• the all you can eat vegan buffet returns this sunday at savyon!

    March 30th, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, savyon cafe

    great news, people! savyon cafe on pico has decided to give the all you can eat vegan buffet another try this sunday from 11:30am to 4pm.

    we heard their buffet last weekend was incredible, but it suffered from poor attendance. luckily for us, the owner is giving it another shot, so let’s show some support. here are the details:

    Savyon Cafe
    Sunday, April 3, 2011
    $8.99 all you can eat

    6118 W. Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035

    check out pictures from last week’s buffet—it was crazy! it boasted over 20 items including stuffed pizzas, pastas, wraps, hummus, falafel, stews, grape leaves, salads and more. everyone i know who went said the food was just amazing…there just weren’t enough vegans there to eat it all.

    see you guys at savyon on sunday?! c’mon!

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19 responses to “the all you can eat vegan buffet returns this sunday at savyon!” RSS icon

  • Wish they were located within walking—or quick bus—distance of where my partner and I live in Hollywood!

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    Not free on Sunday but hope others make it there and have fun.

  • I can’t go Sunday but I’m going there tomorrow and will let them know that I love this new vegan buffet addition!

  • i think i am going to take the fam for lunch this sunday! thanks!

  • Savyon = amazing food! YUM! I can’t wait!

  • I’ve been spreading the word about this!

  • What?? A vegan buffet! Heck yea! I am going to try and make this. I posted an article on my blog today by Mayim Bialik and why she is vegan. Check it out!


  • Out of town this weekend but if they do it again I’m there.

  • I will be there soon!

  • I went to the buffet again, and it was really yummy! Some friends went there at about 2:30PM, and they said that Savyon was out of food.
    The good news is that Savi said that there was going to be a vegan buffet again on Sunday, April 10, 2011! He said he would be better prepared for so many people.

    The first week, he had only about 9 people when he made food for hundreds. I think he was worried this week, so he scaled back, but then about 100 hungry vegans showed up! Good for him, and good for vegans out there!

  • By the way, like with any buffet, show up early if you can! I got there at 11:40, just after they opened, and there was plenty of food.

  • I showed up to the buffet today at a little after 1pm and was very lucky as this was right before they started running out of food. All the food was really good, but Savyon needs to organize this better. I realize it’s only the second buffet they’ve had, but an hour after I got there, I watched people walk up eager for the buffet, then walk out a moment later bummed that there wasn’t any food left. I know this is because of the low turn out last week and they’re working out the kinks, so Savyon was probably just being cautious, but once they noticed how many people were turning out, they should have started cranking out the food. It was also confusing which door to enter, there were two lines ending up at the same place, and also no signs saying what any of the food was (not a huge deal, I just tried everything). So, besides the disorganized nature of the buffet and not really refilling much of any item once it was gone, the food was really excellent. There were a variety of mediterranean dishes and curries. The stand out dishes for me were: the bread sandwich things (someone on Quarrygirl called them “vegan stuffed pizzas,” which they aren’t. They’re just, like, panini sandwich things with some tomato, herb spread or something inside. Anyway, they were awesome and in high demand, disappearing from the tray the moment they were brought out), the Dolmas (rice wrapped in grape leaves), these things that were pastries stuffed with carrots and string beans and something else, this curry with chickpeas and pineapple, tomatoes in some balsamic/”something” sauce, and the little bit of hummus I could scrape from the empty bowl was really great. There was also a fantastic split pea soup and fresh strawberries. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience on a very nice day (and there’s some limited outdoor seating). I would give the food an A, but the service/organization a C, concluding at a B rating. I would like to try it again in the future when they have things a little more under control. They could also knock a dollar off the buffet price (which is $8.99), considering some people ended up with only salad and some soup. As someone else noted, it would be wise to show up early.

  • yeah I didn’t know why she said “Vegan stuffed pizza” either when it was just their quinoa panini


  • I don’t even think what they were serving was the Quinoa Panini. It was very light on ingredients inside and more of a bread dish than sandwich (although it was presented like a sandwich). I think what was pictured is one of their “to order” items from the menu. (I’m sure it’s great, though. Just trying to clarify.)

  • Really good, healthy food. It’s a little bit of a drive from Hollywood, but it’s worth it.

  • I went on Sunday, April 3rd. It was very good. Are they going to have the vegan buffet again?

  • Savyon Cafe has is having their vegan all you can eat buffet every Sunday from 11:30-4PM for just $8.99! Yeahhhhhhhh

  • Yes, Tony! Every Sunday..11:30AM to 4PM is Savyon’s Vegan Sundays! All you can eat vegan buffet for $8.99!


    The buffet now costs $12.99 ($14.25 with tax). They had 2 obvious meat dishes in the buffet. One was chicken and the other was a meat and pasta dish. They also had some kind of bean dish, but that had a meat broth base. The panini’s were vegetarian, but they made some vegan panini’s for me. There was still plenty of vegan food there for me to eat. They didn’t have any dessert though.

    FYI, they offer the same buffet on Saturdays from 11:30AM to 4:00PM, and a dinner buffet on Saturdays from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.

    Some things they should do:

    Update the info on their website to reflect the change in the price and to indicate that the buffet now has vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes.

    Put labels on the buffet dishes so people will know what is vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

    Put up some screen doors to keep the flies out of the restaurant and out of the buffet.

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