Is it just me or does it seem there is an explosion of vegan restaurants in LA these days? While I was at lunch with my friend at The Butcher’s Daughter, we were eyeing a new place across the street for our next lunch date, and we had a hard time figuring out where to go that day because there two other new spots on our list. So many vegan restaurants, so little time. Now if only all problems were this tasty!
I was very excited to try out The Butcher’s Daughter in Venice. For one, I love to get out to this side of town for its chill vibe and great people. Secondly, I have heard great things about its New York restaurant and was eager to try it out for myself.
My first impression upon arriving was the open-air, casual vibe that emanated from the place, including from the staff themselves. It is laid out differently than your average restaurant which I really liked – and the decor, table settings, etc. all followed suit. I felt really comfortable and laid back there. I can see myself returning often and bringing friends – veeg and omni.
I was also struck by the creative and over the top presentations they had for rather simple (and delicious food). For example, the crudite appetizer was served in a copper colander with the veggies spilling over from it. It was gorgeous! I wanted to order it just for the presentation.
Then, of course, there was the food – which did not disappoint. Everything was fresh, flavorful, and satisfying without making you feel heavy and weighted down. Their dessert case was a treasure trove of goodies, including some donut holes that took me back to my childhood. Vegan lunch and doughnuts? How lucky was I? Oh, and we also ordered a big chocolate chunk cookie that we couldn’t even finish after splitting it!
Definitely give The Butcher’s Daughter a try. It’s a fabulous new addition to the LA vegan restaurant scene and fits in perfectly with the Venice/Abbott Kinney vibe. Here’s the info below.
Bright and open air…kind of like you are in an upscale room on a farm.
Friendly and casual
Not specifically, but it is family friendly.
Lunch sandwiches range $12-$14, salads were about $14, and starters ranged $7-$14. (Note that they also serve breakfast, dinner, and drinks.)
What I ordered:
My friend and I go big when we dine together. What can we say? We like to eat! True to form, we ordered several things so we could split and try more. We started with the Spicy Kale Caesar (which thankfully, wasn’t too spicy). It was delicious – the herbed croutons were oh so good. For sandwiches, we split the BLT Toast and the Deli Style Reuben. Both were outstanding. They also offer an Avocado Toast that looked out of this world, as well as Tacos Verdes. If I needed an excuse to come back, I have two!
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