These days, I'm into vegetarian and organic foods (well, at least I'm TRYING to eat more vegetables and less red meat... It's ALL about health, ya know?). So, I'd like to recommend you this cool vegetarian joint. Yes, my fave place - again. :-)
PAPA JON'S NATURAL MARKET & CAFÉ.... located just 25 minutes from the convention center here in Long Beach.
Favorite Dish: Their cool ALL-Vegetarian menu.
I heard Papa Jon wants 'every customer happier when they leave than when they arrived' and who can blame them when they have such yummy (vegetarian) dishes like: Tempeh burgers, Vegetarian split pea soup, Potato burritos, Vegetarian sushi rolls and Shepherd's pie.
It's NOT expensive. Don't worry.
I currently live in a Georgia where sugar and bacon reign. Last summer I ordered a Ceasar salad from a local fast food establishment and it came topped with bacon [pork] and sugared pecans. Really, bacon on Ceasar salad? I was so ready to go back to Cali.
I miss Papa Jon's where I had a large selection of healthy dishes to choose from and I knew there would never be any bacon on my Ceaser salad.