Crossroads Kitchen is an upscale Mediterranean plant-based restaurant in Los Angeles and the first vegan spot to have a full bar. This trendy spot is run by famed chef Tal Ronnen (the creator of Gardein), and is a restaurant where vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores happily dine together.
The menu at Crossroads Kitchen is comprised of small plate items perfect for sharing and allows you to try many more dishes. They do also offer full plate meals. There are assorted soups, salads, pastas, and “Comforting Classics”. The cocktail menu is also very extensive, it’s full of carefully crafted drinks made with fresh ingredients.
Crossroads Kitchen offers brunch and dinner everyday. Their brunch menu is just as unique and creative as their dinner. It includes dishes like “chicken” and waffles, pancakes, and the always popular Crossroads Benedict. And dessert should not to be missed! Their decadent sweets are beautifully crafted and frequently change with the seasons.
Tony and I had the pleasure of dining at Crossroads Kitchen for dinner with my good friend Tess Masters and her close friend. She raved about this restaurant since it is Chef Tal Ronnen’s “home” restaurant, and it didn’t disappoint. We sampled the dairy-free nut cheeses and several small plates, which were all enjoyed and well presented.
Most of our party was gluten free, and this wasn’t an issue. Gluten-free items are clearly labeled on the menu, and several dishes can easily be altered. They were very accommodating.
The atmosphere was intimate but still modern and lively. I highly recommend it for date night or meeting with friends. The cocktails looked intriguing, but they also have a great wine list.
Where to Find Crossroads Kitchen
Location: 8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 782-9245