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Silverlake vegan??

miwine Aug 20, 2011 11:02 AM

Need to take a vegan to very good dinner in the Silverlake area. The more elegant the better. Thanks for the help.

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    sushigirlie Aug 20, 2011 06:52 PM

    I recommend Cru. Elf is another possibility, but it's not entirely vegan.

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      chinchi Aug 23, 2011 10:37 AM

      Second Elf.

      There's Sage Organic Vegan in Echo Park, but I have not tried it yet and do not know what the space is like.

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        will47 Aug 23, 2011 10:54 AM

        The atmosphere is nice (maybe not "elegant", but nice enough). I only went once for a full meal, and it was probably a month or two after they opened, but I was *not* impressed by the food.

        There is a "kind kreme' inside it, and that is Ok.

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      will47 Aug 20, 2011 10:39 PM

      Not much along the lines of what you're describing in Silver Lake or close by areas. If you can travel a bit further out, you could go to Providence (budget permitting), or Ammo (both Hollywood-ish), or Bashan or Palate in Glendale. None of these are vegan, but all can accommodate a vegan diner, assuming your guest is Ok with the food not being prepared in an all-vegetarian kitchen.

      3459 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

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        running pig Aug 21, 2011 12:08 AM

        Not elegant, but they have a full vegan menu: Gingergrass

        1. JackonCrack Aug 22, 2011 01:37 PM

          Mohawk Bend

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            burntwater Aug 22, 2011 02:01 PM

            if you do decide to go to Mowhawk Bend make reservations and ask to be seated in the back room.

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              will47 Aug 22, 2011 02:11 PM

              I like Mohawk Bend, but 'elegant' (even in the back room) doesn't seem like the best description for the place -- not even close. And because it opened so recently, it's still a bit of a zoo in there.

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                burntwater Aug 22, 2011 02:32 PM

                I totally agree not elegant, just saying if they decide on Mohawk get seated in the back.

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            will47 Aug 22, 2011 02:20 PM

            Barbrix has some vegan options; haven't been there in a while, but I found it loud and not as good a value as somewhere like AOC. But it is in Silver Lake.

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              carter Aug 22, 2011 08:19 PM

              Fatty's in Eagle Rock is not too far east, and it is in the process of reopening, with Charlie Puffer, former manager at Topline in Glendale, as proprietor, and the place must remain vegetarian, and mostly vegan.

              doing pop-up dining this coming weekend on friday, saturday and sunday.

              I'm not sure that the elegance factor is the operative term at Fatty's, however. but the wine list will be good !!!


              1625 Colorado Boulevard

              Los angeles 90041

              1. Servorg Aug 23, 2011 11:05 AM

                Less than 5 miles to Shojin on S Alameda...very good food and an elegant setting (for vegan food) as well.

                333 S Alameda St Ste 310, Los Angeles, CA 90013

                1. Vikzen Sep 21, 2011 09:48 AM

                  I love Elf, which is not fancy, but cozy and intimate. I've taken my vegan friend there three times and he loves it. So do I, though I go mostly for the vegetarian items. My favorites so far are the stuffed portobello mushroom entrée, and the chickpea flour crepe with spinach and cheese. Again, my very picky vegan friend loves it! And the people who work there are very nice; all in all, a great atmosphere.

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                    Servorg Sep 21, 2011 09:54 AM

                    Elf Cafe and Cru place links

                    Elf Cafe
                    2135 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

                    1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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