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Truly, Vegan in Hollywood

lil mikey | Apr 3, 200511:13 PM

It’s small inside, maybe 10 tables, and served by one waitress. But she’s good, so it’s not a problem.

I ordered the grilled vegetable sandwich and my bride ordered the Truly spicy noodles.

It takes a while to get the food, but if you’re not in a hurry, it’s okay.

The sandwich came out with a nice portion of vegetables including mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchini, eggplant and onions. It was on a sesame bun with fresh tomato, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts and “vegenaise,” which was actually pretty good. There was a light soy sauce taste to it, and I really enjoyed it.

The Truly spicy noodles were your basic Thai pad kee mow. They were big flat noodles with fresh basil, tofu, bell peppers, sprouts and spicy sauce. It was good, and comparable to pad kee mow at the local Thai places. My bride said it was missing something (fish sauce?), but given it was vegan, she would eat it again. I liked the few bites I had. We agreed the grilled veggie sandwich was better.

On the menu there are also lots of smoothies, fresh juices and soy milk. There are three types of soy milk to order: plain, sweetened and vanilla. She ordered the plain and mentioned it was sweeter than expected.

They horde the silverware, though. It’s not on the table, and when it arrives, it’s only what the waitress thinks you will need. In our case, we only ended up with one fork, one spoon and one knife for both of us. So we shared. Again, not a deal-breaker if you go with the flow, but kind of unusual. In hindsight, if we would have asked for other stuff, they probably would have brought it.

Overall, it was a good lunch, and cheap. It was $13 before tip. We’ll definitely be back.

5907 Hollywood Boulevard (just west of Bronson)

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