Little Pine

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2870 Rowena (at Silverlake area), Los Angeles, California, USA, 90039

Opened Nov 2015, a vegan organic kitchen and retail space, co-owned by Moby the vegan musician! Offers menus for morning and evening with sample dishes such as grilled cheese on artisan-made bread with tomato soup, broccoli arancini, and panzanella. Large selection of beverages from loose leaf teas to smoothies and coffee drinks with housemade almond/cashew milks. Casual nice and cozy. Open Mon-Fri 5:00pm-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Italian, Organic, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Fusion

35 Reviews

First Review by saysuan

Best Brunch! - Edit

The biscuits and maple butter are just wonderful! We’ve tried much of the brunch menu and it’s all really solid. Family favorites are the French toast, tofu scramble, and grilled cheese/tomato soup. Service is amazing, background music is awesome (enough to notice), and we appreciate the dog welcoming patio.

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AMAZING - Edit

This place was so cute and amazing food. Small restaurant and very busy, recommend making a reservation beforehand. The food was unreal. My mom who is not vegan was amazed on how it tasted like non vegan food. We got the stuffed shells which could have been one of the best dishes I have ate since going vegan. Also the smashed potatoes are so tasty and the flatbread sausage pizza. The deserts are amazing too. This a must go place.

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excellent - Edit

Very laid back and cool place, professional and knowledgable staff. Went back twice over the course of a few days. Portions too large for me but not a problem for most people!! Super delicious, very fresh, nicely paced meal.
All profits go to animal organizations - icing on the cake.

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incredible food, all profits to animal charities - Edit

The food is exceptional

Pros: incredibly tasty food , money all goes to charity

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really great food - Edit

I'm usually not a huge fan of shared plates, but my friend and I went last night and had a great time. We got the mushroom crostini, the sriracha glazed brussel sprouts, and the stuffed shells. Everything was amazing and it was just the right amount of food.
Only issue is that it was SUPER dark inside. We had to use our flashlights to see what we were eating haha.

Pros: food is delicious, friendly staff

Cons: pricey, very dark

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Very fine vegan cuisine. - Edit

Of course, if you are a fan of MOBY, you'll definitely love this place and it will already receive another dimension just on arrival.

It is a great cozy place and all proceeds go to animal welfare organizations.

The staff is very friendly and nice.

I took the Caesar Salad, which was amazing and especially the crispy chick peas.

After that I ate the quinoa mushrooms, which had an exceptional and great taste.

As dessert I took the banana cream pie, which was wonderful now it was pretty consistent, it required some effort to finish it.

A most do vegan in Los Angeles, my favourite one!

Pros: Very fine vegan food, Friendly staff and nice location, Good price quality

Cons: None

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Eating here is a MUST! - Edit

Little Pine is one of my favorite restaurants, the food is outstanding and the ambiance is charming and unique. I have visited here several times and am never disappointed with the food! It is a little pricey when you order several items, but it benefits animals so I don't mind at all. I've had the Mac n Cheese, several salads and have had some of their breakfast dishes. The food is rich and savory. It is an absolute must visit! You will not be disappointed!!

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Amazing gourmet vegan! Pretty much the best! - Edit

As a new vegan, I'd have to say this restaurant replicated every dish perfectly to the point where we swore they were not even vegan!! We had a savory flatbread made with sausage that was not "soyish", piccata deep fried "chicken" in buttery and lemony caper sauce, Ravioli with a rich sage ricotta, A watermelon and buffalo cheese salad (how the heck did they do that???), kombucha, and a peanut butter ice cream with a dark chocolate brownie.
This was a special birthday occasion, but I hope to come back very soon to try brunch. Lovely, intimate "yoga-like" romantic environment with a sweet little retail gift shop. Best of all, all profits go to animal welfare organizations!!!!! Reservations are necessary!

