Los Angeles vegans, come to Sharon Palmer’s Plant-Powered for Life book launch at Real Food Daily! »
Delicious vegan food (a free tasting menu!), lively discussion between Plant-Powered for Life author Sharon Palmer and Real Food Daily owner Ann Gentry, and a raffle—anything else on a Wednesday night would be snoozeville in comparison. All this goodness happens Wednesday, July 16 (that’s tomorrow), from 6 to 8 p.m. at Real Food Daily in Pasadena.
Awesome vegan food trends: Vegan seafood! »
In news that is not actually new and still very depressing, seafood is terrible for human consumption and the environment. These studies serve as such crucial reminders for me, as seafood has been the hardest non-vegan food for me to stop dreaming about. I loved the stuff. I won’t bore you with the gory details of my obsession with raw oysters, but an obsession it was.
Lately, however, I’ve been noticing a plethora of vegan “seafood” around me. I couldn’t be more excited about this! (Maybe with more veggie seafood options, we can lobby for this whole “pescatarian” thing to go away. Every time I check, seafood is still considered meat.) Let’s go over some options, shall we? In pictures, because we all love looking at pictures of food! Isn’t this why we’re all on Pinterest, styling our future parties, houses, and weddings? Yes it is.
Ocean Basket from Loving Hut. Those seaweed patties are my favorite!
You can add soy shrimp to any entree at Thai Idea. Don’t forget about those scrumptious and completely necessary Firecracker balls—they are the best appetizer in San Francisco! Have you been to the new location in the Mission yet?
Fish and chips from Weird Fish in the Mission. Not actually fishy-tasting, yet the batter is perfect, and just what I remember being the best part of traditional fish and chips!
Sea Cake from Real Food Daily in L.A. I don’t know what it’s made out of, but I want it!
What is that, amid all the brunch food at Mohawk Bend in L.A.? HEARTS OF PALM CRAB CAKES. Get me on the next plane to SoCal, I’m sold.
Where else can I get my fix, beautiful readers? What else is out there? I must know! And when do we get a creamy soup in a bread bowl here in San Francisco? Preferably one that rivals clam chowder and is served at Pier 39.
[Photos from Real Food Daily and Mohawk Bend are by my girl Marie Ferrier. Follow her on Instagram @kweenmahreeh!
Millie’s Cafe in L.A. is delicious, so go there »
I’m going to keep this review short and sweet. Basically, all you need to know is that I loved my breakfast and I have amazing taste.
I went to LA last fall to see one of my fave bands, Jenny and Johnny.* Being human and everything, I had to eat. So, after a night at the Hollywood Palladium and some elegant debauchery at Bar Marmont, my friend Christina and I headed to Millie’s Cafe in Silverlake.
I want to go back to L.A. simply to eat there again. They infuse the water with mint! The menu is enormous! Omnis and vegans can go there alike! And it’s divey, totally my kinda place. Two words: soy cheese.
Here’s what I had:
the No Huevos Rancheros. I still think about it. Tofu, soy cheese, guacamole, black beans and a pile of vegetables atop corn tortillas. Amazing! You owe it to yourself to go there. For the record, though I may be the most hated vegan on the internet for saying this, I went to Real Food Daily for dinner that night and wished I was eating at Millie’s. I’m not going to say it’s because my food was bland. Or that it didn’t have
any enough salt. I’m just going to take the high road and not say those things.
*Jenny Lewis is a rumored vegetarian, ex-vegan. Here are some of her vegan recipes. You’re welcome.