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2 New Vegan Spots Opening in 1 Echo Park Location

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Soft-serve from KindKreme at their Cahuenga Pass location (Photo by Quarrygirl/Used with permission)
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It was a good try, but Mooi, the raw vegan restaurant in Echo Park, closed up shop last month. Now a quick change-over is taking place at the Sunset Boulevard spot, in preparation for a new vegan bistro and dessert spot, says Echo Park Now. "The owners of Millie’s are teaming up with vegan ice cream company KindKreme to open a combo restaurant, Sage Vegan Organic Bistro and KindKreme desserts," which means you can chow down on "vegan comfort food," and finish it off with dessert. There will be some raw menu items, but the Bistro's kitchen, headed up by a former Flore chef, will include things like "chili, polenta, portabello mango sloppy Joe sandwiches, falafel, artichoke tarts, mac n’ cheese, salads, and other seasonal food."

On the KindKreme side, they'll have "raw cakes and cheesecakes, fudge pies, pudding pies, gluten free cookies from Baby Cakes LA, and even waffles (think turning a vegan waffle into a made-to-order sundae or ice cream sandwich)." Heads up, though--KindKreme does offer honey for their customers to put in their tea. (Owner Mollie Angelhart is the daughter of a New York state beekeeper.) You'll also find Groundworks coffee, and house-made juices and nutmilk.

The turnaround happened quickly. This morning KindKreme tweeted that they're opening up their Echo Park location today.