Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi To Open Vegan Restaurant

Ellen Degeneres has become one of America’s most-loved vegans, promoting a cruelty-free lifestyle with her blog Going Vegan With Ellen, and now with plans to open a vegan restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in LA’s San Fernando Valley. Other investors include her wife, Portia de Rossi, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Steve Bing, a businessman and Hollywood producer who’s also known for donating to environmental causes.

The restaurant’s chef, Tal Ronnen (author of The Conscious Cook) has equally impressive celebrity ties: He’s the guy who helped Oprah and her staff go vegan for 21 days, he put vegan menu options on Steve Winn’s Encore and Winn hotels in Las Vegas, and he catered Ellen and Portia’s wedding.

The restaurant is still in development, but you can get an idea of what the offerings might be like from this video of Tal teaching Ellen how to make a vegan “meat stew”:

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    • Hanna Brooks Olsen

      I would eat the crap out of food made by these two. Way better than Wahlburgers.