May 5, 2023
From Vegconomist

Love.Life announces the grand opening of its new restaurant today, May 5 in Culver City, California. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner service, the 100% plant-based restaurant represents the “first element of the Love.Life experience”, which will entail food, holistic medical care, and wellness therapies.

Co-founded in 2020 by John Mackey, Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Betsy Foster, a former executive of the grocer, the company acquired the Miami-based restaurant, Love Life Cafe, and also recently announced the acquisition of Plant Based TeleHealth which was rebranded as Love.Life Telehealth.

“I have been passionate about healthy eating since the inception of Whole Foods and believe the food we eat is the most powerful choice we can make when it comes to health,” said John Mackey, co-creator and CEO of Love.Life and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. “The portion of Love.Life’s menu that is dedicated to optimization is my personal favorite. Not only are these dishes super healthy and delicious they also contain foods that promote longevity and have the potential to improve the health of people who suffer from chronic health conditions.”
Oyster mushroom tacos © Love.Life

Love.Life states that its healthy food policy omits deep-frying, and added oils, sugar and salt are used sparingly. Adopting Whole Foods Market’s standards, the restaurants will prohibit the use of hydrogenated fats and 200-plus preservatives, flavors, colors, and other ingredients commonly found in food. 

Love.Life’s menu also features several dishes that are bestsellers at Love Life Cafe in Miami, a plant-based restaurant that the company acquired in 2021, including an award-winning veggie burger, salads, and smoothies.

“We’re thrilled to open our doors to the Culver City community,” said Betsy Foster, co-creator and president of Love.Life.

© Love.Life

“We’ve created a dining experience that will feature a range of options from super nutritious dishes to craveable comfort food, so there’s something for everyone at Love.Life.” 

“We want to create a different kind of plant-based restaurant that takes things a step further,” said Michael Robertson, president of the southern pacific region at Love.Life. “We’re focused on health and are fully transparent, so customers know exactly what they are ordering.”

Love.Life is located in Ivy Station at 8900 Venice Blvd on the corner of Venice and National Blvd. The 100% plant-based restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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