Seed Kitchen

Los Angeles, California

3.2 / 2 votes

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Organic, vegan, macrobiotic gourmet food

Venice organic vegan restaurant located just steps from the Venice Beach boardwalk. Varied menu featuring sandwiches and paninis, hot bowls, salads, pastries, Japanese teas and more. Opened by chef Eric Lechasseur.

Added by conde.kedar on Oct 31 08 (last updated Nov 6 08)

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Inside the building is HOT AS HELL. I don't know how the staff can still be living, but the guy I ordered from was very friendly. I ate my food outside. I ordered the Tempeh BBQ Burger and that together with fries and the coleslaw was too big a portion for me to eat (and I hadn't eaten much that day, AND I am usually a big eater). Anyway, no complaints about the huge portion. The BBQ sauce was homemade and had an interesting flavor that I couldn't decide whether I liked or not. Overall it was a satisfying meal and I'd try this place again if I had the chance.

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This is a hippie vegan macrobiotic-type of cafe that serves room-temperature water while you sit at a large wooden picnic table with other hippie vegan macrobiotic diners. I'm vegan myself, but not macrobiotic (I guess I'm kind of a hippie, though). Anyway, at least Seed Kitchen is close to the beach.

I had a Japanese Vegetable Curry with house-made seitan ($10.95 base + $3 for the seitan). My friend had an espresso/coffee ($2.50). For dessert we had a chocolate chip cookie ($3).

The Japanese curry was bland and not satisfying at all. For $14 it was extremely expensive considering the small portion size. Basically it was brown rice and some vegetables (carrots and mushrooms) in a sharp-tasting sauce (I'm guessing it wasn't cooked enough). The house-made seitan was the best part, but it wasn't as good as the seitan you can get at a grocery store.

My friend didn't enjoy his coffee; it wasn't smooth at all.

Lastly, the chocolate chip cookie was okay, but dry and kind of chewy.

All in all, I was not impressed with Seed Kitchen and wouldn't go back.

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Neighborhood

Venice

Directions

On the corner of Pacific Avenue and Windward, near Windward Circle. Plenty of metered parking in front and on surrounding streets.

Non-Smoking

No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • Discover MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Macrobiotic

Features

  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Romantic

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Hours

10am - 9pm

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