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Vegan food, a tea program, eclectic houseware—Moby's Little Pine is almost here

Moby cooking vegetarian chili at his home with Steve Jurvetson.
Photograph: Elizabeth Van Dekleer Moby cooking vegetarian chili at his home with Steve Jurvetson.

Ever since news that Moby—singer-songwriter, LA champion, animal rights activist—was opening a vegan restaurant in Silver Lake, fans (and just curious minds) have been strolling past the space on Rowena Avenue to catch a glimpse of what Little Pine might entail. Today, we're finally getting more information, and it's about as Moby as a restaurant can get.

Opening on November 19, Little Pine will feature organic, plant-based food inspired by both California and the Mediterranean. Diners can stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner, choosing from items like farrow walnut salad, "meatballs" and polenta, and a trio of stuffed shells, while a hefty tea program includes bags from Rishi's, Art of Tea and more.

But just in case you want more out of the experience than eating leaves and sipping on French lemon ginger tea, a retail space at the front of Little Pine will sell home accessories and gifts from the musician's favorite authors and artists—think soaps, candles, thumb pianos (we're guessing on this last one, but it's definitely possible).

Up until now, Little Pine's Instagram has shown picturesque images of tree houses and dense woods worthy of Little Red Riding Hood. To recreate that feel inside the restaurant, Moby hired Studio Hus to create a sustainable interior that channeled a mountain lodge vibe, bringing Moby's passion for community, architecture and design full circle.

Will the food here be good? We'll have to wait for November 19 to find out. But will you feel good about what you eat? Probably. And you'll most likely come away with a candle or two.

Little Pine is located at 2870 Rowena Ave in Silver Lake, and will be open daily from 7:30am until midnight.

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