Can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited to blog about a new discovery. That’s probably because there’s never been a place like The Springs before.
Housed in a former paper factory in downtown LA, the space is wide open and swimming in natural light.
When you first walk in, you’ll immediately notice their (all organic) juice/coffee/wine bar…
…which also spills into a pop-up shop. Currently, the goods are from Atomic Garden in Oakland.
Hang out during the day, enjoy live music at night (the owners – partners in business/life – both come from a Broadway background)…
…followed by a visit to the Wellness Center for a massage, acupuncture, Reiki, or Infrared Sauna.
Of course, I was particularly interested in the food part. The entire menu is raw and vegan!
Joy and I sipped on the “Bug Bite” – strawberry, apple, orange, and lemon juice…
…and noshed on chips and guacamole.
(These take 3 Days to make.)
We were both pretty blown away – the culinary team did a tremendous job. Sometimes raw food leaves me a little bit weirded out, intimidated (and still hungry) but these options were impressive and definitely filling.
Nacho and Tea Leaf Salads – hearty bowls packed with flavor.
Last but not least – dessert…
…Black Sesame, Wasabi Pea, Beer, and Smoked Avocado Cilantro Ice Cream – kinda mind-blowing. I’m currently writing an ice cream article for an outside publication and did not expect me to be wowed the way I was.
In fact, I had rather high expectations coming in visit The Springs, and they were exceeded. Expect to see me back often – for my monthly massage, a yoga class, and to try this dinner menu!
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