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A vegan "Twinkie"? Really?

August 20, 2008 |  5:01 pm

No animals were harmed for this photograph Meat- and dairy-free comfort food are making The Vegan Spot at hot spot. Jessica Gelt makes a visit:

At first glance, the menu makes die-hard vegans feel guilty just for looking at it. Roast beef and cheddar sandwiches, Philly cheese steaks, corned beef Reubens, turkey dinner sandwiches, nachos and French bread pizza are listed alongside a lengthy roster of salads, wraps and shakes that include decadent-sounding flavors such as orange cream and chocolate-banana-peanut butter.

The verdict: "Eerily addictive but pleasantly light. The full serving of Jessica's story is here. And pix, too.

--Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu / Los Angeles Times

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