During my research and outings I have come across several favorite places that I would like to share with my readers.
Conejo Valley, Malibu , Agoura, Calabasas
Ollie’s Duck&Dive 29169 Heathercliff Road, Suite 102
Inventive Farm fresh locally sourced seasonally available menu items and uncaged free to roam protein sources. They will cater to food allergies when possible and serve reasonable portions not over super sized versions which is both responsible and respectful for our health and the planet. Great $5 Happy Hour drinks and small plate choices.
****my favorite is the Kale Berry Salad
The Sunset Restaurant ( 6800 Westward Beach Road in Malibu)
Enjoy fabulous view of the daily sunset while indulging in fresh classic California cuisine. Inventive fresh salads,appetizers and entrees with a great $5 Happy Hour menu as well.
***my favorite is the ARUGULA & PESTO FLATBREAD
Sunlife Organic (Malibu, Thousand Oaks ,Calabasas ) …. AMAZING fresh organic smoothies and juices,PLUS organic raw salads, vegan grilled items, raw, vegan snacks and organ whey or vegan protein powders available for purchase
****my personal favorite drink is the Wolverine made with dates, coconut butter and cacao beans ______________________________________________
Vintage Grocery Store (just North of Zuma Beach on PCH Malibu)
Great place to pick up organic picnic items like local hard to find fruits or veggies to bottled water from all over the world to high end wines, cheeses and crackers to organic bulk nuts and chocolates to store made desserts or choose from a variety of hand carved meat sandwiches as well as traditional options or make your own salad from the hot and cold food buffet. Several hot soups daily from basics like organic chicken noodle to creamy chicken pablano or vegetarian bean chili.
***My favorite is the KOMBUCHA on tap from several local fermenters. __________________________________________________
The OLD PLACE ( off Kanan Rd Agroura ) call for reservations for 4 or more at this one of a kind rustic restaurant. A long time favorite of locals for good reason- it is small and cozy with fresh grilled meats and local veggies, many entrees and desserts are served in cast iron pans
****My personal favorite is the Oak Grilled Vegetable Salad with grilled chicken added, the dressing compliments the smoky grilled flavors perfectly. _________________________________________________
Popped Fresh Popcorn (top of Kanan Rd off the south bound 101) the popcorn is NON-GMO and cooked in coconut oil which make this great for snacking or gift giving. Many flavors options with sweet and salty combos like salted carmel with cheddar cheese. All flavors are from fresh real ingredients not artificial flavors or powered flavors.
*****My personal favorite is the LA mix of caramel, cheddar cheese and buttery plain.
Hatch Cafe & Market : 30651 Thousand Oaks Blvd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
A great little cafe and market with fresh inventive menu items. Breakfast all day. lunch, homemade cookies and lemonade.
****My personal favorite: Honeydew & Feta Salad Cubed Honeydew, Crumbled Sheep’s Milk Feta, Rocket Arugula, Hibiscus & Toasted Rosemary Vinaigrette.