#FoodFriday: Luna Grill & Van Leeuwen

 Haha their new  unofficial  Spokesmodel! 

Haha their new unofficial Spokesmodel! 

Free amazing spicy hummus when you check in their Yelp page right now! 

I stumbled upon this place when searching for hot & new restaurants in the neighborhood and I'm soo glad I decided to come here. Ever since my visit to Greece 2 years ago, I fell in love with Mediterranean food. And yes, it's true what people say - you can never get the real thing anywhere else but this place does a good version of it! 

This restaurant is located at the start of Downtown Culver City on Washington. Next to it you've got a couple new restaurants as well: Burger Lounge, Le Pain Quotidien and Sea Salt (another one of my favorites). Plenty of street parking nearby! This place was very clean, has outdoor seating (perfect for my Kobe to join along) and the staff was so friendly! 

I ordered the chicken plate with everything and a spicy hummus. My sister ordered the beef plate. We do this so we can try everything! The spicy hummus did not disappoint - and I LOVED their pita bread! It was so soft on the inside and crispy on the edges! Both chicken and beef were great but I think I liked my chicken better. It was so juicy! 

And naturally after finishing the meal I wondered what we were having for dessert and was beyond ecstatic to find out that there's a Van Leeuwen Ice Cream down the street! I know that LA has a bunch of ice cream shops, but this one truly is the best out of all of them. They had AFFOGATO here!!! Anyone who's ever eaten with me knows I must:

  1. always have dessert 
  2. if there's affogato I have to have it
  3. if there isn't affogato, but I see ice cream and coffee on the menu, I will ask the server kindly to see if they'll make it haha!  

I ordered their affogato and seriously, the best I've ever had. Every flavor they have here is amazing. Another favorite of mine is the Honeycomb! You got to check it out! I promise you won't be disappointed! 

***They were so nice they even gave a scoop of vanilla ice cream for Kobe!***