The Harvest Bar Playa – LA’s Westside Welcomes the Superfood Cafe


The Harvest Bar Playa – LA’s Westside Welcomes the Superfood Cafe

By Michael Vallens

Being surrounded by high quality snacks, meals and desserts all the time can be considered a health hazard. This is a food bloggers dilemma. Rarely does one find a restaurant concept whose main focus is the health benefits but at the same time can qualify as “food porn”. I can testify that The Harvest Bar Playa has achieved this seemingly impossible goal.

The Harvest Bar Playa Storefront

The Harvest Bar Playa is a revelation, a superfood cafe that offers items made with all natural ingredients with vegan and gluten free options as well. Their mission is to “To be good for you, good to you and just plain good”.

The Harvest Bar Playa Super Foods Station

With the success coming from the original Harvest Bar in Sherman Oaks, founder Aric Haut and Dustin White have expanded their concept to the westside of Los Angeles with their newly opened location.

“At Harvest Bar Playa, we focus on wholesome, purposeful, nutrition packed, antioxidant rich and delicious bowls of sweet and savory superfoods, fresh smoothies, breakfast bowls and hand crafted coffee and tea.”

The Harvest Bar Playa Cold Brew Coffee maker

There is nothing like The Harvest Bar’s Homemade Cold Brew. The lengthy process results in a smooth and less acidic coffee experience.

The Harvest Bar Playa homemade Cold Brew Coffee 1

I enjoyed the Cold Brew Almond Milk Latte and would highly recommend it to all coffee enthusiasts.

The Harvest Bar Playa Cuban Bowl 1

I started with The Cuban Bowl, a savory bowl filled with organic quinoa, black beans, brown rice, homemade jackfruit carnitas, locally grown wild baby arugula, cilantro, mango salsa, red onion all garnished with a lime wedge and drizzled with tangy avocado cilantro cream.

The Harvest Bar Playa Cuban Bowl 2

The jackfruit carnitas pack a flavorful bite with plenty of spice to spare. It’s most fun when discovering ingredients like jackfruit and seeing its versatility in action.

The Harvest Bar Playa Hot Pink Smoothie 3

I chose the Hot Pink smoothie to help wash down the amazing Cuban Bowl. The Hot Pink smoothie contains strawberry, banana, agave and apple juice. But the item that brings out the “Hot Pink” is the superfood, Dragon Fruit.

The Harvest Bar Playa Hot Pink Smoothie 2

The Hot Pink smoothie is a sweet, tart, and refreshing affair. What looks to be sugar packed to the max is in fact the opposite, a healthy revitalizing beverage that appeals on all levels.

The Harvest Bar Playa PB and Banana Bowl4

After having a difficult time deciding which of the Harvest Bar’s  Signature Bowls to order, I went with my gut and requested the PB and Banana with Raspberries and Bee Pollen added.

The Harvest Bar Playa PB and Banana Bowl5

The PB and Banana Bowl is filled with Harvest Bar’s Protein Acai blend made with organic acai, peanut butter, banana, hemp protein, dates and hemp milk.

The Harvest Bar Playa PB and Banana Bowl6

In addition, the PB and Banana Bowl is generously topped with granola, cacao nibs, banana and your choice of fruit. The result is a bowl that can be eaten at any meal and your brain would believe that you were having dessert. You owe it to yourself to try this bowl.

The Harvest Bar Playa Island Acai Bowl 1

Fellow Foodie, Misoo_Hungry ordered the Island Bowl. This is made with the Tropical Blend, consisting of organic acai, pineapple, banana, coconut milk, mango, orange juice and coconut shreds.

The Harvest Bar Playa Island Acai Bowl 2

The Island Bowl is topped with granola, mango, kiwi, coconut and goji.

The Harvest Bar Playa Acai Mixing Machines 2

All the bases of the signature bowls are kept cool and mixed periodically by specialized gelato mixers. Six different blends featuring either acai or dragon fruit are ready to go at anytime.

The Harvest Bar Playa Acai Mixing Machines

With a great concept and newly opened location, The Harvest Bar Playa is not only the perfect stop for breakfast lunch or dinner, but it’s supremely healthy and features the worlds most popular superfoods that will truly benefit your physical and mental health and happiness.

The Harvest Bar Playa

8601 Lincoln Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90045

(424) 331-9006

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About MJV

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I fill my days working with the finest Meat and Seafood in Los Angeles. By night, I moonlight as the LA Editor of The Hedonist Shedonist, the most excellent and triumphant Food and Travel Website in the World.

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