Brite Spot Catering to Echo Park's Meatless Masses, Peddler's Creamery Sets Up Shop Downtown

Peddler's Creamery, due Downtown next month

Recently revamped stalwart Brite Spot is getting with the new boom times in Echo Park by adding a patio and ditching its frozen meat substitutes and processed vegetarian ingredients for a new selection highlighting fresh produce and handmade product for its legions of meat-free H-Words, whether they like it or not. The restaurant's exec chef, Darby Aldaco, tells LAist he'll be making veggie burgers and baking vegan desserts in house, and suggests jacking the jack-fruit taco idea from Highland Park's Plant Food for People for anyone looking to ditch the sat-fat in their Mexican diet. Elsewhere, LAist also announces a brick-and-mortar coming to Downtown from Peddler's Creamery, Edward Belden's pedal-powered, pop-up ice cream and sorbet biz that offers organic dairy and non-dairy flavors like chocolate chili, Thai iced tea, and choco-banana. Belden plans to contribute 5% of his profits to various causes-in-need and is looking to debut the new shop at 458 S. Main Street by October 7. [LAist]