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Black Lives Matter

Laughing Planet believes in equality, honesty, integrity, and inclusivity. We are deeply disturbed by the recent events in our country. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Amaud Arbery and countless others at the hands of law enforcement, along with the systemic disenfranchisement of communities of color is a horrifying reality that must […]

Aiming to Re-open May 5th

Hey Friends, quick note to share that we’re aiming to reopen on May 5th for delivery and takeout pending guidance from local and state officials. In the meantime, remain safe and well friends 💚

LP University Location Temporarily Closed

Hi family,  These are uncertain times for all of us and we feel the collective weight of this experience. We’ve always done our best to show up for our community when and how we can, and we will continue to do so—but for now, given the current circumstances we’ve made the decision to close our […]

Humankind. Be Both.

Update as of April 18th, 2020: Aiming to Re-open May 5th for Delivery & Takeout Update as of March 19th, 2020: University Location Temporarily Closed We don’t take this lightly! School closures might sound like a dream to some kids, but they throw a wrench in the system for kids participating in meal assistance programs. […]

Do Good: Karma Box is Up at LPU

Our Karma Box is up at the Laughing Planet University location at 941 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503. The community initiative revolves around the following idea: if it’s empty, fill it. If you need it, it’s yours. If it’s empty, fill it. If you need it, it’s yours. Karma Box is a community initiative […]

Future Visions of Sex and the Body

Mark your calendars! One week from tonight, on Feb. 13th, 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 Sex & the Body”. As always, the show kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at our University […]

Laika Press Gives Jazz Equipment a Personal Touch

LP’s Jazz Club’s drum set equipment recently got a personal upgrade from the fine team over at Laika Press. Jazz Jam is every Wednesday @ 7:30 p.m. Also, every other weekend, our community radio friends, KWNK, live stream our jams on their frequency 97.7 FM. You can listen to the archives on their website. About […]

Finals Burrito Week is Returning 🌯📗✨

At LP, we value success in school. We want to help students in any way we can. Healthy food supports progressive brain power! So, we made the Spinach & Black Bean Burrito into tween size for only $3 during Finals Week, Dec. 11th – 18th. Come on by!

Brushfire Literature and Arts Journal Release Party 🎶🎉🥗🌯💯

On Thursday, Dec. 12th, at at our University location — on the corner of 10th and Virginia — we have the privilege of hosting Brushfire’s Literature & Arts Journal Release Party!! Festivities kickoff near 7:30pm – come on by! The party will include: art, music, poetry & spoken word. And, of course, we’ll be serving […]

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! Save the date! Next month, on December 20th, […]

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 […]


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.