Los Angeles is somewhat of a mecca for healthy and delicious food options. However, as someone who admittedly views breakfast burritos as its separate food group, I can be a hard sell when it comes to getting me to choose healthy food options over my beloved greasy diet staples. As a USC student, we have a seemingly endless supply of delicious meal options from Carls Jr., to California Pizza Kitchen, to Wahoo's Fish Tacos, to Panda Express. I had gotten into the habit of settling for an admittedly unhealthy diet on a daily basis when Lemonade came into the picture and changed everything.
Lemonade is a self proclaimed "modern cafeteria serving Southern California comfort food." Lemonade is unlike any dining experience I have ever encountered before. The menu items are colorful and imaginative and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Lemonade features a number of different menu options. One option is to get "portions." Lemonade portions are cold dishes that consist of a variety of vegetables, noodles, lentils, fruits, and sometimes meats such as chicken or ahi tuna. My favorite recent portion dishes include orecchiette with tomato, perlini mozzarella and red pepper, spaghetti squash with farro and pomegranate vinaigrette, Watermelon radish with ahi tuna, snap peas, black sesame and ginger, Israeli couscous with wild mushrooms, parmesan and lemon truffle, and finally, cauliower with golden raisins, almonds and curry. I have never had a bad experience with the employees, who are friendly and are willing to oblige your sample requests. I like to order multiple portions and stockpile them in my refrigerator. They come packaged in a convenient to-go box, and are great to eat at any time of the day. I sincerely could live solely off of Lemonade portions.
Lemonade also has a variety of Land & Sea item options such as citrus poached salmon let and the buttermilk chicken breast. All of these options are delicious and complement the portions very well. I highly recommend the salmon. In addition to these options, Lemonade also features a number of delicious sandwiches, braises, and salads. There are also a wide range of delicious homemade dessert options. And of course, Lemonade is famous for its namesake lemonade products, which come in a range of delicious flavors. I personally recommend the blueberry mint lemonade. It is delicious and you simply cannot go wrong with it. Lemonade Diet
Aside from the USC campus location, Lemonade also has various other locations in the Southern California area. Check out the "Locations" page on the Lemonade website to find a location near you!