This past weekend was punctuated by trips to two new-to-me LA eateries. The first was Jack n’ Jill’s too on 3rd and Robertson (walkable from my apartment – score!). Jack n’ Jill’s bills itself as a weekend brunch place, so I wasn’t sure what to expect – but I was beyond pleasantly surprised. Here’s why:
This wrap alone was incredible, and the rate at which I consumed it probably weirded out my guy friends. Whatever. I would come back here just for this – but everything my friends ordered looked great too. These came with our bill:
The best surprise of the meal came at the tail end. Jack n’ Jill’s Too closes on the early side (9 pm) so we were there while they were getting ready to shut down for the night. After our server brought out the bill, he told us that they had some cookies baked that day that they’d either give away to us or throw out. Of course we took them up on the offer and sampled the assortment they prepared.
A note to Spain: THIS is what customer service looks like. It was so nice of our server to go the extra mile for us for no reason other than that we were there at the right time!
On Sunday, my uncle and my parents came to my visit – my uncle is in town from the Bay Area for a few days and wanted to check out my new apartment and of course go to a blog-worthy restaurant. I have had my eye on checking out the vegan restaurant Real Food Daily ever since my blog-friend Kristen who I met in Madrid raved to me about it!
I’m not a vegan (an neither are my family members) but I’m an adventurous eater and trying to be more health-conscious. Apparently a couple of weeks ago in Vegas I proclaimed I am “leaning Vegan” which, although not entirely true, would not be impossible knowing how great of an experience we had at RFD.
Our server was incredibly upbeat – instead of asking “hash browns or fruit?” She asked each of us “Now would you enjoy hash browns or fresh fruit?” It was hard not to be in a good mood with her positivity everywhere.
Here’s what we ordered:
My meal was great, and even though it seemed big, it wasn’t overly-filling in the way the same menu items would have been at a non-vegan place. I’ll definitely be back here – even though I’m still a meat-eater at the end of the day.
What’s your favorite vegan (or vegetarian) meal?