Eat at Bubba’s
Though it took a few months for anyone to notice, the Santa Monica branch of Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Shack is required by their lease to offer a full selection of vegetarian and vegan menu options.
The restaurant is on the famous town-owned Santa Monica Pier, and the then-Mayor Mike Feinstein (vegan) along with City Councilman Kevin McKeown (vegetarian) put a clause in the lease. Says Feinstein: “This is public space we’re leasing, and it’s more important in those spaces to have restaurants that welcome all of the public.”
(Now if only we could get more to eat from the licencees in NYC parks … here’s a big thank-you and shout-out to Thiru Kumar and his Dosa Cart on Washington Square!)