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    The Mediterranean Diet Craze in WeHo

    By: Tracy Pattin

     

    Wehoans are known for their healthy lifestyles, always hiking, biking and walking (we are 2011′s most walkable city after all!)  So it’s no wonder there is a lot of  healthy eating going on around here!

    And along with healthy eating comes The Mediterranean diet craze. But what exactly is a Mediterranean diet?  It’s pretty simple.  Eat primarily plant based foods like vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, also some fish and chicken, less saturated fats, less meat, more olive oil (instead of butter), cheeses like feta and goat, yogurt,  fruit and red wine (optional, but recommended, yay!) But It’s more than a diet, it’s a way of living, that can bring lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks, all leading to a longer, healthier life.

    The Mediterranean diet is as varied as the countries it comes from; Spain, Italy and Greece, (although the Middle Eastern countries are sometimes thrown into the Mediterranean crock pot!).

    Here are 5 Popular WeHo Restaurants with great Mediterranean cuisine:

    Lucques

    No wonder it’s the favorite Mediterranean restaurant in Los Angeles (2013 Zagat) with their celebrity chef (and the chef for the recent Screen Actor’s Guild Awards) Suzanne Goin, creating dishes like market fish with quinoa, persimmons, radish, watercress and kumquats and roasted root vegetable “fatuous” with romaine, sumac, feta and fried pita.

    RivaBella

    This “rustic Italian farmhouse” creates instant Mediterranean ambiance rounding it out with classic, simple Mediterranean dishes and expert flavorful combinations.

    Pi on Sunset

    More of Middle Eastern fare, but it still comes under the broad strokes of Mediterranean cuisine. It’s known for its homemade Hummus, Greek salad and Baklava, in a quaint setting. And if you want to feel like you’re in Syntagma Square in Athens, you can sit at a table outside on the bustling Sunset Strip!

    Tochka Bakery

    This Mediterranean, Russian, Middle Eastern quick service eatery is known for their Lahvash, Hummus, Baba Ganoush and Baklava. If that isn’t healthy enough, they even have vegan options! It’s primarily takeout, but there are a few tables inside.

    Daphne’s California Greek

    A very popular casual Greek restaurant right in the heart of West Hollywood. Locals rave about the Fire Feta. It’s under 2 bucks, is spicy and treated with garlic, red pepper flakes. ground pepper. Of course they have a Classic Greek Salad. To be extra health conscious, they even list the calories on their menu!

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