Pure Luck and Soul Vegetarian = Vegan Utopia

September 6, 2007 at 1:24 pm in Food & Drink

Soul Vegetarian in DCIt’s a damn good time to be vegan in Los Angeles, but non-vegans can join in on the fun as well. Last week I was in Washington DC and while looking up the address to one of my favorite vegan food chains in the country, Soul Vegetarian, I learned that they’ve just opened a location here in LA! This is amazing news, and while I haven’t been to the LA branch, I’ve been to the ones in Atlanta, Chicago and DC ones and they have all been amazing. (photo to the right is the feast I enjoyed in DC last week) No one does vegan soul food like them, and at least the Atlanta location has unstoppable vegan shakes. The LA one is over at 4067 W. Pico (corner of Norton) and I really can’t wait to go check it out.

Next up is what is quickly becoming my favorite new restaurant in all of LA. Pure Luck. It’s over at 707 N. Heliotrope Dr (at Melrose) – across the street from the Bicycle Kitchen and Scoops and next door to Orange 20 making that half a block section of the street one of the coolest places in all of LA. Fellow blogging.la author Lucinda Michele checked it out a few weeks ago and we’re blown away by everything we had. Don’t believe me? City Beat caught us on film stuffing our faces. Awesome. In fact iw as so good that last night I got off a plane from DC and was there eating within an hour. The staff is insanely friendly and the food will make you want to go back before you’ve even left. I can’t recommend the fried spring rolls and plantain tacos enough. In fact I want them right now. I’ve been there with meateaters who were equally impressed so do yourself a favor and check it out as soon as you can. Yum.

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