Following up on the interview we did with musician, DJ, and (now) Los Angeles restauranteur Moby last month, after a visit for dinner soon after opening, we finally got a chance to check out his restaurant Little Pine‘s lunch. We have to say, the Silver Lake spot is quickly becoming one of our favorite for both classic comfort food and inventive takes on vegan scrumptiousness not found elsewhere.

On our most recent visit, the star was LP’s sausage + fennel sandwich (above)—housemade vegan sausage, fennel, pickled red onion, and romesco aioli on a really well-made French baguette. Everything was great though, just as it was at dinner (though definitely get the roasted tomato agnolotti if you make an evening visit—still craving that creamy, truffle-y dish).

Below, the classic grilled cheese (with arugula and housemade Soledad vegan american cheese [that’s the Southern California goat farm that recently announced they’d only be making and selling vegan cheese from here on out) on crispy slices of bread), + tomato soup with tomato oil; a close-up of the sausage + fennel; fried cauliflower with romesco aioli; and the Moby-recommended, us-approved s’mores ganache—graham crust, chocolate ganache, pecans, toasted meringue…that lasted about one minute on the table.

Next up—brunch!

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so, that’s little pine. an organic vegan restaurant in a baffling little art-deco building in silver lake.
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