Latin-Asian fusion yummyness! Zengo has all the best stuff from the east and west packed into each delicious dish. Brain child of famed restaurant owner-chef Richard Sandoval, Zengo is a great place to have a nice dinner, or even a quick lunch before you get onto a train from Grand Central. The best part, they have a separate gluten free and vegetarian menu! Read more
With numerous accolades to it’s name, this place needs no description, but I would like for it to be on my blog. The food at Sarabeth’s (Central Park) definitely stands as testament to the magic of founder, Sarabeth Levine – even for vegetarians! This is a great place to stop by for lunch or brunch to make any day in nyc, a good day in nyc. Sarabeth’s is the the physical manifestation of the American dream. With a humble beginning of selling orange marmalade, Levine now has a bakery, numerous restaurants and a flourishing Jam business (source:http://www.sarabeth.com/About-Us_ep_7.html). More food for us! Read more
If you have been to any Nobu ever, you know it’s going to be fantastic. Their food is always impeccable and delicious. Pair that with a delicious bottle of Sake or a brunch cocktail and it’s going to be a meal to remember. Add to that the stunning Malibu coastline with the beautiful Californian sun, and there’s a meal you will never forget!
You wouldn’t necessarily think to eat Thai food when in LA, but don’t mind if you do, cause you can easily stop by Emporium Thai for some great Thai food. The Emporium’s menu has a very interesting spice scale, you can order foods with varying spice specifications of 1-10 (10 being teary eyes). We stuck to a lower mid spice range of 3/4 and we had a very good meal. Read more
Best midnight snack in LA. Best midnight snack. Best Snack. Best!
If you are ever in the Westwood area, do not leave without a falafel sandwich from Bella Pita. Or feel regret for the rest of your life. I had it thrice on my trip to LA and I still crave it! Bella Pita is a typical small falafel joint, with a salad bar for you to stuff your sandwich, but what makes this place unforgettable our delicious sauces that they have with it. It puts all other falafel shops to shame. That Harissa sauce had me licking my fingers. Read more
If you go to LA, you’ll find a ton of all things organic, vegan, vegetarian and healthy, Urth Caffe is all of that and much more. With multiple outlets (and for good reason), Urth Caffe is selling, delicious, clean, and moral food and beverages to locals and tourists across California. The food tastes as good as it looks and sounds. Great food in a cosy, home like setting, is a perfect meal to me. They have walls lined with delicious organic coffees and teas from across the world. So even if you don’t have time for a bite, grab a cup o’joe and head on, but make sure you make the pit stop.
Are you a huge fan of garlic? Do you just not care how much your breath will stink after eating lots of garlic? (And hey, what are mints and gum for right?) If the answer to these questions is a yes, then there’s a restaurant you must eat at in Los Angeles, The Stinking Rose – a garlic restaurant! Every dish served in this restaurant is garlic based. Yum! This might not be the best place for a date though, if you know what I mean.
The Stinking Rose is an Italian restaurant with its own flair. When you walk in, you will feel like you’ve walked into a circus. Tables are set up with curtains and decor is pleasantly chaotic. LA is known for its crazies and this is just one of the many that fit right into this star studded city. Read more
A small easy to miss restaurant in the west village, with cute outdoor seating and a nice warm interior with a stunning sky light, Sotto 13 is a cross between your grandma’s kitchen and modern dining. A nice place for any meal of the day, but a fantastic place for a boozy brunch. They have a DIY (do-it-yourself) Prosecco brunch paired with some great food, that will leave you very happy.Â Read more
All vegetarian and vegan sushi bar? hell yes! Beyond Sushi is for all the sushi lovers out there that have been to so many Japanese restaurants and requested, begged and pleaded for vegetarian rolls. With 2 outposts in New York City, this place is not to be missed. They make interesting concoctions with mangoes, kiwi, micro greens, tofu, black rice and much more.
Small and unassuming, Beyond Sushi has a wide open vegetable bar where you can watch your sushi being carefully crafted. They have a small seating space, so you may have to take your sushi to-go, but thats not such a bad thing in New York. They even sell their delicious black rice in jars, I couldn’t stop myself from buying one cause it tasted so good in their sushi. All the rolls are super flavorful and avant-garde, I would suggest you forget the traditional avocado-cucumbers and go all out on the ‘Spicy Mang’. Read more