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Maybe I am just colorful?
Perhaps I over emphasize a bit?
Could I just like food that much?
I don’t know really. But what I do know is that these places in Los Angeles carry my highest recommendation. Both places were just awesome. Really, Bess pointed me in the right direction and I owe her a debt of gratitude. By gratitude I mean Madeleine Bistro donuts the next time I am in LA.
Anyplace that serves a good vegan breakfast is okay in my book. Add on some Babycakes cupcake tops and you just scored an A++ for me. I enjoyed my first ever Benedict (vegan or not) at M café, which was served with a grilled whole-grain baguette, steamed kale, tomato, tempeh bacon and topped with soy hollandaise. It was perfection on a plate. Plus, it was one of the best presentations I have seen in a long time. Yes, please!
Because I couldn’t resist, I also had some Babycakes cupcake tops too. Dessert for breakfast is okay, right? It is when you are chubby.
Veggie Grill is a vegan chain serving up “fast-food esque” vegan fare in the greater Los Angeles area. Really, I think this place alone is enough to make me want to live in LA. I had the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ sandwich which I haven't been able to stop thinking about. I think I may have dreamed about it a few times. This came with a side of perfect vegan macaroni and cheeze and we ordered sweet potato fries as an appetizer. To save you from my gushing, I will just say you need to add this place to your vegan bucket list, ASAP.
A little more after the jump...
So this is not a restaurant, but I feel a responsibility to share how cool these people are. I hosted an event in LA for work and this was the (non-vegan) caterer I chose. I told them I was vegan and they prepared me the most amazing buffet of food! There was about 7 plates of food, each one more delicious than the next. Guacamole, mushroom tarts, roasted veggie & bbq pizza, artichoke skewers, and the list went on and on. I am sure there are a million vegan caterers in LA, but I just wanted to give these folks a special shout out and love from a thankful Chubby Vegan.
Oh LA… I love you.