Eating three meals a day has become a challenge with my recent work load and a bit discouraging for my fitness and health goals. I love food especially fatty foods and junk foods. We eat out a lot and it’s difficult to always make the healthier choice on the menu. When you work from home, going out to grab food is a much needed break. Eating out is also one of the only times hubs and I sit down and just catch up and enjoy eachother’s company. Working crazy hours, makes finding fast, healthy, affordable food options difficult. Recently, I was invited to visit Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop. Greenleaf offers fresh and healthy foods on the go and at an affordable price. There are plenty of pre made grab and go options as well as a full menu for those who have a little more time to sit and enjoy a fresh meal.
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Mission Statement
Our mission statement is part philosophy and part unwavering commitment to ourselves and our customers.
Greenleaf provides our communities with the highest quality, freshest and most delicious food that is also good for you. We say: “Eat Well. Live Well.” We are committed to using the finest and freshest local ingredients combined with gourmet cooking techniques to serve our customers an affordable yet creative dining option in a fun, comfortable, and relaxed environment.
(taken from greenleaf gourmet chopshop website)
Our first visit,
we decided to try the Hollywood location before an event in the area. Currently, Greenleaf has 7 locations in the Los Angeles area. Walking in, I was immediately impressed by the healthy food options that Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop has to offer. Most impressive are the prices. Living in Los Angeles, we have tons of healthy food options, but it can get pretty expensive to eat out, even if we are just having salads. Greenleaf offers healthy foods at a great price and all with a welcoming environment. You can view the menu here. The entrees are between $9-$16 dollars and the portions are filling.
The decor is warm and inviting. A mix of modern and rustic chic. You walk in, place your order at the walk up register, and take a number. The food arrives at your table fast and hot. I ordered the salmon with spinach. Hubs ordered a traditional burger. We both decided to get chips and dip, which turned out to be fresh homemade guacamole and salsa, and for dessert we split a brownie. There are lots of healthier beverage options and you can even order cocktails.
Hubs and I had a great experience. We left feeling satisfied and full.
Check out all the locations of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop here.
What are some of your favorite healthier restaurant options?
Holy crap! This looks soooo good!
Looks good :O too bad i dont live anywhere near LA
but will def try if i ever visit
Applegate’s Deli in Brentwood Missouri is great!! You can buy different soup/salad/sandwich combos. Plus they also sell McArthur Bakery items for a sweet treat!
Hope to visit LA soon ❤️
That looks so fresh and delicious ❤️
I usually just go to Caribou for lunch.
Wow! Soo good!
Wow! Good looks delish! I would like to try that hamburguer! Infortunely, I live in Colombia.
S o yummy
Love the food and looks good. But tbh I’m more of a carnivore so me eating leaves is a struggle but I’m willing to try.
This place looks so cool ! Unfortunately, I live overseas in France so I can’t go there everyday haha! Wish I could live in the US so I can try this !
wow the food looks yummy! ❤️
It looks very tasty
hmmmm looks yummy yummy!
That burger looks really yummy!! I love burgeeeers. I just ate one earlier..
OMG that food looks amazing!!! I want to visit there someday.
That looks absolutely yummy! Now I’m craving haha
The healthiest food spot for me is Orient Express but since I’m from Slovenia I don’t think this helps hahah c:
There are so many great restaurants in Houston, TX, my favorite place is called Fufu cafe in Chinatown. Your article just make me hungry, yum!
This looks so yummy, now i’m hungry
The healthiest food spot for me is at the park or garden xx
Seems delicious. Ill see if i can do it xx
I am a subscriber all the way from Malaysia and the healthiest lunch spot that i had ever went is a small stall selling delicious vegetarian food. This was when i am on my practicals and i loved it <3
My favorite lunch spot would have to be Olive Garden, I love love love their low calorie meals ♡. Plus I love Italian food.
I’m from Urugua, so i don’t think my favorite spot will be of any help for u, ahaha. But in case u ones come over here, do not forget to go to “El Tassende”. They do a really awesome and unique pizza with a lot of cheeeeeeese!!!
