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Field Trip | 05.20.2022

Herb Plated: Delicious Vegan Eats At Little Pine, Los Angeles

Can’t think of what to eat in Los Angeles? Little Pine has you covered.

Finally, a restaurant that screams “date night.”

In the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, lies the plant-based, woodsy, boho-chic restaurant Little Pine. 

This isn’t just your regular vegan restaurants in Los Angeles, as 100% of Little Pine’s profits go directly towards animal rights organizations. 

The restaurant is a true representation of how delicious and comforting vegan eats can be. The comfort factor is amplified when stepping into the restaurant, a small and quaint location with a modern shelving unit holding decorative books, mugs, and other nick nacks.  

I was a tad lifted during my visit at Little Pine, thanks to the potent Classic Infused Prerolls from Eureka

What I didn’t know until after dinner was that Little Pine was founded in 2015 by musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Moby. 

In an interview with the recording artist, he explained that so many people are taking measures to live a more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle. However, they still choose to eat fast food that is “environmentally disastrous, ethically disastrous, and so far from keeping with their values.” 

Thus, he wanted to show that it’s more than possible to eat food that reflects your values, morals, and beliefs. 

First Course

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I had the chance to sit on the outdoor patio with two rows of white picnic tables divided by a paved walkway.

For a hip vegan spot like Little Pine, I had to start with a dish that screamed veganism, the Heirloom Beet Salad. Beets are packed with antioxidants and nutrients, so I had to give them a shot. 

Not only was it absolutely lip-smacking delicious, but it was a very diverse experience for my palate. 

The horseradish cashew cream perfectly complemented the savory notes of beets and arugula, topped with toasted buckwheat for an extra crunch.

Second Course

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My first course was gone faster than you can say Heirloom Beet Salad. But I was still craving something savory, a comfort food.

Little Pine knows its way around comfort food, especially its Truffle Rigatoni. The thick, tubular, gluten-free rigatoni noodles were cooked to al dente perfection.

What impressed me was the vegan cheese mornay sauce, which could totally pass for an exquisite non-vegan pasta dish. Additionally, the crunchy gluten-free croutons were a chef’s kiss.


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Who knew broccolini could taste so good?

Don’t get me wrong, I adore the slightly earthy and bitter taste of thin broccolini stems, but Little Pine does it best.

My partner and I shared Little Pine’s shareable broccolini, which was to die for. It comes lightly coated with lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, and chili flakes for a spicy kick.


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What do I know about vegan desserts? Not much, but Little Pine had my back.

My friends had raved about the restaurant’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk, my eyes were set on the Banana Cream Pie. 

For a vegan dish that’s based on a traditional creamy dessert, I was impressed by how similar and authentic it tasted. 

The banana pudding was a rich, custard-like center with coconut whip on top. It was paired with a mouthwatering caramel drizzle and a crunchy agave crust-crumble.

Final Thoughts

Shoutout to the friendly staff and incredible service at Little Pine, which truly made my experience unforgettable. 

Whether you want to sit inside the chic interior or breathe in the fresh air from the outdoor patio, we’re sure you’ll enjoy your time at Little Pine. 

Maybe it helped that Eureka’s Classic Infused Prerolls kept my appetite going, but I’m sure my palate would have been pleased either way. 

Now that you’re full and can barely walk, it’s time to head home for a relaxing evening. Check out our top picks for movies and munchies this month.

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