Three months later and I’m finally finishing up blogging about our trip to see Dawn. Twin is probably thinking something like, “Thank the goddess! Now write that cookbook review already!” All in due time.
We spent nearly two weeks in California visiting friends and family, gallivanting around amusement parks, taking in theater and museums, and just being.
Several times Dawn told us to go the vegan ice cream place next to Good Neighbor, the little restaurant we would go have breakfast at least once per visit. We didn’t go. I think maybe I was mourning the loss of being able to go to Good Neighbor and have a great breakfast of hash and eggs. Or pancakes. Or both. I’m sure I could have gone to Good Neighbor and figured out something I could have on the menu. Going out to breakfast just wasn’t appealing with the loss of eggs in my diet during the trip. Yes, I was mourning eggs in general, too.
All that aside, if you are in the neighborhood, Good Neighbor is a great place to go for breakfast. Friendly service and when we would go it was never so busy that we had to wait for a table. Plus, you might have a celebrity sighting. The last time I was there with Dawn and Mom, Steve Perry held the door open for Mom. I was a bit awestruck. It was my first celebrity sighting with all the trips I’ve taken out there to visit Dawn.
Back to vegan ice cream.
Our last full day in Los Angeles we wound up at Poquito Mas for lunch. We were trying to go to a vegetarian place nearby, but we missed the parking and didn’t feel like trying to go all the way around the block to figure out the parking. Poquito Mas is in the same little center as Good Neighbor and Kind Kreme. We were both feeling a bit let down by Poquito Mas and before we left I suggested we finally check out Kind Kreme while we were there.
I’m so glad we did and I’m so mad at myself for waiting until the last day to go. They have vegan ice cream, shakes, juices, salads, smoothies, sandwiches (on gluten-free bread), and more. I wanted to try one of everything. Seriously. If you are on Instagram, they will share something off-menu they are serving for the day. Not every day, but some days.
I had the Vegan Cinnamon Latte ice cream. After seeing that in the case I knew it would take me back in a way to my favorite ice cream place back home and Chocolate Cinnamon ice cream. While the ice cream was really more latte-ish than chocolate-y, it was still good and still dream worthy.
I’m still kicking myself for waiting so long to try Kind Kreme but I sure know where I will probably be every day the next time I visit Dawn.