Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? In light of this news, we decided to scour the streets of LA in search of menus that were equal parts flavor and nutrients. These are five of our favorite finds.
1. Food | 10571 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
This healthy, eclectic cafe serves delicious eats all day long, but is busiest during breakfast and brunch. Their signature salads, house-made sweets and distinctive daily specials showcase seasonal farmer's market offerings that have West LA locals singing their praises and the rest of us rushing to wait in line.
Pro Tip: Their Ricotta Pancakes and Challah French Toast are fan favorites.
2. Forage | 3823 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
This family owned Silverlake gem is ran by the people and for the people. Using ingredients provided by local farmer's they are fortunate enough to call friends, the owners of Forage have built a menu around making conscious food choices you can feel good about eating.
Pro Tip: Pork Belly. Pork Belly. PORK BELLY.
3. Akasha | 9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Located in the historic Hull Building in downtown Culver City, Akasha's theme of sustainability is reflected in everything from its recently restored architecture to its locally sourced ingredients. The inviting atmosphere and seasonal, American fare is best enjoyed at dinner when you can treat yourself to a fresh juice cocktail (made with premium organic spirits) and end your evening with a tempting Bourbon Sundae or Maple Creme Brulee.
Pro Tip: This is a perfect venue for large parties with a penchant for eating well.
4. Sage | 4130 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Consider Sage the biggest victory in vegan cuisine since, well, ever. Nestled in the heart of Echo Park, this cruelty free eatery is frequented by herbivores, omnivores and carnivores alike - and for good reason! Their meat free menu is LOADED with options that will tame your tummy, satisfy your soul and please even the pickiest of palettes.
Pro Tip: The Buffalo Cauliflower is so delish you'll be coming back for more the next time you're craving beer and wings.
5. Cafe Vida | 15317 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
With menu items ranging from "Wholesome Salads" to "Nutritious California Bowls", the charming Cafe Vida is a bit of a shoe in for this list. No need to take our word for it though; just one bite of their latin inspired, California dishes and we guarantee you'll be convinced.
Pro Tip: Go for brunch. Order ANYTHING.