Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Café Flourish

Café Flourish is a little place on Wilshire, right by La Brea. The café does not use any animal products in creating its food, so everything is vegan too.

I ordered the Mac & Cheese to go -- it was labeled gluten free on the menu. When I was called up to the counter to pick up the mac & cheese, the server gave me directions about how to heat it up. I was discouraged, however, when I noticed she included a container of bread crumbs with the dish. I asked if they were gluten free, and she said no. It made me nervous that they may serve up the Mac & Cheese with these breadcrumbs regularly. Definitely make sure to specify that the bread crumbs should not be used!

I took the Mac & Cheese home and heated it up the next day and it was delicious! It's a little spicy, but the flavor was great. Café Flourish uses rice elbow noodles and soy cheese. Normally soy cheese wouldn't appeal to me so I was definitely surprised by the flavor of the Mac & Cheese.

I also bought a whoopie pie, consisting of two small chocolate cookies with something resembling cool whip in the middle. The whoopie pie was pretty plain and not flavorful. I would not order it again.

When I spoke to the chef at Café Flourish, she said that many of their dishes could be prepared gluten free very easily.

Café Flourish
5406 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Map)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

So sorry (!)

Because bread crumbs on a plate without gluten?
Definitely the spread of Celiac sprue is essential.
I feel that little is done.
Let's keep spreading.
Thank you very much dear friend as always (!)
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