Every year, Cafe Gratitude, true to its name, hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner at its Venice location. Next Thursday, the vegan restaurant will be offering a holiday dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — or until the food runs out — on a first-come, first-serve basis.
This is the 11th year Cafe Gratitude has been doing this, a tradition that began at the original location in San Francisco.
Restaurant staff and volunteers will be serving butternut squash and sage-lentil loaf, garlic mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, raw stuffing, persimmon and pomegranate salad, and pumpkin pie — all organic, all vegan.
If you want to show your own gratitude for this, you can volunteer to help them by calling the restaurant.
521 Rose Ave., Venice, (424) 231-8000, cafegratitudevenice.com.