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unbelievable - Edit

Honestly I can't stop thinking about our brunch this past weekend. Everything we tried, and we tried a lot, was just amazing. My favorite was the egg salad sandwich but the sausage sliders were a close second. If you're looking to indulge try the cinnamon roll. The donuts looked amazing as well but alas, they ran out before we could try them. Probably better as the looked like they would put me in a diabetic coma. Can't wait to go back!

Pros: food was spectacular , service was friendly.

Cons: the acoustics of the restaurant aren't optimal. I

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loved everything - Edit

Had a great dinner here with my non vegan partner, we had the smashed potatoes and mushroom crostini to start both were excellent. We then got the gnocchi and ravioli for a main I preferred the ravioli but both were very tasty. Dessert was definitely the highlight of the meal for me, we had s'more ganache it was insane 🤤 the meal was very reasonably priced too!

Pros: reasonably priced , tasty , great staff

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💕💕💕 - Edit

This place is so nice. The place is awesome and the food is amazing. I would suggest the bread board it is amazing and mac and cheeses is to die for oh and the dessert are amazing ❤️❤️😫😫

Pros: people, food , place

Cons: a little price

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Excellent! - Edit

We drove two hours from Palm Springs to celebrate my partner's birthday with dinner at Little Pine. We tried an assortment of dishes (to make sure we would have leftovers) and the standouts were the mushroom crostini (with delicious basil pesto), the broccoli arancino cakes (with wonderfully moist risotto filling) and the fabulously tangy key lime cheesecake with whipped coconut cream. We also enjoyed the crispy smashed potatoes, mac and cheese and flatbread pizza with housemade vegan sausage. The only disappointment was the gnocchi - gummy texture, bland basil sauce. Wish we had ordered the stuffed shells instead. Service and ambiance were good and we enjoyed our special evening out. If we lived in L.A., we would be regulars!

Pros: Lovely space, yummy food, efficient staff, Profits go to animal welfare organizations

Cons: Wines by the glass are very pricey, Limited parking

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Disappointed - Edit

I really, really wanted to like this place – first of all I like Moby's music and respect that he's a vegan and is outspoken about it.

I went there today, Saturday, and wanted to try a taste of the tomato soup to see if it was something I would like before ordering. I have NEVER gone to a restaurant where they wouldn't allow you a taste of whatever soup they had. But yes Little Pine policy does not permit the wait staff to give customers a taste of the soup.

I asked if they had wheat bread as I was considering ordering a cheese sandwich and learned that they only have white bread. I was disappointed again but went ahead and ordered the cheese sandwich and tomato soup. The sandwich was so-so and the soup wasn't very good at all.

My waiter was apologetic and seemed frustrated by the fact that he was not allowed to give me a taste of the soup.

There are many vegan organic restaurants in the Los Angeles area including Leonora's and Sun Cafe, as well as Real Food Daily, so luckily my decision to not go back to Little Pine doesn't leave me high and dry when it comes to nearby vegan restaurants.

Pros: Friendly and professional waitstaff.

Cons: Not a lot of variety on the menu, Will not allow a taste of the soup, Hard to find parking

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one of the the best vegan restaurant - Edit

I had scrambled tofu for breakfast it was delicious, their vegan susage was the best I had ever had, my sister had breakfast Tart, though wasn't too impressed the overall experience was great. they are also pet friendly.

Pros: their entire menue is vegan and best thing is they

Cons: it was moderate

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Great food! - Edit

I've. Even here twice. Once for dinner and once for brunch! Both meals were amazing! I love the Shells there so much. And at brunch, the Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes are great as is the Sausage!

