Cooking homemade dishes from the heart

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. — Tucked away in the mountains of Frazier Park sits The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen, and their philosophy consists of cooking homemade meals from the heart. Their cooking inspiration is a mixture of comfort American food with an Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern influence.

“It was all started at the basis of just serving with love, to feed. We’re here to feed. So, to be able to grow and do that as we have has been an enormous blessing for us,” said Daniel Schwartz, manager of the The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen.

Some of their most popular dishes are tofu curry, pad Thai, pakora and a falafel pita sandwich. They also bake their own breads like sourdough and wood fire nan.

“We do everything fresh from scratch. The menu has evolved over the years as we’ve evolved,” said Schwartz.

The Red Dot Kitchen also sells a variety of their homemade items like their sweet tomato chutney and Indian savory pancake mix.

And no customer leaves without a Thai style banana, which they say is like their fortune cookie. A unique signature to say thank you and give to those who have come through their doors. Daily they also hold an offering for the community free of charge from 5:30 p.m. to close.

“We wanted to do something that was just our way of saying thanks to the community for giving us the opportunity to be here,” said Harmanpreet Singh, executive chef of The Red Dot Vegetarian Kitchen.

The kitchen serves a traditional kitchari, which is a mixture of lintels and grains.

“That’s what food should be. It’s an offering, it’s a blessing and something that everyone should share,” said Singh.

Their kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, from 6a.m. to 9p.m. daily for takeout, curbside and patio dining. To see their menu head to their website here.

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