• green peas: cheap, delicious vegan food in culver city

    August 5th, 2009quarrygirlgreen peas, LA restaurants
    gardein chicken sandwich: gardein chicken breast marinated w/ rosemary garlic & lemon juice, baby spinach, fresh tomato, cucumber, daiya cheese and vegenaise. $6.99

    gardein chicken sandwich: gardein chicken breast marinated w/ rosemary garlic & lemon juice, baby spinach, fresh tomato, cucumber, daiya cheese and vegenaise. $6.99

    while the westside has lots of perks like money, beaches and prius-driving environmentalists, one thing it has been lacking for quite some time is quality vegan-friendly restaurants….especially in culver city. sure, for a while they’ve had m cafe, tender greens and akasha…but there hasn’t been a place to get a huge, cheap, satisfying vegan meal…until now. green peas casual food is a new cafe that opened in late june and offers loads of vegan options including sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, and even pizzas.

    we checked out green peas recently and were quite impressed with the quality of food, low prices, and friendly staff. the first thing we ordered was the gardein chicken sandwich, a thick ciabatta roll topped with gardein chicken breast, melty daiya cheese and fresh vegetables. the sandwich originally came with bell peppers, and when we asked for them to be left off, the dude at the counter suggested we replace them with any other vegetable. see that? nice, helpful service? most places will just omit ingredients without offering to replace them.

    the sandwich itself was huge and awesome. it came with a large side salad of dark leafy greens, and was absolutely packed with vegetables, gardein and daiya. i couldn’t believe this thing was only $6.99. at most vegan places, a sandwich this good with a side would be around $11-$12. what a score!


    we also ordered the vegan pizza which came piled with grilled vegetables and daiya cheese. even though the menu at green peas describes it as soy cheese, rest assured, this stuff was definitely daiya. again, we got this without bell peppers and opted for sundried tomatoes instead. now you can’t really tell by the picture, but this pizza was massvie…enough for 2 people and only $7.99. i love that so many places are serving daiya now, we are truly spoiled in los angeles when it comes to vegan pizza.

    vegetable pizza: grilled carrots, grilled zucchini, grilled eggplant, grilled red onions and daiya cheese. $7.99

    vegetable pizza: grilled carrots, grilled zucchini, grilled eggplant, grilled red onions and daiya cheese. $7.99

    the vibe at green peas is upscale casual. everything is super clean and well-presented, but you order at the counter and seat yourself. the food comes out rapidly, i’d we went from ordering to eating in less than ten minutes.



    so westside vegans, head over to green peas as soon as you can. fill up on gardein packed sandwiches, daiya covered pizzas, quesadillas, salads and tofu scrambles. everything on the menu is under ten bucks, the portions are huge, and the food is fucking delicious. definitely one of my new faves.


    green peas
    4437 Sepulveda Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90230
    (310) 397-9815

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  • glad my little town is getting so many delicious restaurants!

  • i can’t believe the prices for a place that looks this nice. seriously, you’d think westside eateries would be all about price gouging!

  • this is unbelievable!!! i’m all over it! yay cc!! thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • wow–looks and sounds amazing! we could use a place like this in chapel hill, nc.

    one of the reasons I like reading Quarrygirl is the humbleness and positivity.

  • That looks like my kinda sandwich!

  • Yum! This place sounds like it has it all. Gardein ‘chicken’ is good stuff, that sandwich looks tasty.

  • wow! Looks so great!!

  • $7.99 for a medium pizza!!!! I’m used to paying twice that at other places!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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  • I cannot wait to visit this place the next time I’m in L.A. Thanks for the heads up!

  • How is this place so cheap!?!? I might have to pass up Govinda’s next time I’m in Culver City. I really never thought I’d see that day!

  • what a find!!! That pizza looks big enough to split, too that’s $4 a pop if you’ve got a not so hungry lunch date!

  • I had dinner at Green Peas just last night after reading your review. The food was tasty and fresh, and the owner was darling, gracious, and cool. I too urge everyone to try out this new place!

    P.S. They even deliver!

  • PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • VeganFoodWhore

    went here today, wow!! oh man, the quesadillas were incredible and the sandwiches were great. the owner was really awesome too and said that Quarry girl had been responsible for a lot of people trying it out. Bye bye RFD and MCafe I have a new cheaper hangout!

  • I’m going to go grab some cheese pizza right now!

    hey guys don’t forget the Govindasla.com in culver city at the Hari Krishna temple. I eat there almost every single day for lunch! It’s 7.99 all you can eat and is delicious!!!

  • Oh great, of course this place would open up right when I’m on hiatus and am no longer in Culver City every day. Siiiiiigh. I’ll def have to try to force the coworkers to go here for lunch once I’m back at work again. And Ginger, you are right, having gone to college in Chapel Hill, the town could DEFINITELY use a place like this.

  • Does anyone know the hours and days that green peas is open?

  • Hello
    The hours and days is Monday tru Friday 6am to 10 pm
    and Saturdays 7am to 9pm

  • Funny. Yesterday I read your blogpost review of Green Peas and liked it, so I linked it on my FB and then a few friends noticed that my husband, daughter (kind of hidden) & I are in the bottom photo of your review (being served the veggie pizza!)

  • What a small world, Jenni! That’s funny! ๐Ÿ™‚ I came back to this post to find the restaurant’s info, & thanks to you I have some great-sounding vegan goodies on their way! (Btw, has anyone tasted the cheddar DAIYA cheese? I’m curious to know how much it tastes like cheddar, might want to have grilled cheeses served w/it at the wedding). I love the MELTINESS of the daiya mozzarella, but would prefer a milder (more mozzarella-like or FYH) taste. Any leads are appreciated, thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ C

  • I hate to say this, but I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. It was very run down, dirty and the food was bad. Plus there was this lady whose 2 kids were being VERY loud and disruptive. The manager/owner should have asked her to quiet the kids down as it was being VERY disruptive to the other patrons. Then when this one lady politely asked her to quiet her children down she became extremely angry and began swearing and threatening this poor customer. The worst part of it all was the owner was sitting right there allowing one customer to verbally abuse and threaten another. The poor lady who was being threatened remained calm and refused to comment back, which was good for her. But the owner who was right there and saw it ALL didn’t do anything. He just sat there and let his customer be harassed and threatened. After seeing that I REFUSE to give him ANY more money and I would urge you to do the same. I was just sitting there and I almost called the police. Unbelievable.

  • Jane Anne Jeffries

    I would like to go eat breakfast at Green Peas today. When I call, I get the fax machine, so I’m not sure whether or not it is open. It’s 6:36 a.m. on Saturday. I know it is closed on Sunday.

  • We love Green Peas and probably order from there at LEAST once a week! the owner is so nice, and very concerned about making sure the food is right. We’ve eaten in, and ordered out (so many times they know us by name). One of my FAVS!

  • Not sure what the situation is now, but when I ate here once shortly after they opened I had a pretty bad experience. I wrote out the whole thing on yelp but basically the true vegan friendliness was highly suspect. I was shocked at how many items were listed as vegan but actually weren’t!! I ordered a sandwich and when choosing which bread I got all the way down the list and was told none were vegan, only the tortilla so I got it as a wrap. I was going to get the “vegan” pizza instead but was told the crust wasn’t vegan. Huh?! False advertising or what. The whole experience left me annoyed and angry, it was super sketchy so I never returned.

  • Just tried this place. Holy Christ on a cracker, was it good. The carnivores in the office loved their food, the veggie/vegan contingent loved ours. I had the chicken parm… so good.

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