Category Archives: Cooks Double Dutch (closed)

Another sign that The Devil has infiltrated Culver City

Bad News: After 11 years in Culver City, Cooks Double Dutch is closing due to skyrocketing rent.

Good News: The business is packing up and moving across town to my hood–Silver Lake!

Bad News: Only the catering side of the business will be operating. The restaurant is no more.

Dammnit!!!! I really love Double Dutch and am very sad to see it get pushed out of Culver City. When I whined to the staff about not bringing the restaurant with the rest of the biz to the east side with them, they said I could just place an order with catering for me and ten of my friends. While that seems slightly crazy, I wouldn’t be surprised if I break down someday and place a call for ten orders of their perfect sweet potato fries. But the liklihood of me sharing them with ten friends is slim, I could wipe those puppies off on the walk home.

For our last ever meal from the restaurant, I opted to try the Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheeze. I’m not really a fan of fake cheese but I figured that since Double Dutch does other vegan classics so well (like their tofu burger and tempeh club which are both the best on the west side by far) their knock off of macaroni and cheese would be great too. Well, it wasn’t the tastiest thing in the world. The cheese flavor was subtle. It really tasted more like noodles with oil than anything else and the few “cheese” chunks were crumbly and generally not too appetizing. With that said, I love the taste of just noodles and oil, I just don’t love paying ten dollars for it (so I guess it’s a good thing production buys my lunch!).

Even though my last meal at Double Dutch wasn’t a total success, I will still miss the place dearly. So adieu, my love, and good luck East of Vermont!

Top photo taken by GreengirlLA on Flickr

Tomato Pesto Delight

Work is pretty slow today, as our shooting crew is on a week long hiatus for the 4th, so by 10 o’clock we already had our lunch plans in order. Off to Cooks Double Dutch we would go! They hit a total home run yet again with their soup of the day which was this tomato pesto delight. They said it was technically less of a soup and more just a bunch of tomatoes blended up but whatever it was, I licked the bowl clean. My guess is that they also threw some onions, garlic, and vegan stock into the mix. I liked it even more than Meltdown Etc’s vegan tomato soup, which is saying a lot because that stuff is damn good.

Cooks Double Dutch
9806 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Word to the Wise: If it looks like real bacon, smells like real bacon, and tastes like real bacon, it probably is real bacon

I cannot write a proper post about the delicious food we had from Cooks Double Dutch today because I accidentally ate some real bacon and it’s still bumming me out. But here is a picture of their version of the classic vegan club, complete with tempeh bacon and Veganaise. I normally try to stay away from chemically things like fake mayo (except, of course, when it comes to lethally enhanced cola–then all bets are off!) but I needed something bready to soak up the alcohol still lingering from last night’s cocktails. Throw in some of Double Dutch’s all-killer-no-filler sweet potato fries and you get one tasty hangover cure!

Cook’s Double Dutch
9806 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232