Seasons 52: Vegan Friendly
LA JOLLA/UTC and DOWNTOWN. I usually avoid eating at malls (see the True Food Kitchen post!). However, Seasons 52 is well worth a trip to the mall. The restaurant strives to prepare fresh and delicious dishes, all with less than 475 calories. The restaurant offers a seasonal menu—the Spring Menu is currently being offered.
First up was the Double Hummus (edamame and roasted red pepper) and Crisp Sea Salt Lavosh. I had never tried edamame hummus and immediately dug in when it arrived. The lavosh was soft and warm and provided the perfect delivery device for the mild tasting edamame hummus. Equally pleasing was the roasted red pepper hummus, which was smooth and creamy with a slightly smoky flavor.
For my entrée, I tried the Vegetarian Tasting. I loved all of the 4 vegan components that made up the plate. (1) Quinoa and Citrus Salad: the quinoa was firm and the citrus flavor mixed in provided for a refreshing taste. (2) Soft Taco: the taco was filled with black beans, roasted peppers, pico de gallo, and guacamole. The guacamole was smooth, the black beans well seasoned, and the roasted peppers and pico de gallo added additional spice. (3) Cedar-Roasted Tofu: the tofu was firm and served warm with mango chutney on top. (4) Vegetables: fresh grilled asparagus, red peppers, and snow peas, and golden beets. All of the vegetables were fresh and tender. I particularly enjoyed the sweetness of the golden beets.
Dark wood tables and comfortable chairs with soft lighting create an inviting atmosphere. It is a restaurant in which customers can settle in for hours to share food and conversation.
Also, for those diners who are want to know more about the nutritional information of the food at Seasons 52, it can be found at:
4505 La Jolla Village Dr C1
San Diego, CA 92122
789 W Harbor Dr Suite C-2
San Diego, CA 92101