After the renovation of The Westfield Century City Shopping Center a few years ago, this second floor space (next to where Shake Shack is today) was home to international mozzarella specialist Okica. When they moved out, it was supposed to have been a branch of Matthew Kenney’s plant-based pasta joint Sestina. That never materialized. Now, plywood covering the tricky location is letting us know that this will be the future home of Greek/Mediterranean restaurant chain CAVA.
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O’Gusto Pizza & Pasta Lands in Century City
The capricious food court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center has a new option. Almost overnight, plywood came down and O’Gusto Pizza & Pasta emerged. O’Gusto has a small but focused menu with pizza favorites such as pepperoni and chicken BBQ, and choice of pasta with sauces such as al pesto, al bolognese, and chicken alfredo.
Bacio Di Latte Blessing Brentwood Soon…
People go crazy for the luscious gelato at Bacio di Latte in The Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Now fans in Brentwood won’t have to drive so far. Window paper is up on the space that was the home of Yogurtland, at 11706 San Vicente, proclaiming the triumphant news that Bacio di Latte is moving in. You’re welcome.
Irvins Brings Famed Singaporean Umami Snacks To Century City
Looking for something fresh and new to snack on? Irvins has you covered! There is now a kiosk on the first floor of The Westfield Century City Shopping Center selling their proprietary nibbles. Irvins is a smash hit in its native Singapore, across Asia, and elsewhere. They have been called an “international phenomenon” with designs on the American market. And what exactly is it? Salted duck egg potato chips and salmon skins. Yup. Check out their website to learn more about the company’s history and how they make their snacks. And now that you know this, you know you have to try them…
Lucky Tocoshi Now Serving Sushi Tacos In Century City
There’s an intriguing new option in the Food Court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Lucky Tacoshi is now open and in full swing, serving “Asian Fusion” sushi tacos made with seaweed shells. Also on the menu are chicken karage tacos, various skewers, snacks, and desserts. But you can see for yourself here.
Fruit Factory Comes To Century City
Something new has opened in the Food Court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Fruit Factory is billing itself as “The Ultimate Fruit Experience”, and offers gourmet caramel apples, chocolate covered strawberries, dipped pretzels, and açaí bowls. I’m told they are currently in soft opening awaiting certain permits, so their full line may not be available just yet. We wish them the best of luck.
Hokey Pokey LA Bringing “Cloud Bowls” To Century City
It was only just two months ago when I told you about the disappearance of short-lived pudding concept Pudu Pudu from their second-floor location in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Now, if you’re a regular reader of this site, you know I keep a close eye on the food scene in the shopping center. So, it took me by surprise that a new confectionary spot is already up and running in Pudu‘s old location. Hokey Pokey LA is now open and pushing “cloud bowls”. And what are those? Cloud bowls, which the window display claims are “New Zealand’s favorite dessert”, are soft-served ice cream (dairy and non-dairy) with pavlova (meringue), berries, and whipped cream. We wish them the best of luck.
True Food Kitchen Increasing Longevity In Century City Soon
It appears that the Westfield Century City Shopping Center is getting a healthy new dining option. True Food Kitchen is moving into the ground floor space at the back of the mall and most recently occupied by The Crack Shack. With locations across the US, TFK offers a healthy menu based on the principles of natural health guru Dr. Andrew Weil and designed to increase longevity.
Pudu Pudu Done Pushing Pudding In Century City And Everywhere Else In LA…
I must confess, I never entirely understood the concept of Pudu Pudu, the pudding specialists brought to you by German megabrand Dr. Oetker. Apparently, I wasn’t alone. After opening only in February of this year, they have thrown in the towel at their second-floor location inside the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. And that’s not all. They have closed all of their LA locations, as indicated by this sad good-bye notice on their website.
Ardi’s Organics Now Open In Century City
If you follow this blog, you know that I watch the food scene in the Westfield Century City Shopping Center very carefully. So you can imagine my surprise that without warning, a new eatery popped up overnight in the Food Court. Ardi’sOrganics is now open and is self-described as, “environmentally conscious, organic fast food made to order”. They offer a focused menu of burgers and “frys” (veg and nonveg), bowls, breakfast, and a rather tempting-looking “turkey nugg”.
