• back to the bend: more vegan food at mohawk

    August 11th, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, mohawk bend

    since mohawk bend opened up in echo park about a week and a half ago, we’ve spent several evenings there. whether it has been quick drinks and a snack at the bar, or a full on meal in the gorgeous ramona room, each visit to the restaurant has been very enjoyable.

    mohawk is still riding high on the hype surrounding its much anticipated opening, so by 7pm there can often be an hour and a half wait for a table! my advice is to arrive early at around 5pm, and they should have no problem seating you. here are some pictures of the food we’ve been digging at mohawk over the past week…

    herbed flatbread with spicy white beans. $6

    the herbed flatbread is remarkable. i tried this on my first visit to mohawk at their press event, and have ordered it a couple times since. the bread is made in house and served with your choice of spreads—most of which are vegan. you can get bread and 1 spread for 6 bucks, or 3 spreads for $12. my favorite is the spicy white bean spread, it’s chunky and packed with tangy lemon flavor.

    vegan fun guy: roast mushrooms, shallots, herbs, vegan cheese, truffle salt. $14

    mohawk also has a large selection of vegan-friendly thin crust pizzas made with californian 00 flour and organic tomato sauce…

    earlier this week i dined with clara from clara’s cakes (try them, they’re amazing!) and she ordered a vegan-ized version of the “fun guy”. this pizza came topped with roasted mushrooms, shallots, herbs, and a mixture of daiya and teese cheese. i tried some of the crispy onions on top and they were delicious. so was this pizza any good? let’s just say clara is tiny and she ate the entire thing.

    flash gordon: flash-grilled Little Gem lettuce, citrus, avocado, dill dressing, ume pickled onions. $9

    another friend of mine ordered the flash gordon, one of mohawk’s many signature salads. this comes with grilled lettuce, citrus, avocado, creamy dill dressing and pickled onions…definitely more creative than your typical vegan salad.

    mac and teese: broccoli, vegan cheese, corn penne. $7.5

    the menu at mohawk is subject to change, and i’ve already seen evidence of this in the casserole section. on sunday evening, they were trying out a new vegan mac and cheese casserole, which was absent from the menu the next day. luckily, i snatched it up while it was available, and it was fantastic! a little hot pot filled to the brim with melty creamy cheesy penne noodles and broccoli, all topped off with more shreds of vegan cheese. extra rich and delicious—-you must order this if you ever see it on the menu!

    i really hope mohawk makes this a regular item, because it’s probably my favorite thing i’ve eaten there.

    in addition to keeping the food menu exciting, mohawk has been switching up its tap list as well. they have started advertising special beers on their marquee outside, which i think is a great idea. stars this week have included craftsman heavenly hefe, ballast point habanero sculpin, and hangar 24 black rye ipa to name a few.

    if mohawk is already this much fun in its first couple weeks, i can’t wait to see what the future holds.

    mohawk bend
    2141 w. sunset blvd.
    los angeles ca 90026
    (213) 483-2337
    Hours (extending soon)
    Sunday ⇒ Thursday
    5pm – 11:30pm
    Friday & Saturday
    5pm – 1:30am

    PS: for dessert, mohawk also offers a pan baked vegan cookie with vegan ice cream on top. the only reason i haven’t tried that yet is because i obviously suck at life.

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  • I waited an hour for a table the other night, and it was well worth it.

  • Was there last night for the first time. It was fantastic. Such a large space — I hope it can maintain its popularity.

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  • Hitting this up this weekend. Hitting it hard.

    Wish they were open for lunch on the weekends, though…looking forward to the extended hours.

  • That all looks phenomenal. The pot the casserole is served in is especially cute! Too bad I’m a poor student who rarely gets to dine out. I guess I’ll settle for all the food porn you provide us with, quarrygirl. 😉

  • they need to serve a full menu throughout the entire space. nuts and flatbread just dont cut it at the bar.

    the califlower was good and the pizza with seitan pepperoni was pretty amazing.

  • They had been serving full menu at the bar. Seems to be another issue there: inconsistent policies.

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