When it comes to improving the physical state of the body through healthy eating, the City of Angels is beyond competition. Los Angeles’ restaurants offer a menu where the main dishes are salads from fresh vegetables, soups, and everything that included into the category of healthy food.
However, everyone has his own conception of healthy food: for someone it’s an organic hamburger with smoothies, and for someone – a cabbage and avocado salad. Anyway, the establishments of Los Angeles are able to satisfy all culinary needs and appetites. So, check out 6 good local restaurants serving meals for a healthy diet, and don’t forget to rent a car in Los Angeles in order to find your favorite place quickly…
Bäco Mercat’s chef Joseph Centeno bets on seasonality, and his ever-changing menu is like a fusion festival: Western and Eastern Mediterranean dishes are a unique mix of various ingredients and flavors.
Try the local ‘bäco sandwich’ – its major component is bread, and it’s served both in a classical sandwich hypostasis and as a micro pizza with delicious fillings.
Also, Bäco Mercat is a perfect spot both to have a shack at lunchtime and to enjoy a romantic dinner in the evening. Tables can be booked in advance via e-mail.
Address: 408 S Main St, Los Angeles
Young and advanced inhabitants of East Hollywood and Silver Lake head to Sqirl in order to eat there something more amazing than can be tried in an ordinary cafe.
The owner first started a very successful business of producing jam, which stood out among the competitors thanks to the special combination of ingredients selected in the course of the creative search: thus there appeared a blueberry jam with cumin or a tomato jam with coriander. It’s needless to say that toasts with such jams are something phenomenal.
Sometimes, there is a shortage of tables in Sqirl, and it’s not surprising with so many regulars. However, premium coffee, an abundance of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus eclectic and incredibly tasty food – all this is obviously worth it to wait a bit in line.
Address: 720 N Virgil Ave #4, Los Angeles
Join the happy visitors of the Ivy to dine in a cozy atmosphere on the open-air terrace. The Ivy is the quintessence of the Californian spirit, and the epitome of the glamorous Los Angeles. This place is frequented by celebrities who appreciate the delicious and healthy food served there: Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani, and Megan Fox are in this list. So, don’t miss this place.
You will be offered a Californian menu – with incredibly tasty desserts and excellent cocktails. Many travelers advice to try seafood risotto with giant shrimps, shellfish, mussels and scallops, ravioli with lobster and pink sauce, as well as garlic bread with butter, and tuna tartar. Everything is cooked at the highest level.
The interior resembles eccentrically furnished English coffee shops with checkered tablecloths, armchairs and pillows, an exhibition of blue and white porcelain on shelves, as well as flowers in vases.
Address: 113 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles
L&E Oyster Bar
L&E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake specializes in the art of oyster gastronomy: the spirit of a luxurious seafood bistro is successfully combined with the relaxed atmosphere of the establishment, where you cannot only have a snack, but also sip a tasty drink.
(photo by Jose Wolff)
L&E Oyster Bar is a magnet attracting elegantly dressed gourmets from neighboring quarters, who feel the need to eat oyster delicacies. It’s recommended to visit it in the afternoon – between 5pm and 7pm oyster ‘happy hours’ are announced there. Sit down at one of the tables on the sidewalk to and enjoy a glass of wine, oysters and sunshine.
In the menu you can find not only oysters, but also other seafood and even meat dishes – for example, clam chowder soup and a steak sandwich.
Address: 1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles
Getty Center Restaurant
Thanks to one of the best panoramic views in Los Angeles, a restaurant situated in Getty Center is loved by so many people. The establishment offers a refined menu in simple and at the same time elegant setting. The chef pays special attention to the use of fresh products from local producers by purchasing them on the farmers market in Santa Monica. Each dish is original and creatively decorated. The restaurant has an extensive wine list.
Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles
Shojin Organic and Natural
The restaurant has become widely known for its well-deserved features: food that makes visitors healthier, comfortable interior for a pleasant pastime and warm hospitality.
This sushi restaurant for veggies is located in Little Tokyo shopping center in Los Angeles downtown and specializes in Japanese cuisine. Perhaps, this experience is not for everyone, but it’s exactly unique and worth to be tried.
There are such interesting dishes that many people don’t even realize that they are vegetarian. Everything is prepared without the addition of sugar and other non-natural products.
Address: 333 S Alameda St Suite310, Los Angeles