Updated: Oct 29
Welcome to Erewhon! The mecca of healthy food in LA. It's where I spend a lot of time, so I've picked up some good tips and tricks I wanted to share (or rather was asked to share) to get the most out of your experience.
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1. Sign up for the Membership. If you live in LA and frequent Erewhon often, it's a smart financial move to sign up. The cost is $200, but you get 10% back on your account every time you shop. So if you are spending over $2,000 over the course of a year (breaking down to about $170 minimum a month) you will make the $200 back, and everything after that is money to spend - so technically my matchas are free. How's that for girl math?
2. Recycle your glass bottles! You pay a deposit for the 'Erewhon' glass bottles and mason jars they use for soups, juices and salad dressing. When you're done with them, wash them and take them back for cash or points. Points = Free Matcha :)
3. If you are an Erewhon member and need to return an item, ask them to refund your credit card instead of your points. If they refund your point balance, you will lose the tax you paid on the item.
4. Skip the trendy celebrity smoothies and go straight for a custom one. I start by grabbing a single travel pack of @nufyx plant protein (clean, plant-based ingredients) and ask that to be added into my smoothie. Then I add all my usual favorite ingredients: coconut water, banana, blueberries and greens. ps. use code 'Jacey' for a discount on the @nufyx site.
5. On that note, customize everything. You can order custom sandwich wraps, burritos, and quesadillas, either at the tonic bar or hot bar. I always order the wraps, burritos and quesadillas with @eatcoyotas corn-free/gluten-free tortillas.
6. I also love the custom gluten-free pizzas! My Go-To Pizza is: cauliflower rice crust, barbecue sauce, vegan cheese, organic chicken, red onion, and cilantro but you can create anything you want.
7. You can also order custom rolls at the sushi bar. I don't eat raw fish (fear of parasites) so I usually request some rolls with torched or cooked wild salmon.
8. When you're picking up food at the hot bar you don't always have to order a combo plate. If you only want two items, you can order them a la carte, which most often will cost less depending on what you order.
9. When you're grocery shopping, you don't have to buy all your packaged foods there (which are often marked up). I order a lot of stuff online or pick up some of my essentials (like coconut water and frozen wild blueberries) at other stores.
What other tips would you add?