Real Food Daily: WeHo CA.



or simply “The Caesar Wrap” – that was my meal of choice today at RFD. After my long trek from Wilshire to La Cienega Blvd ( where RFD is located). The Caesar wrap is pretty self explanatory I guess.. It comes with romaine lettuce, dressing, and blackened tempeh wrapped in a spinach tortilla. I got a side of potato salad with mine and some BBQ sauce because everything taste better with RFD BBQ sauce on it:) So all in all this was a nice meal. Great for a hot day because it comes cold.. Delicious like everything at RFD:)

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
Kris
Real Food Daily:
414 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles CA.
310.289.9910

Cafe Muse: WeHo CA.





Today I went to a new little cafe. Cafe Muse on Santa Monica BLVD. A bit off the beaten path, so you wouldn’t know this place existed unless you look it up online or you work down there. It’s on Theater Row.. close to a lot of studios, production companies. . The place is pretty much a corner hole in the wall which doesn’t look to appealing from outside. The food was really delicious though.. the staff was not overly friendly, kind of “whatever” about customers if you will.. The food made up for it though. I ordered an no sugar Arnold Palmer to drink which was really refreshing and good- more tart than a normal sugar A.P. really good. Then I got the BBQ “Chicken” wrap in a whole wheat tortilla with red onion, fresh tomatoes, and greens with ranch dressing – this wrap was great came out fresh and hot a light refreshing meal for my side I got veggie chili which was also really good and hot- since it was a little chilly today.. This place has great food but I don’t know that I would travel so far out when there are great places closer by ( Manis, Real Food Daily, Veggie Grill)… But it was a good meal for today!

Peace, Love and Vegan Food,
Kris
Cafe Muse:
6547 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood Ca.
323.464.6873

Manis: WeHo CA.






Today was a great day. I didn’t make it to church because I don’t have a car but soon I will ha. Today I went to The Grove to do a little shopping which was great really busy but fun, also hit the farmers market.. I love Farmers Markets so I really enjoyed my day. 🙂 I also tried a new spot for lunch which i’ll be going back to because the food was amazing! Mani’s Bakery on Fairfax is a great healthy restaurant with breakfast served all day and lunch , and delicious breads and pastries. They offer the biggest vegan dessert menu ( fruit sweetened) I have ever seen.. from pies, to cookies, cupcakes, cakes, truffles, and turnovers. So many choices for dessert but also so many choices for the main meal. They aren’t entirely vegan so it’s a great place to meet friends who aren’t vegan, but still enjoy having a healthy meal:) After a while of debating what I was going to eat for lunch I ended up having ” the classic” which I had with Seitan and tempeh bacon with a tangy sauce, lettuce, tomato, I also added pickles and onions.. they have a lot of sides to choose from but I ended up getting a small caesar salad with mind. There were a few bread choices to choose from but I got the Whole Wheat bread- it came lightly toasted and this was a delicious sandwich one of the best. The salad went with it and all around it was delicious. So after that I had to decide what I was going to try for dessert they had a BOGO ( buy one get one) on the fruit sweetened Vegan cookies so I got a chocolate chip chocolate dipped cookie and a chocolate chip cookie since it was BOGO to have for later. I also tried the Peanut Butter Cupcake. These desserts were amazing. Some of the best I’ve tasted in my vegan tastings:) I would definitely recommend trying this place if you get the chance, just a cute casual place in WeHo but the food will take your breathe away:)

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
Kris
Mani’s Bakery:
519 South Fairfax
Los Angeles Ca.
323.938.8800

The Veggie Grill: WeHo CA.




The Veggie grill was my spot for lunch today.. right next door to my apartment which is convenient 🙂 Tried something new there the Chipotle BBQ Sandwich which was shredded veggie- steak marinated in tangy BBQ sauce, with chipotle ranch, caramelized onions, with lettuce and tomato . along with the steamed kale with a tahini dressing. Both amazing a little messy to eat but worth getting extra napkins! I love this place everything I’ve tasted is delicious:) I got a vegan gluten free brownie next door at Pizza Fusion ( which has organic pizza/salad not all vegan but they have vegan options) { PizzaFusion.com} This brownie was good very light and crisp on the top.. although I would go for a RFD cookie over it anytime:)!!

