When Ben and I went on our Rich Roll Road Trip
from San Francisco to Los Angeles for the showing of the film Running for Good
. We decided to stay in Venice right on the beach and within walking distance of Abbot Kinney and lots of amazing restaurants. One of the amazing vegan restaurants I had to try was Café Gratitude.
is 100% plant based restaurant that supports health and sustainability for the community and the planet. "We practice business through a term we call "Sacred Commerce", where we provide inspired service, honest and transparent communication, and express gratitude for the richness of our lives." Café Gratitude has six locations in southern california and their sister restaurant is the famous vegan mexican restaurant Gracias Madre
The menu lists items as affirmations so when you order you say, "I am Connected" (Chips and guac) or "I am Intuitive" (french fries)
I am Eclectic |
Once you’ve placed your order, the server will leave you with a question of the day, which is intended to create great dinner conversation. Our question of the day was "What makes you feel appreciated?" Aside from the positive vibes, great service and trendy decor, the food was delicious! We ordered two starters: Buffalo Cauliflower - flash-fried cauliflower, adobo buffalo sauce, celery, spicy cashew aioli and Spicy Sautéed Broccolini - tempeh bacon, red chili flakes, coconut avocado cream.
I am Bright |
For my main, I ordered the bibimbap bowl - crispy brown rice, kim chee, oyster mushroom bulgogi, daikon, sea palm, cucumber, chickpea frittata, bibimbap sauce
I am Evolved |
Ben ordered the Indian Curry Bowl - red lentil dal, spinach, roasted garnet yams, coconut mint chutney, spicy tomato jam, brown rice or quinoa.
I am Humble |
Everything was absolutely delicious! I wish we were staying longer so I could come back and try everything on the menu. I highly recommend checking out Café Gratitude if you’re in southern California.