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Review: I first encountered Chili Addiction at the Hollywood Farmers Market before they opened their La Cienega restaurant. We were so impressed with their vegan samples we brought home some black bean chili and some amazing raw chili (now only available by request 24 hrs. in advance. So worth it!) Since then I have tried probably 4 of their other vegans chilis, all of them very flavorful and unique. They even have one with garbanzo beans. Very hearty and filling. I stopped by today not knowing what to get and Johnny suggested I try their special vegan burger. He said it is a home-made tempe burger created by friends of his. I ordered it with grilled onions, some of their fabulous home-made grain mustard and ketchup and pickles. Turns out they make their own pickles too! I must tell you that the burger was one of the best I have ever eaten. It was plump and "meaty" and perfectly grilled with a nice barbecued flavor. The bun was whole wheat, but still soft and toasted around the edges. It was served with a pile of baby greens (yum!) and slices of raw onion (which I discarded). The pickles were crunchy and garlicy and went perfectly with the burger. I actually cleaned my plate, which is a rarity for me. The food here is incredible! Johnny and Rick are such lovely people too. It is always a pleasure dealing with them.