The Springs

4.5
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29 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vegan

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The Springs, in Los Angeles, California, is the place to go when looking for a place to grab a healthy breakfast or lunch. Found in a wellness center, this is a great place to grab a bite after taking one of the many wellness and yoga classes they offer. The meals at The Springs are all mostly vegan and gluten-free and created from local, organic resources. Raw options are also available.

The options at The Spring are sure to please anyone's taste buds. For breakfast enjoy items like smashed avocado toast, marble chia pudding or a platter that has eggs, mushroom bacon, onions and foccacia. Lunch options vary between wraps, salads and items like the forbidden fried rice bowl which has black rice, kimchi, kale, shitake and a miso paste. Don't think healthy means you can't have dessert. Enjoy some seasonal sorbet to top off your meal.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vegan, Wine Bar, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am
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Phone number
(213) 223-6226
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Falso
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Private party facilities
We have a large communal seating area as well as a lounge which are available for private parties. Please contact The Springs directly for more information.
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Private party contact
Kaya Ascott: (213) 223-6226
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Street
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Parking details
We have private lots on Mateo Street as well as Imperial Street. Unmetered street parking is also available on both streets.
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Entertainment
Occasional live acoustic music. Check our website for schedule.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Springs is really worth the trip! Very creative chef serves incredible raw and vegan dishes that are complex, interesting and not too heavy. Some raw food can be too rich, but the Springs has the perfect balance of fresh crisp ingredients and savory spices, flavors and textures. The service was great, and the food goes well with some of the craft brews on tap or the nice selection of wines.

R
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is scrumptious at The Springs. It's truly a delicious experience. The beet tartare is not to be missed. We loved the spaghetti, paella and the ravioli. The strawberry shortcake was delectable. The staff are wonderful, the wine was perfection, the environment and atmosphere is incredible, and the live band was really great. It's a gem in the Arts district! I'd go back again and again.

d
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, fantastic experience. Probably not ideal for a first date, because the (great) live music got really loud around 7:30/8PM, but the food was fantastic and the overall vibe was very cool. Will definitely be going back.

BB
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

For vegan food you will not find more inventive. Go early and you can park in the lot (Sunday around 6). There were not enough servers. Our waitress was less than helpful and got caught up in some wine tasting while we were trying to leave before the music started. The house wine special blend is a red wine served COLD. It is not described as such on the wine list nor did our waitress warn us of that. I thought it was OK. My wife did not. This place is expensive, and that sure isn't warranted by the portion size (except the salads are generous but still moderate). There is a distraction in the help which on a Sunday was unwarranted and disturbing.

SF
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service is surly and slow. Wait staff has major attitude which is too hip and not friendly.
Specifically told the server we had a performance to make.. Food came out 40 minutes later with only 10 minutes to the time we had to leave. Server blamed the kitchen.

a
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic find! Absolutely loved the watermelon gazpacho, the coconut yogurt parfait, and chocolate pudding. Can't wait to return to try some of the unusual items on the menu. Love that they use all natural and healthy ingredients. A big plus is a small parking lot.

g
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's great to have a fancier raw vegan option in town. We did the 7-course gourmet tasting menu for $65 per person and it was way more than 7 courses since my companion and I got different dishes half the time. We ended up tasting no fewer than a dozen items on their menu! Raw vegan isn't for everybody because nothing is served hot. Great choice for a summer evening.

N
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here 7 or 8 times now. Love to bring non-vegetarians/vegans here to blow their minds. Crossroads and Gadarene Swine are also excellent places to try. But for me, The Springs seems to rise a bit above. Maybe because on most nights, they have excellent live jazz.

r
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot of vegan food tries to pretend to be something else. The food at the Springs maximizes the ingredients on hand to bring them to their fullest potential. Our meal was delicious and the service was on point. They never made me feel rushed but were always there when I needed them.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

If you like healthy food like me, you will love this place.
The decoration is beautiful and the space is big. The food was delicious and very exotic. You have to be open to try new flavors.
The only thing was that there was a band playing that night and it was kind of loud and it was hard to communicate with the group of people that we went.
I think they should look for some relaxing and not so loud music.

Definitely recommend this place and I want to go back for sure.

j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could eat here every day I would! To me, this is one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Its unbelievable what the chef can do with raw food. The flavors are complex, elegant, delicious! The fact that it is "raw" is a nice addition but the food isn't sacrificed in the effort to maintain the rawness. somehow they have been able to create absolutely delicious dishes that just happen to be raw. I have had friends who walk in, look around and think its one of the new hipster, tiny plates places. I have to tell them "NO! You have to try the (whatever)." I do not know how to overcome that except by word-of-mouth perhaps. Anyway, I LOVE THIS PLACE!

