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Los Angeles, CA
September 20, 2012
8:07 pm
Brian Goldstein
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I will try and update this list every 2 days with your update posts. If there is enough interest from LA people I will break this down into West Side, Central, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, and San Gabriel Valley sections.

 

Thank you to Chris and Tinamonster for helping build this list!

 

Paleo-friendly Restaurants

  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Fairfax District (menu typically has a good selection of GF/Paleo options, but varies daily)
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    • Century City
    • Downtown LA
    • Miracle Mile
    • Sunset Blvd
    • Marina del Rey
    • Santa Monica
    • Studio City
    • Toluca Lake
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** - Culver City (ask for the Paleo menu)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – El Segundo
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Santa Monica
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Silverlake (menu updated daily on website)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Venice
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    • Downtown LA
    • Silverlake
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Mid-Wilshire (at LACMA)
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – West Hollywood
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    • Culver City
    • Hollywood
    • Santa Monica
    • West Hollywood

 

Grocery Stores / Markets

  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Van Nuys
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    • Hollywood
    • South Pasadena
    • West Hollywood
    • Westchester
    • Westwood
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Echo Park
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Santa Monica
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Fairfax District
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Highland Park
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    • Century City
    • Encino
    • Hollywood
    • Marina Del Rey
    • Pacific Palisades
    • Sherman Oaks
    • Silver Lake / Los Feliz
    • Tarzana
    • Valley Village / NoHo
    • West Hollywood
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** - Fairfax District
  • Sprouts
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  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Glassell Park / Atwater Village
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    • 3rd & Fairfax
    • Burbank
    • Culver City
    • Encino
    • Hollywood
    • LA (La Brea)
    • Santa Monica
    • Sherman Oaks
    • Silver Lake
    • Studio City
    • Toluca Lake
    • West Hollywood
    • West LA (National)
    • West LA (Olympic)
    • West LA (Sepulveda)
    • Westchester
    • Westwood
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** – Brentwood
  • Whole Foods
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Farmers Markets


A full list of Certified Farmers Markets in LA County is available at ** you don't have permission to see this link **

  • Century City Farmers Market
    • Thursdays 11:30am – 3:00pm
    • Constellation Blvd. & Avenue of the Stars
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    • Sundays 8:00am – 1:00pm
    • Ivar & Selma Ave. 
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    • Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm
    • Malibu Library Parking Lot
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    • Wednesdays 8:30am – 1:30pm
    • Saturdays 8:30am – 1:00pm
    • Arizona Ave. & 3rd Street
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link **
    • Saturdays 8:00am – 1:00pm
    • 2200 Virgina Ave. (Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
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    • Sundays 9:30am – 1:00pm
    • 2640 Main Street (Heritage Square)
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    • Sundays 8:00am – 1:00pm
    • Ventura Place between Laurel Canyon and Radford Ave.
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    • Thursdays 5:00pm – 9:00pm
    • 8755 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Woodman Avenue Market (Sherman Oaks)
    • Tuesdays 3:00pm – 8:30pm
    • Woodman just north of the 101 Freeway

 

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Paleo Practitioners

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Crossfit / Primal Fitness

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  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Culver City) 
  • ** you don't have permission to see this link ** (Santa Monica) 

 

September 20, 2012
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Great start, Brian. Thank you.

Under Grocery Stores, please add Sprouts. I know there are a few locations: Burbank, Culver City, Pasadena, Redondo Beach.

If you want to add more farmers markets, I'm happy to list the ones on the Westside for you to copy and paste. The link you gave may be enough, though.

Chris

September 20, 2012
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Brian Goldstein
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Thanks Chris! I have added Sprouts.  I am debating on if South Bay and Pasadena should be included.  I am thinking that the lists will eventually need to be split out to West Side, Central, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, and San Gabriel Valley.  It'll probably be best to leave it as LA first to get more eyeballs and involvement though.  I am going to add more farmers markets and crossfit boxes over the next few days, but if you have any specific ones you want added, by all means add them! I'm hoping that someone will be able to supply a good list of restaurants and stores (apart from the standard grocery stores already listed).

