Isnt it crazy when someone tells you about a fantastic lunch place in your area and you find out that its been quietly operating for about a year and a half? Open weekdays, HealthyCA Foods on Lankershim in North Hollywood serves exactly the kind of food Ive been dreaming about for so long; healthy, delicious and affordable.
Chef Makis abundant menu is heavy on vegetarian options as well as several meat selections. He uses high quality, mostly organic ingredients and produce even the salmon is wild caught. The almost sinfully delectable homemade dressings, sauces and spreads are made daily. In Makis kitchen they dont use preservatives or butter, just exquisite oils, vinegars and herbs.
Averaging around $8.50, the boxed salads may seem pricey, but they certainly are plentiful. More than just a full meal, you may even find yourself eating half of it for lunch the next day. I did, and still found mine fresh, crisp and tasty.
There are eleven different salads to choose from but I just cant seen to graduate from my favorite albacore tuna salad with roasted beets, creamy white cannellini beans, slices of hard-boiled egg and red potatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onions (I substitute grilled onions), tasty little black nicoise olives all on a bed of greens scented with tarragon.
All the salads come with a little pot of an additional gourmet salad, including quinoa, herbed rice and an exciting wild rice medley full of tiny diced ingredients and plump grains.
Add to all that a pot of dressing from the list of ten, such as non-fat basil, oriental, chipotle, delicious lemon-olive oil or my favorite a stunning low-fat citrus dressing.
Once presented and consumed, this beautifully balanced salad is huge on the WOW factor. Quite simply, anyone who is weary of salads needs to come to HealthyCA. You will fall in love with their fantastic flavors.
Also on the menuhot and cold sambos (meaning sandwiches - choose from ten), half a dozen hot meals and also fresh juices and smoothies.
***Only open weekdays***
Eat in, take out, delivery and custom catering HealthyCA has it all covered.
4724 Lankershim Blvd, north of Riverside and just south of Camarillo
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Monday Friday 10am-5pm
delivery hours 11am-3pm
(818) 050-1037 fax