Looking for a quick bite on a budget? This isn’t the easiest task when you’re following a gluten free diet. However, if you find yourself in Santa Monica or Culver City, Sunny Blue– a Japanese pit stop– is worth a visit!…
Sunny Blue is known for one thing: omosubi. If you don’t know what omosubi is, you may be in for a game-changer. Omosubi are small, triangular rice balls with a delicious filling wrapped in seaweed and doused with flavorful seasoning… and no one does is better than Sunny Blue! Sunny Blue’s storefront is small and the space is packed during peak dining hours. With just four or five bar stools to sit and eat, eating at the store with others is not always a guarantee. I love picking up Sunny Blue for take out, and then going for a stroll on the Santa Monica streets enjoying my treat and the Los Angeles sun. Not everything on Sunny Blue’s menu is gluten free, but there are a few options that make the stop worth-while. The spicy salmon omosubi with cured salmon and chili seasoning offers a burst of flavor with each bite and has the perfect balance of spice. Sunny Blue offers the choice of white or brown rice with each omosubi– I like to order brown rice with mine. The miso-mushroom omusubi is also a best-seller, with king oyster mushrooms and enoki mushrooms sauteed in a homemade miso sauce. Sunny Blue’s menu indicates which menu options are vegan and gluten free, showing the restaurant’s dedication to allergy-friendly dining!
If you’re a fan of quick and cheap eats, street-food style, Sunny Blue is your place. With bold flavors offered in a fun way, Sunny Blue is unlike any other dining establishment around.