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
Kris
The Veggie Grill:
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles Ca.
323.822.7575

Real Food Daily: WeHo CA.





We went to lunch at Real Food Daily my vegan favorite, I’ll get to food reviewing in a minute but first let me say they seated us next to Sarah Wright ( Made of Honor, 7th Heaven) – we started chatting with her and she is so nice and the sweetest Celebrity I’ve met. She even gave me her email so she could help out with the film stuff. Such a sweet and kind hearted person.

Now to the food.. We started off with the Wabi Sabi Rolls .. Cabbage, cucumber, carrot, mint, rice noodles, in rice paper with wasabi dressing. absolutely yummy and so light! Then we went mexican and got the El Bandito Rojo wheat and gluten free corn enchiladas, seasoned tempeh, salsa roja, spanish rice, black beans, pico de gallo, tofu sour cream, and guac.. This was delicious the salsa roja was so good topped off a perfect pair of enchiladas! We also split the Caesar Salad with blackened tempeh. also extremely good. the portions are huge and yummy perfect for splitting! thats all for now . check it out! Realfood.com
Peace, Love and Vegan Food,
Kris

The Veggie Grill: WeHo CA.





Today we ate at “The Veggie Grill” right next door to my apartment a 2 minute walk. which is perfect:) This place is amazing! Kelly Osbourne even enjoys a meal here from time to time! Today we started off with the Chill Out Wings , strips of chillin “chickin” with a tangy BBQ sauce.. These were amazing you would think they were chicken fingers and the BBQ sauce could be served as a beverage so good! Then we split the Chop- Chop Chef salad, chopped romaine, tempeh, veggie steak, chillin chickin, green onion, roasted corn salsa with a chipotle ranch dressing. This salad was one of the best salads I’ve had.. Full of protein and the ranch dressing just made it so much more delicious! We also split the Bayou Chickin sandwich- being from New Orleans it caught my eye and I’m glad it did! Lightly blackened “chickin” with cajun spices, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, and spicy vegan mayo on a whole wheat bun with red cabbage coleslaw on the side. This sandwich was heaven in my mouth. Perfectly blackened “meat” and the cajun spice was just amazing.. put me back in New Orleans for a minute. This is a place you can bring friends who aren’t vegan.. they wouldn’t know the difference . trust me! I will be a frequent customer here so close to my apartment great prices. nothing over $10 and big enough to share! Overall pure deliciousness !

Peace, Love and Vegan Food,
Kris

Real Food Daily: WeHo CA.




So a food review: Today for lunch I went back to pretty much my favorite restaurant ever here in LA. Real Food Daily.. The daily part describes it best.. I could eat this everyday the menu is huge, but don’t worry I’ll try it all and give a review:D . Today we ordered the BLT Tartine as an appetizer which is little crisp pieces of bread with basically an open face tempeh blt, vegan mayo, avocado, tomato, and lettuce. This was delicious the bread was crisp, and the tempeh cooked to perfection. Then we went mexican and split the Tac’O Town tacos filled with seitan, onions, peppers, pico de gallo, tofu sour cream, rice and black beans. these were absolutely the best mexican tacos I have ever eaten! Messy.. yes.. but so worth it. just get extra napkins! We also got the Mexicali Salad- figure we’d stick to the mexican theme here.. a salad filled with pinto beans, avocado, corn, seasonal vegetables, romaine lettuce, and a cilantro-lime dressing. A great salad very filling and a tangy dressing. super super good. Then of course we got a couple of those yummy cookies to go… OH and that acai tea that i adore.. MHM. love it here!

WWW. REALFOOD.COM
Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
Kris

Swami’s/Lotus Cafe: Encinitas CA.






