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About Us

Who we are

Located in Los Angeles, Dear Mama LA is a Latinx and LGBTQ+ owned, plant-based food business inspired by our Mexican grandmother’s recipes we take the traditional flavors of Mexico and incorporate the culture of Boyle Heights in each dish. Focused on providing healthier food options to the community.

Meet Desiree Flores

Chef & Owner of Dear Mama LA

Desiree created Dear Mama LA by using her grandmother’s traditional recipes and turning them into inspiring plant-based dishes.

Growing up vegan in Boyle Heights, Desiree experienced the hardship of limited vegetarian/vegan food options to maintain her lifestyle. She transitioned into a vegetarian diet at the age of 17 and struggled both because of cultural influences and lack of options in our community. 

After college, Desiree used her degree in Business Management and her love for cooking and began sharing herself through her food which speaks volumes and is truly an expression of Desiree’s mission of healing, community, hustle, and love.

Demos, classes, and speaking

Community-based classes to learn easy healthy plant-based recipes

Host an engaging event for your employees, students, and non-profit organizations! 

Let’s get you and your friends together at the table to enjoy and learn to prepare a plant-based recipe of your choice! 



Delicious meals wherever you are!

Looking for beautiful, healthy, and delicious plant-based food at your upcoming event? Contact us below and tell us about your event.

Healthy cooking at home

Let us stock you up with the ingredients you need!

having a hard time finding jackfruit? We offer meal kits packed with the ingredients you need to make our plant-based meals.

Looks good, right? Try for yourself!


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