Cannabis is powerful medicine for body and soul, but you can’t live on it alone. When the day is done, the Calma staff looks for healthy, stomach-filling and soul-soothing West Hollywood restaurants to check out. Just as we do with our recommendations for the best cannabis products for your particular goals and needs, we’re always happy to share our knowledge and experiences with local food options.
Calma’s Favorite West Hollywood Restaurants
8401 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
At its heart, “California Cuisine” is about using what’s fresh, local and seasonal, and this bustling, casual joint does it to a “T.” The food is just like California itself, blending in Mexican flavors and techniques—try the breakfast chilaquiles or eye-popping green tamales—with a health-conscious, vegetarian and vegan-friendly approach. Lunch and dinner bring standout pastas, turkey meatloaf and more savory veggie sides than you can count.
8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
“Cheap eats” it ain’t, but if you’re curious about just how far into the fantastical vegan cuisine can take you, save up for a visit. Each plate is a work of art here, dazzling colors and textures playing off each other (and reminding us why meat is an optional part of our diet). From mustard-glazed sweet parsnips to pan-seared gnocchi to toothsome grilled maitake mushrooms, everything is calibrated to dazzle the eye, the nose, and most of all the tastebuds.
The Griddle Cafe
7916 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Okay, maybe “giant stacks of pancakes” don’t exactly count as “healthy,” but we love the Griddle for its dedication to homemade cooking and foods made with real and wholesome ingredients. For breakfast, this joint serves up large and flavorful portions of hearty flapjacks with every conceivable topping and flavor, fluffy 3-egg omelettes bursting with fillings like ripe avocados and salsa, and fresh oatmeal and granola. Lunch brings numerous savory tacos, towering salads and sandwiches like the “Summer Salad”: Avocado, cucumber, and tomato on housemade honey-wheat müesli bread.
7100 Santa Monica Blvd #130
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Of all the world’s cuisines, “Mediterranean Diet” is recognized as one of the healthiest, long associated with heart health, longevity, and overall quality of life. No wonder: It turns out that a simple, largely vegetable- and legume-based diet is better for you than the old burger-and-fries routine. This simple counter-serve eatery makes the most of it, serving up the bold, straightforward (and reliably delicious) flavors of Greece and the Eastern Med. From steaming hand-carved gyros to crunchy falafel to soothing lemon-chicken soup served alongside bountiful salads, the focus is on keeping it healthful, uncomplicated and fresh. Sounds kind of like us, come to think of it!