Power Pancake Lunch

June 13, 2011

in gluten free, restaurant, salads, vegan

My schedule this week is getting bonkers!!! I spent all morning cleaning, then hopped in the car and drove to the Valley for a lunch meeting at Hugo’s

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I’ve been to the West Hollywood restaurant a few times, but this was my first time at the Studio City location

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It was also my first time eating there when they actually serve their famous pancakes (before 4pm)

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My dining companion Jennifer is gluten-free, and we decided to share:

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When we couldn’t decide between all the pancake options, the waiter told us we could split the order!

Both were STELLAR – thick, fluffy, moist, and full of flavor. This was the roasted pineapple coconut…

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…we both preferred the Almond Energy one a little bit more:

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(Next time, I’m going to try the Pumpkin!)

We also shared a large order of the Beet Quinoa Salad – I had my half without Gorgonzola Cheese so they brought it out on the side

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This was an amazing dish as well – sweet cooked beets, scallions, and fresh herbs tossed with walnuts in a sherry vinaigrette. The finely chopped veggies made all the difference!

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I believe everything I ate was vegan too? (Speaking of which, don’t forget to enter the Brody’s Bakery Cupcake Giveaway!!!)

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{ 9 comments }

1 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Oh pancakes…how I love thee! Those look killer!

2 Julie (A Case of the Runs) June 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Well, vegan depending on what was in those pancakes… usually there is egg, or some kind of dairy in them (e.g., buttermilk)????

3 Andrea@WellnessNotes June 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

The beet/quinoa salad sounds amazing. I think I’ll have to make a version of it soon!

4 Lauren June 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I was just watching Entourage this morning and they kept saying The Valley. I was wondering what that meant but now I don’t even care. All I know is I want to go there and eat those pancakes! :)

5 Pure2raw twins June 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

omg, I want to come eat gluten free pancakes with you, these look great

6 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 14, 2011 at 6:05 am

It’s such a tragedy that places don’t sell pancakes at night. I always want them for dinner, not breakfast or lunch!!

7 Nami June 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Oh the pancakes looks so good! I have never tried quinoa, but it’s on my list to try! I love beets so that must be a good combination!

8 jenn (way of the wong) June 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I love Hugo’s! Their pozole and their very green casserole are AMAZING!

9 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 16, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I would get it without the cheese too … I hate blue cheese!

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