Sage Organic Vegan Bistro and KindKreme:
Founded by Producer and Writer Mollie Engelhart
“At Sage Vegan Bistro, we are proud to say that we truly are all things to all people. A comfortable neighborhood restaurant for the residents of Echo Park, a safe place with lots of options for people with food allergies, a cruelty-free plant based restaurant that meat eaters AND vegans and vegetarians adore - a place to be decadently healthy and feel good doing it. We work with several organic farms including Tutti Frutti and South Central that supply us with local, in season produce. The farm to table model is part of our commitment always is to provide you with the highest quality, most delicious food available that is both good for your body and for the environment. At Sage Vegan Bistro, everyone wins! KindKreme is hand crafted in small batches using organic, local, and sustainable ingredients. Our commitment to the environment extends beyond our products into our packaging, our energy consumption, our waste management, and our company culture. Our icekreme emerged from a vision of our founder Mollie, who was born and raised vegan. She wanted to create desserts that all children could enjoy with their friends and family. The result is a delicious healthy alternative that people of all ages and diets can indulge in. We hope that you delight in our icekreme, and that it leaves you inspired about the benefits of plant-based foods!” Sage and KindKreme were founded by Mollie Engelhart, a producer and writer.
1. Sage gets busy at night and weekends. Go for lunch or before you are starving and get in line on their chalkboard.
2. Parking: There is a pay lot on Logan right next to the restaurant. At a busy time you can search for parking, and search and search. Or valet park west on Sunset, past Alvarado a few blocks and walk from Mohawk Bend.
3. The two cheesecakes I tasted were good, although too heavy for me to eat a whole piece. Go for the icekreme instead. After your meal you can go over to their icekreme counter, sample a few, and then make your selection to take back to your table. I chose the blood orange with pomegranate seeds. The icekreme is by KindKreme, sharing space with Sage.
4. The beet crispy tacos are a must (don’t wear white and careful with getting your fingers stained) with Mexican rice and black beans. The rice and bean combination is flavorful.
5. Quinoa Corn Cakes served with avocado and spicy "cream cheese" dressing. These quinoa cakes are served with avocado slices, kale, and pickled cabbage that added a zingy flavor.
6. The almond cheese pierogi and potato broccoli pierogi were another great item to share. In fact, when I ate at Sage we shared all the above mentioned dishes.
7. The best seating is along the window or upstairs. The seating next to the dessert counter is too distracting with people coming and going.
You can visit Sage online at sageveganbistro.com and KindKreme at kindkreme.com
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