LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles has been known for being “granola,” a term that was coined for religiously eating healthy. However, many restaurants are popping up and they offer not only delicious food, but healthier options for Americans.
Eating kale chips and avocado toast is no longer a running joke, instead, people are searching high and low for healthy alternatives. The increase in interest in consuming a healthier diet is forcing restaurants to search outside their normal scope to create something that can be both flavorful and nutritious.
So, where does one go for that deliciously nutritious meal? Well, Venice and Santa Monica are great healthy food hubs. Tocaya Organica, Café Gratitude, True Foods, are just a few restaurants that offer customers healthy options. These restaurants strive to provide customers with locally sourced, organic, non-GMO options, as well as alternatives for vegans and vegetarians. You can expect to pay a little more than other restaurants, but you won’t have to worry about the quality of the food.
In fact, quality is common among the restaurants with menus that host only seasonal ingredients. Locally sourced vegetables and meats can be found on their menus. Eating locally sourced foods can help smaller businesses and provide customers with anti-biotic and hormone-free foods.
While there may not be one single reason behind these new restaurants popping up all over, many of these types of restaurants repeatedly talk about healthy eating and sustainable foods. This trendy wave of restaurants could quite possibly be here to stay, but we can’t be too mad about it when it could also be helping our ecosystem in the long run.