Just steps from the Venice Boardwalk, Seed Kitchen is a refreshing break from the countless Venice hot dog stands and ice cream shops. Seed is a vegan, organic “macrobiotique” that focuses on serving plant-based cuisine with numerous health benefits. The location is small and the décor is humble, yet Seed is perfect for grabbing a balanced meal on your way to, or from, a trip to Venice beach…
Seed is clear about what items are gluten-free on their diverse menu, which offers everything from burgers to Pad Thai. The raw “Pad Thai” noodles are actually kelp noodles with bean sprouts, carrots, scallions, cucumbers, almonds, and a chili sauce. This incredibly healthy dish tastes surprisingly close to the real thing! Another Asian-influenced dish is the Saisai Donburi Macro Bowl– my personal favorite! The bowl is incredibly nutritious, filling, and packed with different and delicious ingredients including Kabocha squash, kale, Shiitake mushrooms, sea vegetables, black beans, sauerkraut, and a balsamic-miso sauce. If you are in the mood for something a bit more indulgent, order the crispy tempeh chorizo tacos, which you will not believe are vegan! You also won’t go wrong with a side of sweet potato fries! For dessert, Seed also has various gluten-free options like decadent mousses and cookies.
Seed’s great location makes eating healthy and gluten free a breeze during your trip to Venice Beach. The restaurant is quaint, and although the food isn’t really an anomaly with the many casual vegan restaurants popping up all over the city, it’s definitely worth the visit if you are in the area!