• the reason to wake up early on sunday mornings

    October 30th, 2009quarrygirla taste of life, farmers market, LA restaurants

    a taste of life vegan breakfast sandwich

    if there’s one reason to drag your ass out of bed before noon on a sunday morning, it’s this breakfast sandwich from a taste of life. that’s right, the makers of the best vegan soul food in los angeles have also created LA’s best vegan mcmuffin—a soft gooey faux sausage and tofu biscuit complete with deliciously creamy cheese. although the restaurant recently closed its storefront, they are still serving food at the hollywood farmers market every sunday from 8:30am to 1:30pm…the only catch is, these hot little muffins tend to sell out. when i arrived last weekend at around 10:30am, there were still several left, but i heard that by 11:30 they were all gone.

    vegan breakfast sandwich: sausage, tofu, and cheese on a fluffy muffin. $5

    vegan breakfast sandwich: sausage, tofu, and cheese on a fluffy muffin. $5

    damn, i can’t even tell you guys how much i loved this thing. i unwrapped my sandwich and ate it right there in the street, and it was honestly one of the best breakfasts i’ve had in my life. the biscuit was incredibly soft and fluffy, the sausage was hearty and meaty, and the tofu was soft in the middle and nicely browned on the outside. oh, and the CHEESE….the cheese was just amazing. it’s the same stuff that a taste of life puts in their vegan macaroni and cheese, which is the best in LA.

    vegan mcmuffin from a taste of life

    there is absolutely nothing lacking or meh about this sandwich. it’s seriously decadent, perfectly greasy, and not “vegan-tasting” in any way. my only advice would be to order a drink as well, because this thing made me seriously thirsty. i know i will be returning to the farmers market and buying these on a regular basis…they are total vegan crack as far as i’m concerned.

    so who is getting up early on sunday morning to eat the best vegan breakfast sandwich in los angeles? trust me, it’s worth it.

    a taste of life
    at the hollywood farmer’s market
    northern side of selma between vine & ivar

    PS: special thanks to brittany from sick of lettuce for telling me about this breakfast sandwich. without her, i wouldn’t know it existed, and my life would suck slightly more.

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  • I know where I’ll be on Sunday morning. Quarrygirl – thanks SO MUCH for this blog. You do the vegans of LA such a service. My friends and I plan our entire life around what you post. <3 – francis

  • holy shit

  • Wow, that sounds absolutely delicious! Go VEGANS!

  • I’ve been making my own Fake McMuffins for a while so I’m interested to see how it compares to my own recipe. However, heading to H’wood farmers market from Santa Monica is not likely.

  • marmarcaballero

    My American Apparel coworker brought in purgatory pizza for our potluck feast!The best pizza ever..

    thank you purgatory pizza for making my entire day.

    totally going to head Hollywood farmer market this weekend for vegan breakfast sandwich.

  • What?! How have I never eaten this before? That looks incredible. QG has done it again! Amazing, I am there on Sunday.

  • i think i’m going to get two!

  • GAH!!! now i’m going to have to wake up super early sunday. they better save one for me!!!

  • marmarcaballero : i stopped by for some of the leftovers , angie rules!

    ps: this mcmuffin looks amazing ,i really like the one at orean ( minus the soy cheese) but ill give this one a shot asap!

  • Uh oh, better warn A Taste of Life to make extra this weekend!

    I don’t get out to Hollywood on Sunday mornings very often but I’ll remember to find them if I am.

  • Woah, that looks awesome!

  • If people still think they’d die without the taste of animal carcass after seeing this, their immaturity is beyond me.

  • i went there this morning at 9am.
    my boyfriend and i each tried one- and they were DELICIOUS!
    thanks for the heads-up! it was a great start to my Sunday.

  • Want.

    I’m also jealous that you refer to it as LA’s Best Vegan McMuffin, as if there are several runners-up.

  • I thought you’d love to know that there was a LINE for these sandwiches at the Farmer’s Market yesterday. Every time they brought out a new batch, it was sold out in 10 seconds.

    Definitely worth the wait! My boyfriend and I both agreed that the biscuit was to.die.for.

  • Ryan and I love those sandwiches and have them for breakfast almost every week – since we have to be there early as vendors we can get them before they sell out!

  • How come you think every vegan food is brilliant? I would trust your reviews more if you sometimes didn’t like things.

  • @o, if you go through this blog…you will see i talk shit on plenty of vegan food. also, this sandwich was indeed brilliant.

  • O – you crazy? This blog is very well balanced in it’s perspective. They either love stuff, hate it or think it’s OK. Plenty of negative posts here — find the on about the non-vegan vegan donuts.

  • o – you obviously haven’t read too many posts. there are plenty of negative reviews, or positive reviews that point out negative things; for example – the recent post on cafe flourish and the cheese louise being delicious yet extremely overpriced.

    i’ve had this sandwich many, many times and it IS amazing!

  • I just moved to LA from Philadelphia. I discovered your website through a friend’s twitter. So much great stuff to read and food to discover! Thank you so much for sharing! These breakfast sandwiches look particularly yummy! I have been to the Hollywood farmer’s market a couple of times now, but have not had these….yet! Looking forward to more great posts from you in the future!

  • I finally got around to going to this farmers market and I searched for this breakfast sandwich. It was one of the best things I have ever tasted. Ridiculously delicious and satisfying. I am in countdown mode until next Sunday. I know this article was from over a year ago but remembering it and having this sandwich really made my weekend. Thanks QG!

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