Dommy had a 9 pm softball game tonight near LAX and me being a good Fiance, I wanted to pick up a glove to help her practice. So we went to the new Shopping Center in El Segundo the one with the Whole Foods and a Chick's to pick up a glove. Well since I'm a lefty it was harder than we thought and gave that up to look for dinner.
Whole Foods was out since there is no ambience there. The Counter was out since it had not opened yet. Dommy wanted to try Wrapsody, but it turned out to be a gift shop. Which left the Veggie grill. We had never heard of it before but was started in Irvine and this is its first northern expansion.
The second we we stepped in we were greeted and offered "Helpful" suggestions as we perused the oversized menu in the entranceway. The food seems to be Vegan. There is no sign of any animal product there. They used Soy Cream in the Chili.
We ordered the red and white bean chili, though it was not spicy it was flavorful and they did have Chalula on the tables. Next was Kale with a Ginger Miso Dressing which was almost the most perfectly cooked Kale I've ever had and the Dressing was a nice complement. Next was the Santa Fe Chikin' Sandwich with fried chickin’ [TVP], lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, southwestern spiced vegan mayo. This is the first time we have ever seen a Plump Textured Vegetable Protein Breast. Dommy thought it was too much TVP but I thought it was just right especially if you are going to expand the audience to folks who might get chicken Sandwiches from Carl's Jr. and lastly we had A Portobello Sandwich which came with 2 shrooms chopped tomato, basil & garlic pomodoro, caramelized onion, pesto, chipotle ranch. this was goooood. One word about their buns thou they were whole grain, they were very soft ad did not crumble at all and in a sense helped you forget you were eating whole wheat.
This place is not cheap, the sandwiches hover around $9. Our total bill with a lemonade and a Calistoga was $32 Plus tip. But it is a place we'll go again. Dommy! says she'll end up there soon for lunch for more kale and an order of Sweet potato fries topped with chili, red onion, soy cream. More on that later....
720 S Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245
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