• INSANE new menu at the meet market! and a new VEGAN REUBEN!

    January 25th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, meet market (closed)

    starting today, the meet market in silverlake is offering loads of new menu items and extending their business hours; this is seriously something you won’t want to miss. already known for its inexpensive yet hearty vegan sandwiches, meet market is adding FOUR new incredible and praise-worthy dishes to their menu, none of which will break the bank. these items are better than the ones you’ll find at other popular vegan eateries, but average 4-5 dollars cheaper. just have a look:

    vegan reuben: rye bread, 1000 island, sauerkraut, marinated wheat meat, balsamic beats & daiya mozzarella. $4.95

    first off we have the vegan reuben at a mere $4.95. did you hear that…a vegan reuben for under $5!? in los angeles!! maybe i am just used to getting overcharged, but this is a full $6 less than some other reubens in town, and WAY BETTER. in fact i would say this could be the best vegan reuben in LA, and the fact that it costs so little when every competitor is nearing (if not over) $10, is totally mind blowing. the marinated fake meat and the dripping balsamic are totally juicy and incredible. there are flavor combos going on in this thing that you won’t find in any other los angeles reuben…it probably deserves its own blog post. seriously, try it.

    grilled cheese and tempeh: focaccia, daiya mozzarella, grilled onions, tempeh bacon, basil. $4.95

    the next dish i tried was the grilled cheese and tempeh. to call this thing a vegan “grilled cheese sandwich” is really doing it a disservice, because every time i hear those three words, i immediately assume it’s something i could make at home. this grilled cheese sandwich, however, was fully loaded and packed with fine ingredients that i couldn’t easily re-create in my kitchen. it was served on warm and fluffy focaccia bread and filled with melty daiya cheese, sweet sticky onions, smoky meaty tempeh, and soft leafy basil. again, at $4.95…this is just stunning. some restaurants throw daiya between white bread and charge upwards of $9 for it. the meet market really gives you your money’s worth. best vegan grilled cheese ever.

    vegan chicken club: sandwich roll, breaded "chicken", tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, sprouts. $5.95

    similarly, the chicken club does not disappoint—a soft baguette stacked with fresh avocado, sprouts, crispy breaded faux chicken, and tempeh bacon. it’s unlike any other vegan club i’vee had in that it’s basically a fried chicken and bacon hoagie rather than a traditional double decker sandwich. it’s fat, hearty, salty and flavorful with a lot of bread and tons of creamy vegan mayo. it’s quite large, under $6, and comes with a generous serving of avocado.

    chef salad: chopped romaine, "beef", "chicken", "bacon", daiya cheddar and mozz, creutons, tomato, avocado, sprouts, house dressing. $6.95

    last but not least, today the meet market is also introducing an incredible chef salad. a huge and hearty meal, this comes loaded with 3 varieties of faux meats, 2 types of daiya, various vegetables, avocado, and rich house dressing. this salad is so delicious and such a good value, it honestly defies description. you really must go eat it for yourself.

    in addition to adding this new stuff, the meet market is revising its hours to 12pm-7pm monday through friday and 10am – 6pm saturday and sunday. that means if you work during the week, you could possibly now have time to hit up the meet market for dinner. i know i will be there at least a few times this week to get completely full for under 5 bucks.

    the meet market
    the meet market
    3206 W Sunset Blvd (at Descanso)
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    12pm-7pm monday through friday
    10am – 6pm saturday and sunday

    PS: while you are there, be sure to grab a vegan bake sale cupcake. they’re downright delicious.

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30 responses to “INSANE new menu at the meet market! and a new VEGAN REUBEN!” RSS icon

  • vegan chicken club looks yummy….
    I can’t wait to check out the new dinner hours:)

  • That Rueben looks the same, or possible a little better than the one from Locali, and it’s less than half the price. Vegan places have been ripping us off for years, due to supply and demand economics. Now that meet market is undercutting them, it’ll be interesting to see how things shake out.

