Studio City’s hidden secret, Vegetable (www.vegetablela.com) is delighting diners for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Opened by chef and entrepreneur Jerry Yu one and a half years ago, those who love great food are discovering this hidden gem on Ventura Blvd.
Chef Yu invites his guests to a delicious, fun and healthy food experience, with a farm to table menu based on the season’s offerings. While no meat is offered on the extensive list of selections, nobody will be disappointed with the organic, plant-based menu showcasing bold colors and flavors such as slow-roasted parsnips, sun chokes and blistered sweet potatoes with each dish peppered with bursts of spice and featuring savory bites. At Vegetable, plates are designed to be passed and shared.
The rustic, yet modern, nature inspired décor, is perfectly suited to the restaurant’s theme. The personal touches from personal brewed loose leaf herbal teas and water carafes to homey booths and family style tables, all give Vegetable an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.
The restaurant serves both dinner and lunch, with a special $20 lunch menu that will satisfy even those with the most ravenous appetites, guilt-free. Highlights during my visit included the tomato basil bisque, the herb roasted parmesan vegetable stack sandwich, braised rainbow Swiss chard and hearts of palm ceviche.
Vegetable is slowly being “discovered” by Hollywood celebrities and industry types, with recent guests including Ed Begley Jr. and Maria Menounos.
Will definitely be back soon!
Vegetable – 3711 Cahuenga Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604
Open Daily, Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, Friday/Saturday 11 am – 10 pm