Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Address: 396 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Calif.
You'll forget any preconceptions of vegan and raw when you eat at M.A.K.E. Santa Monica. Located on the top floor of Santa Monica Place, this well-designed space is flooded with natural light during lunch hours, enhancing an already pleasant dining experience. M.A.K.E. is the creation of Matthew Kenney, one of the leaders in the ever growing raw food movement. His living foods restaurant has a menu that is as diverse as it is stunning in presentation, with the Market Tomato Lasagna, made with zucchini, macadamia, pistachio and basil stealing the show. Not to be missed, the Kimchi Dumplings with ginger foam and coriander which will leave you feeling like you ate a piece of art. If you need something sweet and on the go, the Malted Chai hits the spot every time, with the perfect blend of bananas, dates, coconut meat, coconut water, cinnamon and maca.