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More Sun More Cafe

dessert - dinner - gluten free - restaurant - salads - sandwich - vegan

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.

SunCafe Organic on Urbanspoon

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Blue C Sushi

dessert - dinner - restaurant - vegetarian

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.

Blue C Sushi on Urbanspoon

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Greenlite Meals

breakfast - dinner - product review - vegan

Abe and I have been going through the Greenlite Meals and here are some of our thoughts. The entrees are tasty, but definitely require additional seasoning. The Southwest Salad got sprinkled with Maldon Sea Salt

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Maple Orange Tofu/Quinoa/Veggies were doused in Soy Sauce and Sriracha…

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…and the Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal was drizzled with Liquid Stevia.

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In general, the veggies taste like other frozen veggies, which is to say – fine, but not as good as fresh ones.  And sometimes, things went awry.  This, for example, was their BBQ Nut Loaf which disintegrated in the microwave, so I spooned it on Kings Hawaiian Rolls and called them “Vegan Sloppy Joes.”

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Products worth a try – Fruit Bars, Raw Fruit and Nut Balls

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…and the Carrot Cake Smoothie, which was ginormous.

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The only two truly disappointing things have been their protein cookie (tasted like a mushy, bland protein bar from the early 90’s) and this granola. It’s so crumbly you can’t snack on it alone (like I’ve been doing with La Brea Bakery’s version) – I added it to an almost-empty PB jar with cottage cheese and detected a slightly burnt flavor.

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In general, I would avoid ordering the snacks like raw almonds/trail mix since you can just buy those on your own for a lot less.  Greenlite Meals would be a good option for someone who’s vegan and doesn’t have the time to meal plan/cook – and also for those watching their sodium/sugar intake.