Hugo’s standout super star special of the month

Ahhhh Hugo’s. One of my all time favorite places to eat, not only because their food is so darn lip smacking good to the last bite lick your plate good, but because they are a regular restaurant with lots of omnivorous options that goes above and beyond to accommodate vegans as well. Their vegan options are so abundant here I forget it’s not a full fledged vegan only establishment sometimes. They also have two locations; one in West Hollywood and one in Studio City. Today I had the pleasure of dining at their Studio City location with my dear friend Jesi. We LOVE it here, as we are both vegans, and both pretty picky. Jesi has some gnarly food allergies and they always are more than accommodating of that as well. We got to Hugo’s with ferocious appetites (shocker) and were ready to get downnnnnn.


12851 Riverside Dr
Studio City, CA 91607

This picture totally sucks I'm sorry! But this is the entrance.

I immediately grabbed the June specials list to see what we were working with this month. Each month Hugo’s puts out about ten specials, one or two of which are consistently so spectacular I come to eat them pretty much weekly. This month they do NOT disappoint.

Today Jesi and I went with the special Italian salad and the Crispy Portobello Sammie along with some well doe french fries split down the middle. I love splitsies! That way I can try two things instead of one 🙂 The salad was okay, nothing special, and def not something I would order again. I may have felt that way because it was so powerfully out shined by the MOST AMAZING SANDWICH EVER the Portobello crispy yum yum bundle of goodness I all but vacuum cleaner style inhaled with in one minute.ORDER THIS NOWWWWWWW it is insane off the chain blow your mind ridiculous. Yes. That good.

Italian Panzanella Salad (vegan!!) - Chopped leafy greens tossed in oil-free sherry vinaigrette with red cabbage, tomatoes, roasted eggplant, red onions, artichoke hearts, crispy croutons and fresh basil. Topped with toasted pine nuts (on the side for Jesi purposes)

Again salad was nothin special. I liked the roasted red peppers and eggplant in it and the croutons were garlciky and crunchy and not burned which is always a plus. But not a reorder fo sho.

Crispy Portabello Mushroom Sandwich (vegan and gluten free!!!) - A knife-and-fork sandwich: caponata (olives, sun dried tomato and basil,) sliced tomatoes, grilled onions, roasted red peppers, mixed organic lettuce tossed in balsamic dressing, with a choice of goat or vegan cheese, between two large crispy-fried portabello mushrooms. Served with an organic mixed green salad.

I really cannot stress enough how much you need to go to Hugo’s and order this. I am legit going back tomorrow to get this again. Yes. That good.

Fries WELL DONE, always well done (note: we actually sent these back for more well done fries, as you can see these did not pass the test)

When the actual well done fries came back they were BOMBBBB. SO perfectly seasoned with salt. pepper and a sprinkle seasoning salt and (this time) cooked to perfection. I have not had french fries in months so this was an amazing decadent treat 🙂
FYI other menu standouts:

New American Veggie Burger

An outstanding combination of organic sprouted mung beans, organic brown rice, assorted fresh vegetables, mushrooms, pumpkin & sunflower seeds, herbs and spices fried crispy. Served with onion, lettuce, tomato, Vegenaise and your choice of any burger toppings (get diya vegan cheese!!). This burger is new, because it is more nutritious than meat and is a positive use of our agricultural resources. And most importantly, it’s delicious. If you want to make it gluten free order it on fried portabello or crispy potato pancakes!!!

Very Green Casserole

Broccolini, spinach, asparagus, zucchini, with garlic and fresh herbs in a tomato-basil pesto sauce. Topped with a veggie patty and melted goat and mozzarella cheeses. (Daiya vegan mozzarella substituted upon request – obviously do this) Served with organic mixed lettuce.

Green Tamale Plate

Two spinach infused sweet-corn tamales covered with our tomatillo sauce and mozzarella cheese – ask for the vegan daiya). Served with garlic spinach and a zucchini, corn and roasted red pepper medley. Ask for it vegan and have the sour cream left off.

Creamy Green Risotto or Pasta

Vegan risotto!!!! Fresh chopped organic leafy greens, broccoli, zucchini and asparagus blended with our creamy cashew and sunflower cheese sauce and spinach-basil pureé. Tossed with a choice of organic brown rice, house made spaghetti or fusilli. Garnished with crispy onions.

ALSO the spinach lemonade is incredibly refreshing and lord knows I love green shit.
Please do enjoy this vegan, more than friendly, restaurant of joy. Chances are good you will prob see me there.
Your Vegan Girlfriend

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