some of the best vegan food in los angeles!!
Posted on 08 / 11 / 2009
(this place deserves WAY more than 5 stars. unfortunately, happycow won't let me do that!)
stuff i eat is now officially my FAVORITE RESTAURANT in LA. the place is 100% vegan and makes hearty home-cooked meals with an abundance of colors and flavors.
on our recent visit, my husband and i split both a lunch and breakfast entree. for our lunch meal, we split the lava burrito, which is a savory mix of tofu, beans, salsa and guacamole all rolled up in a tortilla and completely covered in vegetables. when our plate arrived, we couldn't even SEE THE BURRITO, it was buried way too deep beneath fresh salad leaves, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes and corn. not just that, but the whole thing came accompanied with a homemade side of carrot-mango dressing which was absolutely divine. i mean, come on, i live in southern california--i know a good burrito when i taste it. and this was one of the best vegan burritos i've ever had. and it wasn't just about all the fresh vegetables; the highlight of the dish was definitely the orange creamy sauce it was slathered with. super rich, super thick, but at the same time....not gut-bomb inducing. gah, i am getting hungry just thinking about this thing!
we also split the breakfast plate--a massive platter of fried potatoes, tofu scramble, tofu sausage, salad, toast and polenta grits. every single bite of this dish was exceptional, bursting with the kind of flavor that requires hours of preparation. from the soft yet crispy toast, to leafy greens, to the two different style of tofu...everything was ace. not to mention the onion-infused breakfast potatoes! just oily enough, but not overly greasy. perfection!
in addition to having hearty portions of delicious food, stuff i eat also has great atmosphere and friendly service. everyone working there was so nice and helpful, and the lady cooking our meal came to our table to explain the special dressing she made for the day. it was really obvious that they cared about doing a good job and were interested in our reaction to the food.
so los angeles vegans, i can't urge you enough to make the drive out to inglewood and eat at stuff i eat. i know it's a trek, but aren't all the best vegan restaurants in this city? please go eat here asap, because as far as i'm concerned, it's some of the best food around.
huge portions, amazing food, mostly organic
too far from my house!