Café Gratitude


A Bay Area health food slinger is now serving its good-for-you goods on Larchmont. It must be a match—the sunny patio and airy dining room are bursting with diners. While the raw and cooked vegan delights are tasty and in some cases even soulful, our stomach churns at ordering dishes named “I Am Fulfilled,” “I Am Nourished,” and “I Am Transformed.” What’s so fulfilling? A mega salad with greens, avocado, flax chips, and teriyaki almonds. Nourishment comes from a raw sandwich with almond pâté and veggies on a supremely delicious sprouted curry bread. We’re not sure about the transformative power of tacos with black beans and cashew nut cheese on handmade corn tortillas, but we enjoyed them. Even yogis need to let loose, and there are wines and beers to help the cause. // 639 N. Larchmont Blvd. (323-580-6383 or L-D daily. Beer and wine. Health Food  $ 

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