5.11.2010

LA Eateries ~ Lemonade

(photo by me, Cassie & Lindsay to the left)

Last Thursday, I grabbed my girl Cassie, swooped up my roomie Lindsay and headed over to Lemonade on Abbot Kinney and Venice.  I was introduced to this place last summer by Mrs. R and was instantly smitten with all the yummy goodness they offer. 

Lemonade currently has 4 locations available in LA, and offers just about anything and everything for your taste bud needs.  They have sandwiches and hot dishes o'plenty, but my ultimate favorites are the side dishes.  They have quite the selection and every time I go, I try to try at least two new options. 

At Lemonade you can decide how many "Marketplace Meals" you want.  I generally go for the 2 Items for $7.50 and ask my server to half the portions of the the 2 items so I actually get to sample 4.  My go to "Marketplace Meals" are:

  • Israeli Couscous, Wild Mushrooms, Parmesan, Truffle Vinaigrette

  • Brussels Sprouts, Parmesan Cheese, Balsamic

  • Oxford Strawberry Blue Cheese and Spinach Sherry Vinaigrette
(photo courtesy of Yelp)
left: Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Lime Vinaigrette
right: Israeli Couscous, Wild Mushrooms, Parmesan, Truffle Vinaigrette


While you are Lemonade, be sure to save room for the best cookie I have ever experienced in my life!


(photo courtesy of Yelp)

The Caramel Fleur de Sel Macaroon, is absolutely melt in your mouth goodness.  Salty, sweet, rich, indulgent, flaky and also quite huge.  However, I have absolutely no problem polishing off one of these sweet treats.  I also tried the peanut butter cupcake (skip it - frosting delish, cake dry and blah),  and lemon cupcake (ehh) - my recommendation....skip them. 

Of course you would be silly not to also try a glass of their famous and thirst quenching lemonades.


(photo courtesy of Yelp)

They offer fabulous fusions like blueberry-mint, super-tart sugar-free (not a fan), cucumber mint (my FAVE) and watermelon rosemary (close runner up).  They are sweet and unique and to be quite honest, would make a great mixer with vodka for summer drinks.  So refreshing! 

So if you are lucky enough to live close to one of Lemonade's four locations, or are planning to visit LA sometime soon, I really must recommend stopping by and experiencing any or all of the items above.  For 2 Marketplace Meals and a lemonade, you are looking to drop around $12-$15 dollars.  Not too shabby, and I promise your taste buds will applauding your decision!

8 comments:

Sweet Nothings said...

ive been DYING to go to lemonade! ive heard great things! and um macroons look just delightful

the red bungalow said...

Those macaroons look so delish! I'm working in LA this week, maybe I'll have to check this place out. :)

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Holly said...

looks delish and decor and style are top notch!

Amber's Notebook said...

omg now on my LA hit list!!

Shelby said...

YUM YUM YUM!

designstiles said...

Oh I know, I love this place. And the name is too cute.

PS - If you haven't already heard it, the new Crystal Castles is way good too. I've been listening to it non-stop. Ciao!

Anna Katrina said...

this place looks amazing ill have to go when im in LA (which will hopefully be soon) the blueberry-mint sounds delish!! love your blog fyi *now following

Anna Katrina
http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

Lyndsy said...

Sweet Nothings ~ I will go with you to Lemonade if you ever need a date :)

The Red Bunaglow ~ You should definitely check this place out and also you must get a macaroon. TDF!

Holly ~ Such a cute place. Very cozy and lovely.

Amber ~ Yay!

Shelby ~ Next time you are here we are so going to Lemonade.

DesignStiles ~ Glad you are enjoying Lemonade as much as I am. And listening to Crystal Castles today! I'll let you know what I think!

Anna~ Welcome! The good thing about Lemondade is you can sample all of them before you decide on a final one. Happy tasting and travels!

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