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San Francisco's Raw/Vegan Eatery, Café Gratitude, Heading to L.A.

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San Francisco-based raw/vegan eatery Café Gratitude is spreading the love down to Los Angeles, with a new location scheduled to open this winter at Larchmont and Melrose, according to Grub Street LA and NBC. The often odorific (both in food and staff) restaurant will be bringing its gospel of organic, animal-free goodness to Los Angeles vegans, along with all of those crazy menu item names like the "I Am Beautiful" nachos and the "I am Fulfilled" salad.Prospective waitstaff candidates in Los Angeles should please refer back to this East Bay Express piece from last year exposing how all that culty attitude from the servers stems from the fact that they are forced to attend very cult-like workshops by the Landmark Forum.

Managers are basically forced to take seminars and pay for half of them (legal? Probably not), and the manager at the Berkeley branch says that "Café Gratitude wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Landmark."

Jay Barmann writes for LAist's sister site, SFist