Looks so yummy!
I miss the diversity of food in California. I go to college in a small town in Virginia so there’s not a lot of cool stuff. Will definitely look into this when I get home
Im from New Zealand but i love chinese food it is delicious!
Looks soo yum
There is a chopshop near where I live and I have heard good things about it, but I haven’t ever thought about getting anything other than specialty meats or cuts. Need to look into their menu!! Great blog!
Looks delicious and a great way to continue to be healthy.
My favorite lunch spot is here in Ann Arbor, MI called Afternoon Delight, it is a local hotspot and it is owned and run by an old friend. Healthy fun and tasty.
My fave lunch spot is currently Mercante, which is an Italian restaurant in my university. They have great pizzas and lasagne!
I will definitely be checking this place out!
Definitely would try that place, sounds amazing 🙂
It looks so yummy! Definitely making it!
Literally drooling right now! Looks delicious <3
Yum great food!!
Great, now I’m hungry.
Sucks that I don’t live in LA
I’m from the Caribbean so i love having lunch in the park near the beach! 🙂
I’m from Germany and I love eating at Dean And David. They have so much healthy stuff <3
i struggle with eating a certain amount of times a day as well, I don’t eat often and either its small & then I eat really big for dinner. i dont lose any weight doing this. its hard cus my work schedule is dif everyday which means break/lunches are different. its a struggle lol
The food looks delicious. In Romania there a lot of places that i like to eat
The food looks so delicious, I’ve got to try them with some friends!
Oh my goodness, I’m salivating with just that photo! We have a lot of healthy places in Miami that are absolutely to die for, but it’s also really good to make them at home 🙂
Looks sooooo delicious!
i’m amazed….food looks so delicious. Now i want to try it
I love reading about what others like and where they go. I am ketogenic so I don’t eat sugar or carbs and I love a good burger!!. I can’t lie, as soon as I seen the pic I got up and made burgers!!! Ha, you’re awesome!
I am not from US but there is a place near our university called “AL-RAAYA” amazing food they served.
wow this place looks amazing. Hope everything taste as great as it looks .
I love noodles. Noodles anything! I enjoy going to Milk and Honey Cafe in Fremont, CA for noodle soup and a milk tea with boba noodles!
There’s a yummy vegan place in downtown Fort Worth that i can not remember the name of to save my life! This looks yummy though there’s not one near me ?
Food in the US always looks so good, especially the healthier options. I am so jealous!
I really want to try that burger.
That food looks AMAZING!! I don’t have a favorite healthy food spot here but I do want to try a few places out
Drooling over that house made guacamole and salsa!! Might have to make some when I get home tonight! xoxxo
In Poland are increasingly popular restaurants with healthy food. I have my favorite place and I visit frequently this place 🙂
Oh wow, wish it was a bit closer to my home ?
I am from India n it is really difficult to find such foods. Though am not used to such foods honestly the foods look so yummy. Now I know the secret of your skin.
The food looks so good! It reminds me of the cool trendy places downtown Vancouver!
Sounds so so so amazing. If only India had such places to visit. Anyway I love you!
This looks perfect
Great. New fresh healthy meal. Yummm.
I wish Miami has as many healthier food options like this one, things are changing but we don’t have a Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop in Miami Yet.
Thanks for the information, besos!
Your blog is awesomee
I wish we had something like this where I lived. Hahaha. I live in the boonies where we have nothing. We have to drive 34 miles to get groceries or anything else. It looks amazing. Since I have been gluten free it has been really hard to find stuff to eat.
Your spot is not available here in my country but I love He-brews cafe in Batangas City, Philippines. They serve affordable healthy food.
My favourite healthy food when going out would be pan fried fish hehe
The food looks amazing! It makes me crave for these ?
I love Zoes Mediterranean Restaurant. I live in Charleston, SC. They have restaurants in other locations as well on the east coast. So yummy!
