Cafe Gratitude (Vegan, Vegetarian)
300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
“Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. They have created a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet. They practice business through a term they call “Sacred Commerce”, where they provide inspired service, honest and transparent communication, and express gratitude for the richness of our lives.”
(DINE LA 2016 LUNCH MENU – Choose 2 items for $15)
(Celebrating – Two Collard Spring Rolls)
The Spring Rolls were really interesting because they were wrapped in collard. To me it was a little hard to eat just because it was hard… jam packed with veggies and a little too big for my mouth. I wasn’t a big fan for the almond dipping sauce personally, but instead really fell in love with the sesame wasabi sauce. Overall the “Celebrating” tasted OKAY… I’m not sure if I would really get it again.. it was a little bland.
(Honest – Gluten-Free Tempeh Reuben Sandwich)
I absoluetly loved this sandwich! The colors really made the dish beautiful to look at. Im not sure what part of the sandwich it was but there was pieces that looked a lot like chicken slices, but it was made of veggies. Which I thought was super cool. (First time trying VEGAN food.) The flavors were nicely matched from tangy sauerkraut to creamy cashew which I really really enjoyed.
(Cute individual To-go boxes.)
The exterior, interior of the entire restaurant was light, crisp and beautiful. I loved the “gratitude” theme and also the quotes on the plates of your dishes. The ascetics of the restaurant was lovely, good for taking pictures, very modern contemporary. The servers were polite and very informative on helping me choose my first vegan experience and took the time to explain the food properly which made my experience there more enjoyable because of their enthusiasm in their food. Will definitely be back to try some more items on their menu!