Delicious treats, apparel and wellness make for fabulous last-minute gifts
The holidays are just around the corner, and we have a VSEDC vendor guide for your last-minute shopping. Each of the vendors below has participated in any one of our Start to Scale, CEO Series, or FSU (Food Service University) programs. Shop small this holiday season and support a local entrepreneur from South Los Angeles!
Yes N DeeDee’s Cakes N’ Treats
Dillesha Davis began her baking journey after learning from her grandmother. A few YouTube tutorials later and with increasing popularity for her baked goods, Davis opened up Yes N DeeDee’s Cakes N’ Treats. Follow Yes N DeeDee’s on Instagram to find ordering information and more.
The Tree Cooperative
The Tree Cooperative is a BIPOC Worker-Owned Yoga Cooperative located in South Central Los Angeles. One of the worker-owners, Jennifer Alvarez, MPH, recently won VSEDC’s Latino Heritage Month Pitch Competition. Follow The Tree Cooperative on Instagram to book a class or workshop for a loved one – or yourself!
Gypsy Moon House
Founded by Cachet Williams, Gypsy Moon House is a luxury bohemian boutique and wellness shop with a brick and mortar location in Los Angeles. All Gypsy Moon House items are handmade by independent in-house co-ops, sourced from LA to India. Shop Gypsy Moon House here.
Loop De Lupé
Guadalupe Tlatenchi recently placed in VSEDC’s Latino Heritage Month Pitch Competition. Tlatenchi’s company, Loop De Lupé, is a sustainable lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles, California. Loop De Lupé is committed to small batch, ethical production, made locally with the use of up-cycled dead-stock materials. Plus, Loop De Lupé offers inclusive sizing for women’s apparel and unisex clothing. Gift your loved ones some Loop De Lupé clothing – shop here.
Buford Lewis III AKA Mr. Cevichemann began his business at the start of the pandemic and it has blossomed into a booming ceviche pop-up and delivery service. Get your hands on some of Mr. Cevichemann’s fresh fruit specials, like Mango Drip, Pineapple Express, or Bust Down Lobsterana. Order here.
Summer Body Athletics LLC
Summer Body Athletics creates scientifically formulated skincare that is both vegan and cruelty free, with products for face, hair, and body. Summer Body Athletics also creates spandex-polyester workout sets. Shop their skincare and workout sets here.
Kik N’ Juice
Kik N’ Juice is one of our most recent Food Service University (FSU) graduates! Kik N’ Juice creates 100% all-natural cold pressed juices, wellness shots, cleanses, and almond mylks. Did you miss Kik N’ Juice at our recent holiday marketplace? Not to worry, pickup and delivery is also available via their Instagram.
Smokin’ Crackers is one of our most recent Food Service University (FSU) graduates! With their motto of “so much more than a cracker,” Smokin’ Crackers creates small batch crackers, dips and sweets. Support this Black, women-owned business by shopping Smokin’ Crackers here.
Sole Folks is a Black-owned retail co-op offering the Leimert Park community the latest in streetwear and specialty sneakers. Sole Folks also offers sneaker repair and cleaning services, and the shop hosts outdoor workshops, live music, film events, and co-op spaces for future footwear designers. Buy from Sole Folks here.
Lura’s Kitchen is a multi-generational benefit corporation that offers delicious home baked cookies. We’ve previously written about the success of Lura Ball, the Founder of Lura’s Kitchen here. Share the holiday cheer with a gourmet cookie mix courtesy of Lura’s Kitchen. Order from Lura’s Kitchen here.
From us at VSEDC to you, have a happy, warm, and healthy holiday season!