Take a little more transit and eat a little less meat — two things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. In this installment of Meatless Mondays with Metro, let’s take a trip to Tocaya Organica in West Hollywood.
First, an introduction — I’m Steven, a.k.a. “SA” on Metro’s Twitter account. I’ve also been vegan for almost one year. With my transition to veganism, I’d like to share places to eat in hopes that you may try some plant-based meals for yourself! (And also because my colleague and regular Meatless Monday writer Anna Chen asked me to.)
Tocaya Organica specializes in modern and organic Mexican cuisine. Their traditional Mexican recipes are meshed with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free accommodations.
With a variety of salads, bowls, tacos and burritos, there’s something for everyone to try. The fajita del rey bowl with vegan picadillo uses pea-based protein and is full of natural flavors that include poblano peppers & onions, Spanish rice, black beans, vegan chipotle crema, guacamole and pico de gallo.
My favorite item on the menu is the guacamole served with plantain chips. The pomegranate seeds and lime pepitas add a special twist to a traditional guacamole — plus, i don’t feel so guilty eating plantain chips since it’s technically a fruit.
To get to Tocaya Organica, take Metro Bus 2/302 to the Sunset/Sunset Plaza stop and walk one-tenth of a mile west on Sunset Boulevard.
Additionally, there are two other locations: Santa Monica and Venice. To reach Tocaya Organica Santa Monica, take Metro Bus 20 or Rapid Line 720 to Wilshire/6th and walk approximately 200 feet west on Wilshire Boulevard. To reach the Venice location, take Metro Bike Share to Venice/Pacific and walk one-tenth of a mile north on Pacific Avenue, or take Culver CityBus Line 1 to Pacific/Venice Way and walk approximately 300 feet south on Pacific Avenue.
Have other recommendations for vegan/veggie restaurants? Let me know in the comments!
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