NYC hotspot by Chloe has FINALLY arrived in LA, and it has been the talk of the town since. With a bright space, adorable ambiance, celebrity chef, and cool concept, by Chloe definitely lives up to its name! Chef Chloe Coscarelli and team make unique and satisfying vegan and plant-based dishes that cater to all diners. Yes, carnivores, it is a vegan restaurant… but the food is so incredible and hearty you won’t miss your meat! Coolest part? Your food is served on a tray with crayons and tray sheets that you can color on! So adults, bring your kids and also enjoy feeling like a kid again…
The entire menu at by Chloe is so delicious and tasty, it’s hard to limit suggestions. All salads can be made gluten-free, and each are so unique it’s hard to pick a favorite! I always order the Quinoa Taco Salad (GF if you sub tempeh in for chorizo) and the Greek Salad. Given I was at the new BC location, I changed it up and opted for the Kale Caesar Salad minus the croutons, and now I have a new favorite salad! I know ordering avocado toast can be a bit cliche, but the avocado toast at by Chloe is another must order! Finished with tomatoes and onions, the avocado toast stays true to the season, and given the time of year these toppings will vary. If you’re a total carb lover, like myself, add an order of french fries or sweet potato fries to your toast. The fries are air-baked, and therefore they are not subject to ANY cross contamination! Next up: the pastas, which my friends and I agreed are the best part of the meal. Have you ever had gluten-free pasta with sweet potato cheese sauce and shiitake mushrooms? It was incredible. And the avocado-pesto gluten-free pasta was amazing, too!! Artichoke Dip was a favorite appetizer of mine growing up, but due to my gluten and dairy allergy I had not had it in years. Well, by Chloe makes a kale-artichoke dip with gluten-free tortilla chips, and the cheese is made from nutritional yeast. This dip shockingly tastes just like the artichoke dips of my childhood; it is another must order! Lastly, the market veggie of the day was summer squash, and this simple dish was one of my favorite parts of the meal. If you haven’t been able to tell, I am pretty much obsessed with EVERY dish at by Chloe. Not only will you be shocked you are eating gluten-free, but you will be totally shocked that everything is 100% vegan, too!
No meal at by Chloe is complete without indulging in the (entire) dessert menu. The vegan and gluten-free chocolate chip cookie and chocolate cupcakes are outstanding! The staff at by Chloe knows that I am the gluten-free Cookie Monster, and if I didn’t stop myself, I could eat the entire tray. The vegan ice creams haven’t made their way to LA yet, but they are the most unique vegan ice creams I have ever experienced, and I can’t wait for them to arrive out west. The kale cookies and cream (my favorite), coffee chia chip, and roasted banana bourbon (yes, it contains alcohol) are pretty much phenomenal. I couldn’t be more excited that by Chloe is now here in Los Angeles, and I look forward to frequent visits to Silver Lake!