Jun 2010

Tender Greens – Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

Tender Greens - Los Angeles

If things go according to plan, the entire city of Los Angeles will be amped up on sugar and good spirits this weekend courtesy of the Eat My Blog charity bake sale. This time around, we’ve teamed up with Tender Greens in West Hollywood. It might seem strange to hold a gluttonous event at such a virtuous venue, but I assure you that it all makes perfect sense. After all, what better way to counteract the damage of downing a dozen cupcakes than by consuming a plateful of organic greens afterwards? Guilt assuaged.

Tender Greens - Los Angeles

While scoping out Tender Green’s space last week, I went against my carb-loading ways and ordered a salad for lunch. I could’ve eaten local albacore tuna, barbecue chicken, or even flat-iron steak, but decided to step completely out of my comfort zone and went with The Happy Vegan ($10.50). I have never felt more like a stereotypical L.A. gal than I did that afternoon eating a vegan salad in the middle of West Hollywood. At least I didn’t have a small dog with me.

Tender Greens - Los Angeles

The platter was comprised of four different salads—farro wheat with cranberry and hazelnuts, quinoa with cucumbers and beets, green hummus, and tabouleh. A pile of romaine leaves, along with a large house made crouton, rounded out the plate. Each salad struck a nice balance between healthy and tasty, but my favorite was the the green hummus. I haven’t a clue what’s in there besides lots of chickpeas, herbs, and garlic, but my oh my, was it moreish to the max.  I washed it all down with a most refreshing mint-infused lemonade.

Tender Greens - Los Angeles

Following my fibrous feast, I grabbed a strawberry cupcake ($3) for dessert. It tasted like strawberry shortcake in cupcake form, especially with the biscuit-like cake. I hope that Tender Greens will be donating these for the bake sale.

And I hope to see all of you on Saturday!

Tender Greens
8759 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 310-358-1919

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13 thoughts on “Tender Greens – Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

  1. I must eat here more often than any other restaurant in LA, generally switching back and forth between the chicken sandwich and chipotle barbecue chicken salad. Until I read the nutrition facts. Now I am all about the albacore plate!

  2. sounds like a brilliant plan, the balance of healthy and bakesale. oddly enuf, I just got an email that treat street has a thing this weekend too. Too bad it’s Father’s Day weekend, or I would have tried to make it. Next year! Can’t wait to read about it.

  3. Wow. This sounds like fun. I’m kinda bummed nobody asked me to participate… sniff sniff. But I know it will be a huge success. GREG

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