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Vegan Sunday Brunch

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I’ve visited Crossroads several times for lunch, but my favorite vegetarian has never been.  We wound up going twice last week – on Thursday night with Mark/Jen/Franny/Finn

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…and again for Sunday brunch.
DSCN6064 The food is definitely more photogenic this time of day (I posted dinner pix from their new fall menu on all my social media pages).

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Tofu, Kale, Mushroom “Bacon,” Almond Ricotta stuffed into a Vegan Croissant – served with a creamy Truffle Sauce…

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…”Chicken” and waffles…

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…made from Gardein, and UN-FUCKING BELIEVABLE.  Pardon my French, but it was the moistest, most succulent piece of poultry (that wasn’t).

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My buddy Eddie agreed – if you’ve heard our podcast interview, you know he’s a hardcore carnivore.   He and Stephanie were at the table behind us – I photographed their Vegan Benedict, but didn’t have any.

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We ordered dessert, too – coming soon in a separate post!

This meal was hosted.  Visit Crossroads’ official site for more information, or follow them on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook.

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More Sun More Cafe

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SunCafe Organic is one of my favorite vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.  They moved, but just up the street…

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…to a bigger space with valet parking (free if you’re picking up for takeout)…

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…and a patio.

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Dogs welcome!

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My favorite vegetarian was my date, of course.

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I didn’t have any of the alcoholic stuff…

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…but did partake of Grapefruit Sage Kombucha on tap.

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(Abe was quite pleased with the craft beers and specialty cocktails.)

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Here’s what we ate!

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Raw pizza (above) on a Gluten-Free Rice Flour Crust and Sun Nachos on baked blue corn chips (they’ve also got raw ones)…

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…The Kale Colossus…

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…which included bananas!

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Naners made an additional appearance in this stellar Tahitian Vanilla Shake…

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…served with a piping hot, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie.

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All the food was, as usual, wonderful and plentiful!  We wound up taking our entrees home as leftovers…

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…Raw Pad Thai (above) made from Golden Beet Noodles, and the Sun Burger on a Fluffy Whole Wheat Bun.

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This meal was hosted.  Check out the full menu at the SunCafe Organic Website; follow them on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.

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Blue C Sushi

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I’m at The Arclight several times a month – and have been thrilled to watch the culinary scene expand over the years. All my favorites are within walking distance – Veggie Grill, Stella Barra, Umami Burger, Shophouse – and now Blue C Sushi!

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We sat inside by the conveyer belt

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…which gave us a lovely view of The Dome

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…and a perfect place to get grabby (Abe lost a piece there).

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Everything on the sushi train is priced according to plate colors…

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…and clearly labeled raw/cooked/vegan/gluten-free/etc.

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You can also customize some house specials (like the Tuna BLT, above). I ordered the “Loaded Baked Potato” sans caviar/bacon/bonito so Abe could share it…

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…along with some seafood for myself – an incredible seared white fish in hot oil, with ginger, garlic, and citrus soy.

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The rest, we helped ourselves to, and it was ALL vegetarian!

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Crispy tofu roll (above) and Seaweed Salad…

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…Tamago…

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…Vegetable Tempura with green bean, yam, zucchini, onion…

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…cucumber…

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…Sesame Noodles with Daikon…

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…Spinach Gomae…

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…V-8 Roll – with Gobo Root, Pico de Gallo, and Chili Sauce…

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…Edamame Puree (sorta like my Edamammus!)…

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…and Tofu with Chili Sauce.

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Everything was really tasty (Abe was seriously in veggie heaven) but I was astounded at how good dessert (also self-serve) wound up being.

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Super fresh fruit + a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie…

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…plus the softest, moistest (<—apologies to those who hate the word) Vanilla Cupcake.

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Thanks so much to the Blue C Sushi team for treating us to a feast! We’ll definitely be back for many movie/dinner date nights.

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