Ash and I just got back from LA. We went there to check out fitness studios and try healthy/yummy restaurants… Heaven for us! There are SO many more options than we have here in Vancouver!! Not to mention the level of intensity the classes were! We were dying…
We shared our Top 5 Fitness studios HERE
So today I want to share with you our Top 5 Healthy Eats!
1.) True Food Kitchen – Holy Hannah this is #1 and I still crave the edamame dumplings… ugh to die for!!! True Food Kitchen is “a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at the peak of their freshness.” Flavor-forward is an understatement! We shared the Brussels Sprout & Wild Mushroom Pizza, Edamame Dumplings and the Charred Cauliflower. We 100% recommend those three dishes. We were dying in enjoyment. Good healthy food makes us happy. Haha
2.) Tocaya Organica – “Modern Organic Mexican- Always organic, always sustainable.” This spot is a must go to!! We had the vegan “Street Corn En Fuego” and it was delishhhhh. One thing we regret is not getting chips & guac… They have house-made crispy plantain chips. Like are you kidding me?! We are obsessed with plantain chips!
3.) Café Gratitude – So our first night we wanted to lay low and order Uber Eats, so that’s what we did with Cafe Gratitude! We ordered the Dazzling / Kale Caesar and it was so satisfying & delicious! We didn’t venture out and try anything else but we’ve heard through friends it’s amazing and the menu looks right up our alley!
4.) Gracias Madres – Plant Based Mexican Cuisine. This was our last stop on the trip and we tried a few things… The street corn was our favourite for sure!! Highly recommend it. I had Madre’s Chopped Salad which was delicious and Ash had the Ensalada del Mar. They were both light and flavourful salads. We also had the Chips & Guac! Such a beautiful patio and loved the ambiance there.
5.) Earth Bar – Of course we had to stop at Earth Bar! Well, a few times… Did you know they have one at LAX?! Really loved seeing that. Our favourite smoothie is the Blueberry Bliss. We tried a few of there ready to go salads and they were fresh and yummy!
Ugh, this is making me hungry!! Hope you try some of these spots out & thanks for reading!