On my last trips to LA I really wanted to go to Erewhon Market. It’s kind of funny because I usually want to visit trendy restaurants, hike and go to the beaches but this time I wanted to go to a grocery store. I have heard of this market in many YouTube videos and posts on Instagram and was curious to check it out myself. It was worth my time. A very different grocery shopping experience. Located in the middle of crazy busy surroundings but giving you a feeling like you are in a small neighborhood store. Very european vibe, like you are going across your building to grab your daily produce. But on the other hand gives you a VIP like experience with being greeted and guided from the parking lot. The set up inside the store is phenomenal. All the fruits and veggies are placed in kind of an old fashioned market, you won’t see any unnecessary plastic or sticky labels on the produce. Super green and organic look. Everything seems like hand selected and great quality, all the condiments , fruit jams, bread, everything seems like made from scratch with the best and cleanest ingredients. The packaging and containers are super cute. All those glass jars and bottles that you won’t want to throw out after you use up the product. Well at least me.
And then the salad bar and juice station . Everything I tried was super delicious and full of nutritious ingredients. You would see things like zucchini pasta, nut cheese, probiotic tonic , roasted root vegetables, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free desserts, nice cream. Things that sound super weird and you won’t find at your local chain grocery store.
Friendly and cozy atmosphere, that puts you at easy and away from the busy life outside. A grocery shopping trip that adds a sunshine to your day. If all the stores were like this grocery shopping would probably turn to my hobby haha.
When I got home I was really inspired to recreate one of the salads I ate.
It’s the Kale and White Bean salad with tahini dressing. Super easy, nutrient dense salad.
WHAT YOU NEED
1 bunch of Kale
3/4 can White Beans
Baking & Spices
Salt & Black Pepper
3 tablespoons Tahini
1 teaspoon Mustard
1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
Nuts & Seeds
1/4 cup Hemp Seeds
1/3 cup Pumpkin Seeds
If you want to get the most of the benefits and the fullest in flavor I do recommend using organic ingredients.
WHAT TO DO
Wash and clean the kale, remove any thick stems and chop.
In a small jar combine tahini, mustard, juice of the lemon, maple syrup, salt and pepper and shake it up good. If the dressing seems too thick add a spoon or two water.
In a large bowl gently toss the kale with the dressing. Add beans, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and avocado cut into cubes.