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An oasis of wellness in the downtown Arts District of Los Angeles, The Springs welcomes stressed urbanites. The one-stop shop for healthful, sustainable living encompasses an organic juice bar, a 40-person yoga studio, a spa and wellness center, a vegan wine bar, and a raw vegan restaurant. Here's why you should go.
Off the beaten path in Ojai, Calif., you’ll find this organic vegetarian market and restaurant, the realization of Steve Sprinkel and Olivia Chase’s farm-to-table dream. Since 2001, it has offered produce from Sprinkel’s 16-acre farm and a Mexican-inspired daily menu from Chase’s kitchen.
The name Karyn Calabrese is synonymous with the vegan and raw food movements in the Midwest, but along with her delicious fare, it’s Calabrese’s ability to defy aging that has people flocking to Karyn’s spa, health-food store, and raw-food restaurant in the Windy City.
With its tantalizing, yeasty aromas and daily output of nearly 10,000 loaves and rolls, Hot Bread Kitchen might seem like any busy New York bakery. But there’s a satisfying twist: every worker is an immigrant or low-income woman getting on-the-job training and basic English-language instruction as part of her employment.
Daniel Biron falls under that lucky category of “globetrotting chef.” The 37-year-old ethical vegan hails from Brazil, but has lived and cooked in Paris, New York, and—most recently—Copenhagen, where he exercised his culinary talents in one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants, Noma.