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EQUELECUÁ CUBAN VEGAN CAFÉ Announces Their GRAND OPENING in the City of Pasadena!

December 2, 2019 GMT

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 2, 2019--

Equelecuá Cuban Vegan Café is partnering with Eats On Madison, and is having a Grand Opening celebration on December 4th between 2pm and 6pm. Eats On Madison is located at 55 S. Madison Ave, Pasadena CA 91101. Parking for Eats On Madison and Equelecuá patrons is free for the first hour. There will be music, giveaways, and free food samples!

Equelecuá Cuban Vegan Café is the First Cuban ALL VEGAN restaurant on the planet! Equelecuá started in 2015 with a desire from owner, Caroline Lafaurie, to once again enjoy her grandmother’s Cuban style home cooking, but without one of the most common ingredients, the meat. Caroline started experimenting with a cruelty-free diet at the age of thirteen, back in 1988. With the passage of time, Caroline saw the need for a more diverse ethnic variety to plant-based eateries in Los Angeles.

Taking matters into her own hands, Caroline enlisted the help of her mother, Liliana Lafaurie, and together they were able to create a unique culinary experience by bridging the gap between Vegan and Cuban food cultures. With the experience and dedication of Cuban-born Chef Julio Ortega-Gazo, they were able to take their culinary concept to a higher level that is authentically, “Vegano...a lo Cubano!” After five, wonderful years in the city of Inglewood, Equelecuá Cuban Vegan Café has decided to bring their Cuban Vegan Cuisine to the beautiful City of Roses, Pasadena.

Equelecuá Cuban Vegan Café offers a Vegan take on Traditional Cuban Cuisine, as well as a variety of Vegan Cali-Cuban Fusion dishes. Along with a full cruelty-free menu, we also offer gluten-free and soy-free options. We use organic produce as well as organic ingredients, and strive to keep a small ecological footprint by using eco-friendly paper products.

We look forward to seeing you at the Grand Opening on December 4th between 2pm and 6pm located inside of Eats On Madison at 55 S. Madison Ave, Pasadena CA 91101. See you then!!

To view the menu, or for more information, feel free to check www.equelecuacafe.com.

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CONTACT: Media Contacts:

Marissa Pitts, Co-Owner

Caroline Lafaurie, Co-Owner/Creator



310-422-6638 (Caroline)

909-208-1344 (Marissa)



SOURCE: Equelecuá Cuban Vegan Café

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