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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.
    http://www.greenleafchopshop.com/
    The Point has a similar vibe and do-it-yourself salads.
    http://www.thepoint-la.com/index.php
    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.
    http://www.leafcuisine.com/
    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. http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/fir...

        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.
          http://www.menupages.com/partnermenu....

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

            1. Congradulations yamyampang! I recently had a baby too & really enjoyed Urth Caffe's 'urth caffe salad' AND they deliver! (for a fee) I was on bedrest & if it wasn't for them I don't think I would have gotten anything healthy.

              http://www.urthcaffe.com/

                1. re: a_and_w

                  Thanks for the continued suggestions! It's nice to feel like I have more choices now.

                  I hadn't heard of Let's Be Frank and that's pretty close by, so I'll have to stop by there for sure. I looked on their website and I guess they sell to a place called Food on Pico that, it turns out, serves organic egg breakfasts and sandwiches with grassfed/free-range meats, so that's yet another place.

                  Salades Du Provence is a bit out of my geographical area, but the menu looks great so I'll plan on trying it when I happen to be in the neighborhood.

                  Looking forward to trying Basic Bites, Lemon Moon, and Urth Caffe! (Have to find out if the cheeses at Meltdown are pasteurized before I can drag my pregnant self over there...)

                  1. re: yamyampang

                    Also M Cafe de Chaya is now open in downtown next to Pacifico's if youre over in the Helms area I'd recommend that over before The Point.

                    I'd also throw in a recommendation for Metro Diner on Washington Place for healthy diner-type food.

                    1. re: Discokill

                      Yum. I went to M Cafe de Chaya yesterday and had a great sandwich. The club sandwich with tempeh bacon and the side of kale with spicy peanut sauce. The two items didn't really go together that well, but both were delicious separately. I'll definitely go back. Thanks!

                2. on Robertson in Beverly Hills, there's Kiyokawa Japanese that's natural and organic.