Health | February 26th 2019

City Wellness Guide: Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The go-to destination for sunshine, good vibes, and healthy living. Dive into our exciting LA wellness guide, complete with colorful dishes made from the city’s fresh produce, yoga hot-spots, and dreamy spas perfect for an afternoon getaway under the sun.

HEALTH

Botanica Restaurant

1620 Silver Lake Blvd.

Botanica is a revolutionary in the restaurant industry as it exemplifies what some experts would consider the perfect diet: veggies as the star of a dish and animal proteins as the supporting characters. Additionally, Botanica is beautifully decorated, making it the most fab place to get in your daily greens.

Café Gratitude 

Multiple locations across LA, see website for details.

Café Gratitude is an LA staple. The small plant-based chain specializes in quality dishes using local, fresh produce. They aim to cultivate a menu that inspires health both from what you eat and how you eat it (check out the names of their dishes)!

Flore Vegan

3818 W. Sunset Blvd.

Anybody, whether they’re vegan or not, in need of a quick bite, should head first and foremost to Flore Vegan in Silverlake. Not only is Flore in a prime location for dining, shopping, coffee sipping and people watching, but the food is filling and fast without being horribly unhealthy like most fast food spots.

Gjusta

320 Sunset Ave.

Located in Venice, Gjusta is a gourmet bakery, offering specialty breads (which are all baked in-house) and sandwiches, along with tempting small-plates and Parisian-style pastries.

M Café

Multiple locations across LA.

M Café’s menu is founded in macrobiotic philosophy, also known as the “anti-cancer diet.” In most macrobiotic cuisine, you can find steamed veggies, whole grains, fish, tofu and plenty of superfoods. No matter what you order, you’ll always leave M Café feeling energized and satisfied.

Sqirl

720 N Virgil Ave. #4

This chic cafe features breakfast and lunch dishes from around the world, each highlighted by Sqirl’s famous housemade jams.

Beverly Hills Farmers Market

9300 Civic Center Dr.

The Beverly Hill Farmers Market is the perfect location for an easy Sunday morning stroll. The market also hosts seasonal and monthly events, and promotes local, in-season fruits and veggies. Californians are so lucky to have some of the freshest produce in the country!

BEAUTY

The Detox Market

8380 Beverly Blvd.

The Detox Market is a go-to destination for clean beauty. They have a list of “no-no” ingredients that you won’t find in any of their products.

Credo Beauty

8327 W. 3rd Street

If you are looking for nontoxic, cruelty-free beauty you should definitely check out Credo Beauty. In addition to their spa services with clean ingredients, this location has a Clean Beauty Swap where a Clean Beauty Expert will help find clean, effective alternatives to the makeup and skincare you love.

Violet Grey

8452 Melrose Pl.

All of the products at Violet Grey are Violet Code approved – this means they are approved by a band of inside Hollywood experts and editors, from makeup artists to movie stars.

Striiike

9278 Civic Centre Drive

Striiike, by the Streicher Sisters, is a beauty studio in Beverly Hills with hair, makeup, and brow shaping. All three sisters are sought after makeup, hair, and eyebrow feathering artists with devoted celebrity clientele.

Moon Juice

8463 Melrose Place

Moon Juice was founded by Amanda Chantal Bacon, world traveling chef and sustainable food enthusiast. Moon Juice is the place to go for daily nourishment, beauty foods, and high powered natural remedies.

Joanna Vargas at the Sunset Tower

8358 Sunset Blvd.

Joanna Vargas is known for vetting skincare technologies and her facials and body treatments that live up to the standards of the most demanding clientele. Check out the spa for LED light beds, radio frequency, and microcurrent machines, or to shop her skincare line.

Heydey LA

7228 Beverly Blvd.

Heyday set out to make facials more accessible for everyone– taking the facial out of the fancy spa. Their services are tailored to each individual’s skin needs.

SEV Laser

8428 Melrose Place

Sev is an A list approved medical spa that specializes in laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, derma fillers, and Botox. This laser technology can be used for all skin types (as seen on Keeping up with the Kardashians)

FITNESS

LEKFit

Hancock Park

LEKFit is a trampoline class held by fitness expert and celebrity trainer, Lauren Kleban, in her home garage (cool, right?). The workout focuses on a diverse mix of low-impact cardio and strength training to promote long, lean muscles.

Rise Nation

613 N La Cienega Blvd

While 30 minutes may seem short for a workout class, don’t worry…you’ll be thankful it’s only 30 minutes. Rise Nation gets you on the Versaclimber machine, ensuring that you’ll be dripping in no time.

AuraYoga

8608-A W Sunset Blvd.

One of the most dynamic yoga studios in LA, Aura places focus on breathing, form, and sensory stimulation, which is spurred by their vibrant ambient lighting.

Sweatheory

1504 N Cahuenga Blvd. 

At Sweatheory, you can swap out your usual gym sesh for an hour in an infrared sauna at Sweatheory. Infrared saunas are great for workout recovery, detox, and even weight loss!

The Now

Multiple locations across LA

Luxurious yet affordable, The Now is the best place to get your zen on in the middle of a busy city like Los Angeles. With a variety of different massages and add-ons, The Now makes sure you’re getting more bang for your buck and you can even do it all on your lunch break.

The Raven Spa

Multiple locations across LA, see website for details.

With locations in Silverlake and Santa Monica, The Raven Spa specializes in Thai and Swedish massage, while offering botanical facials that leave you feeling radiant!

The Wall 

730 South La Brea Ave.

Not your average spin class. The Wall’s classes combine core work, circuit training, and intense indoor cycling. We’re positive you’ll be picking up a membership asap.