Where to Get Your Wellness Fix in LA
by Sara Bliss
L.A. offers everything—incredible foodie destinations and a serious party scene—but this town knows how to balance it all out. Whether you are looking to heal your hangover or your gut, tighten it all up, or find Zen, here are the spots to check out next time you are in town.
Green juices are here aplenty, but there’s so much more to this juice emporium. If you are looking for your morning celery juice, a three-day sugar flush, or want to sample ancient beauty elixirs, this is your go-to. You will find 7 different types of juice cleanses, plus unique juice combos and tonics that promise to fix everything from colds to candida.
This airy, light-filled restaurant/market serves up healthy dishes that defy labels. “We’re big into color and flavor; we’re not into rules,” state food editors, writers, and now restauranteurs Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer on their website. In addition to their good-for-you menu, they have a fantastic cocktail and natural wine list.
Plant-focused meals that are free of eggs, dairy, meat, and refined sugars, but big on flavor and innovative combinations are the heart of M Café’s menu. Stop by to pick up a macro bowl, chopped salad, or sushi rolls. Or sign up for the 5 day-meal plans designed by a team of nutritionists to for a reboot.
Former high-profile editor Suze Yalof Schwartz swapped the NYC magazine world for L.A.’s sunshine and the business of zen. Don’t miss the chance to de-stress and recharge in 30-minutes or less at one of the city’s two heavenly Unplug Meditation studios featuring classes taught by the top calming gurus.
If you want an LA body, you need an LA workout. This one-of-a-kind workout based on the Lagree Method combines Pilates, cardio, and weights are done on megaformers that offer constant resistance and promise lean, sculpted results. Check it out at one of their three LA locations.
Founded in Venice Beach, this green beauty mecca is run by a community of “green make-up artists, facialists, nutritionists and naturopathic doctors” who test out every product to stock the most powerful pure beauty products. You won’t find parabens, synthetic fragrances, PEGS, or petrochemicals. You will find rockstar eco-beauty brands like RMS Beauty, and they also source tons of up-and-coming indie products that will be your next favorites.