Don't be turned off by the "Vegan" in the name if you aren't a vegan -- the food at Green Leaves is delicious and they have plenty of great gluten free options. My roommate and I just had brunch at Green Leaves Vegan and were very satisfied.
Neither of us could remember how we heard of it, but both of us were glad we did. It's on Hillhurst Avenue in the "trendy" Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles and serves great gluten free pancakes all day! I ordered the banana & blueberry pancakes with organic maple syrup and was definitely not disappointed. I don't even remember the last time I was able to order pancakes off of a menu -- it was probably at Peters' Restaurant on New York's Upper East Side.
Green Leaves was great -- a very relaxed place with good service and great gluten free pancakes. My roommate agreed that they were some of the best vegan pancakes she's ever had. While I'm not a vegan, I normally don't eat meat in my pancakes (do you?!) and didn't notice any difference in the taste. Indeed, they tasted just the way I remember gluten-filled pancakes tasting.
UPDATE: One reader just left this comment and I thought it was important to bring up into the original post:
Be careful at Green Leaves. Their pancakes and many other dishes are listed as "gluten-free" but they use kamut flour, which is NOT GF. I actually think that it's unbelievably irresponsible and uncool of them to list their dishes as gluten-free when they just plain aren't. To put it simply, kamut is wheat.
I had no problem eating the pancakes and did not feel any side effects. I will check on the ingredients next time I eat at Green Leaves.
P.S. - I just picked up my order of a dozen Sprinkles Kosher for Passover cupcakes (sans frosting and Star of David) and ate one -- it was delicious! Look for pics soon...
Green Leaves Vegan
1769 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Map)