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Lunch at Daily Dose Cafe in DTLA Arts District (Vegetarian Friendly)

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I've been meeting with my friend, Sarkis Vartanian, chef/owner of Daily Dose Cafe, about hosting my next HRC LA's Diversity Dining event, and while doing so, I tasted some of the food being serve, and it's delicious!   And if you're a fan of farm-to-table eateries that serve up fresh, organic ingredients from local farmers, as well has having that nice single origin coffee, then this is the place for you.

EVENT MUST KNOWS:

• We will meet in front of the cafe entrance shortly before 11:00 am.  Please don't be late! 

• Cost per person is expected to be about $18.00 and up, depending on how much food you order, plus tax and gratuity.  Since customers order and pay in advance, you have the option to pay by cash or credit card (Mastercard/

I have a meeting in the area on Sunday afternoon and decided to make the most of my being in the area by hosting a brunch at Daily Dose Cafe, a place I've been meaning to try for quite a while.  So, come join me for brunch prepared with farm-to-table ingredients.

EVENT MUST KNOWS:

• We will meet in front of the cafe entrance shortly before 11:00 am.  Please don't be late! 

• Cost per person is expected to be about $18.00 and up, depending on how much food you order, plus tax and gratuity.  Since customers order and pay for their food at the counter, you can pay with cash or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

• Daily Dose Cafe received an average of 4.0 Stars out of 5 from over 125 reviews:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/daily-dose-cafe-los-angeles 

• Only Street Parking is available.  Be sure to check the street signs for any parking restrictions. 

• After lunch, feel free to do some shopping at Urban Radish down the block from Daily Dose Cafe for Artisan Goods, Meats, Cheeses and Wines; or stop by Little Bear for a beer or Pour Haus for a glass of wine.

From LA Weekly's May 2, 2013 article, "5 Best Places to Eat in Downtown Arts District": 

"The Daily Dose is a café in the cultural sense of the word. Its very location, tucked to the side of one building and spilling onto the cobblestone pathway alongside another, can spark conversations both real and imagined. Seating is mainly outside next to an edible garden and alongside the pathway, The Secret Garden come to life.

Owner Sarkis Vartanian believes in honest food. The formidable Farmer sandwich is both a best-selling behemoth and a microcosm of the chef's take on eating fresh. Sliced diagonally, the topography reveals pesto, bright ancho chili jam, burrata, a house-made veggie patty, a sprinkling of chopped scallions, guacamole and halved fingerling potatoes, all layered within a giant square of ciabatta. If Vartanian finds the squash unacceptable, he might substitute Japanese sweet potatoes; he skips the heirloom tomatoes if they're not up to his standards. The milk options are another example of his philosophy: Soy is noticeably missing, as Vartanian is uncomfortable with its genetic modifications. The Daily Dose instead offers whole or fat-free cow's milk, half-and-half or almond milk.

But you need take just one sip of the Buena Vista, a double shot of espresso with your choice of milk and two tablespoons of brown sugar, to get what Vartanian is trying to do here. It's honest, yes, but also delicious."

SAMPLE MENU (Updated Daily):

THE PAR ME- $7 - A bowl of house-made granola (dried fruits, nuts, honey, palm sugar, ginger, and citrus rind) and yogurt.

THE MARGOT- $7 - A breakfast sandwich with 2 eggs* scrambled, feta cheese, chives, serrano & avocado on toast.

THE SCRAMBLE- $9 - 3 scrambled eggs, served with arugula salad, root veggies in a sauce tomate, on a baguette with butter & jam.

THE SUNNY SIDE- $9 - 3 fried eggs* in olive oil, served with arugula salad, root veggies in a sauce tomate, on a baguette with butter & jam.

THE BALLERINA- $10 - A duck egg* fried in olive oil & thyme on ciabatta with butter & apricot jam & a slice of toma cheese with arugula salad.

THE MONA LISA- $12 - 3 egg* omelet with sautéed spinach/re-hydrated wild dry mushrooms, garlic, Brie, served with arugula salad, root veggies in a sauce tomate, & baguette with butter & jam.

THE FETTE- $12 - 3 egg* omelet with sautéed spinach, tomatoes, shallots, herbs de provence, served with arugula salad, root veggies in a sauce tomate, & baguette with butter & jam.

THE BUTCHER- $9 - Fra'mani sopressata (salami), toma cheese, house pickles, sauce verte & mustard on a baguette. 

THE TAILOR- $9 - Fra'mani rosemary roasted ham, fiscalini cheddar, house pickles, sauce verte & mustard on a baguette

JIVE TURKEY- $9 - Fra'mani turkey galantine, mustard, pepato, tomato, sprouts, & ancho chili jam on ciabbata.

MIKE THE MECHANIC -$10 - Mortadella, caramelized onions, toma cheese, tomato, lemon & sauce verte on toasted rye.

THE GUILDSMITH -$10 - Pan-fried akawi cheese, avocado, tomato, serranos, feta, arugula, & sauce verte on a ciabatta.

THE FARMER - $11 - Roasted squash, heirloom potatoes, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, house veggie patty, buratta, pesto & ancho chili jam on olive bread. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Daily dose a hidden gem. Sklar as usual an awesome host. Great group.

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am inside.

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    just checked out that area and its right next to skid row. I didn't want to get off the bus in that particular area, but hope the lunch goes well for those that go

    December 31, 2013

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