Pros: Ambience, Food

Cons: Wait Time

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Glad that I went back - Edit

Had a great meal today -- excellent food and service. I had tried Little Pine when they first opened and wasn't impressed. Today, thanks to a gift certrificate, I returned. I think my first visit was just a case of new restaurant issues. Today at brunch we had the grilled cheese (with Tomato soup), and the Tofu scramble. Both were excellent. Service was also excellent. We'll be back. While we do not have a dog, I like the fact that the patio is dog friendly.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

Cons: Distance (from where I live0

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Veganizing the Impossible - Edit

Upon numerous recommendations, I finally tried the brunch at Little Pine. I loved the clean yet friendly atmosphere, and although busy, it was not overwhelming. My dining partner and I began with coffee and a croissant. The croissant is one of those things that is tricky, if not impossible, to nail using vegan ingredients; however, Little Pine excelled at this challenge! Warm, flaky, and oh so buttery. We were both in heaven. The strawberry jam and maple butter serve as a nice accompaniment.

For the entrees, upon several outside recommendations, we ordered the lemon poppy seed pancakes and the biscuits and gravy. The biscuits and gravy were alright; I've had better and I can make better. Not bad by any means but simply not mind-blowing after that croissant. The pancakes are an absolute must. Best pancakes I have had, hands down.

Overall, this was certainly worth the drive from Orange County. I will be back!

PS: Prices were not shocking unlike some other places. Very affordable.

Pros: Terrific Food, Nice atmosphere, Friendly Staff

Cons: Limited Parking

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a fav but... - Edit

I've often told people this is one of my favorite places in the world to eat. Yummy comfort food which is relatively healthy, nice vibe, and 100℅ profit going to animal rights. Ate here the other night and while most dishes were great, I had the Sheppard's pie and it was insanely salty. I should have just sent it back but ate most of it instead.Mentioned it to the waitress but she didn't seem to care. It left me unable to order desert which I was bummed about because their desserts are fantastic.

Pros: yummy food, vibe, profit given to animals

Cons: some dishes too salty

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Little Pine, Big Flavor - Edit

We celebrated our anniversary at this cute little place in Silver Lake. I am a vegan but my husband is a carnivore. We shared 5 dishes & loved it all! He couldn't stop raving about the "Mac & cheese"! I just wish this place was closer to where I live?

Pros: Delicious food that even carnivores will love, Nice selection of vegan wines

Cons: Too far from Long Beach to go every week!

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Fine dining; I wish I'd known - Edit

Terrific ambience and the food was excellent. The waitress recommended something cheesy, and I'm glad I took her up on that suggestion. Vegan restaurants are so awash in Daiya other faux-cheeses for that particular taste, but the quality of the restaurant made it obvious I'd be getting something special.

I wish I'd known how nice it was beforehand. I felt a little awkward being alone and a little underdressed here and ended up just getting an appetizer. Next time I visit, I'll make it a proper meal.

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Best vegan wine in town - Edit

Little Pine is a delicious new restaurant that caters well to the fussy LA vegan palates. Based on my reading of some lukewarm reviews for this place I was not expecting much. For my surprise, the small simple "tapas style" dishes that are offered here were excellent and perfectly seasoned. Perhaps what I enjoyed the most was the very nice selection of vegan wines. It is hard to find good vegan wine, even in "vegan" restaurants. Certified vegan wines in these establishments are usually mediocre or fruit bombs. Other places prefer to compromise and offer good quality wine even if it is unknown if animal products were added to enhance the fermentation process. I would say that Little Pine deserves all my accolades not only for the quality and flavor of its food, but also for putting together an excellent vegan wine offering.

Pros: Vegan Wine, Vegan brunch , Vegan tapas dinner

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Low-key ambiance, excellent food - Edit

As a fan of Moby's music and even more of his animal activism, I knew I had to dine at this place during a recent trip to the Los Angeles area. (And BTW my trip was for the National Animal Rights Conference, where Moby was among the speakers.) My dinner mate was a childhood friend I hadn't seen for decades, and who also happens to be vegan now. We both enjoyed the whole experience tremendously!

The ambiance was more low-key than I had expected - and that was a good thing - we felt really at home dining here.

We shared four of the $9 small plates, all of which were excellent and more ample portions than i had expected. Crispy smashed potatoes romesco aioli; Broccolini hazelnuts, avocado mousse, red onion; Roasted root vegetables market selection; Brussels sprouts apple, fennel, apple cider gastrique. These were a really great value!

