Could I be a vegan?

November 1, 2013 · 8 comments

I’ve been busy in LA and wanted to share a few pictures from my visit with all of you. I seriously could easily be a vegan if I lived out here. There are so many healthy places to eat that serve amazingly delicious food. Why doesn’t this exist in the rest of America!? 

I had lunch with my sister-in-law at Real Food Daily. I ordered a winter Ceasar salad made with butternut squash, kale, pepitas, avocado and chickpeas. It was amazing! Amy Smart sat next to us as well which was fun and kinda cool. It fulfilled my celeb sighting quota. I always see one while I’m out here. Last time it was my doppleganger Lucy from 7th Heaven. 

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I took a yoga class at Core Power on Wednesday afternoon. I needed a pick me and went to Pressed Juicery to buy a few bottles of green juice for the week. I also grabbed a mini to energize my workout. I took class with Nick and he was excellent. I really enjoyed his style and the sequences. It was really challenging and made me very sweaty. 

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Afterwards, I hit up Mendocino Farms for lunch. This was my 3rd visit to this CA based mini-chain and each time I love it more. I got the sophisticated chicken salad and was not disappointed. It came with prosciutto, chicken, roasted veggies, edamame, fresh mozzarella and toasted almonds. The dressing was a pesto basil vinaigrette and was a highlight. I said I *could* be a vegan, not that I was or wanted to be! :)

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At Real Food Daily, I had to take a picture of my sister-in-law’s meal as well. She ordered a seasonal special as well that was a vegan take on Thanksgiving dinner. She said it was delicious as well. 

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We split the sea cake for an appetizer and may be my favorite thing that I’ve tried out in LA yet. I may dream about it tonight. 

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Tonight, I took my nephews trick or treating. They little guys lasted a solid a 30 minutes but picked up their fair share of goodies. It was interesting to see how no one gives out the “healthy alternative” candy even in a state like California and neighborhood that has a Whole Foods in walking distance. 

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I enjoyed salad, 2 slices of veggie pizza and a few kit kats, clearly not pictures tonight. I wish I had taken a picture of the pizza though because it was worth the splurge. Clearly, I’m not becoming a vegan anytime soon… but I could be if I lived here. 

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1 Katy November 1, 2013 at 12:51 am

Wow that salad looks amazing!! I wish there were more healthy vegetarian options in Vancouver too that’s also affordable. I’m not vegetarian/vegan but I do like it occasionally.

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2 Runner Girl Eats November 1, 2013 at 6:19 am

Every once in a while I think I can be a vegan…then I remember sushi and give up those crazy thoughts ;)

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3 Jen November 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

this is not intended to be rude but you have grammatical errors in just about every post you do.

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4 Sarah November 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Oh my I love real food daily:) I am vegan thought lol! I live in San Diego and its pretty easy to be vegan here but LA is the spot for awesome healthy restaurants that’s for sure! They even have really good raw restaurants like M.A.K.E in Santa Monica!

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5 Cassie November 1, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I know all amount limited eating out options. We have 1 option 30 minutes away… and it’s just okay. I’m not vegan either but I go vegetarian a LOT especially when eating out, and I’m allergic to dairy which is almost vegan… just a few eggs away. :)

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6 Jon Ham November 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Wow, that all looks really good!

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7 Cassie November 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I really am between moving to LA & SF… every time I see such amazing healthy/vegan things in LA my heart just pulls there a little bit more…

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8 Lisa November 10, 2013 at 8:48 am

I always head to Urth Caffe and Cafe Gratitude when I’m in LA. There’s a lot of vegan food in San Francisco, but the restaurants in LA seem to be more creative, I have to say.

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