Meatless Mondays with Metro: Medallón

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.

Empanadas with pineapple sauce and aji.

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.

An unexpected discovery near the bikeway.

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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  1. Yum! There’s this Vietnamese Vegan restaurant I really love in Reseda called Vinh Loi Tofu. It’s located at 18625 Sherman Way #101, Reseda, CA 91335. You can take Metro Lines 162/163 to Sherman Way/Amigo or Lines 240/744 to Reseda/Sherman Way.