Homegirl Café And Bakery Menu A Must Stop On The Culinary Journey
• A stop at Homegirl Café in downtown Los Angeles proves to be worth the journey.
When most people hear “Homeboy industries,” they probably think of the amazing changes to peoples’ lives and the contributions to the community by Father Boyle and his team, but you cannot overlook Homegirl Café.
Homegirl Café is located right next to Homeboy Industries. They are not only serving up amazing food but also an amazing atmosphere. The staff is welcoming and friendly, which makes the dining experience that much better. It took me a while to decide what to order because everything sounded delicious.
From the tacos to the sandwiches and salads, I wanted to try everything they offered. It was a hot day so I decided to order a salad. Sounds basic, right?
A basic salad like a Caesar is the last kind of salad you will find on their menu. I ordered the house salad, which came with jicama, strawberries, apples and toasted pumpkin seeds on a bed of baby greens.
I chose a citrus dressing from the multiple dressings they offered. If this salad isn’t the epitome of a summer salad, then I don’t know what is. My salad came in less than 10 minutes and was delicious. All the ingredients were so fresh. The jicama and apples were julienned very thinly and paired so well with the crunchy and salty pumpkin seeds.
For me, the dressing has to be great on a salad for the salad to be amazing. The citrus dressing had to be the best citrus dressing I have ever tried. I loved it because it wasn’t super tart but it was also savory.
I can not put a finger on what it tasted like, but I tried recreating the dressing at home but I couldn’t get anywhere close to the flavor. To wash everything down, I ordered a green juice.
I know many people don’t like green juices because they are filled with vegetables, but you have to order a green juice from here.
Our server came by with two green juice samples: spinach with mint limeade and cucumber. I got the cucumber green juice with pineapple and lime.
If there is one food I hate the most, it is a cucumber. There is something about cucumbers that are repulsive to me, but for some strange reason, I love cucumbers in green juices. This drink was so perfect for the hot day and so refreshing. I also loved the mint limeade because you can’t even taste the spinach, so it really is just healthy mint limeade.
If you are still feeling hungry or if you are like me and are full but want dessert anyways, you have to stop by the bakery.
A must try is the cinnamon swirl bread. Imagine if white bread and a cinnamon roll had a baby, it would be this bread. The bread is so soft and buttery with a sweet cinnamon flavor throughout. This bread is amazing on its own, but if you toast it, even if you thought it couldn’t get better, it does! In addition, toasting the bread makes your house smell as though you are baking cinnamon rolls so you have an air freshener for the rest of the day.
I could go on and on about all the things I love about this café and bakery but I will keep it short because you need to go experience it for yourself.
First of all, I love the menu. There are so many amazing dishes to choose from and they offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
I personally really enjoyed this because I am not supposed to eat carbs or dairy, which makes eating out hard sometimes, but I had plenty of amazing dishes to choose from. Secondly, you are giving back to the community and an amazing cause but also getting a delicious meal and a great dining experience.
How could you pass by this opportunity? I am just going to answer that for you because the answer is one hundred percent “you can’t.” Thank me later. If you are like me and have a food bucket list, make Homegirls Café and bakery your priority.