Ok , we had to show off some of the food at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles. It truly became our favourite restaurant ever. We went three times!
Below is a couple of their Brunch items. We shared the French toast with berry compote and the Crossroads benedict which consisted of a flatbread round topped with a chickpea panisse, kale and hollandaise sauce… It was amazing!
For the evening meals we shared the crab cakes which were surprisingly tasty, of course they were vegan so did not taste fishy but they got the look right! The inside they use a vegetable called heart of palm which is from the inner core of certain palm trees, this was new to us and we are happy we tried something different! it even had a horseradish aioli on the bottom and we hate horseradish but it was a great appie.
Now, the next thing is definitely unique to Crossroads Kitchen. We had the “Impossible Cigars” not sure if anyone is familiar with the impossible burger? The impossible burger is a new meat substitute, the burger “meat” is all plant based and made from wheat coconut oil and potatoes, But it has a special ingredient in it called Heme.
As described on the impossible burger website –“Heme is a basic building block of life on Earth, including plants, but it’s uniquely abundant in meat. We discovered that heme is what makes meat smell, sizzle, bleed, and taste gloriously meaty. Consider it the “magic ingredient” that makes our burger a carnivore’s dream”
The Impossible “meat” is wrapped inside the filo pastry, we were unsure if we would enjoy the meat part but it was delicious, especially in this form. We will have to try the actual burger next time! As far as we know, the Impossible burger is only available in few restaurants in California.
We also shared the roasted eggplant hummus (Why can’t we ever make hummus this tasty at home!?)
and the Risotto, which tasted so creamy and actually cheesey even though it was not a cheese risotto!
Lasagne with homemade almond ricotta, actually the best lasagne ever made… so flavourful.
DESSERT! Below is the sweet potato cake with homemade coconut ice cream, the cake was very Moorish and the ice cream was more of an “icy” ice cream opposed to a creamy ice cream if you know what we mean!
and of course, what is a meal to an amazing restaurant without a bit of chocolate thrown in! Two words CHOCOLATE.GANACHE
As you can see, the food at this place is insane! They make everything from scratch and the best quality ingredients. It comes at a cost but worth every penny! also note that the portion sizes are very small and its easy to eat three course! If you visit Los Angeles, this place is a must try even if you are not vegan. They were packed every time we went there and keep an eye out for celebrities!
#HAPPY #VEGAN #TWINS