September 21, 2012
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Depending on the geography you decide to include, there's 99 ranch markets in Gardena, Artesia, Arcadia and a couple of other outskirty places. I know they carry Jidori and Vikon chickens, two specific producers of free-range/heritage chickens. Here's my blurb from the OC one I created if you want to use any of the info: "Many kinds of coconut milk/cream and tinned sardines for very good prices. A great variety of spices for very inexpensive. Some wild caught seafood, venison, rabbit, offal, chicken and beef feet, great prices on duck although you will have to research to see if these are conventionally raised. Fresh turmeric root, many varieties of asian greens, squashes, tubers and yams for excellent prices, Okinawan purple sweet potatoes, many kinds of dried seaweed, some pickled veggies that are just veg and salt, fresh coconuts by the case. Good prices on bamboo steamers, cleavers and other cooking utensils."

There's also several Mitsuwa and Marukai locations in LA. Mitsuwa supposedly also carries Jidori but I haven't seen it myself.

There's Nijiya Market at 2130 Sawtelle Blvd Ste 105, Los Angeles, CA 90025 and in little tokyo 124 Japanese Village Plz Mall Los Angeles, CA 90012 for good sashimi.

There's Erewhon at 7660 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036. They can be expensive but they have sea vegetables and some hard to find probiotic foods. Many organic fruits and veggies.

Over in Venice there's Rawesome at 665 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291. Lots of probiotic foods and although I didn't try them out I'm told they have good quality meat, cheese and fish. Really expensive and open only 2 days a week (wed and sat).

There's Marconda’s Meats and Puritain Poultry in the Farmer's Market @ 3rd and Fairfax. IIRC they have humanely raised meats and a variety of game meats and birds and you can buy a tub of duck fat (unrendered) at Puritan Poultry.

 

Restaurants: There's a True Food Kitchen in Santa Monica: 395 Santa Monica Place #172  Santa Monica, CA 90401. They have some paleo or near paleo salads, appetizers and main dishes and are happy to substitute. Plus you can get a big slab of grilled salmon, chicken or a buffalo patty on top of any salad to paleo it up.

The ** you don't have permission to see this link ** at Church + State is pretty darn paleo friendly although you may have to contact them for the details if you are strict or gluten intolerant.

I'll try to contribute more as they occur to me but I wanted to get those out there.

September 21, 2012
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Awesome. Glad you thought of Lindy & Grundy. It's a Paleo dream.

 

I have great interest in seeing more restaurants. I make do with wherever I go but would like to see more that are easily Paleo friendly. I LIVE in Culver City and have never even heard of El Rio Bravo so I will definitely be checking them out.

 

It certainly would be nice if everyone could update that list instead of just depending on you to do it. 

September 21, 2012
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A few more Markets:

Cookbook 1549 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

- Small market, carries Marin Sun Farms beef, good produce and other high quality products. They also have prepared foods (sandwiches, salads, soups and such) with a weekly changing menu. It always sounds delicious.

 

Santa Monica Co-op Co-opportunity 1525 Broadway (16th & Broadway) Santa Monica, CA 90404 has grass-fed meat, probiotic foods. Requires membership, can be pricey.

Figueroa Produce Market 6312 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042 carries grass-fed beef from Open Space Meats, organic produce, kombucha, free-range chickens, pastured eggs. Lots of vegan/fake food too though.

 

Super King Market 2716 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065

 

Gelson's Locations:

- 2725 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
- 5877 Franklin Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90068
- 8330 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069
- 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067
- 13455 Maxella Avenue Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
- 15424 Sunset Boulevard Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

 

Bristol farms Locations:

- South Pasadena (606 Fair Oaks Avenue)
– Manhattan Beach (1570 Rosecrans Avenue)
– West Hollywood (9039 Beverly Boulevard)
– Los Angeles (7880 W Sunset Boulevard)

 

Vicente Foods 12027 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049 has grass-fed beef.

 

Restaurants:

Farm Stand 422 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Animal 435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

- According to a representative at Animal: They are constantly changing their menu based on what is available at the farmer's market so it's going to be difficult to say that there will always be a paleo dish available and they absolutely do not modify, change or substitute their dishes so this one might be tricky if you are super strict. The representative that emailed me let me know that many of their current dishes are gluten free and that they can be contacted for specifics on any one dish that looks good. A sample menu is available ** you don't have permission to see this link ** They do use grapeseed oil for some things and butter for others so that would be an important thing to ask if you are very strict. If you are more flexible you should take a look at their menu. They have things like marrow bones, beef heart, veal brains as well as some more conventional proteins.

