Take a little more transit and eat a little less meat — two things you can do to reduce your environmental impact. This week’s installment features P.Y.T. which does not stand for ‘pretty young thing’ — at least, I don’t think it does. I haven’t actually found out what it stands for. My best guess is ‘petite yummy tomato.’
P.Y.T. is a vegetable-centered restaurant inspired by a garden not far away. Up until recently they were only open for dinner and brunch, but now they’re open during lunch hours as well. Everything about the space is Instagrammable, from the minimalist decor to the food plating. However, just because attention is paid to presentation doesn’t mean it’s lacking in taste.
On my visit, I ordered the green piri-piri rice with over-easy egg. If you’re vegan, ask them to hold the egg. Many of their dishes can also easily be made vegan by request. I liked the rice a lot: it was soft and airy, a little bit spicy with zing from the lime. The mix of soft herbs in the bowl was also kind of fun, giving each bite a slightly different flavor. The portion size was decent — not too much so you don’t feel like you’re overeating, and not so minuscule that you’re still starving after the meal.
One caveat for the rice: definitely do NOT get this dish if you hate cilantro. I’m a huge fan of cilantro anything, but I know there are certain people out there for whom cilantro tastes like soap. If that’s the case for you, try something else on the menu.
The prices at P.Y.T. tend to be on the slightly higher end, but if you’re looking for quality, it’s definitely worth giving the place a try. Their brunch menu also comes highly recommended by every DTLA foodie blog I follow.
Have other recommendations for vegan/veggie restaurants? Let me know in the comments!
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