• vegan shepard’s pie special at flore

    December 13th, 2009quarrygirlflore, LA restaurants

    on some days it’s so cold and rainy out, all you wanna do is huddle inside and mow down a hefty plate of vegan comfort food. yesterday was indeed one of those days. it was storming hard in los angeles, like it does so rarely, and by chance the daily special at flore vegan was a tummy-warming plate of shepard’s pie. when i saw the announcement on twitter, i knew i had to brave the weather and haul ass across town to try this meal. suffice to say, it was worth the trip.

    vegan root vegetable and beef shepard's pie with a sauteed broccoli and carrot side. $10.95

    vegan root vegetable and beef shepard's pie with a sauteed broccoli and carrot side. $10.95

    served in a casserole dish, the shepard’s pie at flore was a mix of milky sauce, thick chunks of soy beef, and hearty vegetables under a layer of creamy partially-mashed potatoes. each layer of this dish was top notch—the meat was salty and chewy, the vegan sauce had a dairy-like richness, and the unpeeled potatoes were soft with a touch of crispy. i have never tasted such a wonderful shepard’s pie.

    oh, and the sauteed vegetables were ridiculously good as well. they were simple—just carrots and broccoli—but were cooked to the point where they were crunchy and oily yet not overly wilted. i am not a huge carrot fan, but i munched these up immediately and was sad when they were gone.

    sauteed vegetables at flore

    while i love the regular menu at flore, this shepard’s pie is above and beyond anything i’ve eaten there before. moral of the story is, be adventurous and try the daily specials. this one was damn good.

    to find out what special flore is offering each day, follow them on twitter.

    flore vegan
    3818 w sunset blvd.
    silverlake ca 90026 (sunset @ hyperion)
    (323) 953-0611

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