Tools For Inspired Living

Gjusta in Venice, California
Posted on December 10, 2019

Written by Blissfully Awake

If you’re anywhere near L.A., do not miss the chance to head to the beach and dive into this all-day, fast-casual bakery/café, which is essentially an organic/locally-sourced paradise. The huge menu features everything from a slew egg dishes – think English muffin with collards, gruyere, bacon and hot sauce to a divine Croque Madame, to a “mushroom bowl” with brown rice, wild mushrooms, greens fermented chili and a fried egg for breakfast, alongside the “wake ‘n shake” with cold brew, date, banana, hemp seed, almond, cacao and coconut or splendid juice blends.

For lunch, how about a sublime sandwich – like the ridiculous smoked brisket banh mi with its pickled daikon-carrot-cucumber relish and a sparkling limeaid with mint, cucumber OR lime.  There’s stellar pizzas, duck confit toast and even buttermilk fried chicken. Don’t even get me started on the pastries, but I’ll leave you with this: there’s seasonal Bundt cake, and a divine chocolate/avocado mousse for my gluten-free friends.