I am from Montana and there aren’t a ton of great, fresh, healthy options to grab a quick bite for lunch but I do love our acai bowl place!
My favorite place is Ashes Tearoom. Love going with my daughter or a friend.
Looks amazing! I love guacamole, and it looks fresh and delicious!
wow this place looks delicious! Thanks for the recommendation, i’ll go here whenever i’m in the area. The picture makes me hungry (:
My favorite go to place for lunch once in awhile is Soup Plantation
I recently moved to Minnesota from Richmond, VA (a foodie and coffee lover’s dream) and in my new small town there aren’t a lot of healthy options. But with a little sleuthing I found a juice shop downtown and a co-opt in a neighboring town only 25 min away!
I live in Morocco and i love Green is better.
This looks delicious! I also struggle to step away from my work and eat 3 times a day. Its hard for me to choose the healthier options, but I limit myself to eating junk food on the weekends and during the week i eat mostly clean. It works great for me because I don’t feel like I’m missing out on all of my favorite HORRIBLE foods. Nothing better than greasy fries on a Saturday!
I might sound a bit boring here but my favorite lunch spot is Whole Foods salads counter. So affordable and easy 🙂
P.S. I love your blog
Im not from your side of the world but if you ever travel to Australia, check out Pixel Coffee Brewers in Perth, amazing healthy food and such a cute spot!
Looks sooo yummy!!
This sounds delish! Will try when I’m in SoCal. Your description sorta reminds me of the vibe from Urth Cafe. On a similar note, Greens Table in the Central Valley has a similar mission statement. Try it if you’re ever there.
I recently discovered Chipotle and I love it! We don’t have many here in Canada which is why it’s a new discovery of mine. It may not be super healthy, but it is a healthier option. I love getting a chicken bowl!
looks amazing i will definelty check it out when i’m in LA. Thanks serein. xxx
that place looks amazing! Will have to try it out if I ever come to America
p.s. I also love going to sushi trains for lunch 😛
Great Recommendation ?. Usually, I don’t eat salad and healthy food, but after read and looked your post. So I feel I need to try out this place. The food look delicious ?. I’m hungry and read this post it made me even hungrier lol….?.
My favorite healthy place to eat is just a local sushi restaurant called Sushi Hinode
I dont think i have a favorite healthy restraunt . But i loveeeee to eat at olive garden !!
Hey Serein! I’m originally from Miami and one of my favorite places to eat was the Mint Leaf. It’s an amazing Indian restaurant with beautiful decor and a very modern and chic atmosphere. It’s in the gables so it’s a bit pricey but the food is so decadent and worth every penny. I’m vegan and they have so many wonderful and delicious options that make every visit an experience!
I just wanted to say I think you are awesome and I am so happy for you and all of the wonderful endeavors that you have been blessed with. It is well deserved. To answer your question, my favorite healthy option restaurant is Collies here in NY. Fresh ingredients in everything and it’s just simple.
Thank you for putting your positivity out there!
Thank you for such a great recommendation! I love learning about healthy and affordable hidden gems near me.
In Ellsworth, Maine, there is a restaurant called 86 This. And they have incredible wraps. They are so good and they are huge so they really fill you up. But there’s one with sweet potato that’s really good, and a barbecue chicken one that’s also to die for. And I never feel gross after eating there, like I do at other restaurants.
I forgot about everything else in life once I saw that burger. Everything looks so delicious, I love trying new places!
Well I’m from Cyprus and we have a restaurant called ‘The Gym’ that makes really tasty and healthy dishes, hence the name
I live in Austin and there’s this place here called Snap Kitchen that I often find myself going to because they make healthy, fresh food with local produce and such. It makes it so much easier to eat healthy even when you’re crazy busy.
