Hello and happy Wednesday!
As mentioned, I traveled to Pasadena yesterday for my LASIK consultation later this morning. Alan and I had miscellaneous appointments yesterday, too, but we managed to also get some fun and good eats in.
For lunch, we went to the new location of Real Food Daily (RFD), a Los Angeles vegan eatery that is out of this world fantastic. In fact, this may just be my new favorite vegan restaurant if you can believe that. Coming in as a close second and third would probably be Blossoming Lotus in Portland, OR, and Shine Cafe in Morro Bay, CA. Oh my, and I have to squeeze Veggie Grill in there, too!
This location of RFD has only been open three months and the space has been completely refurbished from its former life as a burger joint (a true evolution, wouldn’t you say?).
Here are some shots of the site:
You better believe I honed in on the dessert case:
These looked particularly appealing:
Get it? Faux-less cupcake, like a vegan Hostess cupcake?
This one called my name, although I wasn’t sure at that point if I was going to have dessert:
Alan and I met some friends for lunch and took a lot of time perusing the extensive menu:
I really wanted a salad:
I eventually decided on the Fergalicious salad special:
It did not disappoint!
Alan had the Hunk of Burning Love:
Even though we were pretty full after eating these dishes, we decided to share a piece of that chocolate cake…we couldn’t resist! Here’s a close-up for your viewing pleasure; no calories for looking.
It has been a very long time since I have had chocolate, so this was a real treat:
After all of that food, we walked around the city to get some exercise and peruse some stores. I checked out Lush, the awesome vegan soap and cosmetic store:
I found some items that will definitely be going on my birthday wish list this year:
I couldn’t believe I had an appetite for dinner a few hours later, but I did and we ended up at Whole Foods market. Love this place!
I ended up with this box of veggie goodness:
It was a day of vegan adventures and fabulous, if not a bit decadent, vegan food yesterday. I hope you liked the photo tour. I’ll be back here on Friday with some healthy recipes for the next edition of Healthy Vegan Fridays!
Note: this post has been submitted to What I Ate Wednesdays.