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Juice Served Here - Los Angeles, CA

Because you know I’m about that juice

Love the design of the store, there’s always something interesting to look at.

One of first thing I do in a new city is find my juice spot, my go-to when I need an energizing green juice or comforting nut milk after a long day.  In NYC it’s Juice Generation and Juice Press, in Boston it’s Jugos, in Washington DC it’s a toss up between Puree, JRINK, and South Block Co. depending on what part of the DMV I’m in.  When in doubt I’ll hit the Whole Foods Market juice bar, but lucky for me within days of arriving to a city teeming with juice shops I found my LA juice spot, Juice Served Here.

My first JSH I picked up from a to go cafe serving prepared foods, coffee, and juice at The Grove’s Farmers Market.  You could say it was love at first sip, because after that first juice I was hooked on JSH and knew I had to visit their store.  Shortly after, I visited JSH just a few blocks away from The Grove on West 3rd Street.  When I walked into the store I felt right at home between the stack of magazines laid on the community table, bookshelf filled with books, bags, and beauty products that lined the wall, and fridge filled with takeaway meals from Cafe Gratitude - talk about a winning combo.   

From the menu to the decor, the entire store is simple, clean, and fresh.

Being the indecisive person that I am I had no idea what juice to order, and was thankful to see an entire wall filled with detailed descriptions of each juice, shot, and shake on the menu.  Even better was the staff who shared some of their favorites, and offered samples so that I could taste the juices and nut milks before committing to a bottle.  I had finally settled on a juice when the Flight caught my eye, and I knew JSH was the place for me!  

I’ve spent years longing for a juice/smoothie flight so I can sip on several drinks at once without having to buy all bottles and go on a juice cleanse to make sure I finished them all before they expired. I never understood why this wasn’t a thing, it is after all safer to consume copious amounts of juice than it is alcohol, so if beer and wine flights exist then why not a juice flight? Well lucky for me the folks at JSH serve up a delicious juice flight complete with green juice, red juice, lemonade, and nut milks.  If I had to pick one to be my favorite, I don’t think I could.  Each juice and milk is unique and ranges from sweet to spicy, light to heavy, and just about everything in between.  A few of my favorites include the Green Milk, Block Rockin’ Beets, Redhead, Charcoal Lemonade, Cream Party (yes, I know thats half of the flight).  

A lovely addition to the flight tray are dried mulberries which are the perfect little snack.

While coffee is not my cup of tea (pun intended) JSH serves Verve coffee which I’m sure makes all the coffee addicts very happy.  The shop has the chill, coffeeshop vibe where you can sit down, relax, and get online without the rushed in-and-out feeling that many juice shops have.  JSH also has a selection of treats for sale like coconut bacon and kale chips from their Raw Bake Shop.  For those who frequently find themselves at JSH be sure to joint their rewards program, The Juice Society, and get points for each bottle you buy.  If you’re anything like me you’ll find that JSH becomes part of your routine, they certainly had it right when they said that, “We are your new daily ritual”.

For more information on Juice Served Here, their locations, or to order online be sure to check their website: http://juiceservedhere.com.

"I am #terrific" with #lunch on the go from @cafegratitude. This #padthai #kelpnoodles goodness, is perfect for a hot day like today. #vegan #raw #noodles #vegsofig #whatveganseat #whatsforlunch #veganfoodshare #destinationvegn #cafegratitude #westhollywood #losangeles #veganinla (at Cafe Gratitude)

Dinner has me feeling like “I am #awesome”. Perfect way to end the weekend and get ready for the week ahead! #eggplantparm #panini #salad #sprouts #eatyourgreens #eatyourveggies #italian #vegan #vegsofig #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #whatsfordinner #sundaysupper #destinationvegn #cafegratitude #westhollywood #losangeles #veganinla (at Cafe Gratitude L.A.)

Kitchen Mouse - Los Angeles, CA

The good folks at Kitchen Mouse are literally all about catering to those who like healthy food.  A catering company with a storefront in Highland Park, Kitchen Mouse puts a fresh, healthy spin on some classics like the BLT and rueben sandwich.  The cafe (and bakery counter) serve up dairy-free and gluten-free breakfast and lunch - caveat: they do offer a side order of eggs if that’s your thing.  

