What a wonderful Sunday!
I visited Lotus Vegan in North Hollywood for dinner. I saw Elle, the daughter of the Thai owners of the restaurant, and caught up with her for a few minutes. Her hair has grown so long. It tickles her lower back and is pitch black.
Her parents sat at the edge of the restaurant by the entrance. People sat around us at an intimate distance. Henry, my younger sister, and I sat face-to-face giggling and conversing about a photo-shoot we had just done with EricI. While we sat there, I took it all in, and realized how grateful I’m for the sublte perks of the vegan lifestyle.
At Lotus Vegan, the owners sat beside us and I could feel their warmth when they smiled. Their daughter is a friend. The food is sliced, spiced, and served by Thai family.
There’s an air of relaxation inside. The TV is subtle, the outside light blocked out by blinds. The food is cruelty free, delicious, healthy and my dollar goes to the people I’m sitting by.
I was in the mood for a tangy spicy pepper “steak” burger. The flavoring of the tofu mixed with the juice of the tomato and the cream of the vegannaise into a transparent light sauce. It was comforting to finally have a vegan burger from Lotus Vegan. It’s been way too long.
Afterwards we drove down Magnolia, out of NoHo and into Burbank for YummyCupcakes. Vegan brown sugar and Vegan peanut butter & jelly were the two options, and I got both. I’d freeze those little bastards for weeks if I could keep the flavor and texture consistent. Their frosting is the creamiest, thickest, and most mouth-watering frosting to top off a cupcake. I wouldn’t ever let a loved one go with out trying YummyCupcakes bliss once. Gourmet cupcakes, I’m glad they started trending.