Have you ever gone to a restaurant and find it impossible to go zero waste. You get seated and there is a paper placemat and paper napkin starring right at you. You can tell the server to reuse it but chances is, once it’s on the table, they will dispose it even though you did not touch it.
As such, I will be highlighting places where it is easier to dine zero waste. My first write up goes to Cindy’s Eagle Rock at 1500 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90041. What I love about this place is the fact that every table has a section pictured below.
Even though they do serve single use disposables, you have the option to not use it. If you want sugar in your coffee, you can choose between the sugar dispenser or individual sachets. They also make their own jam and it is served in small reusable stainless steel containers. They serve water with straws on the side so you can choose not to use the straws.
The food at Cindy’s Eagle Rock is also good. I like the fact that at 11am, you have the option of having either breakfast or lunch. The house potatoes were good and flavorful. The fried chicken was also good.
The ambiance is also very cute. It seems inspired by The Jetsons. The restaurant is not very big. It can get crowded pretty fast and service can be slow. If you are not in a rush, this is a great place to eat and have conversations. They also have their own parking lot which comes in handy.