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Is Thai Vegan the New Sushi?

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While ordering tacos this past weekend, Pat at Eating L.A. noticed that Cardone's Deli on Sunset had been replaced by a new place called The Vegan Spot. "There are seriously a lot of vegan places in Silver Lake and Echo Park already. (Cru, Flore Cafe, Elf, at least four Thai places, etc.) So we're just wondering, are there really that many vegans on the near-Eastside?"

One Food Network chef say Tapas could be the next big thing. Another says fresh foods will be it, but one said it will be Asian fusion. And while that's quite general, Thai Vegan fits into that category and the city has definitely seen an abundance of more and more said eateries. The Eastside is reportedly chock full of them now and one just sprouted up in the NoHo Arts District. Beyond Thai, a Japanese vegan restaurant recently opened downtown and izakaya bars are becoming a common option for many. What do you say? Is Thai Vegan the next big thing or just a neighborhood staple coming to a corner near you?