Where oh where did my Wednesday go? How is it almost 7pm already?!?
Started off the morning seeing my shrinky dink, and ate a Lighter Living Probiotic Bar on the way
This was the Lemon Poppyseed flavor; don’t worry – I wasn’t snapping pix and driving at the same time. All staged.
Stopped by the 99-cent store on the drive back to fill up my after-meal candy stash…
Picked up Abe and we drove BACK into West Hollywood for lunch, courtesy of Kevin Boylan, one of the Veggie Grill owners.
If you’ve been reading T.A.D. for a while, you know I LOVE the Veggie Grill. When I first began blogging about it, I had to drive to the O.C. (where it originated) for my fix (read my other post about the Irvine Spectrum Center location here). Now they have one in Los Angeles, and I even hosted my first blogger meetup there!
I almost always order the All Hail Kale salad with Tempeh (truly stellar) but decided on some new things today.
The Chop-Chop Chef, in honor of my friend Diana’s site, “Is It Chopped?”
And for my BVSLA list, the Sante Fe Crispy Chickin’ Sandwich (which had been recommended to me by numerous readers to try)
Our free lunch (!!!) also came with a free beverage, so I got some Unsweetened Black Tea.
They’re all caffeinated, unfortunately – I mixed half the glass with water.
Veggie Grill is vegetarian fast food at its finest – aside from being housed in a clean, modern environment…
…the stuff comes out really quickly – and by golly it’s good!
We ordered the mac n’ cheese with the sandwich (usually $2.25 extra)
It’s made of brown rice macaroni, vegan cheese, and toasted garlic bread crumbs.
Our gorgeous salad, perfectly dressed with chipotle ranch -
I got to work dividing…
The salad was tasty, but I still prefer the All Hail Kale. I think romaine is a pretty boring lettuce, in general, and the leaves could’ve been a little more finely chopped.
The sandwich, however…
…is most definitely on the BVSLA list. Crispy but not greasy, moist and flavorful – skeptical carnivores need to order this. I don’t know if it’s really a sandwich or a “chicken burger” but I don’t care. It’s on the list.
The mac n’ cheese was awesome as well – creamy, gooey, smooth, and I can’t believe it’s vegan!!!
I ate half the pasta and cleared my plate.
Me and my Sugar Daddies
Thank you so much, Kevin, not only for treating us to lunch, but also for doing what you do – bringing affordable, healthy, cruelty-free, and seriously delicious food in a fun, fast, and interesting way. Please expand WORLDWIDE!!! If you’re in Southern California, make sure to follow Veggie Grill on twitter and facebook for contests that could score YOU a free lunch as well.
And, while you’re on facebook, would you “like” my new fan page, please?
As if you needed another reason to go, the Los Angeles Veggie Grill is next door to a Trader Joe’s, and just downstairs from the Sunset 5, where my movie “The People I’ve Slept With” will be opening on the 27th. There, they also have screenings of the best worst movie I blogged about, “The Room.”
Catch a flick, then get that All Hail Kale and Sante Fe Crispy Chickin’ Sandwich!!! That’s an order!