Good news People of Venice, honey lavender cakes are heading your way! Popular organic gluten-free bakery/cafe Breadblok is moving into the space at 512C Rose Ave. Ever since the French Provencal bakery moved from farmers’ markets to brick-and-mortar back in 2020, they’ve been slowly expanding with locations in Santa Monica, Silverlake, Studio City, and an upcoming location in Beverly Hills as well.
It appears that Beverly Hills is about to get a whole lot sweeter soon… Window displays are up announcing confirmation that the much-anticipated Fatamorgana Gelato will soon be arriving to the space at 162 S Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills. The celebrity fave Italian brand has one shop in Studio City and boasts 66 hand-made flavors, 26 of which are vegan, and everything is gluten-free. I’m told they’re shooting for a March opening.
It’s been a week of juice news. I recently noticed that Santa Monica’s branch of healthy drink provider Orchard Flats Cold Pressed Juicery has closed its doors at 705 Montana Ave. And their other locations in Burbank, Studio City, La Canada Flintridge, and on Melrose have closed as well, according to Yelp. So it looks like this is the end of yet another juice shop. Could this be a trend? Hmmm…
Lately on the Westside, it seems like you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a couple of cold-pressed juice joints. But soup? According to Soupure, soup is the new juice. A diminutive kiosk has sprung up in the Brentwood Town Center on the corner of 26th and San Vicente peddling a variety of hot and cold soups in plastic bottles meant to be drunk like… well, juice. Promising us that soup is “sexy”, they offer such choices as: pumpkin miso, asparagus leek, lentil chickpea, strawberry cashew, lemongrass consommé, and the au courant craze of the moment, bone broths. With one other location in Studio City they also do cleanses and home delivery. Check out their website here.