If only Singapore had such places to go to! For me as a University student, I rush for class and always grab fast food to have a quick bite! However recently Im trying to change my diet as I notice my skin condition getting worse. I try to blend fruit/veggie smoothies before school now. Would love to visit this restaurant if I ever get to go over for holiday~
Definitely a place worth stopping by next time I’m in that area. Love trying new places.. Thanks
I saw the picture before I read the post and it had my mouth watering! Looks super yum! Because I live so close (Miracle Mile) I will definitely be checking it out!
My fav is Baha Fresh
I wish they had better options in the Bay Area. I feel like L.A. has better healthy, great tasting food options.
Silly Yak in Madison, WI 🙂
One of my favourite places in SoCal is California Fish Grill! All kinds of fish, flavours, soups, and (not healthy…but) fries. Sadly we moved away and I have yet to find anything quite like that where we are now.
I use to be obsessed with Saladwork. I love the create-your-own salads and the chicken noodle soup. Definitely should give it a try, if you haven’t.
Ok …… now ….. this made me hungry ????? I got to tell you that I love junk food ???? but I want to get healthier so when I go to USA I will definitely going to visit that AMAZING looking place (food looks delicious)???❤️
That burger has me drooling…….
That just looks amazing!
Go to healthy lunch spot would have to be Panera! I sure wish I lived in California, looks so good! We need more healthy lunch options here In Florida
Looks really good! I am definitely a sucker for veggie burgers and chips n guac. Luckily I’m in LA so will definitely check them out 😀
The food look amazing!!! I wish they have more healthy restaurants here from where I live. There aren’t many healthy lunch spot here in Minot. I usually make my own lunch but If I have to choose I would pick Panera! I like their mediterranean roasted turkey salad.
The salmon plate looks so good. And the brownie!
Wish I lived in CA. Looks soooo good!
I really love all the new affordable, healthy places that are opening up lately! It’s such a great trend. Up in San Francisco there’s tons of restaurants like this one—you should definitely visit.
I live in a very small town, so when I want to eat healthy… I go to subway to eat healthy or to one of the local restaurants & get a salad 🙂
I want to LA???
I live outside of Atlanta and I know there are a handful of great restaurants with healthy eating. However, I don’t venture in the city because the traffic and one way streets. There are smaller, yet still close to being just as big a city that have great restaurants to discover, like Marietta and Roswell.
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In addition to my post above, my favorite lunch spot is either a home made lunch, or Panera Bread….I love their salads and soups!
That looks so good! May have to try it out when I’m in the area
My favorite lunch is probably Olive Garden. Cheaper than dinner prices and so good, lol.
Yummmmm! I haven’t been to nor have I heard of this place. I definitely will give this place a try when I’m in the area next. Thanks for the info!!
I hope I can go to LA.
My favorite lunch spot is at my local community college’s cafe. It was the first time I had a quiche–regardless of it just being a simple spinach and tomato quiche, but it was so good. This is also the place I go to everyday to eat lunch with friends or just study 🙂
Giardino gourmet salads
Been trying to eat more healthily lately, would love to try this place out. Unfortunately, there isn’t one around where I live.
Never heard of this but it looks very yummy!
I wished I lived near there to go…bummer cause it sounds great.
Perfect for vegetarians! I’m not vegetarians but I prefer healthy foods for myself. I really do love to eat fresh fruits and vegetables! That’s a perfect place to go!
My favorite lunch spot would be in my college apartment because I get to experiment with different ingredients that I know I will enjoy.
I was sad at first when you mentioned it was a Hollywood location but I’ll have to check this out when I am in town because there are no location near me 🙁
I love Ruggles Green or Black (which is Paleo). Not sure where else they have locations besides in Houston!
There is a place called Pita Pit that is really good!
Not much choice where I live unfortunately, wish there was more choice! X
I go to school in MA and grew up going to Cambridge as a kid. I love a chain called Clover in MA! They have delicious juices and a short menu of food made with local ingredients. They also are very open with customers, so if you are ever in the Boston area, check it out!
