Los Angeles: Drink Houz

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After receiving an email invite to check out Drink Houz’s new location in the Westlake neighborhood of LA, I knew I had to check it out. A wellness cafe located just outside of Silverlake (just far enough to not have to deal with crowds and tough parking)! Their vegetarian and vegan menu has plenty to choose from and it is all so exciting and tempting! I went with fellow Female Foodie Jenny and her friend to try a couple of items off of their breakfast menu for brunch.

The manager and staff were all so welcoming and friendly, and the interior is clean and modern. We each chose a couple of drink and food options to sample. We started with a couple of their root vegetable and tea lattes- Matcha (green), Carrot Ginger (orange), and Beet (purple). Wow. If you could try one of these, the favorite between all three of us hands down was the Carrot Ginger Latte.

Made with fresh pressed Carrot and Ginger juices combined with steamed milk, the combination of all three flavors resulted in a soft, smooth tasting latte, with just the right amount of carrot flavor. These are currently only seasonal offerings so go get one while you can!! We then went on to try a Houz Shot – the Turmeric Pineapple. This was super good as well, and doesn’t deserve to be drunk in the typical shot style- I savored every sip.
There are a couple of bowl options to choose from, and we decided to try the Power Quinoa and Hearty Polenta bowls. If you’re looking for something more savory, go for the Hearty Polenta bowl, which comes with polenta, parmesan, roasted tomatoes, sauteed spinach, houz pesto, and a runny egg. For something a little more fruity and sweet (but not too sweet!), the Power Quinoa has a quinoa and coconut milk and coconut water base topped with papaya, mango, blueberries, strawberries, sunflower seeds and finished off with coconut flakes. Both bowls are the perfect amount of food for one person, very filling and delicious!

Other Fun Menu Offerings:

Juice: Nourish Juice, with Carrot, Orange, Golden Beets, Ginger, Turmeric, Raw Honey.
Smoothie: Banana Nut Beauty, with Banana, Almond Butter, Almond Milk, Dates, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Cinnamon, Cacao Powder.
Shot Houz: Energize, with Chia Seeds, Apple, Ginger.
Houz Bowls: Hearty Oatmeal, with Old Fashioned Oats, Almond Milk, Cinnamon, Pears, Banana, Toasted Honey Walnuts, Cranberries, Brown Sugar.

If you’re in the mood for a laid back breakfast or lunch spot and you’re near Silverlake, definitely give Drink Houz a try! Prices range $15-$25 per person (for a food and drink combo).

Drink Houz (3231 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026 //(213) 378-0529)

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