Enter WeHo's Fresheast. I'm not about to sacrifice flavor or high-quality ingredients just because I'm on a budget, so I feel like it's kismet that I discovered Fresheast recently. No MSG, saturated fats or grease-laden chow (mein) here. Instead, you'll discover Fresheast has transformed Asian take-out into a cuisine that's light (on your waistline and wallet), healthy (nutritional content and portions), yet full of vibrant flavors (think Thai, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese influences). The menu is chalk full of authentic Asian dishes like Green Coconut Water Curry, Palak Paneer, Bulgogi and a Larb Gai Bowl. The addition of an innocuous bulgogi-themed burger rounds it our nicely for those less adventurous eaters. The fact that you can order online makes it even better.
Spicy Garlic Noodles
Here's where Fresheast's takeout is different from your typical takeaway joint. Chef Jonathan Schwichtenberg and his team make all of Fresheast's sauces, marinades and spice blends in-house. All the meats, vegetable and grain ingredients are organic and sustainable. The beverage menu might as well double as an antioxidant juice bar, offering squeezes of orange, lemon, apple, cucumber, spinach, kale and red beets. All glasses, utensils and tableware are biodegradable. Heck, the plates are made from pressed palm fronds, proving that Fresheast both walks and talks earth-friendly speak. You'll feel even better about yourself when you're able to recycle your dinner plate back into the ground that it came from.
Miso Glazed Chicken
Fresheast JuiceOf course, Fresheast is a fully functioning restaurant as well. It's perfect for a casual lunch or dinner with friends who want great food but don't want to compromise their budgets. Dishes arrive hot, fresh and in sizable portions that are easily shared (and enjoyed as leftovers). But if you ask me, go for the takeout, cuddle up with some TiVo and enjoy dinner knowing you didn't break the bank or your diet.
Green Coconut Water Curry