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Organic Restaurant Suggestions?

brieflunchcounter May 15, 2007 12:26 PM

I'm looking for a couple of suggestions on restaurants that serve organic foods. This is for a dinner meeting and can be anywhere between the Westside and Universal City. The restaurant does not have to be vegetarian.

I appreciate the help.

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    Diana RE: brieflunchcounter May 15, 2007 12:40 PM

    The Natuve Cafe, Real Food Daily, M Cafe De Chaya, Hugo's

    A little further afield in Canoga Park is Follow Your Heart.

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      smonkey RE: brieflunchcounter May 15, 2007 12:54 PM

      People I know like Puran's on Hillhurst in Los Feliz... I've been there a few times but only had wine. The food looks good but their menu has never appealed to me too much - probably because it's very large. They offer a wide variety of food - but the menu page itself is enormous! Funny how a little thing can turn me off.

      There's also Cafe Figaro on Vermont in Los Feliz, but this place gets marginal reviews and I've never had good service.

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        Kishari RE: brieflunchcounter May 15, 2007 01:07 PM

        Tender Greens in Culver City. It's casual, but may be a little loud for a serious dinner meeting.

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          brieflunchcounter RE: Kishari May 15, 2007 01:19 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions!

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          JudiAU RE: brieflunchcounter May 15, 2007 01:39 PM

          Lucques, Campanile, Jar, Grace, and Hatfields all buy their produce from local producers, most of whom are organic. They just don't list it directly on their menus.

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            brieflunchcounter RE: JudiAU May 15, 2007 09:52 PM

            All great suggestions. I think we are going to reserve a table at AOC. Our business meeting is with a group from Italy and one of them mentioned AOC on the phone this afternoon.

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            bite bite RE: brieflunchcounter May 15, 2007 01:42 PM

            Pace on Laurel Canyon and Kirkwood is a really yummy one -- esp love their mushroom pizza -- great Canyon vibe too -- but can get busy so reservations a good idea.

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              bulavinaka RE: brieflunchcounter May 15, 2007 08:55 PM

              Axe in Venice sources as much of their ingredients as possible from local farmers (including one of my favorites, Harry's Berries). I can't vouch for it all being organic (I'm just not sure and never asked), and the term, "certified organic," is a matter of filling out alot of paperwork by farmers who organic farming principles. But many of the smaller organic farmers and organic old-timers (like Harry) don't want to deal with the bureaucracy. Joanne lists all of the local farmers that she sources her goods from right by the menu displayed in the window in front...

              Axe is the closest thing in the Westside that I know of to Chez Pannise in Berkeley.

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