sharing their space for this event. Food partners TBD.

$5 from each ticket sold will go directly to the Bali Animal Welfare Association.

*Event subject to cancellation. In the event of cancellation tickets will be refunded not including EventBrite fees.

Live With Purpose Gathering

Vancouver, BC

This highly anticipated gathering will provide participants with the rare opportunity to experience the custom-made meditation program from The Getaway Co.’s hugely successful Live With Purpose meditation and adventure getaway in Bali, Indonesia.

Join Canada’s favourite vegan queen, Lauren Toyota (hot for food), and international mindfulness meditation coach, Natalie Matias (Lauren’s bestie!) — as they bring their meditation to YYOGA Downtown Flow for 2 sessions in the Earth Room; 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm.*

The Moving Manifestation Meditation consists of 11 Mantras layered with 11 Movements in cycles of 11. Natalie will guide you through slow and intentional movements layered with mantras to help guide you in manifesting your heart’s desires.

EACH GATHERING INCLUDES:

30 Min ~ Lauren speaks about meditation, manifestation and The Getaway Co.’s Live With Purpose Bali trip

90 Min ~ Moving Manifestation + Soundbath guided by Natalie Matias

30 Min ~ Meet and Greet with Lauren & Natalie (light vegan snacks provided)

2 x Complimentary YYOGA Studio Classes

YYOGA At Home Gift Certificate

Live With Purpose Audio Meditation Promo Code

WHAT TO BRING:

Light, Comfortable Clothing + Open Heart

 

Big love to YYOGA , FlourGirlBaking, VirtuousPie, Chickpea and Culture Craft Kombucha for being supporters and partners.

$5 from each ticket sold will go directly to the Bali Animal Welfare Association.

*Event subject to cancellation. In the event of cancellation tickets will be refunded not including EventBrite fees.

Live with Purpose Bali 2019 with

The Getaway Co.
June 3 - 13, 2019
Bali, Indonesia

Lauren Toyota is hosting her first vegan retreat in Bali, Indonesia in partnership with The Getaway Co. We’ve taken submissions and are in the process of choosing 20 participants to Live With Purpose and experience Lauren In Real Life… in real life!

Too bad all y’all can’t come! If you’re interested in traveling in vegan style check out more of what The Getaway Co. has to offer coming up soon on their website.

Live with Purpose is a 10-day, plant-based getaway that will take place in Bali, Indonesia. Our goal is to celebrate and enjoy a plant-based menu as well as to help participants who are either transitioning to or curious about a vegan lifestyle with their journey.

Our agenda will include daily morning meditation + movement sessions (for all levels) and intention setting with Natalie Matias. She will focus on living with purpose in every aspect of our lives and incorporate some of the tools Lauren Toyota uses in her everyday life to stay mindful and centered.

Celebrate the launch of

The Well+Good Cookbook
April 30, 2019
New York, NY

Attend Well + Good TALKS to celebrate the launch of their new cookbook. Lauren Toyota will join a panel of food and health experts to discuss how to eat for better mood, sleep, skin, and sex!

Celebrate the launch of The Well+Good Cookbook with us and three of our very special healthy expert contributors, Lauren Toyota of hot for food, nutritionist Dana James, and author Dr. Mark Hyman. You’ll learn what they *really* cook at home on a busy weekday—and get tips for expanding your cooking repertoire. Plus you’ll get the scoop on how they use these healthy recipes to eat for wellness, so you can, too.

co-book signing in

Atlanta
March 23, 2019

Timothy Pakron and Lauren Toyota are doing a co-book signing in Atlanta! Come hang out and get both your Mississippi Vegan and hot for food cookbook’s autographed. There will be plenty of selfies, hugs, and laughs too!

Q&A and book signing (standing room only, no seats)

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Next Big Thing at

Central Public Library

Next Big Thing is an entrepreneur-focused educational conference for small business owners featuring industry experts. This affordable one-day event is created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Lauren Toyota will be the opening keynote presentation with a fireside chat hosted by Next Big Thing’s Mike Morrison. It is a premiere event for freelancers, those with a side hustle, busy parents who run a business, people in the midst of a career transition or simply individuals who have a great idea that need help getting it off the ground.

Included in the Regular Price Ticket ($150 plus GST + fees) you will get a full day of educational sessions plus an opportunity for networking and merriment at our afterparty! And of course, we will have many other goodies and surprises throughout the big day. Come alone or come with a friend; Next Big Thing is an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome.

Book signing at

Chapters Chinook

Join YouTube sensation Lauren Toyota (hot for food), as she signs copies of her bestselling cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face.

Signing will be from 7 pm to 8 pm so get there early!

Ryerson Entertainment Conference at

The Great Hall, Toronto ON
March 2, 2019
The Great Hall, Toronto ON

Ryerson Entertainment Conference is the bridge between commerce and the creative industries. Our vision is to highlight the business potential in the Entertainment, Communications and Media Industries.

Lauren Toyota is the keynote presentation with a fireside chat hosted by Ashley Riske from Kin Community. See the full schedule of events here. Following the fireside chat, Lauren will host a hot for food cookbook signing. Cookbooks will be for sale on-site.

#REC19 is a 2-day conference connecting delegates to careers & opportunities across the entertainment spectrum. This year’s conference will bring together industry leaders & innovators within the city to create a hub for idea-sharing and creative connection that will prove invaluable to anyone looking to pursue a career in the field.

 

Vegandale Food & Drink Festival

august 11th - 12th, 2018

Vegandale is taking the utopia on the road, hosting Vegandale Food Drink Festival in four cities for 2018. At these festivals, veganism is celebrated through food, drinks, music, and art with hundreds of vendors & 75,000+ guests in attendance.

Lauren Toyota will be selling copies of her debut cookbook Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face at the official festival merch booth and will be available for a meet & greet and book signing from 12 pm to 3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday!

tulum veg fest

August 3rd to 5th, 2018

It’s the 7th edition of Tulum Veg Fest – a Vegan Festival made for everyone! The festivities will take place at Central Park Luxury Residence & Spa in Tulum.

Fri, Aug 3, 2018 11:00 AM – Sun, Aug 5, 2018 5:00 PM

Lauren Toyota will be sharing her debut cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face, with Mexico! She’s hosting a cooking demo and session at Tulum Veg Fest! Stay tuned for more details and schedule of events.

dinner at

the vic café

Lauren Toyota will co-host a special limited seating dinner at The Vic Café in Prince Edward County, Ontario on Friday June 8th from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM!

The menu will have 3 courses from her new cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face, plus cocktails and wine from a local vegan winery in PEC. Your ticket also includes a copy of the best selling cookbook.

Tickets are $75 and space is limited. Reservations are a must.

 

book signing event at

zest kitchen shop in prince edward county
june 9th 2018

Lauren Toyota will be spending time in Prince Edward County and making a stop at Zest Kitchen Shop in Picton to sign copies of her best selling cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face!

Purchase your copy at Zest because they will be donating a portion of the proceeds from each book sold to Food to Share.

Food to Share was created by Glen Wallis, a resident of the Prince Edward County. Food to Share collects fresh food from individuals who have excess food in their gardens, farmers who have pledged to grow for the cause and local farm stands that have too much of a particular vegetable. Volunteers cook at different commercial kitchens throughout the County. The freshly prepared and healthy food is frozen and distributed through the local food banks.

By entering your information below you’ll also receive an invite to the cookbook digital launch event in 2021. There’s also a chance that hot for food will have more pre-order gifts that you’ll be eligible to win by random draw. You’ll receive periodic emails about these offers.
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