Little Pine Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, is reopening with Roberto Marin as Executive Chef. Roberto is a wonderful vegan chef who has been featured several times on The Ellen Show and who wrote the vegan cookbooks “New Vegan Cooking” and “Vegan Cooking for Carnivores“. He has also been the personal chef for Ellen DeGeneres, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Elizabeth Taylor, and others.
An Extraordinary Restaurant
Little Pine Restaurant (which was founded in 2015) is owned by the famous musician, producer, singer/songwriter, and activist Moby, who also produced the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning vegan documentary “Earthlings“. It is one of the world’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants, and it is also one of the most charitable restaurants in the world. 100% of its profits have been donated to animal charities.
Moby doesn’t only donate to animal causes such as Farm Sanctuary, Animal Defenders, the Jane Goodal Institute, the Humane Society, Mercy for Animals, and many others, but he also helps organizations such as Children’s Cancer Association, Children with AIDS, the David Lynch Foundation, War Child, and there is a whole list.
So, money spent to eat at his restaurant (or as we have to do nowadays, buy takeout) will go a long way 🙂
“We are cooking with L.O.V. E,” says Roberto, in other words, Local, Organic, Vegan, and Ecologic.
Additionally, the restaurant is going to have an incredible vegan wine collection. If you would like to know more about vegan wines, you can find information in the following article ==> Vegan Wines <== when you click on the link, it will open in a new window.
Little Pine’s Menu
The menu on Little Pine’s website looks amazing! For lunch and dinner you can have vegan Caesar salad, fried cauliflower, mac and cheese, emperor’s fried rice, trumpet mushroom chops, little pine burger, panko crusted piccata, and much more yummy goodness. Prices are also excellent.
Some meals are also nut free, gluten free, or soy free; it is indicated in the menu.
The drinks section offers cold and hot beverages, and white and red wines, rosés, ciders, and beers, all of them plant-based 🙂
Spot the Celebrity
Moby is there all the time or most of the time, but since a new team is now running the kitchen, he says that he would like to focus more on philanthropy, documentaries, and music. Nevertheless, he still plans to be at the restaurant. So, who knows, you might even run into him if you happen to visit Little Pine.
Little Pine Restaurant is currently open for take out and delivery. Opening times are from Monday to Sunday, from 11 am to 10 pm. On my next trip to L.A. I will definitely visit Little Pine. If you happen to live in the area, go and try it out, get a nice take out with some vegan wine or beer and enjoy a nice evening at home.
Now, during this pandemic, the restaurant has also dedicated one page on their website to inform customers of health measures and regulations to prevent the spread from covid-19.
In 2016, Little Pine Restaurant was voted “restaurant of the year” by VegNews and it has been featured in countless articles and reviews.
If you would like to check out Roberto’s cookbooks, here they are, both have received wonderful reviews on Amazon.
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