My new favorite taco.  Grilled corn tortillas, mashed potatoes, poblano peppers, arugula and cilantro slaw, as well as the humble avocado.

Kitchen Mouse’s menu includes several delicious dishes like the poblano mashed potato tacos, buffalo bowl, dill quinoa salad, and brown rice black bean patties.  I for one loved my poblano mashed potato tacos as they combined two of my favorite things: potatoes and Mexican food.  The tacos were a welcomed change from the rice and bean or sautéed veggie tacos typically see on the menu.  The dish was subtle, yet each component I found to be flavorful, and thought that they complemented each other perfectly.  My drink was quite tasty as well, I enjoyed an unsweetened ginger hibiscus tea that certainly packed a punch.  Next time I have my eye on the buffalo bowl, a nice plateful of yams, greens, rice, and beans all drizzles with buffalo sauce and a cashew dill cream.  The desserts also looked incredible, I don’t exactly know what a “fonut” is but I’m more than willing to find out. Most dishes at Mouse Cafe are surprisingly simple, yet they are generous in size and possess a unique quality that makes them mouthwateringly delicious.  

The cafe has a similar way about it, tastefully decorated with pastel accents and flowers at every table, you can’t help but leave with the feel good that comes after a great, clean meal.  I’ll definitely be back for more from Mouse Kitchen Cafe, and am thinking of any excuse to need Mouse Kitchen Catering, until then I’ll be daydreaming of their plant-based Italian menu…

Kitchen Mouse Cafe | 5904 N Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90042 | 323.259.9555 | Open daily 8am to 3pm | kitchenmousela.com

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Starting out the day with a #flight. So much #juicy goodness all on one tray! #greeneasy #fieldofgreens #greenmilk #blockrockinbeets #redhead #pipecleaner #charcoallemonade #creamparty #pixie #greenjuice #redjuice #orangejuice #lemonade #cashewmilk #coconutmilk #vegan #vegsofig #veganfoodshare #destinationvegn #juiceservedhere #westhollywood #losangeles (at Juice Served Here)

After all this talk in Southern California about fish tacos and fajitas, I knew I had to try a #phishfajita. The #bluecorn #torillas and #aloe #spritzer was a nice touch to an absolutely delicious meal. #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganmexican #destinationvegn #tacoloco #lagunabeach #california #socal (at Taco Loco)

So many #goodeats at the #VeganStreetFair! #Buffalowings from #CleanSouth | #jackfruit #banhmi #panini from #MudHenTavern | #tacos from #HugosTacos | #Bacon 182 + #JetstoBasil from #DonutFriend | #FarmersDaughter #lemonade from #MainSqueezeLemonade. #vegan #vegsofig #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #veganfoodfestival #destinationvegn #la #noho #losangeles #eatallthevsffood (at Vegan Street Fair)

Killer #Halloween round up this year - #justinspeanutbuttercups #chipotle #boorito and #sodelicious #candycorn #icecream. It’s not a #trick, all of these #treats are #vegan! 👻🎃 #vegsofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #happyhalloween #trickortreat #peanutbuttercups #darkchocolate #creamsicle #destinationvegn @justins @so_delicious @chipotlemexicangrill (at Halloweentown )

Prepping for the blizzard by getting used to the cold with the ultimate #icecreamsundae | #Homemade #nutella #brownie with #cookiedough #icecream #spicedchai #pecans #caramel and #coconut #whippedcream. INSANELY GOOD. #goodeats #sweettreats #vegan #vegsofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganicecream #destinationvegn #fomu #jp #jamaicaplains #boston #ma #fomuicecream

#fbf to when my mom used to bribe me with B. Good to get me to behave at the doctor’s office. Reliving the glory days with the #westside #veggieburger topped with #avocado #salsa #cilantro #lime #chipotle and a #4petal #watermelon #juice. #healthy #fastfood #vegan #vegsofig #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #whatsforlunch #destinationvegn #bgood #legacyplace #dedham #ma (at B. Good)