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11-25-2006, 08:43 PM
I'm 26, living in LA and relatively new to raw foods. I'm a vegan, but I'd like to take it one step further. I wanted to build a support system of fellow raw foodies in LA, anyone know of any good websites, or events in LA to meet other people into this lifestyle? Looking forward to learning and chatting with you!
11-25-2006, 10:12 PM
I'm also living in LA, on the raw path since January 2006. I'd love to organize some raw potlucks for LA folks, so let's stay in contact. My email is email@example.com.
In the meantime, be welcome, check out the board. I've found the folks here to be incredibly helpful with information, advice, recipes, and the moderators are truly great!
Have you checked out any of our local raw restaurants?? They are awesome. If you're up for a trek to the OC, maybe we could hit up au lac? Chef Ito there is awesome!
11-26-2006, 01:50 AM
Join the Yahoo! groups for L.A. raw events. They are LALivingFoods, KarenRAW, and SerenitySpaces. All local events end up being posted on those three.
If you look on LALivingFoods group, you'll see a list I posted months ago with all the raw restaurants in Southern California. There are a few changes (Jade is now Cru with a new chef, Neshama also has new owner/chef, Naked Apples is no longer in Laguna, Taste of the Goddess has moved), but, basically it's all accurate.
Terra Bella is having some fabulous raw events including a singles night on Dec. 9th. Last night there was live music. In fact, there's a different event almost every night, including 2 for 1 items - and a great crowd hangs out there.
The new chef/manager Rachel at Cru is about 8 months raw and self-taught. She attracts some fascinating people to Cru and many are newer to raw foods, so, also, a great place to visit and network.
RAWvolution continues its Friday "family" night which is a good atmosphere in which to meet others.
The 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, Ito and the Raw Riders go on a late night bike ride leaving Au Lac around 9 p.m. We've ridden as little as 12 miles (to the beach) and as much as 25 or so -- raw fooders do more than just eat!
These are just a few of the things going on -- you probably know about most of them, but maybe one or two will be helpful. We can use all the raw friends we can find!
11-26-2006, 12:07 PM
Thanks for your replies!
RawMagwene we definately need to arrange something in LA for dec, I'd love to meet some like-minded people in my area. I have been to Leaf in culver city and Euphoria in Santa Monica. I loved Leaf and their prices, but Euphoria was a bit over-priced although their bliss balls were so delicious. I found Au Lac via the web but I've never been, I'd love to go!
RawTruth, once again you're a wealth of information, I'm bookmarking the sites you mentioned. I actually have not heard of any of them. Although I've been in LA for awhile now, my transition to raw is completely new..so far I've been to 2 raw restaurants, stared at the raw food offerings at Wholefoods and tried the raw carrot cake (delicious!) and done a whole lot of web research. I've also ordered books by David Wolfe, Cousens, and read cover-cover RawFood RealWorld, my favorite. Any recs are always welcome, thanks again.
11-26-2006, 12:53 PM
You're in a location most raw fooders across the country envy. There's a wealth of resources and events in the L.A. area, of which I've mentioned only a few. There are classes, talks, and get-togethers somewhere within driving distance every week and weekend. Just yesterday was The Living Temple's monthly Raw Food Festival. Six raw food chefs/bakers offering food, raw chocolate bar tastings, tropical produce from a local grower, lots of other raw products, books, and -- most importantly -- so many raw and wanting-to-go-raw people all together getting to know each other, munching and laughing. Get on Robin Jones' mailing list and you'll give advance notice. That's also where all these major raw experts have spoken: Victoria Boutenko, Doug Graham, Alissa, Jenny Cornbleet, Tim Trader, Matt Monarch, Angela Stokes, Gabriel Cousens, and many others. That's The Living Temple in Huntington Beach.
First recomendation for book -- Alissa Cohen's Living on Live Food. It's one of the simplest, most thorough, and best to start with.
Another basic is any of the Boutenko's books (www.rawfamily.com)
Don't forget to explore www.thegardendiet.com -- Storm & Jinjee are local and are starting a 7 Day Raw Challenge today. Great support and very very affordable e-book.
Another good one by a local author is Dorit Dyke's book. She's at www.serenityspaces.com. She also has a local support group when she's not on tour or in India.
When you decide to go to Au Lac, let me know and I'll stop by to say hi ... if I'm not already there.
11-26-2006, 06:53 PM
welcome, LA is a great place to go raw, lots of great restaurants, and farmers' markets
11-26-2006, 10:03 PM
RAWjogi, Welcome to our Forum, so happy you are here. I look forward to hearing more of your Journey.
RawTruth has given you such a wealth of imformation, more than I ever knew, you see I don't get out much(*-*) That's the way it is, someone always has WHAT you need.
Thanks RAWTruth for sharing your information for me also.......
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.......Welcome to MY World......
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