April 12, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Jackfruit is the New Black

9:02am

Every Saturday morning Erewhon in Venice fires up the grill at 585 Venice Blvd and busts out the tacos. Organic grilled salmon, carne asada, grilled chicken, and the newest Vegan meat substitute…wild jackfruit.

Each giant jackfruit provides an enormous amount of food Photo Credit: Gilitukha
Each giant jackfruit provides an enormous amount of food Photo Credit: Gilitukha

Jackfruit is a giant, southeast Asian fruit that grows on trees. It is so big it’s been known to “fall out of trees and kill people,” says Erewhon store manager Jason. However on the flip-side, with the amount of food one jackfruit supplies, “they’re saying it can save the world. They provide tonnes and tonnes of fruit per year,” says Jason.

Man Preparing Jackfruit Credit Evgeny Ermakov ThinkstockPhotos-518948394
Preparing jackfruit Photo Credit: Evgeny Ermakov

So people think it tastes a little like BBQ pork and others even think they’ve been tricked into eating meat! “It definitely has a meatier texture…meat for Vegans,” says Jason. On trying Jackfruit for the first time Erewhon regular, William, described it saying, “It has a bit of a mushroom vibe to it. I like that.”

Monkey Jackfruit Credit maxontravel ThinkstockPhotos-544115972
Monkey approved Photo Credit: maxontravel

With a low fat content, a little bit of protein, and a lot of energy built in, jackfruit is the latest superfood discovery. You can try it for yourself, Saturday’s at Erewhon, 585 Venice Blvd, Venice.

Related Posts

‘Next-Generation’ Pudding Comes to Venice

April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Pudu Pudu opens on Abbot Kinney By Kerry Slater A dessert shop specializing “next-generation” pudding has come to Venice  Pudu...

Foster Youth Staffed Cafe Set to Open on First California Shop

April 6, 2021

April 6, 2021

La La Land Kind Cafe to open in former Starbucks space  By Toi Creel  A Texas-based cafe that makes an...

Food Review: A Proper Breakfast Burrito

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

Breaking down the bacon breakfast burrito from Santa Monica’s Holy Guacamole By Kerry Slater A hole in the wall rolls...

Food Review: A Piece of Culinary Perfection

March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

The Nash Sandwich from Al’s Hot Chicken in Culver City By Kerry Slater Is the best fried chicken sandwich in...

Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Windward Circle

March 23, 2021

March 23, 2021

Three-story townhouse project with restaurant planned for Main Street in Venice By Sam Catanzaro A developer wants to replace two...

Australian Coffee + Lunch Shop Opening on Brooks Avenue

March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

Little Lunch Coffee shop set to open soon By Kerry Slater  An Australian-inspired coffee and lunch spot is coming to...

Westside Food Scene: Fresh Seafood and Ocean Views at Blue Plate Oysterette

March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

Today on Westside Food Scene we visit Santa Monica’s Blue Plate Oysterette, serving fresh seafood with East Coast clam shack...

Zinqué to Open Second Venice Restaurant

March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

Bistro continues rapid expansion By Toi Creel Zinqué has opened a second location in Venice as the restaurant continues a...

Edify TV: Street Food Vendors Qualify for Vaccines

March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

The next tier of vaccines is now available to street food vendors, but getting shots to this population may prove...

Food for Thought: An Unnecessary Coffee Shop Opens on Abbot Kinney

March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Alfred Coffee enters the crowded Venice coffee scene By Kerry Slater Does Abbot Kinney Boulevard need another trendy coffee shop?...

Column: Housing Backers Start Facing Post-Pandemic Reality

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist The mysterious blindness that apparently affected California’s top legislative housing advocates all through 2020 seems to...

Check out the 10 Venice Restaurants Taking Part in dineL.A.

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

First ‘spring’ season of culinary event to begin first week in March By Kerry Slater 10 Venice restaurants will participate in...