Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief
With the Fall season approaching right around the corner, here is a list of three healthy spots to satisfy Autumn cravings as we are moving toward the cooler months.
Peach Cobbler at Gracias Madre
8905 Melrose Avenue
Located in West Hollywood, Gracias Madre was founded by the same owners as the all vegan restaurant Cafe Gratitude. Gracias Madre puts their own twist on traditional Mexican dishes making them all 100 percent vegan and gluten free. Executive chef Chandra Gilbert has incorporated healthy ingredients into a classic Fall dessert favorite. Gracias Madre`s Peach Cobbler is made with organic peaches and homemade Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream. The dish is a perfect blend of warm peaches and summery coconut.
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes at Gjelina
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Gjelina, located in Venice, is notoriously known for its long waits and delicious brunch selection. One of the featured dishes forAutumn is their Lemon Ricotta Pancakes created by chef Travis Lett. The dish balances three dime-sized buckwheat pancakes, topped off with a lemon ricotta and a raspberry reduction. The sweet lemon ricotta serves as the perfect topping to this otherwise simple concept.
The Vegan Chop at Malibu Farm Cafe
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu Farm Cafe, located within walking distance to the Malibu Pier, was started by Swedish chef Helene Henderson. Malibu Farm prides itself on using 100 percent organic ingredients, lots of whole wheat and zero sugar substitutes. One of their most famous dishes is the Vegan Chop which is the perfect Autumn salad. The salad consists of a mixture of kale, romaine lettuce, butternut squash, beets, avocado and garbanzo beans. This combination creates a delicious blend between hearty and light ingredients.