Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cheap Vegan Eats, Hollywood

It feels great to be back in So Cal! Yesterday, we rented bikes and cruised Venice Beach.

I wanted to check out the new vegan restaurant, Seed, but my family expired before I could find it. Next time. Anybody eaten there? But I have nothing to complain about, the food so far has been delicious and priced just right! Here's an unofficial guide to eating cheap in and around Hollywood!



I have been known to rave once or twice about the soul food served up at the Hollywood Farmer's Market Sunday mornings at Selma & Vine by A Taste of Life. As usual, Art and I shared the soul food dinner combo with kale, black-eyed peas, vegan pot roast and macaroni and cheeze. comes with cornbread. $12 -- For the price, you can't do better than this if you don't mind sitting on the sidewalk.



This is a new favorite routine of mine:

Go to How's Market, NoHo. Order tofu skewers from the service deli. Check the deli case, and if you're lucky, there will be inari sushi (basically rice inside tofu pouches). Go to the coffee counter and score yourself a Peet's Coffee. Settle at a table in front of the TV and enjoy the newspaper left behind. -- less than $10



I've been dying to try Vicious Dogs since Art discovered it and wrote his guest post.

The owner's name is Willy, and he boasts 4 varieties of vegan dogs. He magically transforms Yves hot dogs into something that looks like this (minus the giant bite). Mine had grilled onions & peppers, sweet & sour sauce, and chopped tomatoes for only $3.99



Abi enjoyed hers plain with ketchup. We sat out front watching the cranes across the street build a new theatre.

All is good here in California! We're looking forward to more adventures including Thanksgiving with family. Hope yours is full of happiness.

XO

15 comments:

quarrygirl said...

seed is absolutely great! i tried it the weekend they opened and can't wait to go back. i reviewed it here:
http://www.quarrygirl.com/2008/11/10/seed-vegan-venice/

i also LOVE a taste of life. i'm so glad they opened a store on fountain so i can eat soul food whenever i want! :D

VeggieGirl said...

Great eats!!


Sooo glad that all is well!! Wishing you an early happy Thanksgiving, Vicki!! :-)

Theresa said...

Everything looks so yummy! Have a great thanksgiving!

aTxVegn said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Vicki!

Paulina said...

You're so lucky to live in California where you have an abundance of vegetarian restaurants! I never got to take advantage of all the veg options because I went vegan right after my family and I moved here to Texas from L.A.

Jackie said...

The weather really looks mild there being winter. Lots of great food there I see.

What cute Dessert Turkeys, such fun to make and so nice to eat I am sure.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Carrie™ said...

I'm so envious of the abundance of veg food available on the west coast. I've really gotta go there. I love the shot of Abi and her dog. Too cute!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Candi said...

wow u got awesome vegan restos jealous!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Aw, how I miss Cali already. Was there for 2 months this summer and with our first snow falling today I'm ready to return. It was nice to see the sunny pics in your post!

Candice said...

Just found your blog. I'm not vegan, but I am vegetarian and love vegan recipes!

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Justin Fox Burks said...

yup that looks good. love your blog. i'm adding you to my roll

HayMarket8 said...

Great! That kid is tearing that food up!

The Veggie Guy said...

Wow, everything looks so delicious. And... choices! You...have...choices! :-)

Great blog, BTW. I've added you to my blogroll.

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