Green Leaves Vegan, a restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine, has two Los Angeles locations—one in Los Feliz and one in West Hollywood. The menu is surprisingly eclectic, and you can choose from a plethora of options from gluten-free pancakes with bananas and berries to a “chicken dinner” made with soy chicken fried in kamut flour and served with rice and veggies. They have a number of stir-fry, noodle and curry dishes, if you’re craving authentic Thai food, but there are limitless options for every appetite—and everything is 100% vegan. The menu is long and full of soy and cashew cheeses, soy or seitan (a meat-substitute made from wheat gluten) proteins, lentil loaves and an array of vegetables. The décor has no focus: guitars sporadically line the yellow walls and there is a randomly placed television airing sporting events (this is the case at both locations). But the staff is friendly and the food is delicious and affordable. Check them out at www.glvegan.com.
June 11, 2010