The quality of this vegan restaurant seems to be no secret, more than once I received the suggestion to eat here and I happily followed… The food is just great, the menu is extensive, they feature raw as well as cooked dishes, which are each explained in detail. The spacious restaurant’s interior designers fortunately abstained from overly esoteric or missionary messages, which are only found in details (as on the plates, which ask what you’re grateful for).
We went for a salad with grilled pears, walnuts, pomegranate and crostini with vegan mozzarella made of cashew nuts as a starter for 12$. The salad’s superfresh and full of flavor produce was delicious, I didn’t need the vegan mozzarella though, I haven’t had yet any convincing vegan cheese product. The mains arrived at the same time as did the starter, I chose a rice bowl with quinoa and many different kinds of algae, very rich avocado and the obligatory kale, the other main was a creamy eggplant parmeggiana on panini called “I am awesome” (11$). Everything tasted great, there is nothing to moan really. We were too stuffed for either a dessert or one of the much appraised smoothies, so we might have to come back. There’s worse, I guess.
Café Gratitude LA – 639 Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Opening Hours: 8am-10pm
Add-on: I took these pictures with the Canon EOS-M and its 22m lense, which has a lot of detail and a nice bokeh to it. I am mostly using its automatic mode, due to laziness and the urge to quickly devour this delicacies. This little camera has been ruling out my 5D, seriously.
[Entry in part sponsored by Canon]