• November 24th, 2009quarrygirlLA restaurants, meet market (closed), stores

    vegan roast beef and cheddar sandwich at the meet market

    this week the meet market, a hybrid vegan sandwich and specialty grocery shop, has opened in silverlake in the spot that used to be flore cafe. they have a small but appetizing and reasonably priced hot menu, as well as some grocery shelving and a refrigeration unit full of goodies. i stopped by yesterday to have a look and a taste of what was going down, and i must say i was impressed!

    roast beef and cheddar: "beef" strips with grilled onion, bbq sauce and "cheese" sauce. $5.95

    roast beef and cheddar: "beef" strips with grilled onion, bbq sauce and "cheese" sauce. $5.95

    i ordered the roast beef and cheddar sandwich, which is quite sizable and a total steal at under $6. the thing comes piled with strips of faux meat, grilled onions, and an amazing runny “cheese” sauce. the dude who took my order was super nice, and gave me a cup of water to sip as i looked around the shop and waited for my sandwich.

    although the meet market doesn’t have a ton of groceries right now, they definitely have some good stuff. they have a shelf full of snacky things like tings, have’a corn chips, vegan gummy bears, and soy jerky. they also have a refrigeration case up front filled with staples like kombucha, silk nog, and the non-hydrogenated tofutti cream cheese.

    meet market in los angeles

    i got my food to-go, and when i unwrapped it at home i just couldn’t believe the big beefy and cheesy hot mess staring back at me. it was great. since the vegan spot shut down, there just really hasn’t been a place where you can get fast, hearty comfort food…so this was a real treat.

    vegan roast beef and cheddar

    over the next few weeks, the meet market will continue to grow and offer more and more products. for now though, just drop in and pick up a few of those vegan novelty items that are hard to find, and enjoy their sandwich and salad menu. for now, the meet market has pretty short opening hours (11am – 4pm on weekdays and 11am-8pm on weekends), but let’s hope those expand as well.

    here is a peek at the menu, so you can decide what to order when you visit:

    Meet Market Menu

    oh and BTW, the meet market will continue to do the all you can eat buffets on weekends that flore cafe was famous for. yay!

    the meet market
    3206 W Sunset Blvd (at Descanso)
    Los Angeles, CA 90026

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