So you want to eat raw, drink juice, practice yoga and visit a wellness practitioner, all in one day? Chances are you’ll spend more time getting aggravated in traffic between venues than zen-ing out from your healthy choices.
Unless, that is, you visit recent Arts District arrival The Springs, which brings all of these activities under one skylight-laden roof.
It’s the brainchild of co-founders and partners Jared Stein and Kimberly Helms, whose vision of offering organic raw vegan fare within a wellness context (as well as their instinct about the burgeoning Arts District) lured them away from careers working on Broadway shows in New York City.
“The Springs is a place where you pull up in the morning and juice, go straight to yoga, get a massage, have lunch, do some work, meet a friend,” says Stein. He and Helms aim to make healthy living a “social event.”
To that end, the bar offers sharable nut-cheese plates and biodynamic, sustainable wine and beer, while the kitchen—helmed by chef Michael Falso—turns out raw vegan fare that’s tempting enough to entice carnivores. Signature dishes include enormous salads like the seaweed Caesar with nori ($16) and a raw take on spaghetti carbonara ($21), with kelp and zucchini noodles, black pepper cashew cream sauce and house-made coconut bacon. Wash it all down with fresh juices, smoothies and nut milks—we swooned over the matcha milk ($9).
Maybe stick around for a massage, too? Just call it meatless multitasking.
608 Mateo St., Los Angeles