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May 5, 2008 05:55 PM

More Places Like Tender Greens, Mrs. Winston's?

Hi folks, I recently re-located to LA from the Bay Area. I'm seven months pregnant and looking for good, well-sourced food (preferably organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, etc.) to feed me and my baby. I live on the Westside, near Culver City and would like to find more lunch and dinner places that have the same pricing/vibe/food options as places like Tender Greens and Mrs. Winston's. Have I already found the hidden gems of the area, or are there other great places I should hit? Thanks in advance for suggestions...

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  1. There's a new place in Beverly Hills opening later this month called Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop that sounds like what you're looking for. It's at 9671 Wilshire Blvd.
    The Point has a similar vibe and do-it-yourself salads.
    Akasha near Tender Greens is all-natural but more of a full-service restaurant, not a salad place.
    I don't think vegan and raw food are that great for pregnant women, but I've heard Leaf Cuisine is good.
    I doubt that very many of these places will have grass fed beef though, it's pretty unusual to find in L.A. restaurants.

    1. The Point in the Hayden Tract area might be interesting to you. Almost infinite salad options; not sure if it's organic, but it's in your area and worth a try.

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      1. re: NAspy

        Great, thanks for the suggestions! Here's a link to more info about The Point, based on a quick search.

        Might be helpful for others like me who have never heard of it but want to try it ASAP.

      2. Also, it's not particularly healthy, but if I were pregnant, I bet I'd be all over Meltdown, and their food is good quality. I did a little further searching for grass fed beef (other than the hot dogs at Let's Be Frank) and could not turn up even one restaurant anywhere in L.A. that had it. Does anyone know of any at all?

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        1. re: Chowpatty

          I just ate at a little sandwich stand today in north part of Manhattan Beach called Porto surf cafe. They serve philly cheese steak sandwiches made with grass fed beef. They also have free range chicken sandwiches and salads. Nice homemade potato chips too.

        2. In addition to the other suggestions, there's also BASIC BITES on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.

          1. I haven't eaten there but several friends have raved about Salades Du Provence in WeHo.