Restaurants

LOCALI Brings a Healthy Deli to West Hollywood

LOCALI is the deli-style restaurant where you can take your vegan first date, meat-loving grandmother, and fast food addicted coworker alike. Their concept is a combo deli/natural foods market plus convenience store with nutritious, thoughtful, organic offerings. Their newest LA outpost in West Hollywood is conveniently located on Santa Monica Boulevard between San Vicente and [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Restaurants|0 Comments

Flower Child Santa Monica

Another “green” eatery graces Los Angeles? Bring it! I say—and many seem to agree: Flower Child Santa Monica was busy when I visited on a recent May Sunday. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes made with locally sourced ingredients fit perfectly into the image of a health-obsessed LA. Owned by Fox Restaurant Concepts, the group behind [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Restaurants|0 Comments

Veggie Grill adds VG Beyond Burger to their menus

There are times when our team has looked at each other while sitting at our desks to say, “Today is a Veggie Grill kind of day.” Whether it is the combination of comfort food made healthy and modern with a bit of SoCal fusion or the fact that anyone with any dietary restriction or conviction [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Restaurants|0 Comments

SunLife Organics Expands beyond Malibu

Khalil Rafati (pictured, above), one of the Founders of SunLife Organics says, “In 2011, my partner Hayley and I opened the doors to the first SunLife Organics in Malibu, California with a simple mission: to love, heal and inspire” SunLife Organics has opened two new locations—in Pasadena and Manhattan Beach— to help share the remarkable [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Tender Greens Westwood

When you walk into Tender Greens off of Westwood’s busy Glendon Avenue, you can feel a sense of immediate respite from the neighborhood bustle outside. In order to accommodate the farm to table eatery, the historic building has been lovingly remodeled. One area has been stripped down to the original brick walls while the addition [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Sausal serves inspired cuisine in El Segundo

At Los Angeles restaurant Sausal, longtime resident Chef Anne Conness (formerly at Napa Valley Grille and Simmzy’s) is fascinated by the culinary history of the South Bay’s founding rancheros. “Reimagining those flavors in a way that speaks to the modern palate has been a goal of mine for quite some time,” she said of a [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 Deco [...]

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. A [...]

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. When 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 might not have believed you. His formerly omniverous self should not fear: This plant-based [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Restaurants|0 Comments