• vegan pub grub and craft beer at blue palms in hollywood

    September 19th, 2011quarrygirlblue palms brewhouse, LA restaurants

    i love pubbin’, i love grubbin’, and blue palms in hollywood is the perfect place for both.

    we’ve been fans of the craft beer bar since it opened 3 years ago (the draught selection is bonkers!!!), and back in 2008 we sang the praises of their blackened tofu platter. i’m happy to report that since then, their cruelty-free options have expanded to include several field roast sausages and a veganizable homemade veggie burger. of course when i heard about all this, i rushed over to check it out.

    veganized veggie burger: made with rice, oats, beans, carrots, corn, cilantro, garlic and ginger. served with a side. (no aioli, served on a classic roll instead of a bun) $11

    the veggie burger at blue palms can be made vegan by ordering it without aioli, and subbing the brioche bun for house bread. when we told our server and bartender that we were vegan, they both helped us determine which substitutions we should make…and even checked with the kitchen to confirm the bread was vegan. it sandwiched a huge patty made from rice, oats, beans, carrots, corn, cilantro, and ginger, topped with lettuce, tomato and mustard—incredible! so many places use a boca or gardenburger patty for their vegetarian option, but blue palms doesn’t cut any corners in the burger department.

    the veggie burger comes with a choice of side, and we went with french fries. full disclosure: i was a few beers deep and totally forgot to ask if these were fried separately from the meat products. so beware and eat at your own risk. last time we checked, the grilled vegetables were cooked separately from the meat…so if the fries wind up being contaminated, those may be a good option.

    we also ordered a vegan smoked apple sage sausage, which came with a choice of bread, sauce, and two toppings for $7.50.

    vegan smoked apple sage sausage on a classic roll with spicy brown mustard, caramelized onions, and sauteed mushrooms. $7.50

    the classic and olive rolls are both vegan…but we kept it simple with the classic, some spicy brown mustard, sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions (both cooked in oil, not butter!). at the moment field roast is my favorite fake meat on earth, and that’s what blue palms uses for their sausages, so i have no complaints. absolutely delicious vegan pub fare—hearty, bready, with top notch sauce and quality toppings. i’d order it again in a heartbeat.

    in fact, next time i’m at blue palms, i’m gonna see if the sausage platter can be made vegan. it comes with any 2 sausages on a bed of house spiced sauerkraut with caramelized onions and serrano peppers. yeow!

    i know, i know, i know…blue palms serves lots of nasty ass meat shit and it’s a total downer, but i think it’s wonderful that a place like this caters to vegans at all. trust me: if you’re in hollywood looking for a place to drink amazing beer and eat satisfying food, blue palms is a your spot. it’s located between vine and gower (attached to the music box/henry fonda theatre), so it’s the perfect stop to hit if you’re doing touristy stuff, seeing shows, or attending music gigs in the area.

    i’ll be back to blue palms for sure!

    blue palms brewhouse
    6124 Hollywood Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Mon 5 pm – 12 am
    Tue-Thu, Sat 5 pm – 2 am
    Fri 11:30 am – 2 am
    Sun 12 pm – 12 am

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  • Looks GREAT! Been going to Tony’s Darts Away for yummy vegan pub food, but I’ll have to give this one a try too when I’m in the neighborhood! Thanks for the heads UP! 😀

  • Looks good 🙂

  • Tip: If you go east of Gower you can get 2 hours free parking on Hollywood Blvd.

    The craft beer and vegan food will prompt comparisons to Tony’s Darts Away. Here’s my take having gone to both extensively:

    Tony’s is a dive bar (dark, foreboding, kinda cheap inside and a little dirty – especially the restrooms) where Blue Palms is a craft ale house that has noisy sports games on (more of a sports bar), but more comfortable seating, nice high tables and a window looking out to Hollywood.

    Blue Palms has a much better and more frequently rotating beer selection than Tony’s, as well as staff that know more about beer.

    Tony’s has a better food selection (by far) with vegan specials and some very tasty options. Also, I trust their kitchen integrity more.

    BUT, Blue Palms is more convenient for Hollywood/Westside, is a nicer vibe (when there’s not a game on) and has enough basic vegan food to full your stomach on the excellent beer selection.

  • Couldn’t disagree more with the comment above. It’s great that Blue Palms has a couple veganizable dishes (even though you have to work at it to ensure they’re vegan), but it’s not even in the same league as Tony’s.

    The beer selection at Tony’s is just as good if not better than BP. Tony’s gives away free tasters where BP charges for samples, and the menu at Tony’s is way better for vegans. Oh, and Tony’s is cheaper and the beers are larger.

    Love BP if I’m in Hollywood, but Tony’s is better in every area.

  • I’ve been going to BP for ages now as its just a short stroll from where I live and yes….you can ask for a vegan sausage platter. That is my go to and it’s amazing! An apple sage and a chipotle sausage with a tasty brew…it can’t be beat! The tofu and veggie plate is also delicious. The tofu is really nicely seasoned. Happy pubbin n grubbin!

  • I’m interested, but put off by the fact they use foie gras. That, veal and lamb are deal breakers for me at a non-cruely-free restaurant. Is there any indication they may be taking that off the menu at some point?

    Does anyone else have menu item (not necessarily toward the overall establishment) deal breakers when choosing to eat at non-friendly places?

  • I love homemade veggie burgers! Insanely good ingredients in that one!

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