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Monday, August 6, 2012

Saturday EAT-DAY: Los Angeles Edition!

Spent the weekend up in Los Angeles eating one of my favorite places and also trying new ones. Went to True Food Kitchen and decided to try everything different on the menu, with the exception of the Weekend Warrior Smoothie. Everything came out so tasty and just so well executed. Ava even got to try a little bit of the sweet potato hash! But from the picture, looks like she is diggin the Johnny Quinoa Cake (basically blueberrypancakes with red quinoa in the batter topped with greek yogurt and fresh blueberries).
Kale, apple juice, ginger, and some other healthy stuff.

Juicy burger and the whole wheat flax bun was a bonus!

Refreshing and doesn't taste bitter at all!

Scramble loaded with veggies served on top of a bed of sweet potato hash.

I love the thinness of this johnny cake and the crunch from the red quinoa.

Ava says, "ME WANT, ME WANT!!"
 After True Food Kitchen, we headed out to the Los Angeles Farmer's Market at Third and Fairfax. Lots of small eateries to try and little shops to buy things from. In addition, The Grove shopping plaza is literally right next to the Farmer's Market!! Double shop time!

Famous farmer's market in Los Angeles
Mendocino Farms, you are so awesome!!! I've read about their Kurobuta Banh Mi Sandwich (Kurabota is basically pork belly and banh mi is a Vietnamese French sub usually with pickled carrots and radishes topped with fresh cilantro and jalapeno). So the Kurobuta Banh Mi is Mendocino Farm's take on the real Banh Mi. What makes this one different? Instead of french bread they use a thin ciabatta bread and they press it in some kind of panini press. I'll have to admit, this totally beats out a regular banh mi sandwich. I'd say this is up there with burrata cheese (my other love).
Conveniently next to the Farmer's Market! Eater's paradise!
Yummmmy menu!

Great tasting Po Boy, only wished the french roll was toasted :/

 After being in heaven with the Kurobuta Banh Mi, we headed back to the farmer's market to try something in order to validate our parking. My mom saw this cute little coffee/pastry shop that had nice cute little desserts. The place Short Cake made such a pretty latte.


It was such a great day in Los Angeles, granted it was a little on the hotter side but nonetheless it was fun eating and going to new places. Hopefully next weekend I'll be back for some more fun!

True Food Kitchen
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 593-8300

Mendocino Farms
175 S. Fairfax Ave Suite B
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-4261

Short Cake
6333 W. 3rd St. Stall #316
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 761-7976

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