BB
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I saw that Nick Mancinni and Afton Hefley were playing, my wife and I were excited to explore a new Downtown L.A. space. When I told her it was Vegan menu, she frowned. You should have seen her smile as the soup, appetizer and salad were consumed. Amazing wine list. Good parking (free).

S
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Presentation is beautiful. Some of the entrees feel overpriced, but with organic foods it's probably spot on. Ask for a half salad because they are very generous portions. The tostada is quite small. Spaghetti carbonara is a delight as well as the guacamole.

Nice organic white wine and beer

r
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The Springs does raw vegan food that is tasty and filling (that's rarer than you think). The space is gorgeous and the food is flavorful. The only challenge is the service. I sat down and ordered an iced coffee; it took 10 minutes to get it. Then it took another 10 minutes for them to deliver the almond milk that was supposed to come with it. But if you're in the mood for a long lingering lunch this is a great place to do it - they'll let you stay as long as you want.

I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting food and wonderful service.. Love be space its in and love he vibe of the place..

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

no one in our party of 4 was a vegan, but we all loved the meal. Portion sizes are generous, especially the salads. The staff was very friendly and helped point out particularly good dishes to try. The lunch scene is better than dinner. The big open space feels more alive during the day, and felt a little dull at night.

DV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first visit to The Springs, and what a fabulous experience !! I am always looking for cool, urban vegan places, that I can take my vegan and non-vegan friends to and this is one of the few I have found so far. The food is wonderful- raw, organic vegan and it tasted great!! And the scene was down to earth and unpretentious. I felt relaxed.. and the service was great !! Our waiter was so responsive to my friends food allergies- he took the initiative and checked on every ingredient. He really took care of us. The Springs ins in a huge warehouse loft that also has a yoga room, a shop , a wellness center and there was a fabulous live jazz band!! The bar was hoping and the clientele looked happy!! This is an LA hotspot. And all vegan!!!!! love this place.

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My kale salad was missing the seaweed. I would recommend half portion. Full is overpriced.

p
London
88 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The most notable thing about our experience was how friendly the staff was. Totally unpretentious and completely friendly and given that this is a raw vegan spot, they get extra points for that effort. The creative snacks they make as well as the delightful juice list make this a fun place to go if you are trying to be healthy, or if you want to try gourmet health food. I would like to try their massages sometime. Totally would come back here. If all health food spots could behave this way while making great creations (hummus!), LA and southern California would be a better place. Keep it going Springs!

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place. The flavors that they can tease out of raw vegan foods is amazing. I would go here every night if I could afford it! I recommend the kelp spaghetti or the kale caesar salad.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Cesar salad I've ever had. The porter beer was great, light & refreshing definitely recommend. Service was great, servers are friendly & accommodating. Great experience all together.

DI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very hip place! This was the first time we had gone to a raw food restaurant. And we were very impressed. A little pricey though!

RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinners and juices so comfortable and fun. Great atmosphere and outstanding flavorful creations. Wish I could eat there all the time.

j
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The salad was drenched in salad dressing. Main courses, starters and desserts were also pricey. We were hoping for more . The owner on the other-hand was very nice and did go out of his way to accommodate us.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the decor - urban yet comfortable and earthy. The salads are large and fresh and the staff is wonderful! I went for Thanksgiving with a 3:00 reservation, however received a call around noon telling me there was a mistake and they were actually closing at 3:00. They said they could accommodate me if I came earlier and if I could not they will stay open to serve me. Really? Who does that? I went earlier and really enjoyed a healthy holiday meal with my daughter. We topped it off with butterscotch ice cream (vegan) which was tasty. I will return!

OT
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice relaxing environment to enjoy vegan food. Nacho salad worth a try!

d
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I am not a penny-pinching diner. Especially when I am vegetarian and gluten free and eat organic most of the time. I was very excited to try The Springs since it checked all my boxes. I went with a friend and we had a lovely lunch. The ambiance is great. That's where the happy song ends. The service was slow and inattentive. The hummus and falafel was yummy. We ordered the "taco" salad which was, as another reviewer noted, a ton of romaine with dressing and a spoonful of crunchy, taco-type topping. Two smoothies to top off the meal, also good. Then the check came. Wow. Again, wow. $85 for the above. Yes, I know it's unbelievable. I still can't believe it, 3 days later. I don't mind spending some money but, come on! It's hummus, lettuce and a smoothie. No alcohol, no expensive meat. What an astronomical ripoff. No lunch in the world is worth $50 a person (incl tip)

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxing ambience and deliciously healthy food. I only wish there was another restaurant like it where I live!

S
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food, great vegan menu wonderful flavored. The guacamole with the homemade chips! Sat at the bar great service, will be back soon.

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