    $7 for that salad? Are you sure this isn’t a typo?

  • hmmmm i am skeptical of that reuben! but i will eat it!

  • Cool. I’m going to go hit this up again this week. I had some good stuff on friday and will always have nice memories of Vegan Spot.

  • looks pretty good to me. will definitely be trying one of these new options this week.

    p.s. yay cupcakes!

  • Jesus a ruben for under 5 bucks? I’m heading over there today.

  • These have to be the cheapest, best looking sandwiches I’ve seen yet. How do they compare to Vegan Spot?

  • that chicken club looks AMAZING as does the reuben.

  • Wow….all of the sandwiches look so, so good! I really need to visit LA at some point.

  • This vegan-ish looks goooooood! I gotta take my fam! Thanks Miss Anthrope!

  • also, i cant believe the prices? wow.

  • Will they be able to sustain those awesome prices?

  • I can’t wait to partake of these delicious looking items.

  • Finally, vegan food that isn’t overpriced. Happy happy joy joy!

  • My goodness, I want to try these so badly!! I hope I get over there sometime soon.

  • Studiodrome: I went there at lunchtime, and I can tell you the chef’s salad is as good as the one from vegan spot. in fact, I think that meet market has finally surpassed the vegan spot in every way, and has better service. I hope they do well as I don’t think I could deal with another “CLOSED” sign on that location.

  • After today, Vegan Spot is a distant memory. The food is better from Meet Market and cheaper too. Also, it’s a vegan business unlike Locali (which sells all sorts of gross meats). At these prices and with this quality I’m going to eat there a LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT

  • Would I like this reuben even if I don’t like beets? How much beet flavor is there?

  • we need you on the west side! looks so delicious! i did like cafe flore and will stop by the meet market the next time i am on your side of town.. but seriously.. come to the west side (she beckons) we need great vegan food over here that is priced right!

  • Miranda Megill of Flore

    YAY everyone! Our model is a “not for profit” at this location which is why we set the prices so affordably. Our goal is to cover the overhead and keep it in the family as a vegan business rather than letting it go and having it turn back into a “meatery”. the Meet Market is a place for YOU to enjoy quality vegan sammies, salads and weekend brunch at a friendly price! Really hope you enjoy it. Yay Yay Yay!

  • @veganbakesale and myself our going for lunch again tomorrow. See most of you there. Yum.

  • Wow, that’s really amazing to hear, Miranda. I’m definitely going to have to check this out, though I have to echo the Westside criers! I’m hardly ever in that part of town.

  • A $5 vegan Reuben?!!!! Amazing!!! I’ll surely hit up the Meet Market soon!! By the wau Miranda, as you can tell from the 22nd posting on this website, we LOVE it when restaurants listen to our praises/cries! 🙂

  • meet market is great

  • okay. i will go back again. i just wish they would hire someone who didn’t wear an expression like they were in physical pain :/ i don’t need you to sing and dance for me but at the very least make me the food i ordered. please?

  • DAMN, I think I have to go there.

  • Wow, looks very good. I will try and go to this place soon. Thanks for the very appetizing photos by the way!!

  • yum!!!!! i cannot wait to try EVERYTHING especially the reuben and of course not even THINKING of leaving there w/out a @veganbakesale cupcake (or two)! whoohoohoo! thanks qg! 🙂

  • Today I stopped by MM again and I tried out their vegan egg-salad sandwich as well as the avocado-cheese one. Both were really good and the only (very slight) thing I would change is that next time I will ask for no black pepper. I am not a fan of black or red pepper on anything.
    Also one of these days I must go down the street to Flore too, I haven’t been there yet.

  • I tried the chicken club today and was thrilled!

    So good and so inexpensive! I was very happy.

    I’m still not a fan of the heavy, brown, wheat-filled brunches, but I’ll be back again for lunch.

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