When it comes to Erewhon Market, it’s a case of if you know, you know. Any health food nut that’s set their sights on LA as a travel destination undeniably has this spot at the top of their bucket list. Call it a pilgrimage if you will. We know- a pilgrimage to a grocery store. Have we lost the plot? Potentially, but unlikely when you see and hear about what you can find on the shelves.
While Erewhon began as a speciality health food store, with a focus on macrobiotics + quickly became the frontrunners in this space, it wasn’t long before they became the home of California (and the WORLD’S) most cutting edge food, drink + lifestyle products. Think every functional food, adaptogen, CBD, herbs + superfood under the sun. And for this reason, it was very much a case of supermarket sweep.
With rows upon rows of EVERY nut milk, granola, dairy-free (AND dairy) yoghurt, vegan snack, protein powder, chocolate bar, raw + baked dessert you have ever seen on your favourite US wellness grammer’s feed, we had quite literally died and gone to health food heaven. Don’t even get us started on the drinks bar. We’re talking CBD smoothies, aloe shots, E3 live boosters- the drinks world is truly your oyster here. The stuff of actual dreams. Any and every combination is possible. Choose your fruits / veggies + power up with ALL the adaptogens, functional blends, superfoods + more. Here’s an example of one of their gynostemma tea based tonics to get your mind going:
‘Jing City’: Deer antler, Schisandra + Goji, He Shou Wu, Cistache, Cordyceps, Ant, Eucommia, Shilajit, Dandy Blend, Grass-Fed ghee, coconut oil, vanilla stevia + english toffee stevia.
And this was one of the options with the LEAST ingredients. We told you it’s another world out here- in the best way possible. Plus the hot drinks are like nothing we’ve seen before in London town- reishi cappuccino anyone? Yes please.
Then there’s the food-to-go corner. A mix of hot + cold options, there were kelp noodle salads for days, cauli about ten ways (the turmeric + curried choices caught our eye), the BEST sweet potato wedges + multiple vegan, pescatarian and grass-fed, organic animal protein choices too. Take your meal out back and sit in their sun drenched courtyard, or grab a bite (or ten) to take to the beach and feel as LA as you possibly could, munching your kale salad and sipping your green juice with sandy toes and windswept hair.
We’ll admit to taking enough US-exclusive snacks, nut butters + collagen blends home to fill up about half a suitcase. Ok a full one… but when in Cali right?