JACKFRUIT CAFE RE-OPENS FOR THE WIN

#LunchBreakLIVE at the new Jackfruit Cafe, an amazing drive-thru/pick-up and delivery-only vegan restaurant near USC in Los Angeles! Kim DelgadoAvaion Ruth, and Jane Velez-Mitchell taste test this amazing plant-based pick-up spot.  Order for pick up online or through Door Dash or Uber Eats! There’s also a kiosk where you can order in person.  Movie star, of “Friday” fame, Angela Means Kaaya is the owner! Let’s see what Jane, Kim, and Avaion ordered for lunch!

JACKFRUIT CAFE BRINGS VEGAN SOUL FOOD TO LOS ANGELES

Jackfruit Cafe returns to its South Los Angeles roots and brings out the best flavors for all with a modern twist on jackfruit.  Made with 100% plant-based ingredients, Jackfruit Cafe knows you’ll fall in love with their food.  Try the popular jackfruit tacos or the house special Jackfruit Soul Bowl.  They have plenty of delicious options to choose from, so get ready to grub and drive on down to Jackfruit Cafe.  

For those of you who are not familiar with Jackfruit, let me tell you a little about this special plant. Jackfruit is a tropical fruit that grows in South and Southeast Asia. It is the largest tree fruit in the world!  Raw jackfruit has spiky skin and sweet flesh with a flavor kind of like mango.

Fresh jackfruit isn’t readily available in grocery stores in the U.S. but you can easily find it canned.  While ripe jackfruit tastes very sweet, young jackfruit that comes in cans has little flavor to it, but it absorbs flavor like crazy, so it is perfect for cooking. It also has a “shredded meat” texture, perfect for mimicking things like shredded beef or pork. 

Let’s take a look at some of the dishes from Jackfruit Cafe.  Prepare for a mouth-watering visual experience!

 

jackfruit cafe smothered fries

Smothered Fries: Golden Fried French Fries topped with Macaroni and Cheese, Your Choice of Meat, Shredded Cabbage, Pico De ‘Gallo, White Sauce, Pink Sauce, Jalapeño Peppers and One Grilled sliced of Grilled Plantain.

 

Jackfruit Cafe Mac anf Cheese Bowl

Mac and Cheese Bowl topped with flavorful jackfruit.

 

Jackfruit Cafe Jamaican Bowl

The Jamaican Bowl: Jerk Cauliflower Wings, Grilled Cabbage, Jasmine Rice, Grilled Plantain.

 

Jackfruit Cafe Soul Bowl

The Soul Bowl: Savory Jackfruit, mac and cheese, black beans over jasmine rice, grilled cabbage, grilled slice of plantain and cornbread.

 

Jackfruit Cafe Burrito

The Burrito: Savory House Made Black Beans mixed with delicious Jasmine Rice. Topped with Shredded Purple and Green Cabbage, Pico De Gallo, then topped with our three house sauces; vegan ranch, pink sauce and taco sauce wrapped in large grilled flour tortilla served with a grilled slice of plantain.

 

HUNGRY YET?

I don’t know about you but just looking at these photos makes my mouth water.  Vegan Soul Food from heaven!  If you are in Los Angeles, or visiting, consider placing an order and driving through Jackfruit Cafe for a filling, delicious, comfort food experience.  You can find them Inside Grand Food Depot:

Jackfruit Cafe

358 38th St. Los Angeles 90025
818-481-4111
Take Out & Delivery Only

If you do decide to give JackFruit Cafe a try, be sure to take a photo of your meal and tag @JaneUnChainedNEWS on Instagram.  Hop on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page if you want to try cooking your own vegan recipes, we have a ton to choose from.  Until next time…