Lemonade At Moca
Californian · Downtown · $
This "upscale" , "cafeteria-style" Californian chain is known for its seemingly "endless" variety of "unusual" , "delectable" salads and soups ( "sampling encouraged" ) and "exotic" lemonades "aimed at a health-conscious crowd" ; with "simple" , "easy-breezy" bright-yellow interiors and "helpful" counter service, it's a "solid" formula for "quick" , "well-priced" meals.
View Menu
hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
location 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA phone +1 213-628-0200 website www.lemonadela.com directions Get Directions
Google Reviews
A Fabulous Spot in LA ~ Especially after a Day at "The Broad" ~ Its Across the Street & tell the MoCA your going to "Lemonade" & they"ll guide you thru~ Best Fresh Food in Los Angeles!
Liz Martinez · January 13, 2018
It was a warm summer day and we had just gone through the drab MOCA experience (side note: not worth the $15/person price tag with how depressing the current offering is (as of June 23, 2017)) and wanted something refreshing to eat and drink. First impressions The first thing that struck me when I walked in was how everything sold at this place was pre-made and looked like various combinations of mush, noodles, and other "vegan-esque" offerings. All of the "food" looked pre-digested but some very large macarons caught my eye and we wanted to try the titular lemonade. Lemonade The lemonade was standard fare, reasonably tasty, somewhat overpriced, and not particularly noteworthy. Macaron-strosities The macarons were a different story. There were three flavors: caramel, pistachio, and strawberry. I'm a huge macaron nut so I wanted to try all three flavors. These things were $4 or $5 each and at least 4 inches in diameter. The protective papers we were given made no difference as each macaron-strosity disintegrated immediately, erupting cream all over our hands. The strawberry macaron was a tad too sweet but otherwise alright. The pistachio and caramel macarons on the other hand made the stickiness on our hands even more unwelcome when we realized how over-salted their creams were. It seemed like someone heard that salted caramel is a delicious trend so each worker separately added two tablespoons of granulated salt into the cream mix. The head worker must have wanted to save costs so he made the executive decision to reuse this salt crime with the pistachio macarons. Last but not least, the salt cream tasted very old and refrigerated as if the staff had compiled it three days prior then left it uncovered in the fridge to absorb all of the off-putting "salad" offerings this "restaurant" had. Verdict I would definitely not recommend getting the food here if the macaroons are any indication. I will say that the lemonade was sufficient if overpriced.
Christopher Bennett · June 23, 2017
Good food, cafeteria style. Note that they don't have a bathroom (they suggest that you use one upstairs at another place), so if you go at off hours there might not be one available.
Randy Wilson · August 11, 2017