Take a little more transit and eat a little less meat — two things you can do now to reduce your impact on the environment.
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a Meatless Mondays with Metro post, but with plant-based diets becoming more prevalent and accessible, I figured it’s worth updating this series with a few of the recommendations I’ve gotten lately. With that in mind, let’s start with Medallón.
Medallón is a pop-up empanada stand located near the E Line (Expo) Culver City Station. Once you exit the station, head east and cross Washington Boulevard towards Wesley Street. The tent is less than a five minute walk away, located under the bridge where the bike path begins.
The stand sells Colombia-style empanadas fried in rice bran oil, and every item on the menu is 100 percent vegan. I highly recommend the mushroom empanada with their aji hot sauce — you can also get it with pineapple sauce, but I liked that sauce a little less. If you’re generally into sweet sauces though, give it a try!
Medallón is open from noon to 3 p.m. every weekday except for Wednesdays. Because it’s a pop-up, it’s probably best to call ahead or check their Instagram to make sure they’re operating before dropping by. Then grab a snack to go, or take your food over to The Platform and have a picnic lunch.
Besides the E Line, you can also take Metro Bus 17 or Culver CityBus to Washington/National to find Medallón.
Have other recommendations for places to get delicious plant-based meals? Let me know in the comments!
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