It can be easy to disappear into the dark, indulgent pulse of Los Angeles. Dim dives, tasty taquerias. It’s a sanctuary for the weird, the wild, and the heavy. But come the bright strut of a Southern California morning, the sunlight’s ripping you and everybody with bad blinds to shreds. And then the night owls and early birds alike converge onto The Springs, and bodies are redrawn.
The Springs goes by many descriptions: urban oasis, warehouse-turned-wellness-center, eco-vegan-mind-body-one-stop-shop. And they’re all apt. The health chic hot spot has the makings of both lounge and lazarus pit. Everything on the menu is organic and vegan, a stylish cuisine helmed by executive chef Michael Falso. The lone non-vegan exception is the occasional usage of raw honey, a choice made for the ingredient’s medicinal properties. However, even with this rarity, management ensures the honey’s sourced from sustainable apiaries operating with great care for the bees and the environment. All food is served raw, with nothing heated over 118°, in order to maintain the food’s full nutritional value and enzymatic quality. Meanwhile, a nearly guiltless wine bar awaits (if such a thing exists)! Guests can choose from a varied list of sustainable, biodynamic wines from along the west coast, or go with one of the many organic beers on tap. It’s a day-drinker’s nourishing paradise. In daylight, the place takes your breath away with shape and color like a vixen’s sundress. At night, it dazzles in lamplight like the last affordable hideaway from the world. And, overall, The Springs counts as the most adorable place that could survive a nuclear winter.
HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Near the corner of Mateo and 6th, there’s a small lot out front as well as street parking.