Does the promise of anything offered in finite quantities tip your needle from jaded to intrigued? (Here's lookin' at you, Kidrobot weirdos.) If yes, then The Farmer's Kitchen might be your ideal hunger stave-off station.
Located at the corner of Selma and Morningside (call it Vine Street for sanity's sake), the eatery's close relationship to the Sunday Hollywood Farmers' Market extends beyond just the geographical. It's a farm-fresh caffe that's actually an extension of the weekly market. Not only does it aim to bring fresh, healthy, and affordable food to Hollywood locals, it also serves as a commercial teaching, processing, and retail kitchen, using revenue from prepared food sales to support nutrition education programs and job training as part of the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles.
So, if you're about to get your gluttony on (which, you really ought to), you can do so without a shred of sin.
The ever-changing menu at The Farmer's Kitchen allows me to flaunt my most refined skill and talent-- indecision. After a torturous struggle, I managed to narrow the spread of stomach-rumbling options down to three. Pumpkin Quesadilla eventually took home the bronze, leaving me with a neck-and-neck race between the Scrambled Egg Bahn Mi and the Fried Egg Reuben. Reuben won, and I found myself with a sandwich so fresh and perfect-looking that I wondered if it descended to Earth from the fantasyland heavens of menu photography/food styling. One local, organic fried egg on a bed of house made sauerkraut with Russian dressing and Swiss cheese between two toasted slices of Village Bakery 12-grain. Plus my choice of side? $10 and well worth it.
Who knows how long it'll be on the menu? So, like a cartoon-patterned hoodie, get one before they're gone.