Healthful eating is foremost on our minds (well, after deliciousness), but we get tired of the dependable haunts that fit our dietary requirements, whether they're for vegetarian fare or locally sourced ingredients. But who can keep up with hundreds of restaurant openings each year?
Now there's a new book, website and iPhone app to serve as our new BFF (best foodie friend). Clean Plates Los Angeles 2012 ($11) is a pocket-size guide created by nutritionist Jared Koch. It's got more than 100 information-packed reviews, organized for every diet and desire. Hankering for a vegan dessert, organic beef or macrobiotic fast food? They're all here--BabyCakes, A-Frame and Seed Kitchen, respectively.
The website is user-friendly, with search filters for raw foodists, gluten-free eaters and more. You can choose from dozens of cuisine types (we found 16 gluten-free cafés--who knew?), narrowed by neighborhood. Even better, daily stories include chef interviews, food news and more.
The free iPhone app satisfies our hunger on the go, so we can eat healthfully without having to drive across town. We're using it as our personal restaurant concierge. Now if we could only get it to make reservations.