Since moving from WeHo to Santa Monica my trips to Hugo’s have become pretty sporadic. You all may remember my overwhelming enthusiasm about this vegan friendly mecca located in both Studio City and West Hollywood, from this post. I gushed about my love for Hugo’s and how their monthly vegan specials consistently steal my heart. This month, of course, was no different.
My cousins were in town visiting from Florida, so a huge group of my Yoga Shelter friends and family gathered for lunch to get our vegan grub on. First up, we shared two plates of the vegan nachos. You guys all know how much I love nachos, and I have never tried Hugo’s vegan take, so I was incredibly excited of our apps to arrive.
We dug in so quickly all I could manage was an action shot. Hungry hungry vegans on de loose. These nachos were really good. Really good, but not great. I still favor Real Food Daily’s version over any other nachos I have had. Either way everyone thoroughly enjoyed these queso smother chipy chips and they disappeared within minutes.
When it came time for entrees I opted for their killer salad special this month, the vegan bbq salad. This salad boasted some of my favorite ingredients like grilled mushrooms and squash eeeek, so my order was a no-brainer.
This salad was perfection. An incredibly array of grilled vegetables, crisp romaine, loads of avocado, hot black beans and the most delicious bbq sauce evah. Two thumbs up and I would HIGHLY recommend you check it out before it goes off the menu in September!
Other notable vegan specials of the month included the gluten-free upside-down peach pancake (who doesn’t love breakfast for lunch) and the plato de alma plate, a latin version of my ALL TIME FAV Hugo’s special, the soul food plate.
Both were amazing, and if I go back and am hungrier I will hands down order the Plato Del Alma. Stuffed crispy fried portabello? Yes please.
Go check out these inventive and incredibly delicious specials before it’s too late!!
Your Vegan Girlfriend