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Best Take-Out Lunch in DTLA!

Best Take-Out Lunch in DTLA!

So you're really busy at work and you're starving. What to do? Take-out or delivery of course! There are so many places to find delicious food in DTLA so we have narrowed down our few favorite go-to spots for you to try.

 

1. Whole Foods DTLA-788 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    We love Whole Foods all day, every day for their wide selection of groceries and snacks, but we really love their salad bar! It is packed with cold salad options as well as a hot bar with rotating dishes of deliciousness like macaroni and cheese and potato and vegetable samosas. Fun fact: The salad bar/hot bar is 10% on Wednesdays! 

2. GROW DTLA, 300 S Santa Fe Ave, -#C, Los Angeles, CA 90013

This neighborhood market is a little gem in the One Santa Fe complex. It has a great bulk section for grabbing a quick snack of trail-mix or dried mango and they also have a great grab-n-go deli! They make delicious sandwiches and they even have very affordable pre-made wraps and sandwiches. We recommend the roasted brussel sprouts and turmeric cauliflower. We also love their caprese pre-made sandwich for just $5.99!

3. Urban Radish-661 Imperial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Urban Radish is a beautiful little market located in the Arts District. They have awesome made-to-order sandwiches as well as a ton of cold salad selections for lunch time. Some of our absolute favorites are the spinach and mushroom salad, tuna salad and asian noodle salad. They even have a nice selection of house-made sushi and grab-n-go vegan options!

4. Urth Caffe- 451 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

A tried and true, consistent favorite is Urth Caffe. They are known for their delicious coffee and pastries, but they also have a thoroughly delicious and eclectic lunch menu. We love the Caesar Salad, the Caravan Kale Salad, the Eggplant Pizza, and their roasted tomato and red pepper soup! They have awesome deals like their Light Lunch Combo and their Soup/Sandwich Combo!

 

March 30, 2018 by michelle stoler
Tis’ The Season of Holiday Treats!

Tis’ The Season of Holiday Treats!

Tis’ the season of hot cocoa, marshmallows and pie,
Sweater coats, ponchos, and jackets, oh my!
Chunky pullovers and warm cable knits,
Give us cast iron quiche with bacon bits!
Chilly days & icy nights,
Cranberries, blues & winter whites!
 

 

 

Peanut Butter Honey Comb Pie

 

 

 

December 20, 2017 by Morgan Chacon
Must Try Thanksgiving Recipes

Must Try Thanksgiving Recipes

Bored with the usual Thanksgiving staples? We are!
Here's a few of our favorite new recipes to put a modern foodie twist on your Thanksgiving meal this year. 
Trust us, your taste buds will thank you! 
 

Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

 

Pear-Thyme Brined Turkey

 

 

Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

 

 

November 09, 2017 by Morgan Chacon

Summertime all the time.

Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn't mean all the fun has to stop.
When we think back on our favorite things about the season we imagine sun-drenched days, beach parties, friend filled barbecues, but most importantly...the food! 
Since Summer inevitably has to end, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite recipes to (at least) keep your taste buds in summertime bliss all year long.

 
 
 

 

September 18, 2017 by Morgan Chacon

Lovestitch Top 4 Healthy Cake Recipes!

You can eat clean and healthy, and still have fun! Want healthy cake recipes? Get the scoop on our favorite healthy cake recipes...

Recipes for a Sweet New Year!

 

It's the most magical time of the year. A fresh start and good intentions will make this year a memorable one. Make these desserts and ring in 2016!  

Baking with champagne? Yes, Please! 

 

Champagne Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

 

Danish Marzipan Ring Cake with Icing

 

Champagne Cake Balls

 

Honey Cookies

 

Indoor S'mores

Thankful for Persimmons!

Here at Lovestitch, we really love our fruits and vegetables and we pine all year long  for persimmon season. These fruits are versatile, crispy, flavorful and just all around delicious! We love to just take a bite out of them or slather some raw honey and almond butter on them but we also love to include them in Thanksgiving recipes! 

Check out some delicious recipes with our beloved persimmon:

Roasted Beet and Persimmon Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette

Persimmon, Pomegranate and Avocado Salad

Amazing Persimmon Bread

Spiced Persimmon Butter

 

Enjoy!!!

 

xx

Lovestitch 

 

November 23, 2015 by michelle stoler

Butternut Squash Pudding Recipe

It is comfort food season! Who doesn't love pudding? How about a healthier version of pudding compromising only calories and not taste? Try this recipe for Butternut Squash Pudding!
  • 2 10 ounce packages  thawed frozen butternut squash puree
  • 1 14 ounce can  coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • whipped cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees . Blend squash, coconut milk, eggs, cinnamon and syrup; pour into 8-inch baking dish. Put dish in roasting pan; pour boiling water halfway up dish to make water bath. Bake, 1 hour. Top with cream.
September 30, 2015 by Alexandra Izdebski

Healthier French Toast with Bananas and Pecans Recipe

Ever have a hankering for something sweet and carby in the morning but wish you could eliminate all the fat and calories that come with it? Well, I don't want to take away ALL of the fun, but here is a recipe for a healthier version of a classic breakfast splurge, french toast!

What you will need:

1 Skillet

2 Slices of Thin Sliced Dave's Killer Bread (You can use any bread you like but in an effort to keep the calories down, I love their 60 calorie thin sliced bread!)

1 TBSP Butter or Earth Balance Buttery Spread

1 Egg, Beaten

1/2 Banana, sliced 

Handful of Raw or Roasted Pecans, Unsalted

2 Pinches of Coconut Sugar 

Ground Cinnamon to Taste (optional)

Sea Salt to Taste

Maple Syrup to Taste

 

First thing's first, heat up that butter in the skillet and keep the pan at medium heat.

Dip your bread slices in the egg and evenly coat both sides. 

Place your bread in the hot skillet and sprinkle some coconut sugar on top.

After a few minutes, flip the bread and make it so both sides are an even golden brown. 

Once the toast is golden brown, remove from skillet and place on a plate.

Throw your bananas and pecans in the still hot skillet and pan fry for a minute or so to get them warm.

Top your toast with banana and pecan mixture.

Sprinkle a bit of sea salt and cinnamon on top and drizzle your masterpiece with an ample amount of maple syrup and VOILA. Enjoy!

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