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Sep 24, 2007 03:22 PM

Mock Meats in LA?

Hey, does anyone know of some places to get convincing / tasty mock meats in greater LA? Things like the seitan salads at Real Food Daily aren't quite it, I'm trying to find places that openly imitate chicken, steak, et al. while also being vegetarian. Some Chinese places seem to be pretty good with this, are there any more out there in other styles?

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      1. Vegetable Delight in the SFV!

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        1. re: Diana

          Yum! I need to go there soon...

        2. Vegan Plate, which features both Thai and American dishes, has really tasty fake-chicken (it is really weird for me to even put the words tasty and fake in the same sentence) and they make their fake shrimp arched and colored in the manner of an actual shrimp.

          Vegan Plate
          11943 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

          1. There's Madeline Bistro, Mao's Chinese Kitchen, Native Foods...

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            1. re: Emme

              Does Madeline's do fake meat dishes? I mean, I know they do vegetarian, but do they do dishes in which the tofu or sietan is pretend meat, like orange crispy mock chicken and such?

              1. re: Diana

                Yes. I just went there on Sunday for a family brunch. "Two no-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese..."

                It's completely vegan -- the "cheese" is made in-house from cashews. They also have "chicken" sandwiches which honestly taste exactly like chicken, but are made from seitan. The tempeh bacon by itself isn't very good but it works when "with" stuff.

                1. re: Das Ubergeek

                  Ahhh, can't eat that raw food nut stuff due to allergies