Unfortunately there aren’t many healthy places to go out to eat where I’m located. There’s is this amazing place called 929 coffee bar, though! They aren’t always healthy but they have a ton of healthy options as well! They also do huge pot luck dinners for the community, which I think is awesome!!
i love KAUAI in V&A waterfront cape town , they make the best smoothie
Looks yummy ?
I wish Perth, Australia had more places that serves healthy foods
That burger looks so good! I wish we had places like that here in north Alabama. Some places offer veggie options, but we have 0 places that are full veggie in my area.
This food looks delicious!!!! I want it, but I live so far away.
I Love to read your blog posts!!!!
Ugh why don’t these places exist in Alabama
I wish they had more places like this in Northern California. It might sound cheesy but Fresh Choice is still one of my all-time faves!
I’m trying to plan a trip to LA in the near future – I might try to make it over there if I can!
That looks so delicious!! I go to a place in canoga park called Oi Asian fusion it is so good and all there food is super fresh is not like super healthy but you can totally taste the difference on how fresh the food is, let me just put it this way the meat just seems to melt in your mouth.
Here in the Bay Area we have a ton of healthy affordable places! Since health and sustainability are pretty important around here, the market for good, cheap food allows the prices and quality of food to stay competitive. Visit us up north!
This food look awesome! and so healthy!
This looks like my kind of place! I love good for you and delicious food!
I wish we had something like this where I live!
Wow looks like a great choice to eat out healthy.
Hope they will come to Toronto so I could try! ❤
This place sounds really good. I wish I could visit it! After moving to Texas I’ve struggled to find those healthy gourmet places there is in California. Just another thing I miss besides the weather also.
Boy, here in Wisconsin where I live there is no healthy place to eat:/
Sad that I don’t live nearby!
The restaurant sounds great! Close to where I used to study there was this great place called “Come Sano” that means ” Eat Healthy” that literally had meals that all diets may include and stuff. It was awesome to have lunch!
My favorite healthy place to eat here in SLC has got to be Buds! They have all vegan options such as their amazing barbacoa burrito made with grilled jackfruit and black beans. Honestly never thought vegan food could be that good!
I love firegrill! It’s mexcian but in a really healthy way??
Looks SO delicious! Definitely going the next time I am in LA.
In Sweden we have a health food restaurant called “Hälsofreak”, which is “Health freak” translated to English 🙂
Okay. I’m hungry now.
My favorite healthy place to eat is actually at work. I work at a hospital in Dallas and we have a fancy chef that puts a lot of effort into creating healthy food choices for our patients.
I’ve been trying to lose some weight for years now and I love your recipies, I’m actually debating wether to start a low carb high fat diet, but I’ve heard it doesn’t work that well….But thanks for your awesome recipies :p love ya <3
I’m from Tennessee and we don’t have anything like it here. I hope to see healthy restaurants in every city. I have noticed “healthier” options on menus lately but nothing organic.
Your good looks so yummy glad you both had a good experience at this restaurant!
Changing the way we see food and the types of foods we eat is very hard. Food is a way we socialized and celebrate. I am the Clinical Director for a Pediatric Weight Management Program and I help teach children and their families how to make the healthy choice the easy choice. It is hard because these kids have learned a “certain” way of eating and now we are trying to change their “normal”. Teaching kids and their families to put healthy things in their body and to move their muscles and bones in a healthy way can be quite challenging. As we continue to mature…our bodies want to maintain homeostats…. it doesn’t want to change:)
Good luck:) YOLO!!! Live life happy and healthy:)
Fresh Kitchen in Tampa Florida is Amazing! It’s family friendly and super quick too if you’re short on time! Their tea and paleo cookies are super yummy!
My husband & I frequent a breakfast/brunch place called First Watch that is close by, it has terrible hours as it usually closes at 2pm but the food is a great healthier choice when compared to many places near us. They are definitely a favorite of ours for good reason. That food looks awesome, wish we had it here.
That burger looks so yummy! ?
