Have you seen that meme that goes a little something like this:
"*eats a salad one time* I am honestly the most pure being on this earth. I can feel the toxins escaping my body right in this moment. health is a lifestyle."
Or better yet, all the vegan jokes going around social media for the past... idk, decade?
I like this one:
*someone starts having a heart attack*
person: is anyone here a doctor?
vegan: I'm a vegan.
I know why.
Because you go to a place like Café Gratitude,
eat the most amazing vegan dishes,
and feel pure af.
I'm a carnivore, by the way.
Did I mention that?
So when I got invited to a media dinner at the newly opened Café Gratitude,
I was like... wait.. so no meat?
Okay. But what if I don't like it?
Well. I went. I tasted. And I LOVED it.
The charismatic head chef Dreux Ellis brought out dish after dish of raw, delicious goodness.
I am abundant.
I am flourishing.
I am transformed!
All dishes are always plant-based and 100% organic.
I'm talking even the spices.
It's pretty incredible, and, no pun intended,
it's truly food for thought.
|I am celebrating - two collard spring rolls, daikon and wakame filling, carrots, sunflower sprouts, avocado, Japanese pickled vegetables, wasabi and thai almond dipping sauces|
|I am flourishing - braised asparagus arancine, arborio rice, braised asparagus, cashew mozzarella, gremolata, basil hempseed pesto oil, arugula.|
|I am dynamic - yam cauliflower chaat, two whole wheat samosas, roasted garnet yam and cauliflower filling, kale, chana masala, tomato, housemate beagle gram masala, coconut mint chutney, spicy tomato jam|
|Owner Ryland Engelhart sharing with us the story behind the restaurant. So inspiring!|
Really makes you think... is the glass half empty or half full?
|I am bountiful - quinoa pasta, braised cherry tomatoes, roasted marinated eggplant, green olives, capers, raisins, brazil nut parmesan, wild arugula, fresh basil. This was AMAZING!|
|BEST LEMONADE I'VE EVER TRIED: elevated - rose water lemonade|
|I am warm-hearted - grilled polenta, braised summer squash, sautéed kale, roasted tomatillo sauce, salsa verde, cashed queso fresco, spicy pipits, chopped scallions, cilantro|
|Dreux Ellis presenting us with more delicious goodness! I swear, by the time this course came around, I could barely breathe, but it was sooo good!|
|And dessert! Explain how they made raw food taste like key lime pie? Avocados?|
1980 Kettner Blvd.
Little Italy, CA 92101