Umm so I found my new favorite lunch spot in West Hollywood! Beefsteak on Melrose Avenue, which opened just the other month, offers a 100% gluten-free menu, and all menu items are unique and totally delicious. In addition to a hearty menu, the cafe is also popular for their long list of juices and smoothies, and incredible gluten-free treats. Throw in a cute vibe and wifi, and it’s no wonder why I’m so in love! …
I’ve been to the cafe now for breakfast and lunch, and I’ve been incredibly pleased on both occasions. For lunch, I was torn between the kale salad with turmeric hummus and roasted vegetables, and the brussels sprouts salad dressed in a lemon vinaigrette. I went with the kale salad, and added avocado and egg for a little extra kick; I couldn’t have been happier! The tumeric hummus acted as the dressing, so the salad was extra protein packed. For sides, you have to order the sweet potato chips. The chips were cooked in peanut oil, and they were sliced super thin! I’m not the biggest ‘beet’ person, but the beet jerkey is a popular order! My friends ordered the rice and quinoa bowl and topped their bowls with short rib. Although the restaurant is plant-based focused and has a large number of vegan items, they also serve non-vegan proteins! This is great, as it provides a little something for everyone. Lastly, no trip to Beefsteak is complete without ordering the “Potachos.” These potato nachos topped with carrot queso are PHENOMENAL. I have no words. I pretty much ate the whole plate… and all of the toppings… and didn’t regret it ONE BIT.
Whether you are in the mood for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or just a cool spot to work, Beefsteak is for you. The ambiance is super adorable, they even have hammock chairs as seating options! I will absolutely be back soon.