As both science lovers and fans of The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Finding Nemo (& Finding Dory), Toy Story, Monsters, Inc, and so many more, we just HAD to check out the Science of Pixar Exhibition at California Science Museum at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, CA, USA! And visiting the Science Center would give us a chance to check out the Space Shuttle Endeavor as well. We bought our tickets weeks ago, and were so excited to to finally go this past weekend.
The Science of Pixar was so well thought-out, and thoroughly enjoyable. It closes on April 16, 2017, and we highly recommend it to everyone, but especially Pixar fans. And seeing the Endeavor up close is so breathtaking! It was wonderful to see so many adults and children embracing science and learning.
Adding to our joy was the abundance of vegan food available on the ground floor food court! There must be a lot of science enthusiasts who are also environmentalists, health-conscious, and/or animal lovers.
First up at was a place called The Market, where we found Stuffed Grape Leaves & Hummus Salad in a pre-packed refrigerated box lunch for only US$8. There was also a Hummus & Veggies box for just US$6. We got the one with the grape leaves, and enjoyed it very much. The Market also had Kikkoman Pearl Soymilk and Silk Chocolate Almond Milk in individual sized cartons, as well as lots of fresh fruit cups ranging from US$3 to $3.50, which we thought were especially good prices. And to top it all off, The Market also had SEVEN flavors of chips from vegan company Beanfields, including Ranch and Nacho (the two flavors we got).
As we were there for quite a while, we ended up eating there twice, so it was nice to have so many hearty vegan options. At The Grill (right next to The Market on the first floor), we found a Lentil Soup that was clearly identified on the menu board as vegan, and a Citrus Avocado Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Both were very good.
Many people who think vegan food is still hard to find are pleasantly surprised when they discover tasty vegan options where they expect none. We never worry about finding something to eat whenever we go out anywhere. At the very least we can usually find a salad and fruit. We've come to the point where we're actually surprised when there are absolutely no vegan options. The world is definitely changing for the better, and we welcome and embrace this movement in the right direction.
Go see The Science Behind Pixar at the California Science Center before it ends! And be sure to grab some good vegan food while you're there.
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