Restaurants

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

Greenleaf is the latest restaurant to grace ever-evolving Abbott Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach.

A casual corner spot with a customizable menu, good-for-you cocktails, and a sunny patio? Count me in! Owned by chef Jon Rollo (whose other half is Barry’s Boot Camp CEO Joey Gonzalez), this is the brand’s sixth opening in a portfolio that […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
By | May 3rd, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Little Pine Restaurant

Little Pine –  a restaurant inspired by organic food, community, veganism, and design.

Like Moby, I’m a fan of Los Angeles’ architecture. Unlike Moby, I’m not a vegan, though I am partial to plant-based cuisine. So, when I learned that the world-famous musician had opened an organic vegan spot called Little Pine in an Art […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
By | March 29th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

SAMBAR

Culver City opens its doors to SAMBAR, Akasha Richmond’s latest take on Indian cuisine.

When Akasha Richmond arrived in LA, she lived in an ashram on the corner of Fairfax and 3rd Streets. There she studied yoga, learned Indian cooking under Yogi Bhajan, and worked at Golden Temple, a restaurant frequented by Michael Jackson. […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
By | March 3rd, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

eLOVate Vegan Kitchen and Juicery Santa Monica

Chef Roberto Martin opens Santa Monica’s newest plant-based restaurant.

Chef Roberto Martin, Elovate Vegan Kitchen and JuiceryWhen Chef Roberto Martin began his training at the Culinary Institute of America, if you had told him that one day he’d be at the helm of a vegan cafe and bar—he […]

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.
By | December 3rd, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments

Yoga-urt Brings Vegan frozen desserts to Glendale’s Kenneth Village

Glendale welcomes Yoga-urt, a dessert shop carrying dairy-free, kosher, non-GMO, organic frozen yogurt.

Glendale’s Kenneth Village is a already destination for foodies, pedestrians, and yoga students (Yoga Vibe LA at the Village). Now it is a destination for the newest vegan soft-serve frozen desserts; the new shop on the block is Yoga-urt. The vibe […]

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.
By | August 31st, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments

barBasanti Tea Bar

On a calm stretch of South Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, you’ll find barBasanti. Poised between a candy store and an ice cream lab, the tea bar offers myriad options for that morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up: coffee and tea beverages that range from organic brews to frozen smoothies blended with banana, yogurt, and the […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
By | June 2nd, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments

Fala Bar

Los Angeles welcomes all vegan, organic, and kosher fast food joint, Fala Bar.

Fala Me to Heaven, Fala Me To Runyon, Fala Me To KALEifornia. These are just some of the evocative names of the dishes at Fala Bar. This “always vegan, always fresh, always organic” and kosher fast food joint is located in an unassuming […]

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.
By | June 2nd, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments

Café Gratitude, DTLA Arts District Opening

Café Gratitude opens its doors in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

With locations in two of the city’s hottest neighborhoods (Venice and Larchmont), it comes as no surprise that Cafe Gratitude recently opened its doors in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Downtown. This third LA spot is tucked into a 4,200-square-foot corner of the Yards at One Santa […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
By | April 27th, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments

Beaming: Organic, Gluten-free and Dairy-free in Santa Monica

Beaming:  The flagship location for Organic, Gluten-free and Dairy-free in Santa Monica

Beaming Store Interior Photo.  Located in Santa MonicaEnter Beaming for a feel-good high.  Whether it is the store name that makes you smile, the healthy food, or the shop’s positive energy, this place […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
By | March 27th, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments

Life Food Organic Opens Location in Santa Monica

Vegetarian "Life Food Burger", Life Food Organic, Santa Monica California

Life Food Organic Opens Second Location in Santa Monica

Life Food Organic, a pioneer in juice cleansing, alkaline diets, and plant-based holistic living, has opened up their second location blocks away from the beach. With its light, bright […]

By | February 24th, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments