Anyone who knows me is aware that I am NOT a fan of healthy food. I always go after the flavor and the convenience, rather than the health factor (I’m also allergic to most fruits, vegetables and nuts so even when I do want to eat something healthy, I’m usually unable to). So FOODLAB West Hollywood’s declaration of”organic, natural, farm raised, nitrate and hormone free cuisine? did not exactly appeal to me.
However, a fellow blogger I took to lunch for work purposes invited me here, and I gave it a try. I mean, I’ll go anywhere that serves a caprese sandwich, and especially anywhere that is so considerate to us allergy-ridden people as to serve PINE NUT-FREE PESTO. OMG. Win”.
This place ended up being really good! The ingredients were high-quality, which was no surprise. But I also really liked the laid-back cafe/bakery/coffee shop atmosphere and the friendly service. There’s a small patio in front but a much larger patio in back that is shaded with trees and flowers. It’s a really neat place to enjoy a meal!
I wasn’t a fan of the super-healthy grain wheat bread, as it was very rough and rubbery and just doesn’t mesh well with caprese (which is best served with ciabatta or sourdough bread). But I would definitely get it again on a different kind of bread. I’d also try a number of the other vegetarian options, like the organic cage-free egg salad, the vegan hummus sandwich or the grilled cheese.
All in all, a pleasant dining experience with ample meters right in front. Check it out when you’re in West Hollywood!
Disclosure: This post is not associated with FOODLAB in any way. I received no compensation for this post.