OK, so you’re strictly vegan. There are a lot of restaurants that offer vegan dishes, but you’re tired of always having to compromise YOUR tastes accordingly. Well now you can take your friends or date to a place where not only can you introduce vegan cuisine to them in an approachable way, but the food can change even the deepest of carnivorous minds, or at least broaden them a bit.

Enter Pure Luck Restaurant’s eater friendly establishment. The menu is simple in nature: pico de gallo, homemade chips and sliced avocados, Spring Rolls with spinach and basil that can be fried, because, let’s face it, everything tastes great fried. A great pairing is the rosemary French Fries and Fried Dill Pickle Chips with one of the vast microbrews offered on tap.

If you’re hoping your friends are going to be repeat customers with you at your new favorite place, suggest they order the tacos with Jackfruit “carnitas”-style. The accompanying tomatillo salsa enhances all of the flavors of the jackfruit, a staple in vegan cuisine. This can also be eaten as a burrito with avocado, pinto beans and rice.

For a twist, try Todd’s BBQ Sandwich, again with jackfruit, but this time soaked in a sweet, smoky sauce with pickles, onions and vegan mayo, with your choice of sweet or regular fries, soup or a salad.

Speaking of salads, the steamed Quinoa Paloma salad with mushrooms and onions is balanced with tangy red cabbage. Another one features one of my favorite vegetables – beets – grilled with care and placed over fresh spinach with toasted almonds.

While the menu is great, make sure that you do not suffer from any nut allergies. You can ask what dishes contain wheat, gluten and soy, but for the most part, Pure Luck avoids using them.

All in all, I think you’ll be satisfied with the fare offered. Perhaps you can convert a friend or two … and when someone asks how you did it, you can proudly say, “It was Pure Luck.”

For more information, call (323) 660-5993 or visit pureluckrestaurant.com.