The Top 10 Places in LA for Healthy Eating (2018)

Can eating out at the wrong restaurants be sabotaging your health?

Whether you want to improve your health, recover from an injury, or just plain feel good again, the right types of food can be a deal-breaker in how fast you see results.

That's why we've put together a guide to the healthiest spots in Los Angeles for your convenience - get the benefits of eating out and supercharging your body at the same time.

If you're ready to take your nutrition to the next level, check out these top local favorites!

1. Erewhon

Move over Whole Foods. Erewhon has become a local gem as the undeniable Los Angeles mecca of healthy and organic produce and foods. With both a supermarket section and a prepared foods section, Erewhon has options for everybody. By everybody, we really mean everybody. Even the most specific of the bunch (gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, nightshade-free, lectin-free anyone?) can find options here.

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Coconut Turmeric Chicken Tenders

  • Green Goddess Smoothie and/or Ice Cream

  • New Earth SuperFoods - Super Probiotic Coconut Yogurt

Website: http://www.erewhonmarket.com/

Location: Multiple Locations

Photo Credit: Erewhon

(Bonus: What's Erewhon spelled backwards?)

2. Kye's

When your body is in recovery and healing mode, one of the worst things you can do is eat an inflammatory diet that suppresses your immune system. Luckily for you, at Kye's, you can find a plethora of nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods with superfood ingredients, such as American ginseng, licorice root, and goji berries. The founder, Jeanne Cheng, a UCLA alumna with a degree in molecular biology, proves that eating out can actually be medicine for the body.

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • The "Macro" Kyerito

  • The "Bulgogi" Kyerito

  • The "Avomacro" Vegan Kyerito

Website: http://www.kyesmontana.com

Location: 1518 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Photo Credit: Kye's

3. True Food Kitchen

Inspired by the nutritional principles of Andrew Weil M.D., a Harvard alumna and a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, True Food Kitchen seeks to cater to both happy taste buds and a happy healthy body. Offering a variety of seasonal dishes, ranging from vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten-free options, True Food Kitchen makes everything from scratch on a daily basis, meaning you know exactly what you're putting in your mouth.

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Spaghetti Squash Casserole

  • Ancient Grains Bowl

  • Hangover Rx Tonic

Website: http://www.kyesmontana.com

Location: Multiple Locations

Photo Credit: True Food Kitchen

4. Belcampo Meat Co.

Protein isn't just for body-builders and athlete. Sustainably-sourced protein can supercharge your body's ability to rebuild damaged and weak tissue. Protein can be the boost that your body needs to lay down new collagen tissue to rebuild the wear and tear so you can get back to your A-game faster.

Wait! Before you go out and buy a slab of any steak, remember, not all protein is the same. Good high quality protein is free of antibiotics, added hormones, and additives.

Here's what makes Bel Campo Meats different:

  • 100% grass-fed and grass-finished

  • Higher concentration of essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids

  • Sustainably raised on farm and delivered straight to your plate

Insider Tip: Belcampo offers 3 different experiences: a butcher shop, a fast-casual burger stop, and a smart casual dine-in restaurant.

Website: https://belcampo.com/

Location: Multiple Locations

Photo Credit: Belcampo Meat Co.

5. Everytable

The inspiration behind Everytable was to provide busy people on the go with the comfort of knowing exactly what's in your lunch. All of Everytable's conveniently prepared meals are sourced from local ingredients, and you won't find any artificial flavors, preservatives or additives anywhere in their dishes. Delivering the ease of convenience to health-conscious customers, Everytable is a local inspiration to everyone that it truly is possible to make healthy a part of your busy schedule!

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Adult Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Smoked Salmon Bibimbap

  • Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Website: http://www.everytable.com

Location: Multiple Locations

Photo Credit: Everytable

6. Honey Hi

It's hard not to fall in love with cozy neighborhood restaurant that's epitomizes everything fresh and farm-to-table. But don't let it's size fool you. Honey Hi packs a pretty powerful punch with a variety of healthy options (think gluten-free, GMO-free, vegetable oil-free) that actually tastes good. Co-owned by a nutritionist, Honey Hi is the perfect neighborhood destination for an easy way to add health and wellness in to your day.

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Turmeric Prash Latte

  • Thai Green Curry Bowl with Organic Turkey Meatballs

  • Cashew Yoghurt Parfait

Website: http://www.honeyhi.co

Location: 1620 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026

Photo Credit: Honey Hi

7. Turquoise Restaurant

A hidden gem in Redondo Beach with a hardcore South Bay fan base, Turquoise Restaurant is the ultimate healthy, beach dining destination. Located steps from the ocean, Turquoise offers a seasonally fresh Mediterranean menu that would make anyone's mouth water. As legend goes, the owner, Hamid Fatemi, personally goes to farmer's markets each morning to hunt for only the best and freshest produce for the beautifully arranged dishes prepared each day from scratch.

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Shishlik Kabob (bonus: grass-fed during dinner!)

  • Turquoise Salad with fresh seasonal berries

  • Savory Shrimp with Cilantro Infused Rice

Tip: Ask for the house specialty hot sauce on the side! You won't find anything like it anywhere else.

Website: http://www.turquoiseLA.com

Location: 1735 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, California 90277

Photo Credit: Turquoise

8. Plant Food + Wine

Even if you don't follow a hardcore plant-based vegan cuisine, Plant Food and Wine doesn't lose any points in the taste and presentation category. Offering organic, fresh raw dishes composed from colorful, fresh vegetables, you'll definitely be getting a hefty serving of delicious vegetables at this restaurant. This restaurant works their magic by creating culinary concoctions with veggies and nuts that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else (even in LA).

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Lasagna

  • King Oyster Mushroom Agrodolce

  • Flora Artisanal "Cheese" tasting

Tip: Ask to sit out on the patio - it's like a secret, zen garden hideaway.

Website: http://www.matthewkenneycuisine.com

Location: 1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, California 90291

Photo Credit: Plant Food + Wine

9. Source Cafe

Known as the "edible" and "drinkable" garden, Source Cafe in Hermosa Beach is the epitome of the health-conscious LA local lifestyle. Located just steps away from Hermosa Pier, the Source Cafe is known for organic, GMO-free, and local food, with a full-stacked paleo-friendly, gluten-free bakery and a smoothie bar as well. This makes Source Cafe not only the perfect spot to grab a green smoothie after a walk along the beach, but also a perfect place for healthy beach dining.

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Paleo Chicken Salad Panini

  • Green Bone Broth

  • Morning Glory Bowl (with paleo granola on top!)

Website: http://www.thesourcecafehb.com

Location: 509 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Photo Credit: Source Cafe

10. Rabano

If you're looking for a casual place with lots of guilt-free delicious options, then Rabano in Hermosa Beach is the perfect place for you. A favorite of the health-conscious community in the South Bay, Rabano serves up only sustainably sourced protein and locally grown produce to create an impressive variety of ethnic dishes, ranging from Thai to Korean to Mediterranean. Bonus: The majority of menu items are customizable, which makes Rabano a wonderful choice even for pi

Menu Sneak-Peak:

  • Wow Me Burger (bonus: grass-fed beef!)

  • Tofubello

  • The Spicy Thai Chicken Superbowl

Website: http://www.rabano.co

Location: 2516 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Photo Credit: Rabano

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