I don’t know what happened once I touched down, but my appetite certainly picked up once here and not in the way I was hoping. LA is noted for being one of the top food cities in America. I just knew that being here would transform my 75% semi-vegetarian/vegan self into 100% clean-eating. Nope! I actually regressed.
LA is not Vegan!
A friend of mine, who is actually a true LA native (which you won’t find that often), suggested I do a food blog. That eating stretch between the end of August through October were off the chain. I feel my discipline kicking in as my necessity for eating everywhere with an ambitious title or menu is slowly fading, I think. However, if I were to do a timeline or food diary it would look something like the following (please don’t judge me):
Day 1 my friend Kelly treated me to lunch at the world-famous Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles
I should have known better!
Day 1 also included dinner at Katsuya Hollywood (Their creamy rock shrimp is bomb!) spoken like a true Los Angeleno, lol
Dear Sushi lovers – the Creamy Rock Shrimp Rolls, yum!
It wasn’t 2 am, but I still got the Fatburger like Ice Cube!
Inn-N-Out Burger – I don’t want to talk about how many times I’ve stopped here.
Bludso’s BBQ in Compton – my friend brought me here. Bludso’s was also voted the best BBQ spot in LA for Steve Harvey’s Hoodie Award. It was good, but this location was out of a lot of stuff I wanted when I went – don’t go late in the day!
Uncle Andre’s was suggested to me by a co-worker. He described it as the best BBQ in the Valley (San Fernando, that is). This is probably my top pick in terms of BBQ
I was driving down the street and saw this sign. The food and service is really nice here. It’s actually one of my favorite spots to visit. In just under 90 days, I’ve stopped in 3-4 times.
fried cod fish fritters at Coley’s!
why not sharpen up on my Patois while I eat!
On a hunt for incense, I went to Little Ethiopia and the gift and market shop I visited was also Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant – why not? take a moment to enjoy my fave – veggies and injera!
Ooh baby I like it raw! This place had been on my radar, it just looks and sounds inviting.
It was. It’s a nice low-key spot to enjoy a glass of wine, read, bask in the glory of fair weather, and the food was really delicious. I had the Fiesta Burger (a seasoned raw patty made from sunflower seed, sun-dried tomato, and mushroom) with raw pita chips and hummus!
Sometimes when I leave work, the Churro Man has set up shop on our parking lot and for with 1 churro at $1.75 or 3/$3 you can get your sweet “fix”
yes, there is usually a line
Just go! There’s plenty to see, buy, and eat for all food types!
The sign lured me in. It’s across the street from Coley’s, but I wasn’t as impressed as a first-timer.
I don’t even remember what I ate, but they have a nice menu and it was really good.
Any place called “the habit” stay away from. It’s very good and there’s plenty of them.
Thai cuisine at Summer Canteen in Toluca Lake
I had either the Pad See Ew with chicken from Krua Thai Restaurant in North Hollywood