Bondi Harvest, Aussie-Inspired Breakfast & Lunch Cafe Dishing Up Organic Sandwiches 0 254

Bondi Harvest, Aussie-inspired breakfast & lunch cafe dishing up organic sandwiches

When you think of Australia, you also tend to think of beach waves, tanned skin, fit bodies, and a bunch of Lemingtons and meat pies – not sandwiches. But, there is more to Australian food than pastries and pies, and that side is what the folks at Bondi Harvest would like to share with the people in LA.

Bondi Harvest is the idea of designer Mark Alston and chef Guy Turland, who are both outdoor enthusiasts with a laid-back style. The duo has their own Youtube cooking channel in Australia and they also own a café in Bondi Beach. But, they wanted to share what they do best outside of Australia, that is why Bondi Harvest was born.

Bondi Harvest is not just like any Australian-inspired restaurant. Alston and Turland want to make sure that they focus on and promote healthy eating by cooking good food from locally sourced produce.

The chickens that they use are free range and non-GMO and they use other healthy ingredients to prepare menu items that they serve for breakfast and lunch. They also have tartines, sandwiches, smoothies, as well as coffee and tea. They do not serve dinner as they are only open until 4:00 in the afternoon.

For breakfast, we’d ordered these delicious items:

  • Eggs on toast (fried, poached) – two eggs, multigrain toast with oven baked tomato and BH garden herbs
  • Sweet squash pancakes (YUM) – winter squash pancakes served with sweet avocado, mint, housemade GF granola and berries
  • Kombucha soaked overnight oats – probiotic oats served with berries and GF housemade granola (SO GOOD!)
  • Caveman bowl – chimichurri dressed cauliflower rice with kale, turmeric quinoa, fermented veg, fried egg, bacon, pistachio dukkah housemade hummus

If you’re the sandwich type, check out this restaurant – Baco Mercat, highly recommended.

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Flower Child, a Healthy Fast-Casual Cafe Serving Up Delicious Salads, Bowls & Wraps 0 206

Flower Child, a Colorful Cafe With a Cheery, Bohemian Ethos For Health-Minded Salads, Bowls & Wraps

If you think about it, there is no better goal than serving healthy food for a happy world. After all, we need food for sustenance and maintenance, and eating healthy is the key to living well in a happier world.

Flower Child is a fast and casual restaurant that does not have any room for gluten-rich food as well as those containing refined sugars. The people behind the restaurant only work with ranchers who raise their animals naturally, without using any additives for growth. That also means they only work with people who have respect and love for their livestock.

We like to act (and eat) colorfully. 🌈 📷: @eatingatx

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The restaurant has several locations in Arizona, Texas, and California that is why people in these states, especially the waist-watchers, rejoice as they have a nice place to go to when they want to eat clean, healthy, and delicious food.

What’s nice about Flower Child’s menu is that it allows customers to mix and match, to come up with dishes that they will definitely love. Their extensive menu includes whole grain wraps, bowls, vegetables and grains, hummus and soups, salads, as well as healthy meals for kids. They only use the freshest organic produce, so customers can be assured that they will only eat the healthiest.

What to get

  • Plates
    • Roasted Butternut Squash black kale, toasted mulberry, maple chestnut vinaigrette
    • Spicy Japanese Eggplant with Thai basil & cashew
    • Red Chili Glazed Sweet Potato with bok choy & sesame seed
  • Bowls
    • Wild Mushroom Pho – rice noodle, sweet onion, bok choy, jalapeno, savoy cabbage, Thai basil, fall spiced dashi
    • Vegan Poke – marinated beet, avocado, pickled mushroom, cucumber, radish, wasabi pea, smoked dulse, brown rice, spicy ponzu
    • Mother Earth – ancient grains, sweet potato, portobello mushroom, avocado, cucumber, broccoli pesto, charred onions, leafy greens, red pepper miso vinaigrette, hemp seed
  • Wraps
    • Bird is the Word – grilled chicken, broccoli, charred onion & pepper, melted pepper jack cheese
    • The Rebel – grass-fed steak, charred onion, port salut cheese, arugula, horseradish yogurt

 

Lettuce party. 🥗 📷: @brookezigler

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If you like healthy fast-casual food, check out EveryTable – another great spot to try.

CLUTCH, a Laid-Back Northern Mexican Spot Serving Up Delicious Branzino Fish Tacos 0 205

CLUTCH, a Laid-Back Northern Mexican Spot Serving Up Delicious Branzino Fish Tacos

Just by looking at the front entrance of the CLUTCH restaurant on Lincoln Boulevard, there is no doubt about what to expect inside. The exterior is lined with stacks of beautiful logs that are placed on metal shelves, as well as a big belly smoker, which leaves a lot to the diners’ imagination. Clutch is indeed the place to go to when you want low and slow cooked food.

The menu of the restaurant is quite extensive as it offers lunch, dinner, brunch, and even has a Taco Tuesday and happy hour menu. For lunch, some of the dishes that you may want to consider are omelets, salads, sandwiches, sides, Cali turf, and Mexi turf. Their breakfast burritos are also one of the most ordered dishes by regular patrons.

But of course, no one should leave Clutch without trying their tender carne asada steaks as well as their chicken and calamari. The people behind Clutch are also constantly improving and expanding their menu, as they re testing additional dishes such as smoked duck and grilled fish. Those who love their vegetables can also enjoy dining at Clutch as they also offer veggie tacos with charred and smokey kale.

Clutch is open from Mondays to Sundays, with their happy hours on weekdays, from 4:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 in the evening.

For LUNCH, try these items:

  • Breakfast Tacos 2 Gluten Free Hand Made Corn Tortillas, Beans, Radish, Cilantro, Cotija Cheese choice of: Fried Egg, Scrambled, (Choice of Egg Whites) choice of: Bacon, Sausage, Pulled Pork, Chicken Tinga, Grilled Veggies, (Tri-Tip)
  • Country Fried Tri-Tip and Eggs2 Eggs, Tater/Sweet Tots, Salad or Fruit. Tortillas orToast
  • Sandwich Sourdough, Lettuce, Tomato, Sweet Onion, Bacon, Fried Egg, Avocado, Mayo choice of: Tater / Sweet Tots, Salad, Fruit

And, for DINNER, you must try these items:

  • Branzino Fish Tacos 2 Lg, Handmade Corn Tortillas, Avo Crema, Pico de Gallo
  • Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger Sweet Pepper, Goat Cheese, Sweet Chipotle Onions, Guac, Bean Spread
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