Pure Luck

Me at Pure Luck photo by Studiodrome

Me at Pure Luck photo by Studiodrome

I don’t usually review local restaurants. There are enough awesome vegan blogs that cover the Los Angeles area that it’s really just not necessary to get my two cents in. I do have to say one thing though, I love Pure Luck. I just do. I love going there. I love their food. I love their beer. I can’t honestly think of one thing that I don’t like about the place. I know a lot of people have complaints about the inconsistency but I go there at least once a week, and though I’ve had a few off days, it’s fantastic 99% of the time. I can’t think of another restaurant that I could bear to eat at so often. I’m gonna go ahead and say that Pure Luck is officially my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles (today anyway).

My absolute favorite dish is Kristen’s Carnitas wrap. It’s filled with seasoned jackfruit carnitas, avocado, tomato, lettuce and vegan ceasar dressing. Ok it also comes with pickles and onions but I go without them. It’s so freaking good. Go order one now if you haven’t had it. Seriously. Pretty much everything is delicious though. I highly recommend the fried spring rolls as well, that you can see above.

Another great perk about this place is that Scoops is right across the street so you can get a tasty vegan ice cream afterward. Also, it’s in perfect biking range from where we live so we usually get a nice ride there and back. Yay!

18 Responses to “Pure Luck”
  1. Frank says:

    Yes, Scoops is amazing afterwords too!

  2. You make me want to go to California.

  3. anna says:

    when are we having a pure luck date???? i haven’t been in months!

  4. Foodeater says:

    I love Pure Luck too. Not sure what most of the haters are complaining about, I’ve never been steered wrong there. Any place that serves fried gnocchi will always be near and dear to my heart.

    And, you should totally start blogging about restaurants, heck why not… everyone else is doing it! šŸ˜‰

  5. jennifer says:

    yay! pure luck rules! the bbq sammy is ohsogood šŸ™‚ and oh yes, scoops is a must afterwards…no matter how full i am. if i were closer (or if traffic was better) i’d be there once a week too!

  6. Robin says:

    yep. i can’t get enough of pure luck. and just just the comment above, doesn’t matter how full i am, i HAVE to go to scoops afterward.

  7. Jennifer says:

    OMG, I love your shirt! lmao
    I will definitely have to go there next time I’m in California. I miss living there so much =( Especially now that I’m finding out about all of these amazing sounding vegan restaurants! Thanks for the wonderful posts!

    (another Jennifer)

  8. Jojo says:

    I’ll put Pure Luck on my list of places to eat in California! I really like the picture too.

  9. Carol Elaine says:

    I’m addicted to their torta. I keep meaning to order something else, but I always end up getting the torta.

    Also – fried pickle chips? My, oh my. That’s some good eats.

  10. quarrygirl says:

    there are so many great things about pure luck, it probably is the best restaurant in LA. nothing (and i mean nothing) beats their torta or potato pals. i also love the atmosphere and the awesome selection of tap beer.

    one thing i hate though, is those high tables! WHY OH WHY did they make the tables so high? also, has anyone else noticed that they don’t play music in there anymore?

  11. Vegyogini says:

    I also love Pure Luck, even though I don’t go very often. I think my favorite is the Spring Rolls, but I get them non-fried. They’re so good! I’m forever indebted to Pure Luck for introducing me to the joys of jackfruit.

  12. yosoyblog says:

    Oh my gaw, Kristen’s Carnitas wrap is soooooo the best thing on the menu. I always am wanting to switch it up but I can’t tear myself away from the deliciousness that is Kristen’s. The only time I had a bad experience there was when I got the beet salad (another favorite of mine) and the beets were so insanely overcooked I had to send it back. And yeah wtf is up with those high tables?! They don’t seem to save any space so I really don’t get it.

    I seriously think that Pure Luck/Scoops combo is one of the best things about living in L.A. And you are within biking distance, lucky you!

  13. quarrygirl says:

    hahaha, i just realized how awesome your shirt is, alix!

  14. Gwen says:

    Alas I live in the Southbay and seldom make it out there but oh my god their plantain tacos (and everything else for that matter)! Sigh…
    Also your shirt is fantastic šŸ™‚

  15. Chad Chabot says:

    Your shirt is pure win.

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