I know what you’re thinking: a California inspired, good-for-you whole foods menu is probably bland, boring, and too much money for what it is. These were my thoughts walking into Chinatown hotspot Dimes recently. I am happy to report it is anything but. The service was questionable, especially considering the tiny, tiny space only holds 5-6 tables, and I had to resist the urge to make mom jean jokes too loudly lest our American Apparel-clad server spit in my acai bowl.
Pithy hippie jokes aside, the food here is legit, and something you can enjoy with a let less guilt then the eggs benedict you had at brunch last week). Here are some of the favs:
Acai bowls – Though these are trending like mad right now, the carob/banana/coconut/date bowl that we sampled was “on fleek”, or whatever. Crunchy, sweet, smooth, it felt more like a dessert then a breakfast item, which is just the way I like my breakfast.
Breakfast Sandwich – egg, cheese, avocado, bread, jalapeno. What more could you want?
Bowls – we went with the black rice bowl, complete with kale gomae, strips of crisp, cold chili cucumber, sweet potato mash, and giant portabella mushrooms slices, all tied together with a grapefruit ginger ponzu. Absolute heavenly flavors for a meatless dish, and kept us full all day. Having been back since this I initially wrote this review, I’ve had this for dinner, and it is just as satisfying as the brunch dish.