Sage Organic Vegan Bistro, Echo Park LA

NOM. I simply cannot say enough good things about Sage. Vegan food can often be a bit of a task to enjoy- too much fake meat, too little flavour etc. But Sage does vegan food justice, to the extent that even Alex didn’t complain about the lack of meat (or cheese) on the menu. I went to Sage on two separate occasions last week, and both times walked away full and happy. In fact, one of my only gripes with the place is that their vegan bowls all seem to have just one too many ingredients…a deep fried jalapeno? macaroni and cheese ball? Too much, too much! But since it’s easy to omit items, I found this easy to fix. Everything we had at Sage was fresh, fast and original; the crispy samosas and brazilian bowl were two all-around favourites. My only other complaint was that the kale was in whole leaves, and therefore difficult to eat with the rest of the dish. Let’s be honest- since I’m complaining about leaf size, there clearly wasn’t much that Sage did wrong. A must try for anybody- vegan or not, that is in Echo Park or Silver Lake!

-priya

Strawberry Lemonade

Crispy Samosas with Tamarind and Lemon-Mint Chutney

Brussel Sprouts, Summer Squash and Tempeh in Garlic-Sage Butter

Falafel Bowl with quinoa, avocado, tzatziki and red pepper hummus

Brazilian Bowl with quinoa, black beans, kale, mushrooms, leeks, avocado and plantains

Root Vegetable Tacos with with Red Chili Sauce and Hollandaise

Coconut Curry with veggies and quinoa

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