So today we took a relaxing day here in CA. and heading south to Encinitas California ( just before San Diego) for my moms birthday .. since she use to live there and we BOTH love it! . I have to say that Encinitas is one of my favorite little towns in California, its full of surfers and little ” shack shop” type stores.. don’t take my word though visit yourself:). I think one of the big draws for Encinitas ( at least for me) is Swami Cafe right along Highway 101 just before the beach. This little hole in the wall surf shack serves some of the best and healthiest food around! It’s my favorite spot to eat when Im in Encinitas( which will be more frequently since I live in LA) it’s only about 1 hour and 45 minutes away ( without traffic.. ha ) lovely drive along the way though so I enjoyed it. Back to the food… We ordered 2 of our favorite menu items at swamis We each got a small Acai Bowl – which is the most delicious thing on the menu.. yes, you can find acai bowls at other little shops, but they DON’T compare to Swamis trust me. This bowl is like a thick acai smoothie, topped off with banana slices, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries,strawberries, homemade granola, bee pollen, and coconut( i substitute for extra granola as Im not a big coconut fan) . I could eat this every single day of my life, never have I put something so good and healthy in my mouth, It’s good on a nice hot day a cold day, oh heck ANY day:) We then split the Organic Whole Grain Belgian Waffle with Strawberries and Soy Bacon.. There Waffles are thick and grainy and delicious , topped with the fresh strawberries you can’t go wrong. The soy bacon comes hot and crispy. This place is #1 so definitely stop in if you get a chance to hit Encinitas:) Then a few doors down we found “The Lotus Cafe” where we thought we would find a delicious vegan dessert to go with some tea, we were right. Found a chocolate cupcake and a carrot cake and split. These were some of the most decadent vegan cupcakes I have ever put in my mouth , I could drink the frosting it was like pure cream, and moist batter. All in all a fabulous day spent with my mom! She’s heading out friday, and then shipping my car up which will be great! Life is good here on the West Coast:)

Peace, Love and Vegan Food,
Kris
Swami’s Cafe:
1163 S. Coast Hwy. 101
Encinitas CA.
760.944.0612
Lotus Cafe:
765 S. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas CA.
760.479.1977

Real Food Daily: WeHo CA.






SO I’ve been wanting to try “Real Food Daily” and today me and my mom went and did! It’s about 2 miles from my apartment , right near the Beverly Center. so really close. Let me start of with the Acai Berry Tea- the best tea I’ve ever had AND free refills, I definitely got my moneys worth, I think they refilled me 4 or 5 times then got one to go:) Obviously I would say if you ever get to Real Food Daily in West Hollywood start of with a refreshing glass of Acai Tea. Then we got as an appetizer the “Nori Maki Rolls” pretty much like vegan sushi but exceptionally good with sweet brown rice, shiso, tempeh, avocado, carrot, collard greens, umeboshi, tamari, wasabi, and pickled ginger with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce. Then we decided to get two things and split. We took the waitors recommendation for a good sandwich and got “The Club” which consisted of seitan, tempeh bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and veganaise on delicious organic bread accompanied with your choice of a house salad or caesar, being the caesar lover that I am we got that! We also decided to split a Basic 5 plate ( you choose five sides of different things) we got Seitan Salisbury, lentils, pressed salad, potato salad, and collard greens with a hickory BBQ dipping sauce. really healthy and earthy if you will. YUM. Then we got a peanut butter cookie, a currant oatmeal cookie, and brownie to try a but of each. Melt in your mouth good. This place is definitely a favorite and a place I’ll be a frequent at. Come to West Hollywood and experience the delicousness for yourself.. taste is worth a thousand words:)

Peace, Love and Vegan Food ,
Kris

California Vegan: WeHo CA.






and the first thing i had to do was eat some vegan goodies:) Went to a place called california vegan on west sunset. REALLY good and soo cheap and huge portions.. we split the tony rolls with grilled seitan in rice paper and veggies then got the cowboy grilled soy with veggies and brown rice also delicious and tender pieces of meat then the bacon burger which was thick and delicious on a bun with sprouts and vegan mayo . SUCH A DELICIOUS MEAL!!

peace love and vegan food,
kris
California Vegan:
7300 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles Ca.
323.874.9079

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