From thermal walks to staycations, 10 experts share their easy secrets to maximizing your health and happiness
New York and L.A. might be the places to find the trendiest boutique workouts and hottest superfoods—but when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, other cities edge them out, according to the most recent Gallup-Healthways Community Well-Being Rankings.
This new Culver City fast-casual is the perfect spot to buy a portable feast
Ever wonder what it would be like to eat in the home kitchen of a top-notch chef? You don’t need to wrangle…
International flavors are found at this sexy Santa Monica restaurant
When it comes to eating out on date night, the last thing on your mind may be where your food is sourced…
Megan Kimble's year without processed food
We’d all like to consume less processed food, but could you take on the challenge that Megan Kimble did in her book, Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food?
This Austin grocery store is zero-waste and package-free
In an effort to reduce packaging waste generated by food, a new Austin grocery store is shunning recycling in favor of “precycling,” the practice of avoiding recycling by not creating packaging in the first place.
The best locally sourced and sustainable food businesses across the country
Where does one find these nearby butchers, bakers and popsicle makers preparing delicious, sustainable products and creating local jobs? Check out the 100 Tastemakers across the country.
Three vegetarian recipes get masterful beer pairings
We presented three delicious vegetarian recipes from the Clean Plates blog and invited — nay, challenged — Sayre Piotrkowski, cicerone (think sommelier for beer), to find us some sudsy SoCal pairings.
Two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs tackle the local food industry
Local Food Lab, a business incubator, is applying the techie model to the ever-burgeoning food world as more and more people are finding a new beginning in local food businesses.
Up your burger game by using delicious, local ingredients
Though summer’s end is bittersweet, we love celebrating with a BBQ full of big, juicy, grass-fed, chin-dripping burgers. Here’s how to create a healthful burger from local, artisanal ingredients…
This weekly Brooklyn pop-up has plenty to healthy food options
Smorgasburg is an artisanal food fantasy come to life: about 100 vendors sell freshly prepared foods, local produce…
Expand your food horizons with these local, weekly deliveries of seasonal produce
Are chain grocery stores getting more of your business than you’d like? Here’s a solution: weekly deliveries from a local CSA…
Local ingredients and a dizzying sake bar come together in this Manhattan gem
Thanks to Manhattan’s newest quasi-secret Japanese spot, you can get your Yopparai on (Japanese for “I’m drunk”) with food full of local ingredients you can actually feel good about. *hic*
Keep your kitchen stocked with products from indie artisans in the tri-state area
With the recent onslaught of artisanal products across the Empire State, New Yorkers can find just about any local foodstuff within the tri-state area. Enter New York Mouth, here to fill cupboards with homegrown goods.
Sign up for their CSA, or submit a one-time order
Move over Fresh Direct. There’s another organic and local food delivery service out there: Rustic Roots Delivery. The service not only offers a CSA program, it allows for one-time orders as well…
The Next Iron Chef competitor opened Tar & Roses in his hometown of Santa Monica
Andrew Kirschner of Next Iron Chef fame finally built his dream restaurant, Tar & Roses, in Santa Monica. We chat with him about sustainable sourcing, his L.A. roots and recent obsession with wood-fired ovens…
Fred Ellrot's F & F Farms brings locally-grown oyster and shiitake mushrooms to the LA area
At F & F Farms up in Moorpark, Fred Ellrott cultivates exquisitely delicious shiitake and oyster mushrooms…
This tiny Echo Park space boasts gorgeous hyper-local produce and food products
In Echo Park, Cookbook LA’s unassuming storefront conceals a delightful green grocer with a daily selection of gorgeous, hyper-local, often organic produce from nearby growers and farmers markets—all in a 500-square-foot space
With classes, events and fresh produce, Haven's Kitchen has it all
Haven’s Kitchen, a gorgeous new cooking school/market/event space in Union Square, stands out in a city full of trendy locavore food businesses…
University of California's Master Food Preserver Class takes advantage of LA's fruit-full bounty
Los Angeles is a veritable urban orchard, which may explain the popularity of the Master Food Preserver Class at University of California’s Cooperative Extension…
Where and how to get fresh, local food
With its short lag time between harvesting and eating, fresh, local food not only tastes amazing—it also packs more of a nutritional punch.