In the words of this Thrillist article, “plan your vacations around food, because all other vacations are trash.” Ha yep. If you’re heading to LA (lucky) here is a quick run down of the places in West Hollywood and Abbot Kinney that you must add to your itinerary! This list features where to find the bombest acai bowl in all of the land, an insane mint-chip-superherb-superfood smoothie, killer coffee, etc. etc. allthethingswelove.
Los Angeles, I love you. Channeling all the healthy-juice bar-avo toast- superfood packed-sunny beach vibes at this very second. xo.
The money guide to West Hollywood and Abbot Kinney
Erewhon Market – One of the most next level grocery stores I’ve ever stepped foot in. They have the most ultimate salad bar (example – there were three different kinds of sprouts in addition to everything else amazing), a full case of raw/paleo desserts, like 47 different kombucha brands, and an insane juice/smoothie bar. It truly is the land of everything we’ve ever dreamed of, with a sprinkling of smoothie prices we’ve never dreamed of…$20 for an “Erewhon favorite??! But. Let it be known that my turmeric latte thing, “The Golden Latte,” was worth every single one of the $10 dollars it cost. It was uhhhhmazing.
Slice of raw pizza with cashew cheese. Erewhon we need you in Minneapolis ↓
Menu at the in-store juice bar. The Golden Latte is next level ↓
Coconut milk+espresso? Okay yeah we need this in our lives… ↓
Here’s that latte I keep talking about 😉 (“The Golden Latte”) + bounty from the Erewhon salad bar ↓
Backyard Bowls – This place has acai bowls, superfood oatmeal, my fave kombucha (and one in a similar bottle that I had never seen before) and it’s right next to a Blue Bottle coffee shop. Bonus. Future post coming soon re: a tour of acai bowls in LA (yasss stay tuned).
Verve – Coffee shop with one of my all time favorite americanos. Also, uhhhh, did they hire models to sit in here and just act cool and breezy? People drinking coffee while living some seriously inspiring dream lives here! Get an americano…if you’re into that kind of thing. It’s tha’ best. They also have juice flights from Juice Served Here.
Lifehouse Tonics and Elixirs – OMG you guys I can’t even with this place.I might even go as far as to say it’s the most next level smoothie bar I’ve ever been to. I mean, yeah. It is. I’m still trying to stay calm about it. Go there and get the Greenhouse Chip smoothie. Trust me and do not stray from this advice ;). It’s a blend of almond milk, cashew milk, mint extract, cacao nibs, barley grass juice, wheatgrass juice, oat grace juice, maca, eleuthero (?), astralagus, cordyceps, tocos, cacao butter, almond butter, coconut oil, erythritol, and stevia. Emoji heart eyes times infinity. PS – location is kinda random-seeming….just an fyi as you look for it!
Wanderlust Hollywood – Didn’t make it here but keeping it on the list because I know in my heart it’s amazing. If you go there please send me tons of pics and recaps! <3
Okay next up….head on over to one of the greatest streets in all of the land…Abbot Kinney. Just look at these beach vibes…
Superba Food and Bread – This is where I first discovered my love for Verve coffee. They now roast their own. Super cute spot if you want to sit down for brunch, lunch, coffee, wine, everything.
Another Kind Of Sunrise – I daydream about the acai bowl here. The base is blended with fresh coconut water and cashews and it super heavenly and creamy, and topped with an insane paleo granola. I took one bite and literally almost passed out with love.
GJelina To Go – Matcha Latte with house made nut milk. I think it’s an almond cashew blend? Regardless of the nut combo, this.is.the.ultimate. Super strong matcha-y and not very sweet (which I LOVE and am guessing you will, too). Grab and go, or grab and stand —- no seating here but the space is SO cute.
Butcher’s Daughter LA – Avocado toast. Need I say more. Oh — and a coffee window that faces the street if you just want to grab a quick coffee (after your coffee from GJelina lol).
While you’re wandering on Abbot Kinney there’s also a new Sweetgreen, a Salt and Straw (hi, Portland!), Blue Bottle, Intelligentsia, Tom’s, Deus Ex Machina, fun shops/boutiques, etc. And you’re not far from Moon Juice, Cafe Gratitude (see delights below).
In summary, here is where you must go 😉 :
- Erewhon Market
- Backyard Bowls
- Verve Coffee – West Hollywood
- Lifehouse Tonics + Elixirs
- Wanderlust Hollywood
- Superba Food & Bread
- Another Kind Of Sunrise
- GJelina Take Away
- Bonus stops: Sweetgreen, Salt and Straw, Blue Bottle, Intelligentsia, Tom’s, Deus Ex Machina, Moon Juice, Cafe Gratitude.
Until next time, LA <3 <3 <3