Peruse 3 New Spots to Satiate Your Taste Buds
Bonus: they’re all healthy, too.
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Tocaya Organica recently opened its 14th location in Toluca Lake (4303 West Riverside Drive). It’s a fresh-casual fare concept that features a wellness-driven, customizable menu of organic, high-quality ingredients. Interiors are attractive and appealing; there is plenty of seating for families.
Seasonally inspired dishes add punch to the menu, which accommodates vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian and keto diets. Rooted in traditional Mexican recipes, Tocaya Organica offers salads, bowls, tacos and burritos. Each dish starts vegan, with chef’s recommendations for protein and dairy additions if desired.
Dying for Donuts
Fōnuts on West 3rd Street has attracted something of a cult following, so it is no surprise that they’ve opened a satellite location in Studio City (12065 Ventura Place). The gluten-free donuts are baked instead of fried and made with almond flour; there are also vegan versions available.
All the fōnuts flavors are available at the Valley location. However, unlike the Westside location, there is no hot coffee—only bottled cold-brew. Fōnut varieties include chorizo cheddar, chocolate-hazelnut, strawberry-buttermilk, banana-chocolate and blueberry Earl Grey.
Health Nut in Woodland Hills has expanded to a second outpost in Sherman Oaks (4550 Van Nuys Blvd.). The family-owned, fast-casual eatery offers a variety of attractive menu items ranging from salads to sandwiches to wraps, as well as smoothies and homemade drinks.
Everything on the menu is made and prepared fresh each day—from the fresh-brewed mango green tea to their tangy salad dressings. Soups are made from scratch using family recipes. Chicken is cooked with no butter, fat or oil. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
Mister O’s marks the triumphant return to Studio City for restaurateur Michael Hide Cardenas, a well-known former maître d’ at Teru Sushi.