Quick Delicious Lunches to Go

Don’t have time for long lines or a leisurely lunch? Stop by Eternity Juice Bar for a lunch on the go. Now serving hot meals in addition to cold deli items, you can get the delicious soul food you’re craving without the wait. You choose, we plate.

Your health is your wealth

Renovated Juice Bar: Come in for some rejuvenation!

The Newly Renovated Eternity Juice Bar

Need something healthy on the go? Eternity Juice Bar has you covered. Stop in for a grab and go lunch that’s both nutritious and delicious. Now serving hot dishes along with the salads.

Choose your own creation! You pick the greens and the toppings and we’ll give you the salad of your dreams. Quick and easy lunch. Eating healthy has never been easier!

Brand New: Hot Lunches to Go

It’s cold outside. Stop by to warm up from the inside out. Now serving hot meals to go: Veggie Stir Fried Rice, Cabbage and Potatoes, Collard Greens, Vegan Beef and Broccoli, and Sweet and Sour Vegan Chicken

Your Health is Your Wealth

Thanksgiving Catering

Thanksgiving Catering

Anyone who thinks that Thanksgiving is “Turkey Day” hasn’t had our Vegan Style Stuffed Duck. Made with bean curd, stuffed with cornbread dressing, and topped with cranberries and gravy it’s a perfect holiday dish. We’re catering that along with many other Thanksgiving favorites for those who are looking for a delicious plant-based meal—all the flavor with none of the animal products. Definitely something to be thankful for this holiday. Order by Thursday November 20 th and you can get 10% off!

Thanksgiving Catering Menu

Entrees

Vegan Roast (Seitan)

With gravy

Small (Serves 20) $57.50

Large (Serves 50) $110.00

Vegan Stuffed Roast

Seitan stuffed with cornbread dressing served with gravy and cranberry sauce

Small (Serves 20) $75.00

Large (Serves 50) $145.00

Cornbread Stuffing

Delicately done with vegetables and spices

Small (Serves 20) $42.50

Large (Serves 50) $80.00

Kale Greens

Creatively seasoned with special spices

Served with fresh tomatoes and onions

Small (Serves 20) $50.00

Large (Serves 50) $100.00

Served with cornbread

Small (Serves 20) $80.00

Large (Serves 50) $125.00

Vegan Style Duck

Made with bean curd

Small (Serves 15) $60.00

Large (Serves 25-30) $120.00

Vegan Style Stuffed Duck

Made with bean curd stuffed with cornbread dressing served with gravy and cranberry sauce

Small (Serves 15) $75.00

Large (Serves 25-30) $140.00

Vegan Southern Style

Macaroni and Cheese

Small (Serves 20-25) $65.00

Large (Serves 50) $125.00

Candied Yams

Small (Serves 20) $32.50

Large (Serves 50) $55.00

Desserts

Apple Pie

Half pan (Serves 20-30) $37.50

Full pan (Serves 50-60) $75.00

Blueberry Cobbler

Half pan (Serves 20-30) $40.00

Full pan (Serves 50-60) $80.00

Peach Cobbler

Half pan (Serves 20-30) $35.00

Full pan (Serves 50-60) $70.00

Sweet Potato Pie

Half pan (Serves 15-20) $34.00

Full pan (Serves 40-50) $68.00

Fall into Soup Season

Nothing takes the chill out of the air like a bowl of soup. At Original Soul Vegetarian we make our soup fresh daily with only the best ingredients. Everything is 100% plant-based and chemical-free, which means that our soups are as good for your body as they taste in your mouth. This week only: Buy one soup, get one free. Fall into soup season!

Our Daily Soup Specials:

Monday: Vegetable tomato

Tuesday: Split pea

Wednesday: Vegetable noodle (pictured above)

Thursday: Brown lentil

Friday: Orange lenti

Saturday & Sunday: Vegan chilli

Falafel: Delicious and Nutritious

Sandwich of the Week: Falafel

This week only: enjoy a free side salad when you order the falafel sandwich. This Mediterranean inspired sandwich will be sure to delight your taste buds and fuel your body with the nutrition it needs. Falafel, made with chickpeas, is packed with protein, low in fat, and high in fiber. Protein is important in cell growth and functioning and helps build muscle and keep them healthy. In addition to being a great source of protein, falafel has very little fat and no saturated fat. Falafel, high in fiber, is also great for your digestive system. Both delicious and nutritious, eat up and enjoy!

Learn How to Make Tofu!