Hi Serein, I’m based in the Philippines and I love Starbucks’ Spinach, Egg White and Feta Wrap, Burger King’s Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich, and The Cheesecake Factor’s: SkinnyLicious Grilled Salmon. They are great and healthier than a salad 😉 Love you!
Being from Houston, TX you would think most options are fatty and you would be right in many respects. I do love this restaurant called local foods. They offer an array of healthy sandwiches and salads. They even offer the option to turn the sandwiches into a salad. Everything is fresh and tastes really great.
I love you!!
AMAZING and the food looks GOOD
That food looks amazing. I’ll be sure to stop by there the next time I’m in LA.
Omg! This place sounds good! There is no place like this in my town. I want to visit there someday!
Everything looks great, but more importantly how did it taste???
Envy you. There are very few fruits and vegetables I can force myself to eat much less enjoy. Makes healthy choices a challenge.
Looks amazing ? I’m from Fiji so it’s great to see the different types of food in L.A
This place looks really amazing.
I love having greek food.
This place looks amazing. Its a bummer that i dont live in the US:( will be enjoying you guys talking about it ))))
I’m from France so my favorite spot is the “Garnier ” .
Woah this place looks amazing
inspiring me to find some more healthier places to eat in my area 🙂
Unfortunately I’m not from LA, or even th US. I’m in Portugal and if I want to eat healthy I have to do it at home from scratch.
Yum! Going on my places to visit list next time I’m in LA.
WHYYY do i live thousands of miles away? </3 this looks delicious! the salmon with the salad is making me drool. x
PS. i ADORE this place called Green Pastures here in manila, which serves scrumptious organic, vegan/vegetarian dishes.
Omg! looks delicious ❤️
There is a place called OrganiSoul in Bloomingdale, Illinois that has become my favourite lunch spot. The food pictured on this post reminds me of OrganiSoul 😀
I used to live in the US years ago and am now living in Singapore, so I won’t be able to comment much about where my favourite lunch spot is in the US. However my favourite lunch spot in Singapore is this salad bar at an American Italian restaurant called Pete’s Place. The bar is just loaded with all kinds of veggies. I could go a few rounds just eating my veggies. I’m so amazed at the trendy fusion Asian food they have now in LA and I really am into these trendy eateries and cafes I always see you and your husband go to. You make me want to make a trip to LA! I enjoy all your food videos
I wish Singapore has as many healthier food options! Unfortunately for me, my favourite lunch spot is this food court near my workplace which serves all kinds of local delicacies (which aren’t healthy!) Will definitely pop by Greenleaf if I ever visit LA!
Well that made me extremely hungry lol. The salad dish on the left of the picture reminded me of a salad I ate in Arizona at Citizen Public House. It’s called The Original Chopped Salad and it is beyond delicious. I live in Europe, so I cant go and enjoy it again, but if you and Hubbs are ever in AZ, you need to go to Scotsdale and try this salad!
I love going to this salad place, Dean and David,but I can never pass up a burger…
Sounds like an amazing place – homemade salsa looks amazing! I wish there was something like that here in the Netherlands!
Oh man! That looks so good! I love that you do more than just beauty blogging! You’re all over the place and I love it!
My go to lunch spot is a sandwich place here in Utah called Even Stevens. So good!
There’s a salad place in Charleston, SC where I live called Verde where you can go in and either choose a salad from their menu or build your own. It’s one of my favorite places to go with friends because I still feel like I have tons of options yet it’s still fairly healthy.
Oh that sounds wonderful! Thanks for visiting! I’ll have to visit Verde when I’m in SC.
I’ve never been to this place, but it’s def on my list of must try’s!
I live in CA and visit LA often definitely will try THANK YOU!
Omg! Good looks delish!
it looks sooo good!!! #amhungry
I was just about to mention this bagel place near me, who sell salads also that are honestly so healthy and green and just…yummmmy!
When I lived in maine I ate at this restaurant on the dock called The Pearl and they had the BEST lobster rolls ever! Now I’m hungry.
I Have Been There! AMAZING!! -xx’s