Hope you loved my LA Guide Part 1 from last week – here are some more of my favourite finds from my recent trip!
Best restaurant for a healthy dinner?
Crossroads Kitchen on Melrose: Fine dining vegan food. Dim lights and fabulous ambiance. This place proves just how elegant and tasty healthy food can be.
Plant Food and Wine by Mathew Kenney. Delicious and health conscious food. This place is incredible. With a seasonally crafted menu and locally sourced organic ingredients – you are in for a treat. Sit back and relax in the outside courtyard in Venice. You feel like you are in sitting in a luxury Italian villa while being served elegant plant based dishes and biodynamic wine.
Our two favorite things in one. Matcha Cheesecake 🍵. Black Tahini 🖤. Matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea! This is because you ingest the whole leaf, not just the infused water 🙌 – we love it in lattes, bon bon fillings, chia pudding + of course, desserts! How do you enjoy your morning matcha? #plantlab #plantlabculinary #matcha #matchacheesecake #matchachocolate #raw #plantbased #plantbaseddessert . . . . . #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #veganfood #veganism #vegansofinstagram #veganlife #veganfoodporn #veganfoodlovers #veganfriendly #veganforlife #veganeats #veganlifestyle #veganpower #vegancommunity #vegans
Gjelina in Venice – I love the sea bass and all of the sides! Love the artichokes, cauliflower, kale salad and carrots! Delicious, fresh and wholesome.
Best Juice Bar:
Moon Juice – Wholesome and refreshing tonic and juice bar – you feel healthy just being in the bar itself. These juices are incredibly nutritious.
Is there such thing as a healthy taco? If so, where can we get it?
The best plant based vegan tacos around!!!!!!!
…..so LA! Enjoy a hike before your days starts. It is such a invigorating hike and a great place to hang out with the locals!
Best hotel for wellness
Four Seasons Beverly Hills – Their wellness menus are truly impressive. I try my best to find a hotel that can cater to my needs and this does just that. Rooms can be pricey but well worth it if you are looking to wake up to a truly delicious and healthy breakfast. It is an absolute treat!
Best farmer’s market?
Melrose Place on Sundays in West Hollywood. I love grabbing a coffee from Alfred’s coffee and strolling down the Farmers Markets. The berries at this market are something special….
Love trying all the healthy treats on offer. Such a great vibe on a sunny Sunday.
Best health food store?
Erewhon – No doubt. I get lost in the aisles. Prepare to be in there for a long time if you are a health nut.
Best health/beauty treatment?
Wi Spa – Korean spa bath.
Enjoy hot and cold baths with progressive sauna rooms. Add a massage, body scrub, or facial. This spa takes the concept of a “day spa” to a whole new level.
Love to meditate?
The Den – This is the place to learn mindfulness and meditation.
Pressed Juicery – Freeze. Delicious almond based froyo – drizzle over dark chocolate and almond butter!!!
Kippy’s ice-cream – healthy vegan ice-cream. I love the cinnamon flavour!
Comment below on your favourite Healthy L.A spots!
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Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!
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