707 N. Heliotrope Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90029
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be sure to check out the wildly popular ice cream shop Scoops across the street. They always have a couple of vegan ice cream options mixed in with the wider dairy selection.
Welcome to Hel-Mel. Thanks to the nearby Bike Kitchen and Orange 20 bike store, this corner may well be ground zero for the Los Angeles bike movement. And everyone eats at Pure Luck, the local vegan restaurant and watering hole. This restaurant takes the comfort food approach to vegan cuisine; their sweet potato fries for example are a real favorite. I also recommend the Tofu Pesto sandwich and Todd's BBQ sandwich. Pure Luck uses either tofu or jack fruit as a meat substitute; I usually go for the tofu because it is a little heartier. A wide variety of local micro-brews are served; drinking a delicious beer is often part of the Pure Luck experience.