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Delicious Spree LA to Z ... C is for California Vegan

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LAist is going on a delicious spree around la la land from A to Z. This week, we continue with...C is for California Vegan.

One of LAist's favorite local Indian restaurants, All India Cafe, is on the second floor of a mini mall at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Bundy. There is nothing else worth eating in the mini-mall, except, perhaps a fast-food Hawaiian barbecue place. But even that doesn't look all that enticing. And of course, the least enticing of the lot is the chain restaurant in the upstairs corner, Thai Beer.

One day, on the drive that some of us do every other day (when Barrington is too tightly packed with traffic), we noticed that Thai Beer was gone. In its place was a royal blue sign with yellow lettering spelling out California Vegan. It made us think it was a vegan restaurant owned by someone who went to Cal (Go Bears! school colors are blue and yellow). That’s Berkeley. Vegan and Berkeley – made perfect sense and we told ourselves we'd try it - just to add something to our vegan mix of Juliano's Raw A Votre Sante, and Real Food Daily.