Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Love LA! Part 1

About a month ago I ventured out west to the great and magical state of California to visit family. While there, I indulged in A LOT of vegan vittles. LA is known for it vegan-friendliness, and I wanted to see if the rumors were true. Big surprise, they were. :)


First, we went to the quintessential vegan fast food joint, Veggie Grill. Actually, we went there twice, because it was really close to where we were staying and we loved it so much. The first photo is of the VG Cheeseburger with sweet potato fries, which is what I got the first time we went. I swear, it tasted like a Big Mac or something! Or maybe not, since I haven't been to McDonald's since I was like four, but it's at least what I imagine a Big Mac would taste like. Haha. The second picture is of the kids' meal I got the second time (I'm very mature). I got the Mac n' Cheez with quinoa pasta and sweet potato fries again (which were killer). I thought it was adorable how the kids' meal came with Newman-Os. May I also reminisce about the chocolate chip cookies there? Chewy and soft and heavenly good.

Next on my list was Doomie's, where we went after a long day at Universal Studios. Full disclosure, I admit that I totally stole this photo from quarrygirl.com, since Doomie's is super dark inside and I couldn't get a good picture. But this was some really, really good pot roast. Legitimately. Like, go get some now. And I also loved the faux-chicken soup I got to go along with it. So good! The atmosphere of Doomie's isn't my fave (a little dark and grungy for my taste), but they can make some darn good food! 

Anyway, check back tomorrow for Part Deux of my LA adventure! 

8 comments:

  1. Glad I stumbled upon your blog. Veggie Grill is awesome, isn't it?!
    I'm adding you to my blog roll.

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    1. Thanks very much! Your blog is great as well :)

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  2. Those meals look wonderful! Vegan restaurants are wonnnnderful! My favorite NYC vegan spot is Angelica Kitchen. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you had a fun trip!

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    1. Oh thanks for the tip! I'll be in NYC later this summer and I always love to try new places :)

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  3. Hope you enjoyed your trip here is LA. We are so lucky to be surrounded by amazing vegan food every where. I live up the block from Locali, which is my favorite vegan sandwich place. Everything they make is awesome. Also saw you are a fan of Spork-Fed--hope you were able to take a class with Heather and Jenny while you were here; they are the best!

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    1. Lucky you! I'll have to check out Locali next time I'm in LA. And wow, I didn't know that Heather and Jenny offered classes--definitely something to do next time as well! Thanks for the advice :)

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  4. Two more reasons I need to visit LA.

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    1. Oh yes. Vegan junk food at its best! :D

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