Plant-based foodies in LA don’t have to make do with In-N-Out grilled cheese or tofu casserole. Crossroads on Melrose was the first on the LA dining scene to serve innovative plant-based cuisine in a stylish hip setting. A favorite of major music biz artists, as well as movers and shakers, it’s no surprise that the restaurant recently launched a super fun late night menu for the after hours crowd
Chef/owner Tal Ronnen, a pioneer in the imaginative plant-based cuisine realm, has made Crossroads one of the most sought after reservations in Los Angeles and now late-night diners can sit at the bar for a well-crafted cocktail and vegan takes on bar food with selections like Impossible Burger Sliders, Buffalo Maitake Mushrooms with Can-This-Really-Be Vegan bleu cheese dressing, Spicy Meatball Pizzas, and an ever-changing menu of dishes suited for after-hours tippling. The price range is from just $6 to $14!
For the uninitiated, the Impossible Burger is the entirely plant-based burger that would fool even the most ardent of carnivores from Impossible Foods, a Silicon Valley startup founded by Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. with the aim of making the global food system more sustainable. Crossroads is the only LA venue to offer Impossible Food’s first product, otherwise available only weekday lunchtime at Crossroads from 10 am to 2 pm.
The bar’s cocktail program centers on vegan-based spirits, fresh seasonal ingredients, and a thoughtful approach to simple flavors — with headliners like Dirty Deeds – tequila curacao, and orange bitters and Aces High – vodka, lemon, simple syrup and cayenne pepper, as well as wines by the glass and a selection of beer on tap that include Seasonal Golden Road and North Coast Scrimshaw. Well cocktails are priced at $10 and tap beers, at $5.
The late night menu is available Monday through Sunday, 10 pm to close.
This is so much better than a late stand-in-front-of-fridge tub of hummus and some carrots!