I’ve been coming to Simply Wholesome since I was a little girl and the food is BOMB! It’s Caribbean soul with the jerk of Jamaica that’s perfectly seasoned with rich and distinct flavor! Simply Wholesome is a legendary hotspot for anyone who wants to feel good about what they put into their body.
I come here on the way to and from LAX. I get the Boyz n Berries Smoothie ($7) and the Spinach Patty ($4). The patties are light and flaky with pure greatness stuffed on the inside. They’ll never do you wrong and come in at least 5 different vegetable and meat options. They have incredible meal dishes too — all of them! It’s the best Caribbean soul food in Los Angeles.
Housed in a historic landmark, it’s a restaurant, health-food store, and a music venue. Celebrities like George Clinton and Erykah Badu have been sighted here, and on the weekends, it’s not surprising to hear a live jazz or reggae band on the patio. In the store, you can buy everything from peanut butter to CBD products to haircare, skin, herbs, essential oils, crystals, and eco-friendly items.
Our family friend Purcell opened this place over 30 years ago and it’s blown up ever since! It was one of the first health food joints in the hood and remains a healthy consumption option for everyone. Their motto: “Your overall health and well-being is why we exist, giving you our best effort and energy.”