I miss living in Echo Park. I moved from there to an area in LA called Franklin Village. While it’s super cool that you can see the “wood” of the Hollywood sign from the backyard, I miss my old stomping grounds. Something about the eastside is just….I don’t know how to explain it….I just miss it.
I still go over to my old neighborhood for work. I have been passing by Heywood Grilled Cheese Shoppe in Silverlake for at least a few months now. I could see from their sign that they were a grilled cheese shop. I remember thinking to myself that they had a great concept with that. People love grilled cheese! It’s a classic comfort food combining everyone’s favorite things; bread, butter and cheese. And then my heart sinks a little because I don’t eat butter or cheese. Boo.
But I booed too soon. It suddenly occurred to me while driving by that I live Los Angeles…where many places that offer meat and cheese will also cater to vegans. Low and behold I check their menu and YAY. They totally have Daiya and therefore have several different sandwich options for vegans. Excited and full of joy, I decided to place a lunch order to pick up while visiting Angelino Heights for work. I ordered the “Bill Clinton’s Epiphany” straight from the menu. It has “vegan cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers and avocado melted into a country white bread”. While I don’t normally eat white bread, I splurged on it and couldn’t be happier that I did. Absolutely freaking deliciously nomtastic. Say that five times fast. The guy who was working was also very kind, friendly and accommodating. They made my grilled cheese as quickly as possible (Daiya takes a lil minute to get really melty). All of the yummy sammies come with a fresh side salad, and a tomato dipper–this is like a tiny cup of tomato soup to dip your sandwich into. Brilliant. They top it with cheese, but without even asking the guy made sure he topped mine with vegan cheese. I love him. I love Heywood. Go to there right now and order some of their fantastic grilled cheese!
Heywood Grilled Cheese Shoppe
3337 1/2 W Sunset Blvd (on the corner of Sunset & Micheltorena in Silverlake)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
They have no listed phone number–their only detriment in my opinion. I would have preferred to call in my order so they could have had it ready for me, but regardless I will be back for many more yummy sandwiches!