Quick Review: Localita and the Badasserie

Hello friends,

One morning, Cory and I were on our way to go sight seeing, but we wanted to get a quick bite to eat. As we all know, sometimes getting a quick vegan breakfast isn’t easy…unless of course you want granola and some fruit. Luckily, downtown LA has a hidden gem for vegans – Localita and the Badasserie.

The tagline of this restaurant really says it all, “eat nice. live naughty.” It’s a fun little hole in the wall, with room for 5-7 people inside and 2 outside. It seems like a place where many call ahead and pick up their breakfast sandwich to go or simply have it delivered.

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The menu includes shakes, smoothies, and coffee. The food options range from salads, to wraps, to quinoa bowls, but the real stand outs are the breakfast sandwiches called “badasses.” And I think that’s a pretty great name for them. The Badasses are a vegan take on a standard breakfast sandwich on an English muffin. Most have fun names which refer to rappers, famous songs, or cars.

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Cory and I couldn’t help ourselves, and we both ordered the “OG Badass” because it sounded awesome. This sandwich includes a vegan sausage patty smothered, and I mean smothered in, vegan cheddar, chipotle sauce, sriracha, red onion, and maple syrup, all served on a multigrain bun. There are a ton of user reviews on Yelp about this sandwich. It seems like you either love it or hate it. I personally loved it.

No, it is not a ‘healthy’ vegan breakfast sandwich. What it is, is a greasy, feel good, fills you up, start to the day, breakfast sandwich. Everything was cooked to perfection, and it’s so much better than any breakfast sandwich I remember having pre-vegan. We rounded out our hearty meals by sharing a chocolate and coffee almond milk shake. It hit the spot. Out of the whole trip to LA, I think this was the biggest “splurge” meal I had, and I don’t regret it one bit.

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Hands down, I give this dive five stars. Please give the Badasserie a try the next time you’re in LA. You will not regret it, and this shop deserves the love!

Cheers,

Jocelyn

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