Another day, another dedicated gluten free restaurant in Los Angeles! Located in downtown LA, Wild Living Foods, is an entirely vegetarian and gluten free restaurant. They offer a wide range of menu items from bowls to pastas to pizzas to sandwiches to “sushi” to smoothies and more! This restaurant has plenty of soy free and vegan options–the dishes that are soy free and honey free are indicated on the menu. Wild Living Foods prides itself on its natural and made from scratch menu items.
I was starving so I ordered a bunch of items. I started with the spring rolls. These were unique because instead of rice paper, they were in wrap made of desiccated coconut and tomatoes. I loved the subtle sweetness and the texture and would 100% order again. I was expecting small spring rolls so I was pleasantly surprised with the size and how filling they were with the wrap—I was regretting ordering an entire appetizer for myself! The dipping sauce was flavorful but not overpowering.
Ryan ordered the Middle Earth Bowl (sans olives), which had quinoa, spinach, falafel balls, tomatoes, cucumbers, and tahini. It was very filling and Ryan loved the falafel balls! Although, they were made from some type of nut and did not resemble traditional falafel. Sadly, he was only given a few pieces—wish there had been more!
For my meal, I ordered the Rainbow Wrap, because of all of the colors. I shouldn’t have based my decision on the prettiness alone as I hate the texture of almonds and hate tuna. This wrap has the same sun-dried tomato/coconut wrap as the spring rolls (oops! double order for me I guess!), seasoned almond pate (to mimic tuna), avocado, tomato, fresh veggies, and chipotle dressing. Due to my own carelessness with ordering this, I ended up ordering something else and Ryan ate the Rainbow Wrap the next day for lunch. My husband does like tuna, but thought the wrap was too sweet and the texture was off. The bulk of the filling was the almond pate and there weren’t many veggies. Although this is one of the best sellers, we would order something else next time.
For dessert, I ordered the vegan gluten free chocolate ice cream! It was super refreshing after a hot SoCal day and was very chocolatey (which I loved). It reminded me of a frozen YooHoo.
Overall, I enjoyed my food at Wild Living Foods! It was safe for me because they are dedicated gluten free and I had SO many options! I definitely want to go back to try out their pizzas and pastas. However, the cost of the food is very high, even for Los Angeles. My rainbow wrap was $16 and didn’t come with sides or anything. My husband didn’t find the wrap very filling at all, which would mean spending more on appetizers and desserts, making for quite an expensive meal. However, if you are looking for a safe meal in downtown LA, I recommend Wild Living Foods. I think that the quality is great and the variety makes it worth a stop! 🙂
**This review solely reflects my own honest opinion. I was neither paid nor given a complimentary meal for my visit here. Please note that kitchen protocols and menus can change at any time. Make sure to speak to the staff at any restaurant before eating to make sure that they can accommodate your dietary restriction.**