In a historic building that used to house the 1960s hangout Wich Stand, Simply Wholesome is an underutilized health food store and restaurant in Windsor Hills. It’s health-conscious and vegan-friendly, yes, but there’s an entire section of the menu titled “Meat Eaters” to expand its audience to the carnivores of Southern California, as well. Look good, feel good, eat well at LA’s Simply Wholesome.
For almost 40 years, Simply Wholesome has not just provided healthy grocery options in a neglected food desert, but has served as a welcoming hub where the local community can gather and celebrate. A restaurant is attached to the market, offering everything from Jamaican patties to salmon croquettes to an array of plant-based offerings, including freshly made juices and smoothies. An appearance on Issa Rae’s HBOMax hit show Insecure has led to a boost in popularity, but keep in mind that this is still a small, family-owned business and be forgiving of long waits, especially as they endeavor to respect COVID protocols.
How to order: Walk in or call 323-294-2144 to place pickup orders.