Sugar Taco—the vegan Mexican restaurant headed by a trio of women and founded shortly before the pandemic in the heart of the Melrose district near Fairfax—is readying to open its first Long Beach location at recently opened Magnolia apartment complex at the southwest corner of Broadway and Magnolia Avenue in DTLB.
First announced in March of last year on Sugar Taco’s massively popular Instagram account, where they have amassed over 100,000 followers, owners Jayde Nicole, Nia Gatica, and Tina Louise updated their following in October of last year to say that “sometime in early 2023” the shop is expected to open.
Photo by Wendy Fung.
Louise has even further investments in Long Beach, planning to open The Plant Butchers in the same Magnolia complex as Sugar Taco. The vegan “butchery” plans to offer everything from vegan charcuterie and cheese boards to fried plant-based chicken and sandwiches, basically going full-on vegan deli.
Louise shared the location’s menu last week, along with a small tour of the space, stating that the space is expected to open in the coming weeks, hopefully in tandem with Sugar Taco.
Sugar Taco and The Plant Butchers will be located at 500 W. Broadway.