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Wild Poké

I don’t care if people call poké a trend, but it’s one trend worth keeping around and a healthy alternative to other casual food options. While Los Angeles has seen a number of poke restaurants pop up, Wild Poké, (1301 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291; 310.314.0635) is a new concept in Venice that is taking poké to a whole new level with a chef-driven menu, premium, high-grade fish, and a friendly ordering window instead of being ushered down an ordering line. Serving on...

Keeping it Healthy with Salata

These days you can’t use the excuse of “being busy” for when you don’t eat healthy because salad and health food fast food places are popping up on the daily. One restaurant to keep on your radar is Salata. With locations all over DTLA, you can grab you lunch, stay healthy, and get back to work in no time. Salata allows you to create your tossed-to-order fresh and healthy salad or salad wrap. With a simple menu, you won’t be over...

Openings

Boulangerie de Paris Boyle Heights welcomes a brand new French bakery, with a decor of cement, brick, wood, and a ton of natural light. As for the menu, of course there is plenty of baked breads and pastries which are made in their wood-fired oven. Right now, salads and other takeaway options are in the cooler, but they are still in the beginning steps. 2301 E. 7th St., Boyle Heights Humble Potato With a location near LAX, this comforting, fun spot is expanding across Los Angeles. This location is more of...

Sweetfin Poké

I was lucky enough to jump on the poké trend that seems to be happening in Los Angeles and check out Sweetfin Poké, (829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401) Santa Monica’s new and healthy, California inspired poké restaurant and I immediately fell in love with the fresh and healthy fast casual restaurant. They offer both customizable and signature sustainably caught poké bowls (traditional Hawaiian dish – raw fish), as well as (vegan) vegetable and tofu bowls all crafted by the acclaimed, LA...

Kaya Street Kitchen

Kaya Street Kitchen, (109 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.879.9288) comes from partners Barry Tu and Yuli Miller and is a fast-casual airy space, serving up a Southeast Asian menu (Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore). The menu works by choosing your base. You can choose a bowl with coconut lime rice (Jasmine rice, coconut milk and a hint of lime), brown basil rice (brown rice, thai basil, and a touch of garlic and lime), or a salad of baby kale and green leaf. If bowls aren’t your think, opt for a...