I have a few strong thoughts on Vegan cuisine.
Let me preface this with saying I actually try to behave in a somewhat Vegan manner for my at-home meals.
I don’t often keep cheese or milk in the house (except for recipes) and I’m too lazy to put forth effort into cooking actual meat so Morningstar meatless options offer an easy, microwavable solution.
Listen up Vegan restaurants! You have a vast vegetable and herbal world at your disposal. Don’t skimp on the good stuff!
The few times I’ve visited a Vegan establishment, I assume that these timid folks are scared of spices, herbs and jalapenos.
Spice that sh*t up!
Flore is one of the dozen or so Vegetarian/Vegan establishments in crunchy old Silverlake.
The interior has a thrift store vibe and the whole scene is obviously very laid back.
One problem I have with certain meat substitutes is they don’t retain heat for very long. So, smothering them in cold sauces can prove problematic.
My Tempeh Ruben was very tasty but the tempeh grew cold so quickly, I began to lose interest. Like watching a Cricket match.
The B.L.T.A was the best entree ordered, the tempeh bacon was perfectly prepared and it didn’t matter if it was cold.
The Burrito Flore needed something. Something spicy! It should have already been inside the tortilla instead of the blandness being remedied by a hot sauce request.
We finished off with an amazing complimentary cupcake. I’ve never tasted such unusually scrumptious frosting before, what was in there?? Find out and get back to me.
Sorry Barnacle and Whale, I know I promised I would be kind. I made up for my hasty, amateur comments with my unadulterated praise of the cupcake. I hope that’s enough for you.
Oh, and I capitalized Vegan during the entire post, as if it were a religion.
3818 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026