this weekend we made a quick getaway to long beach and hit up some of the beach communities on the way, which of course meant lunch at one of our favorite healthy haunts: the spot. located just steps from the ocean in hermosa beach, the spot has been around for decades and serves a menu consisting of basic yet delicious meatless fare. in fact, they claim to be the oldest vegetarian restaurant in LA (how hermosa beach counts as LA, i dunno!), and they even have a genuine paul mccartney autograph/endorsement on the wall.
i’ve sampled the burritos and various plates at the spot in the past (all awesome!), but this time i opted for the “savory spud”: a baked potato topped with an assortment of steamed vegetables and sauce. i asked for red sauce instead of savory because that stuff is super decadent, and it was an excellent meal. fucking expensive (a baked potato and vegetables is $12?! this is a hippy restaurant, not a steakhouse!), but delicious all the same.
despite the gouging prices, i’ll always love the great healthy food at the spot.