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10 Sep

Healthy Dining in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for its abundance of diverse and eclectic restaurants. Whatever type of food you’re craving, you’re sure to find it in somewhere within the borders of Burbank and the surrounding Los Angeles area. Los Angeles is also home to many of the healthiest restaurants around, offering a variety of dishes and entrees that you wouldn’t commonly find in other cities and states.

So if you’re an avid “health freak”, not wanting to stray from your clean eating habits while away, or are just trying to experience all that this city has to offer, here are a few tasty, yet incredibly healthy restaurants for you to visit while staying at The Tangerine Hotel in Burbank.

With several locations in Los Angeles, Hugo’s offers guests a quaint and cozy atmosphere and a huge menu of tasty vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and general menu items – all of which are incredibly delicious. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests have the option of choosing from a variety of unique as well as traditional entrees ranging from salads, gourmet sandwiches, pastas and more. They also offer a delightful array of organic teas, fresh squeezed juices, lattes and a full bar.

This small, no-frills vegetarian restaurant is perfect for lunch or an extra healthy dinner. Offering unique vegan creations, their menu boasts favorites like pizza, burritos, sandwiches and salads but all with an extra healthy twist. Spices are displayed on tables so you have the option of seasoning to taste but everything is made without added sodium or meat. Enjoy a hearty, unique and guilt-free meal.

Lotus Vegan
Lotus Vegan

Lotus Vegan offers delicious, organic and vegan Thai food. Order your favorite Thai dishes with a healthier twist. Choose how spicy you’d like your dish (they have a scale ranging from mild to extra spicy) and enjoy. Don’t worry, just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean that you’ll be eating something bland and shapeless. Everything is seasoned incredibly well and very flavorful. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or order takeout and delivery. If you stop by in person they also serve fresh coconut milk straight from the coconut.

This is perfect if you’re looking to pick up something quick or are ordering delivery. This place thrives on creating healthy dishes without sacrificing quality, taste or portion. Choose from a wide variety of salads, sandwiches and entrees both vegetarian and with plenty of delicious poultry and fish options. Along with entrees you can choose from a huge variety of fresh juices and smoothies. They even offer vegan cookies if you’re looking for something a little bit sweet.

Tender Greens

This restaurant has several locations in Los Angeles, each boasting a trendy, yet relaxed atmosphere and art from local artists. Their restaurants serve gourmet food without the wait. Choose from a wide selection of unique salads, veggie dishes, pastas and meats that they get from working with local farmers, bakeries, wineries and coffee houses. Stop by and enjoy a gourmet meal in a relaxing ambiance.

Café Gratitude

This quaint café offers 100% organic and vegan eats that are not only absolutely delicious but each served with a positive expression. From the wall art, to the plates lined with positive sayings and the names of the actual dishes, you’ll leave feeling completely nourished — body, mind and soul.

These are just a few options. You’re sure to find plenty more as you’re out and about the city. Bottom line though, whoever said you couldn’t be healthy on vacation hasn’t explored the streets of Los Angeles. Enjoy your stay and of course if you ever want to hear more about the newest hot spots or locals’ favorites the staff at The Tangerine hotel in Burbank will be happy to assist.

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