About: It’s not that often that I give a restaurant a five-star rating, but this place was so perfect! We stopped here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon while taking a stroll around Santa Monica. It’s located just one block south of the Santa Monica Pier, which is a really great location. Right when I walked in, I immediately fell in love with the ambience. Our server, Miguel, was so friendly and gave us a quick overview of the menu. Everything on their menu consists of Local, Organic, and Vegan ingredients. That’s what the “LOV” in eLOVate stands for, just in case you were wondering. ;) Chef Roberto Martin, who is also the personal chef of Ellen DeGeneres, creates the most flavorful dishes. This isn’t just a place for vegans, even non-vegans would love the food here! This restaurant is such a great representation of how plant-based ingredients can be used to develop some really creative and delicious flavors!

What to Order: The Arugula Pesto Linguine was my absolute favorite! My partner also raved about the veggie sandwich he had, so you can’t go wrong with either one.

Overall Rating: I’m so in love with this place! Great food, service, and ambiance! I’m dying to go back!!

Times visited: 1

Location: Santa Monica, CA

For more info: http://www.elovatekitchen.com/


(Arugula Pesto Linguine: cashew cream, sun dried tomato, parm with blackened tofu)
(Grilled Veggie Sandwich: grilled ciabatta, portabella, eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomato, pickled onion, hempseed pesto… with a side of Kennebec fries!)
(Juice Flight: Ginger Apple Sour, Chillax, Evergreen, Alive on Fire. This was pretty fun to try out, but I really only liked the Evergreen juice.)