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Northern NV LP Cafes Support Local Orgs and Kiddos

During the third quarter of 2019, Northern Nevada’s Laughing Planet community outreach team earmarked $1 of every child’s smoothie purchase for Urban Roots Garden Classrooms.

Peter Epstein Quartet Series

Join us on Nov. 15th & 22nd, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m. at our LPU on 10th & Virginia for the Peter Epstein Quartet Series featuring Zack Teran, Miguel Jimenez-Cruz and Jordan Caroompas. Suggested donations: $10 or $5 for students. Come on down, should be a treat!

Performance Jam Session w/Peter Evans

This Wednesday, Nov. 13th, at LPU on 10th & Virginia, join us for a special event with Peter Evans for a Performance Jazz Jam Session! The event starts at 7:30PM and is free to the community, however, there is a $10 suggested donation ($5 for students).

Fundraiser for Jessie Beck Science Program

On November 19th at our Midtown Reno location, 650 Tahoe St, 15% of all proceeds will go toward supporting Jessie Beck Elementary School’s Science Program in purchasing new microscopes. Yep, you read that right! You don’t have to be directly affiliated with Jessie Beck to support this good cause: 15% of our Midtown Reno proceeds […]

“Future Visions of the City”

Updated: 11/14 with photos from the event. Mark your calendars! One week from tonight, on Nov. 14th, we welcome our friends back from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Core Humanities department, including YOU, and others from the community for a discussion on the “Future Visions of the City”. The evening discussion is a part of […]

Welcome Miyu!

LP’s Community Engagement, Outreach and Marketing Team based out of the Biggest Little City just got a new teammate: Miyu! Miyu is currently a senior studying Art and Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. She’s an international student hailing from Japan and moved to Reno 3 years ago. Miyu is passionate about graphic design […]

How to Save the Planet

Lots of things are going on that can look scary and uncool. Lot of good too by the way. So what can you do? Common question these days. We’ve put some thought into this ourselves. One easy way, is to start with what you already do and steer those efforts into supporting businesses you know that […]

We have a new Jazz Jam poster!

We recently held a poster design competition for a new Jazz Jam poster… and we are so excited to unveil the winning design and artist, congrats Miyu!💥

Current LP Events

Every month, we have a lot going on in Northern Nevada for folks to participate in. Unless specified, our events are free to the community, however, donations are welcome, especially for our student-led events. For event details, our blog feed will generally have a post about a specific event (e.g. Thought on Tap is Back!). […]

Thought on Tap is Back!

Every second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., the University of Nevada Reno’s Core Humanities Program collaborates with Laughing Planet Reno and the College of  Liberal Arts to co-host a public engagement series designed to showcase research by UNR faculty and graduate students, while having important conversations with our local communities. The first Thought […]

Midtown Construction Update

After months of waiting, the construction near Laughing Planet Midtown, on St. Lawrence Street and Tahoe Street is DONE. Getting to LP Midtown has never been easier. We’ve got new street parking and a fresh evenly paved parking lot. With the University back in session, parking at LPU is limited but LP Midtown is eagerly […]

LP Kids Smoothie Program

Have you heard of our Kids Smoothie program? Let us tell you about it! Basically our kids smoothies benefit great causes and great organizations. For many years, we donated $1.00 of every kids smoothie to the Sanada-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Program. This program is awesome and works tirelessly to help chimpanzees. We’ve loved being able to […]

Happy Hour: Every Day on this Planet

Introducing Laughing Planet’s Happy Hour! Everyday from 3-5 p.m. $3 Tacos $4 Pints $5 Sangria You pick the taco flavor and pair it with your favorite beverage, and it’s still under $10. It doesn’t get better than that!

Composting @ All Reno Locations

How are we keeping the planet healthy, happy and laughing? We’re composting! 🥕🥬💥 Weekly, we drive our electric van to drop off our compost to Reno Food Systems, where they use it to grow the veggies we use in our food! How cool is that? See also: Laughing Planet’s Pillars: Sustainability, Community, and Health and […]

She Is A Natural Leader, Laughing Planet Midtown Store Manager, Anell Dominguez

This is the third interview in an extended series highlighting some of the Laughing Planet staff who make it all happen, day in and day out. We sat down with Anell Dominguez, Store Manager for the Midtown location, and her “coach,” Tim Healion, joined us. One thing the Dominguezes have in common is their passion […]

Laughing Planet + KWNK 97.7FM = 💚🎺🌯🎼🥁🥗📻

We’re excited to announce that we recently became a local business sponsor and partner of KWNK Community Radio. KWNK is a non-profit radio station that champions music and ideas through community-driven, non-commercial radio in Reno and beyond. See also: What is Laughing Planet About: Our 3-Major Pillars Live Jazz Jams on the Radio & Interwebs […]

Kitchen Manager Extraordinaire: Manny Dominguez

This is the second interview in an extended series highlighting some of the Laughing Planet staff who make it all happen, day in and day out. We chatted with Manny Dominguez, Kitchen Manager for both the Midtown and UNR locations on a busy Tuesday morning as he was prepping food for the following day and […]

Five Star Manager: Kelly Dominguez

This is the first of a three-part series highlighting some of the the Laughing Planet staff who make it all happen, day in and day out. We kick this off with Kelly Dominguez who manages the UNR LP. We chatted with Kelly on a Wednesday afternoon, in between peak ordering hours, to get to know […]

5-Year Anniversary Party!

Join Us! You’re invited to Laughing Planet Midtown’s 5-year anniversary party. Saturday, June 15th, 2019 4p.m. – 9p.m. Midtown Reno Location, 650 Tahoe St, Reno, NV (Directions) with live music, hands-on activities for kids, bike valet parking, and 15% of party sales will go toward the effort to change the way children eat and learn through garden-based […]

Let’s finish the semester off strong!

Semester End Jazz Recitals Finally come get your groove on with the semester end jazz recitals May 10th, free admission and all humans welcome. Let’s jam! Thought on Tap Thought on Tap will be finishing up the semester on May 9th at 5:30 pm with the topic of  “The Role of the Humanities in the […]


Our mission is simple, fuel a healthy planet through healthy food.

Laughing Planet is a cafe dedicated to changing the planet one burrito at a time! We serve healthy food to fuel healthy thinking, healthy thinking fuels ideas that change the world. That is what we are all about. We want to improve education, environment and our planet.