Organix is a small specialty (and mostly vegan) grocery store tucked away in a small strip mall in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles. It also happens to have a tiny deli slinging some of the most delicious sandwich and burger creations in Southern California! While I've enjoyed many of their dishes at various vegan festivals and events, this was my first time visiting their actual location. Their deli has a pretty extensive selection of vegan sandwiches, burgers, tacos, burritos, and so on to choose from. Some of their creations include the mouthwatering Puerco sandwich ("marinated, slow-cooked and baked shredded jack fruit, homemade BBQ sauce, homemade slaw, vegan mayo and pickle on ciabatta bread"), the Mac Daddy burger (or vegan Big Mac, with "two vegan housemade beef patties, three sesame buns, vegan cheddar cheese, housemade Thousand Island dressing, grilled onions, lettuce, and pickle"), the Bacon Western Cheeseburger ("housemade vegan beef patty, battered and panko-encrusted onion ring, homemade coconut bacon, vegan mayo and housemade BBQ sauce on a sesame bun"), and many more! This time, though, I only had eyes for their Southern Belle, which is a sandwich with a battered and panko fried vegan chicken patty, mashed potatoes and gravy served on a bun.
Organix's Southern Belles!
As soon as I took a bite of the Southern Belle, I was smitten. First, the vegan fried chicken was INCREDIBLE! I dare say it was better than Doomie's and Vegan Cuisine's vegan fried chicken! That panko crust gets me, you know? Second, the mashed potatoes and gravy were so smooth, silky, and damn good! The potatoes were a perfect creamy consistency with just the right amount of buttery richness. And the gravy added that extra little flavor. It may sound weird, but it reminded me of the KFC family dinners my parents would (on a rare occasion) pick up. Thankfully, Organix's Southern Belle is without all the nasty cruelty that KFC is guilty of.
I had a few bites of the Spicy Crispy Chicken sandwich (when I could pry it from Mister Spooky's grip), and that one was excellent as well. It had the right amount of spicy kick and I would have been pleased to eat that whole sandwich as well. It reminded me of a spicy chicken sandwich from one of those fast food places, too, only better (and, again, minus the cruelty)!
The aisles of Organix! So many vegan goodies!
I am already dreaming about their other burgers and sandwiches I want to try, and they also have seasonal specials that are drool-worthy, like their Thanksgiving "Leftovers" sandwich, which unfortunately I missed this year (however, they will be bringing it back soon - I gotta keep an eye out for this!).
It may be a drive for me, but Organix is definitely worth it.
You can find more info, including their hours and full menu, on Organix's site!
So jealous! Our vegan/vegetarian choices in this area are so limited (bikers and racecar fans like their animal flesh, I guess) and the little places that do pop up never get enough business to stay for long. I am drooling at the thought of that gravy! KFC gravy is so weirdly delicious, even though intellectually I know it's just a flour/fat/salt slurry. Still: so good!ReplyDelete