Hungry after an Oscar win, Joaquin Phoenix enjoyed a plant based burger from Monty’s Good Burger on Sunset Blvd with his fiancé Rooney Mara. Monty’s Good Burger originally as a pop-up food station at Coachella in 2018, then expanded to the Riverside Food Lab, a communal food hall that features other eateries and bars. In August 2018, Monty’s opened its first brick-and-mortar location with a restaurant in the Koreatown neighborhood. They are 100% plant based.
Phoenix and his entire family first became vegan back in 1977. Joaquin Phoenix, a longtime vegan activist and Mercy For Animals supporter, touched on his thoughts about the consumption of cow’s milk animal cruelty at the Oscars.
A Page Six article stated:
After persuading the Golden Globes to go vegan, Joaquin Phoenix then convinced his powerful Hollywood agency, WME, to give up meat for the Oscars.
The agency threw its starry annual pre-Oscars party in Beverly Hills on Friday and offered stars including Leo DiCaprio, Jason Momoa, Wiz Khalifa and Miley Cyrus an entirely plant-based vegan spread. READ MORE
Monty’s has locations in:
- Echo Park, Los Angeles. 1533 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026. HOURS: Sunday – Wednesday 11a – 11p.
- Koreatown, Los Angeles. 516 S Western Ave,
- Los Angeles CA 90020. HOURS: Sunday – Wednesday 11a – 11p.
- Riverside Food Lab. 3605 Market St, Riverside CA 92501. HOURS: Sunday – Thursday 11a – 10p.