A plant based experience
This vegan based episode takes place in Los Angeles, the city of angels. Here Misha and the Roadfood team are exploring all of the new possibilities of a new kind of fast food. This is plant based fast food. When one thinks about the words fast and food together they often think of the golden arches, or the king of burgers. This plant based fast food is in the form of acai bowls, veggie tacos, and imitation meats made into a new kind of burger.
The first stop is at Sage Vegan Bistro, where Misha meets up with Maggie Baird, who runs an incredible non-profit Support and Feed. She also happens to be the mother of Billie Eilish and has also named her cat Misha, after Misha. Small world. Here they try a refreshing and yummy acai bowl, as well as a jackfruit pulled “pork” sandwich.
The group heads to Tribal Cafe in Echo Park and meets up with the owner Joshua Jose. Here Misha tries another version of acai bowl. This version is not as sweet and is based on a traditional acai bowl. Joshua explains that the acai plant looks like a palm tree and that many of the acai bowls being served are much sweeter than the traditional ones he makes at Tribal Cafe.
Plant based fast food
Monty’s Good Burger is up next. This restaurant serves plant based fast food that has a mission- they want to have a good old tasty fast burger, but want it to be plant based. Here they serve impossible meat burgers, fries and vegan milkshakes in a clean and friendly setting with their mascot Monty, who is a small fluffy dog. Don’t miss the Maxed out fries, the Cookie Shake and a vegan cheeseburger.
Finally Misha and his friends meet up at Jewel, which is a vegan cafe. Here they try the Jewel Box, which has Japanese Sweet Potatoes, black beans, turmeric tofu with a miso-ginger drizzle. They also try the young coconut tacos with red cabbage, onions and a spicy crema. Jewel serves both lunch and dinner and all options are vegan.