Community Cooking Class: We Cook, We Eat

Enjoy eating vegan at Original Soul Vegetarian and want to do it at home? Already eat vegan at home but want to learn some Original Soul Vegetarian recipes? We have just the event for you! Because we know that it’s unrealistic to eat out all the time and that not everyone has grown up eating and cooking vegan in their homes, we host community cooking classes at the restaurant every month. Our next class is this Saturday August 23 rd from 11am-1pm.

Each cooking class we focus on a different aspect of vegan cooking. This week it’s tofu. So come in on Saturday August 23rd from 11am-1pm and learn how to cook like Original Soul Vegetarian. We’ll teach you how to make vegan scrambled eggs, jerk tofu, tofu salad, and tofu burgers. In addition, we’ll be making some cooked kale greens. Cost is $50 at the door (or $40 if you stop by and put your deposit down by Thursday August 21 st ). RSVP at the restaurant, by commenting on the blog post, or on facebook.

So stop on by, cook up some tofu and greens, and share a meal with us. Because after we cook, we EAT. Learning new skills has never been so satisfying!

5 Interesting Facts About Vegetarianism/Veganism

There are many interesting facts about vegetarianism and veganism but here are five for now. Eat well, live well. Your health is your wealth.

  1. According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA) a vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier than one that includes meat. Vegetarians have lower body mass indices, fewer deaths from heart disease, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower rates of type 2 diabetes, and lower rates of prostate and colon cancer
  2. In 2012, the LA City Council declared all future Mondays in the city to be “Meatless Mondays” in response to the environmental impact of meat consumption in the United States
  3. An acre of land can produce more food for vegetarians/vegans than meat-eaters. It also can yield ten times more plant protein than meat protein.
  4. Livestock has a great impact on the environment both impacting green house gas emissions and water usage.
  5. The twenty-year “China Study” found that countries that ate primarily vegetarian were healthier than those who had meat-based eating practices.

Saturday August 9th We’re Cooking Up a Storm

Vegan Soul Food

Here at Original Soul Vegetarian we serve vegan soul food because we believe that your health is your wealth and that food is medicine. Being vegan is associated with positive health outcomes such as a decreased risk for cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. It is also correlated with an overall general well-being.

You know that saying that you are what you eat? It’s actually true. Your cells regenerate using the food that you eat. This is why we don’t use any refined sugars, rice, or flour and are completely chemical free in addition to being 100% vegan. We are proud of the food that we serve and believe in the health benefits of veganism.

That being said, we know that it can be daunting to switch to a vegan lifestyle when it comes to preparing your own food. Not everyone is raised on vegan cooking and it can sometimes be a steep learning curve. Here at Original Soul Vegetarian we are committed to the community which we serve, which is why we offer cooking classes. We’ve been in this business for over thirty years and are happy to share our knowledge and experience in making vegan food with you.

We’re having a cooking class at the restaurant this Saturday August 9 th from 11am – 2pm. The cost is $35 if you register in advance or $40 at the door. Call the restaurant to make your reservations today and enjoy learning to make and eating Original Soul Vegetarian’s vegan soul food!

TGIF: Great Eats at the Restaurant and Juice Bar!

Happy Friday Everyone! Check out today’s specials…

Eternity Juice Bar

Dish of the Day is Bean Curd Salad. $1 off if you order it today!

Original Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Dinner Special:

Vegan lasagna, vegan style breaded “fish” (battered bean curd), steamed broccoli, and kale greens

Ongoing Restaurant Promo

Follow us on twitter or instagram and get an order of barbecue delights for FREE with your meal. One per follower. Offer valid through Friday August 15, 2014.

Is Meat the New Tobacco?

After decades of Big Tobacco marketing cigarettes as glamorous, the tide has finally turned. Smoking is generally recognized to be linked to all kinds of negative health outcomes including a shorter life expectancy, cancer, heart disease, and stroke. But Big Tobacco isn’t the only one. The meat industry is responsible for just as many deaths and poor health outcomes as smoking.

The three most fatal diseases in America are heart disease, cancer, and stroke. All three have been found to be linked to the overconsumption of animal products. Not surprisingly, vegetarians and vegans have significantly lower rates of these diseases than meat eaters. Doctors have been able to not only prevent, but also reverse, heart disease in patients who switch to vegetarianism or veganism. In addition, doctors and researchers found that better eating habits (less animal products) and exercise are just as helpful at preventing cancer as quitting smoking.

Your health is your wealth. This is why we serve food as medicine.