Category: Vegetarian friendly

Orange: Anepalco

Anepalco is a modern Mexican restaurant located inside the ALO hotel in Orange.  It’s been about 2 years since I’ve eaten here, and I stopped by for lunch with my friend Eleni.  Their menu is quite extensive, but they have this one signature dish that blows away every […]

Irvine: Cava Grill (@cavagrill)

Cava Grill is a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern inspired restaurant located in Irvine, off Barranca and Culver, in the spot where Veggie Grill used to be. It’s in the same outdoor complex with many other popular places like Urban Plates, Doner G, Capital Noodles. Cava is a build-your-own […]

Kushari at Abu Terek in Cairo

Our trip is coming to a close.  We flew out of Luxor and headed back to Cairo. We were scheduled to stay one night in Cairo, but our flight back to LA was early, and we remembered how bad Cairo traffic was from the museum. My dad asked if […]

Palos Verdes: Yellow Vase 

Casual place at the bottom of Hawthorne and PV Drive South, beneath Admiral Risty. It’s a place where you order at the counter then find a seat. Menus are at the counter so if you don’t know what you want, you tie up the line at the counter. […]

Encino: Streets of India

A real neighborhood gem featuring Northern Indian cuisine, and also Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. The place is on the corner of Ventura and Libbit, located inside a medical/ office building. Park in the structure behind the building, and cut through the medical building lobby. We came here on […]

Newport Beach: TLT Food

TLT stands for “The Lime Truck”, and I’ve been a fan of The Lime Truck since the beginning, when chef Jason Quinn and co owner Daniel Shemtob ran the truck, and served up fresh, innovative food to the hungry food truck fans.  Now, each partner has gone a different […]

Santa Ana: Soltani Restaurant

Located just in the outskirts of downtown Santa Ana, off 1st and Oak in a dilapidated strip mall is this Persian restaurant. The parking lot is tiny and a bit cramped, so be prepared to either squeeze into a spot, or park off Oak Street. Having read other […]

Anaheim: Win Thai Cuisine

After a week of eating my way through Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, I was craving something non diner, non fried.  Thai food sounded fantastic! This place is located behind the Euclid car wash off Euclid and La Palma. It’s a tiny little place with about six booths […]