Pros: Excellent food, Great value for fine dining, Comfortable ambiance

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Great (small) vegan menu...awesome dessert! - Edit

Little Pine is reminiscent of something in the East Village of NYC, cozy tables and benches in a medium-sized room with cute decorations. There's also a small outside seating area, but it's near a parking lot (though it does have some small bushes behind it). We opted for inside seating.

Overall, we liked the menu. Lots of variety in vegetables, with each being featured in its own dish, and then a few more hearty dishes. They recommend 2-3 dishes per person (they're more shared plates), but if you get the heartier ones, that's too much food. They have wine and beer, but no cocktails. We shared:
-Panzanella salad - This was our favorite dish! Diced tomato, peppers, spinach, avocado and deliciously toasted bread all covered in a tangy, avocado-esque dressing. The dressing was almost slightly creamy. This was a good portion size and had a fair share of bread.
-Roasted root vegetables - This was just okay, and something that could have easily come out of my own oven. It was roasted carrots, onions, white potatoes and two mini purple potatoes. The glaze seemed like a butter with s&p. It was well-seasoned, simple and certainly good, but there was nothing special about it.
-Shepherd's pie - This comes out tiny-looking in a small casserole dish, but it is deceivingly hearty. It's mainly lentils (with a scarce amount of tomato) covered in a filling mashed potato. The menu had said other vegetables would be in there, but we didn't see any. It was hearty and the potatoes were fluffy and felt like they were cooked in butter even though it was vegan, always a good sign.
-Mushroom bruschetta - I've had an issue with mushrooms since I had a stomach bug in January. These were simple, almost crisp-like toasts with a smear of pesto and then sautéed mushrooms on top. It was good, but I could only barely get down one due to my newfound mushroom aversion.
-Banana sundae (special) - Banana ice cream (subtle flavor) covered in chocolate sauce, chocolate chunks, a fudgy brownie and coconut whipped cream; awesome!

We ordered a cassoulet as well, but it took so long to come out that the waitress comped our banana sundae, since timing was just off (and we got the cassoulet boxed to go, as we were feeling full by then). Timing was generally off throughout the meal. It took awhile for our first dishes to come out, and then some things came out very quickly and others took far longer than they should have. Still, very nice of her to comp the sundae.

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Vegan fine dining - Edit

This cute and cozy restaurant serves a 100% vegan menu with an emphasis on fine dinning. Meals are smaller portions with the idea you will order two or three courses. Service is good and the staff are happy to answer dietary restriction questions. Some GF options but not too many soy free options.

We ordered the Shepard's Pie (very yummy) and the mushroom potato stew. Happy with both. Very different tastes but both very good

Pros: 100% vegan, Friendly Staff , Good Food

Cons: Small parking area

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Get the Brussels sprouts! - Edit

Clean and serene! Went for lunch and enjoyed every bite of my pan bagna sandwich. The server recommended Brussels sprouts and I will go back and order them again -- so flavorful and my favorite part of lunch. Staff is super friendly.
Updated from previous review on Monday February 08, 2016

Pros: Easy atmosphere, Friendly, helpful staff

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Moby's restaurant! - Edit

Little Pine is owned by Moby. It is so delicious and so reasonably priced. The ambiance is great, the staff is friendly, and the meals are creative and wonderful. I highly recommend the smashed potatoes and the cookies with milk for dessert.

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A little jewel - Edit

Very unpretentious and with a simple concept: great organic vegan food in a relaxed atmosphere. They have a small outside patio, so you can go with your dog if you like, and they have blankets outside in case it gets chilly. We tried the Pan Bagna and the Grilled Cheese, both fantastic. Same thing for the dessert. The price is medium-high but it's worthy.

Pros: Great food, Great atmosphere, Outside patio for dogs

Cons: The price

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