Monday, March 21, 2011

Restaurant Review: Green Leaves Vegan

We love real food. For us, this can be a challenge when we are out on the road. Being on the road means eating simply by grabbing some fresh fruits at a local market, packing easy foods that can be heated up easily on our portable burner, and a whole lot of chips and hummus. Or chips and salsa. Or chips get the picture. We were happy while in the Los Angeles area recently to find that there are a TON of places to eat there for vegan vegetarians. Quite a change from recent trips where it was really hard to find a decent place to eat. Well, we still have to narrow it down to a select few because of our food allergens. But I just want to tell you about one place that we went back to a second time because we could eat there and actually enjoy the food. Check this place out if you're in the area. We visited the Los Feliz restaurant where it was a relaxed atmosphere and the servers are most hospitable. The menu is a mix of American traditional and Thai. You can find gluten-free pancakes served anytime of the day with Earth Balance butter and real maple syrup, hash brown potatoes, tofu served a bunch of ways, rice and noodle dishes. We had the fried rice--most delicious! They use a black rice in all the rice dishes. They're specialty is the Rock 'n Roll Noodles. Rice noodles with stir-fry veggies and a signature sauce. They have lots on their menu, so you may just want to go and visit next time you're in the area. Sorry we didn't get pictures of our meals. By the time we thought about the camera, most of the food was gone! I do have to mention that it's not the absolute healthiest kind of food, more like vegan homestyle food--comfort food. We don't eat like this all the time, but we sure do enjoy it once in a while!!

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