Local 2943 w. sunset blvd Silverlake, Ca & 324 s. hill street, Downtown LA, CA

Forage 3823 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026-1529

Salt's Cure, 7494 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Gjelina 1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard  CA 90291

MB Post 142 Manhattan Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Farmshop 225 26th Street #25  Santa Monica, CA 90402

Rays and Stark Bar (at LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90036

 

You may need to request substitutions here and there but there's a whole group of fancier real food sustainable restaurants that have great paleo potential. I think if you do eat dairy you will do well at these restaurants. Anyone have paleo info about: 

Lucques 8474 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069

AOC 8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Providence 5955 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038

Jar 8225 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048

Hatfield's 6703 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038

Ink 8360 Melrose Ave Ste 107 Los Angeles, CA 90069

The Hungry Cat 1535 n. vine street (@sunset) hollywood, ca 90028 & 100 w. channel road (@pch) santa monica, ca 90402

 

Some other random ideas looking for info:

Angelini Osteria 7313 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mezze 401 N La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048

Red Medicine 8400 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211

September 22, 2012
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Thanks, tinamonster! Great additions. I'm going to have to try some of those restaurants.

September 22, 2012
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Chris said 
 

It certainly would be nice if everyone could update that list instead of just depending on you to do it. 

The problem with that is that someone could also, just as easily, delete the entire list as well. I don't know why someone would do that, but it could potentially happen. Confused

September 24, 2012
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I just received my reply from Animal restaurant. Basically they are constantly changing their menu based on what is available at the farmer's market so it's going to be difficult to say that there will always be a paleo dish available and they absolutely do not modify, change or substitute their dishes so this one might be tricky if you are super strict. The representative that emailed me let me know that many of their current dishes are gluten free and that they can be contacted for specifics on any one dish that looks good. A sample menu is available ** you don't have permission to see this link ** They do use grapeseed oil for some things and butter for others so that would be an important thing to ask if you are very strict. If you are more flexible you should take a look at their menu. They have things like marrow bones, beef heart, veal brains as well as some more conventional proteins. I'm going to edit my post above to reflect this.

September 25, 2012
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Sorry for the delay in updating, I ended up being out of commission most of the weekend. Thanks Chris and Tina for the awesome additions, I am working on getting them all added now.  What are your thoughts on splitting up the markets/butchers into two sections of single stores/small chains and the larger chains (Bistol, TJ, WF etc)?

September 29, 2012
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Brian Goldstein said
What are your thoughts on splitting up the markets/butchers into two sections of single stores/small chains and the larger chains (Bistol, TJ, WF etc)?

 

There aren't that many stores in the list so I think it's fine the way it is

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Ok, I created a map of the places listed since it should help people find the resources that are in their neighborhoods more easily. I also added some of the resources in my first comment that didn't necessarily make it up on the main post because I personally know them to have paleo friendly items.

 

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I didn't add the group of restaurants that I listed as real food sustainable-oriented restaurants with paleo potential because I haven't been there myself. Should they be added too? Let me know what you guys think.

 

Please let me know if you see mistakes or have additions since I put this together quickly this evening and didn't check it over.

 

Thanks!

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Tinamonster, you're awesome. I think real food, sustainable-oriented restaurants should be listed.

 

I have our first "Farm" to list. Primal Pastures in Temecula is now delivering pastured whole chickens. They currently have 4 pickup locations: at the farm in Temecula, Costa Mesa, Long Beach, and West LA.

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There is also another farm that offers grass-fed beef and pastured chickens, but they are closer to Santa Barbara than LA. Dey Dey's Best Beef Ever attends many of the local farmers markets and also have a CSA program. I saw them delivering yesterday in West LA. Since they are so far outside of LA, not sure they should be added.

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Chris: Farms, that's awesome! I will add them.

And if Chris or Brian or anyone else wants to be a map collaborator PM me your email address and I'll add you.

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