Lauren Toyota

Lauren Toyota is one of the most recognizable voices in Canada’s media landscape. With thousands of followers on social media hanging on her every word, she's truly inspiring and influencing a generation. Currently she is devoted to creating authentic content on her YouTube channels, Lauren In Real Life and hot for food. She's partnered with Kin Community, the #1 lifestyle network on YouTube, to grow and expand her brands.

Every Wednesday you can find Lauren sharing gourmet vegan comfort food recipes on hot for food’s YouTube channel that now boasts over 350,000 subscribers and over 20 million channel views since launching in February of 2015. Her debut cookbook, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes To Feed Your Face, is set to hit shelves on February 27, 2018 (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House) and is available for pre-order now!

Prior to launching hot for food and dreaming of running a vegan empire, Lauren Toyota was a MuchMusic VJ and nationally recognized TV host and producer for nearly 10 years. She lives in Toronto, Canada.