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Healthy Living Guide: Los Angeles

February 23, 2012

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From the New York Skyline to the to the San Francisco Bay, we’ve come a long way since we started our healthy living guides. This week, we’re finally arriving in sunny Los Angeles, California! With its palm tree lined streets, pristine beaches and Louis Vuitton clad celebs, there really is no other city like LA. Once you get off the beaten path (and out of the traffic on the 101) you will find that Los Angeles is so much more than just Hollywood. The city has so many outdoor activities, beautiful year-round farmers markets, and healthy restaurants to offer. Here are a few of our favorite hangouts in LA.

Not in the LA area? Check out our Healthy Living series for options in your area.


Restaurants

 

Pressed Juicery
Multiple locations

Created by IIN graduate, Carly Brien, Pressed Juicery is the best place in all of LA to get fresh pressed, organic juice. Stop into one of their 3 locations for a delicious green juice, or if you're in need of a serious detox, participate in one of their juice cleanses - 6 fresh juices, plus 2 supplemental beverages delivered to you daily!

 
true food kitchen

True Food Kitchen
395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 172, Santa Monica

At True Food Kitchen, the entire menu is centered on the principals of IIN Nutrition Expert, Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Food Pyramid. The menu is packed with healthy whole grains, proteins, and nutrient rich vegetables – you can’t go wrong, no matter what dish you choose!

 
native foods

Native Foods
1110 1/2 Gayley Avenue, Los Angeles
9343 Culver Boulevard, Culver City

Native Foods Café is an excellent choice for causal dining with exceptional, healthy foods! Everything on the menu is vegetarian and dairy-free, many dishes are also gluten-free. We can’t get enough of the Earth Bowls, a delicious medley of grains and vegetables with incredible flavor!

 
planet raw

Planet Raw
609 Broadway, Santa Monica

Planet Raw is a simply beautiful restaurant in Santa Monica. With plenty of outdoor space and gorgeous flower bouquets on every table, the space truly complements the clean, raw dishes that are served. While everything from acclaimed raw food chef, Juliano Brotman, is outstanding, our favorite is the sundried tomato cheese wrap.

 
real food daily

Real Food Daily
414 North La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood
514 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica

Real Food Daily is a fun, vegan organic restaurant with two locations – one in West Hollywood, the other in Santa Monica. This is the only restaurant in the Los Angeles area that sells 100% vegan food grown locally. It’s also the perfect place for some Beverly Hills people watching!

 
euphoria loves Rawvolution

Euphoria loves Rawvolution
2301 Main Street, Santa Monica

This is more than a raw food restaurant; it is a community dedicated to fueling their bodies with the very best food possible. From a local, raw menu to biodegradable utensils and plates, Euphoria for Rawvolution is completely committed to the wellbeing of our society and planet.

 
m cafe

M Café
Multiple Locations

This contemporary Macrobiotic restaurant provides well-balanced, nutritious, and creative dishes for their customers. The menu has something for everyone, from American favorites like the California Wrap or the Carolina-style BBQ Seitan Sandwich to Asian inspired rice bowls and sushi.

 
o! burger

O! Burger
8593 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood

The first restaurant in the Los Angeles area to serve 100% certified organic food, O! Burger is a very popular spot! All burger options are available with a beef, turkey or vegetarian patty, or, if burgers aren’t your thing, try one of their salads or veggie bowls.

 
greenleaf gourmet chopshop

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
Multiple Locations

The Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is a salad and sandwich shop with several locations in the Los Angeles area. Ingredients are organic and all meat is free-range and hormone free. This is a great place for a quick lunch or a healthy meal to go.

 
Freshii

Freshii
Multiple Locations

Freshii is healthy fast food at its best. With a completely personalized menu, you can choose your base (salad, wrap, bowl or soup), your toppings, add-ons, and dressing (including if you want a half, full or on the side order). This is another great spot for a healthy lunch on the go!

 
Cafe Gratitude

Café Gratitude
639 North Larchmont Boulevard

Café Gratitude has several locations throughout California, each serving 100% local, organic, and vegan fare. The food is free of refined sugar, flour, and additives. They also have several raw options on their menu.


Markets

 

The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles

This famed farmers market has everything you could need from organic, locally grown groceries and delicious restaurants to shops and handmade ice cream cones. You’ll want to spend the whole day here!

 
Erewhon Market

Erewhon Market
7660-B Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles

Just awarded the Best Healthy Eats in Los Angeles Award, this grocery store carries all of your favorite health food brands as well as local, organic produce, meat and seafood.

 
Santa Monica Farmers Market

Santa Monica Farmers Market
Multiple Locations

What could be better than a farmers market full of beautiful, fresh, local produce just a few blocks from the beach? Make sure to check their website, because this year-round market switches locations, depending on the day of the week. 


For more restaurant options around the country, have a look at all of Integrative Nutrition's Healthy Living Guides, or explore all our recommendations on the map below!


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Do you have any restaurant suggestions for our upcoming Healthy Living Guides? Just send us an email to blog@integrativenutrition.com and we’ll do our best to include your suggestion when we get to your city!