Nature’s Perfect Food

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Samosas just might be nature’s most perfect food. I was reminded of that tonight as Sean and I did our regular delivery order from Electric Lotus. Let’s face it, Los Angeles is not the most food delivery friendly city in the U.S. but damn am I a lucky girl to call up EL and in less than 45 minutes have some delicious indian food arrive at my doorstep. And the samosas were good – but don’t even get me started about the Aloo Broccoli…seriously, it’s….so…good.

Some people may have their favorites (and I’m sure they’re going to feel free to put them in the comments) but I love Electric Lotus’ food. Never had anything but fabulousness from there.

And did I mention that they deliver?

10 Replies to “Nature’s Perfect Food”

  1. That looks and sounds good enough to make me forget the last time I ate at EL and pulled a 12-inch long strand of black hair out of whatever food I had just forked into my piehole. And the fact that they deliver is a cool loophole around me vowing never to set foot in the place again.

  2. Argh! I am SO not a fan of Electric Lotus. In fact, I get sick of hearing folks rave about it. The people who own E.L. also happen to own an unhip place called India’s Grill on San Vicente near the Bev Cen — IMHO *the* best Indian restaurant between Hollywood and Santa Monica! It’s been there for about 14 years.

    Nothing personal, this is just a tirade that I go off on every now and then. Zagat ignored my write-in mention of India’s Grill which pissed me off but that’s to be expected of Zagat. Fortunately some chowhounds speak highly of this place. I’ve also taken friends there, who without fail acknowledge that the offerings at I.G. are vastly better than E.L. But b/c E.L. fills a neighborhood niche and is groovier it always gets mad props.

    India’s Grill isn’t the hippest scene and yeah, it’s in a crap location in that hellish intersection. Plus I used to live in Los Feliz so understand the convenience factor. But the food (which is what I’m after) at I.G. is amazing, full of complex flavors, fresh ginger, mind-blowingly robust spice mixes. None of the flat curries and bland tofu crap at E.L. to be found at I.G., thank god.

    Even the management at I.G. told me that they know the food is superior to E.L. They don’t bother to change it and bring it up to I.G. standards, however, b/c the place is so popular and if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. True story!!!

    OK, rant over.

    India’s Grill
    428 South San Vicente Boulevard
    Los Angeles 90048-4108
    310.659.3903

  3. i agree with that last post. I have had some seriously seriously bad food from EL. we’ve also taken a liking to india sweets on los feliz in atwater. their samosas are excellent and if you dont mind the slightly cafeteria atmosphere the food is excellent. and incredibly cheap

  4. Fucking crap – I knew that this would happen. This isn’t a post on LA’s best Indian food. I like EL and their samosas and what not and dammit I’m still going to eat there.

    Other places are great too so thanks for the comments!

  5. Like I said, this issue touches a freak nerve and I have a weird compulsion to blabber on about why India’s Grill is better than Electric Lotus. Sadly, this isnít the first time itís happened. So, I ask for your forgiveness and understanding…and that you try Indiaís Grill!

  6. What I want to know is why the good Indian people are naming their dishes after deceased dictatorial Nicarguan leaders… or is that Somoza? Damn you Hooked On Phonics! Damn yooooou!!!

  7. Wow, Electric Lotus starts about as many arguments as Macs vs. PCs. What is it with that place?

    And for the record, nature’s perfect food is honey. ;)

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