Thursday, April 23, 2015

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Transforms with Hollywood Location

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop is transforming their look with the new Hollywood location. I still remember the Century City and Beverly Hills locations, a small, fast-casual lunch spot with salads and fresh juice bar. Small, bright, casual. But now, in Hollywood, the restaurant has an outdoor seating area where they also grow some herbs, a gorgeous full bar, a rustic, dimly lit dining room.

Still serving the same organic, healthy food as the other locations, but they've also expanded the menu with more entree-like options and cocktails.

The entrees are "build-your-own" where you can choose a protein and 2 sides. Salmon filet is $16.95 and I chose pomegranate quinoa and baked sweet potato fries as my sides.
The salmon was nicely cooked and the quinoa with almonds and pomegranate was almost like a dessert or a nice breakfast dish. They're healthy and delicious like other Greenleaf offerings I've had before, but definitely heartier than the usual salads.
There are also appetizers, which I don't think were at the old locations either. To share with your table: Hummus and flatbread chips ($5)

Turkey Burger sliders ($7). I've had the full-sized turkey burger before, which was great, and these are smaller versions of that.

The thin crust pizzas I've tried in Century City before. Once I again, I opt for the Wild mushroom and truffle pizza ($10.95). I've mentioned in my old post that they use a whole wheat tortilla for their crust, which keeps the whole pizza under 400 calories.

The other locations do have beer and wine, but the Hollywood location (and hopefully all future new locations) has a full bar, which means they are doing cocktails with the fresh fruit juices they're already offering and more! Because their fresh pressed juices, that also means you can get tasty mocktails if you don't drink alcohol.

Fountain of Youth (Bacardi rum, Veev acai liqueur, blueberry, mint, $8)

Californication (Bacardi rum, coconut water, grilled pineapple, lime, agave, $8)

Hollywood is the first of their locations to go in this new direction, with a new higher-end look, a bigger menu, and a full bar. I believe the plan is to make the future openings to be like this. I personally think they should do both! I think there's a time and place for both where you want a more casual dining area for a quick lunch, and the new look for a sit-down dinner or drinks with coworkers. Actually, the way the Hollywood space is set up lends itself to both. There's the main dining area and a smaller room with a more rustic decor in the back, plus the outdoor patio.

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
6201 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 380-5127
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