Healthy Eating is Now Officially Self-Indulgent
Sitting amongst the customers at SunPower Natural Café, “Mmms, oohs and aahs” are clearly audible. SunPower Natural Café has introduced a fresh, new, healthy, organic, vegan and raw cuisine style to the culinary landscape of Studio City.
“Yes, we offer healthy food,” says co-owner Ronald Russell, “But our goal is to never have anyone feel deprived. We want every item to WOW customers.”
Their menu includes such comfort foods as burgers, pizzas and shakes but all with a twist: almost everything is made from scratch—right down to the cashew mayo using organic and vegan ingredients. In addition, they offer exotic weekly specials such as artichoke casserole, BBQ love chop and raw tostada.
Their dessert specials have included Tiramisu, blueberry “chezcake,” lemon/coconut cream pie and butter pecan “chezcake,” and most are gluten-free.
Chef Rawsheed, the head chef, has catered innovative raw and vegan cuisine for 15 years including to health-minded stars. The professional musician can often be heard singing in the kitchen, “It’s all about the love you put into the food and being open to divine inspiration.”
Drink choices include: the specialty strawberry, chocolate or kale cashew shakes; smoothies including an intriguing kale/blueberry; and organic lemonade. Also, they cater to special diets with many gluten, soy, dairy-free options.
The restaurant has received top reviews
from critics and customers:
“Their lettuce tacos could be served as an appetizer at Musso and Frank… The cacao shake is much better than a milkshake.”
—Whole Life Times
“Being a meat and potatoes man, I have always had a love/hate relationship with vegans and their food… this restaurant may convert me to the enemy. The food is so good I almost cried. It’s so good that the only thing I can truly compare it to is being “high.” This is a once in a lifetime experience.”
SunPower Natural Café is located at 3711 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604. For more information, visit our Web site at www.SunPowerNatural.com or call (818) 308-7420. Hours are M-W 11am-8pm, Th-Sat 11am-10pm, closed Sunday. Catering available.