D'Artagnan the food-pup-critic doesn't appreciate it much, but sometimes Im just not feeling carnivorous. When in search of fresh farmers market veggies you won't have to prepare yourself LA offers a variety of green-goodies and meat-free options that don't disappoint. Here are just a few TASTE IT LA's green favorites.
TASTE IT LA: VEGGIE TO VEGAN - LA's GOING GREEN!
Real Food Daily - SM & HW
"Uh we don't have ice....no...nope..."
No, they don't. I was mad at first at their views on advancing the natural digestive process via the absence of ice in their drinks but after I chugged (yup) not one, but two, of their delicious veggie juice blends (you choose it, they blend it, you drink it) I didn't miss those tiny frozen cubes so much. This is a great way to start your morning and their menu is not only inventive but DELICIOUS.
This casual organic eatery is veggie & vegan friendly and builds the perfect salad per your specifications with the freshest ingredients. It's also a local favorite for the studio heads.
M Cafe De Chaya - BH's
Tempeh or Tofu you can't go wrong at M Cafe. Hungry? Go for the Big Macro.
You just woke up together; you didn't know she was vegan...YIKES! Impress, (and perhaps get to know,) your date
with a vegan breakfast she won't forget.
Vegetarians and Carnivores can be friends ...as long as Jeff Goldblum isn't involved on a remote island.
Looking for a place you and your carnivorous friend can dine together in peace, save the lecture he may endure depending on what he orders? These amazing places serve both purposes, despite your differences;
The Misfit Restaurant & Bar
Just check out their menu. Do it. Are they mad I slobbered all over the menu? Probably, but I tip well.
Brunch, lunch, just hang out.
Il Covo - Mid-City West
Date night? Your a die-hard PETA-loving veggie, but you would watch him eat a steak. You both love GREAT wine... hmmm Italian?! Let the romance ensue at Il Covo.
BLD Restaurant - HW
Breakfast with the visiting, vegetarian (I thought I told you they were coming...) in-laws? Impress with BLD's Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes, Steel Cut Oatmeal or Vegan Benedict.
Dessert or Breakfast...?
VEGGIE SWEET TREAT MENTION:
BABYCAKES - DTLA
It began in NYC and it wasn't long before LA Wanted. One. Now. From cupcakes to waffles Babycakes in Downtown LA wows with dairy free, gluten free options to satisfy your vegan sweet tooth.
YOU CAN ALSO GO GREEN IN YOUR KITCHEN!
In search of some recipes to employ your local farmers market veggie favorites? Fellow foodie blogger Michelle Shea Walker from Vegans Taste Better offers up delicious daily vegan recipes whether your completely transitioning your lifestyle or you're just in the mood for something meatless.