Monday, August 8, 2011

A Beachy Afternoon At Seed

On a warm, summery day, my dad and I ventured to Venice beach for an early afternoon stroll on the touristy boardwalk. We first stopped at Seed Kitchen, which is located just steps away from the ocean. The cafe is very small, with limited seating. All the outdoor tables were taken, so we dined inside, which was a nice escape from the beating sun. We used a coupon from a goody bag I received at the Healthy Taste of LA for 15% off any purchase. Nevertheless, the food was reasonably priced and very tasty.

I ordered the Southwestern burger ($10.75).

The well-spiced bean burger was smothered in a smooth and creamy guacamole. The sweetness from the avocados provided a great contrast to the spicy, savory chili spread. This burger was so flavorful and scrumptious. The lightly seasoned lettuce added a nice crunch to the burger, which complemented the thinly sliced, slightly salty soy cheese very well. The soy cheese had a slightly bitter aftertaste, but it went mostly unnoticed next to the overpowering spreads.

My dad ordered the Japanese Vegetable Curry ($11).

The curry was very flavorful and had a very mild spice. The vegetables were well cooked and soft and luscious. The sauce had a subtle sweetness to it. I would have loved the curry to have been spicier and for there to have been even more seasonings.

Overall, I enjoyed the meal. It was fairly light, which worked perfectly for a late lunch. The food was very healthy, yet still remained tasty. With the discount, we paid about $20, which was great considering how filling the food was. Since the food is organic and macrobiotic, it tends to be more pricey, so it was fantastic to save some money, even if it was only a few dollars. I will definitely be back, hopefully on another beach day.

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