Bok Bok Mediterranean Flies The Coop In Century City
The Westfield Century City Shopping Center continues to hemorrhage eateries. A reader (Thanks Jerry!) reached out to let me know that Bok Bok Mediterranean has disappeared from the food court. Bok Bok only opened back in 2020. This leaves another conspicuous hole in the sputtering food court.
Forty Carrots Now In Century City
If you’ve been missing Forty Carrots‘ peanut butter yogurt you’re in luck. There hasn’t been an outpost on the Westside of the Bloomingdale’s house brand since the store closed in Santa Monica. But there is now an location on the third floor of the Bloomindale’s in The Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Expect a menu of frozen yogurt, sandwiches, and salads.
Pudu Pudu Now Pushing Pudding In Century City
I must confess that I’m a just a little unclear on the concept here. Apparently pudding is on offer at the newly-opened Pudu Pudu, on the second floor of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. For some reason, it took almost a year to open, but you can now step inside a “pudding gallery” brought to you by German megabrand Dr. Oetker to sample pudding that is made with “high-quality ingredients, health-boosting superfoods and toppings so incredible they could be works of art.” They also have a branch on Abbot Kinney in Venice.
Oakberry Now Slinging Acai In Century City
It was back in June of last year when I noticed that a new healthy “fast food” option was moving into the second floor the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Oakberry is now officially open. Oakberry prides itself on bowls and smoothies based on acai that is 100% natural with no food coloring, artificial preservatives, or guarana syrup. They hail from Brazil and claim to have “more than 400 units” across the world.
Cha Cha Matcha Dances Into Century City
Compartes Chocolates closed down fairly early into the Pandemic, leaving their first floor Westfield Century City Shopping Center location vacant for months. But a new tenant is on the way. A reader (Thanks M!) wrote to tell me that this will soon be a branch of Cha Cha Matcha. CCM currently has two other LA locations and four NYC outposts and “specializes in all things matcha” using only ceremonial-grade powder from Uji, Japan. Looks like they’re shooting for a Spring opening.
Festive Food Choices In The Market At Westfield Century City
Westfield Century City Shopping Center always puts on a beautiful display during the Holidays. This year is no different. The Market has returned this year, complete with unique one-off shops (including Brik + Clik Pantry that carries delectable packaged sauces by Fly by Jing and Omsom among other things) and a schedule of impressive live shows. They have also introduced a couple of food choices. LA-based Cookie Dough Dreams is offering their proprietary sweet treats. Nearby Sweet Laurel Bakery has a presence in local markets and coffee shops and specializes in “grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free baked goods”. And there’s real snow…
Brique French Toastery Comes To Century City
While no one was looking, a new confectionary spot has arrived to the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. Almost overnight, Brique French Toastery has appeared on the ground floor, directly underneath Del Frisco’s. And what is that? Their menu appears to be singular: “Rock Toast” which is thick cut brioche French toast topped with proprietary peanut butter coconut maple syrup, toasted coconut chips, and vanilla whipped cream. If they’re not open by the time you read this, they will be very soon…
Everytable Expanding Across SoCal
Don’t count out plucky Everytable… The nobly inspired concept chain aimed to bring fresh, nutritious, made-from-scratch meals to a fast food world at price points based on what a community could afford. Then they ran into a spot of trouble a while ago and closed various outlets. But hope springs eternal. There’s window paper covering the prominent space at 11049 Santa Monica Blvd Suite A in West LA (former site of a CBTL) announcing that they are opening a new branch at this location… and just about everywhere else as well. Check out this impressive list of upcoming Everytables, including Long Beach, Van Nuys, and Torrance. This branch is planning on a November 5th opening.
Le Macaron Bringing French Pastries To Century City
‘Lette Macarons disappeared during The Pandemic from its freestanding shop/kiosk just outside the food court of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. But pretty French confections have made a comeback to the mall: Le Macaron French Pastries opened last week in ‘Lette‘s former digs. With locations throughout the US, this is only the second LA-area shop for the Florida-based chain (the other is in Santa Monica). Besides macarons, look for a selection of pastries, French gelato, and European-style beverages.
Oakberry Bringing Acai To Century City
A new healthy food choice is coming to the second floor of the Westfield Century City Shopping Center. There’s window paper covering the space informing us that Oakberry is on the way. Oakberry offers acai that is 100% natural with no food coloring, artificial preservatives, or guarana syrup. They operate a number of locations in Brazil and continue an impressive international expansion.