Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Worldly Wednesdays: Leaf Organics is CLOSING!

According to their website, Leaf Organics Vegan Café will be closing its doors. 

This will be their LAST weekend open in their Los Angeles location. Owner and chef, Rod Rotondi says that a developer, hoping to buy the property, made him an offer that he simply “couldn’t refuse.”  At this point, it is uncertain whether or not Rotondi will consider moving the restaurant to a new location. For now, he says that he is going to focus on teaching his raw food classes and selling his Leaf Organics packaged cuisine. 

The restaurant has been serving-up organic, plant-based dishes, smoothies, juices, and desserts for almost 9 years.  But, as Rotondi says: “As far as what’s next for Leaf and myself, that is a developing story… I like to think that the end of anything is the beginning of something new. I will certainly be looking to my raw food teaching, private cheffing and packaged foods- maybe another book.”

Could a Leaf Organics food truck be in the works, perhaps?  I can only dream…

If you are unable to make it out to Leaf Organics this weekend, you can always try their packaged foods at these Southern California locations:


Mother’s Market  - Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Santa Ana
Lassen’s Natural Food & Vitamins – Ventura, Los Feliz, Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbra
Santa Monica Co-Op
Follow Your Heart – San Fernando Valley
Clark’s Nutrition and Natural Food Market – Rancho Mirage, Loma Linda
Rainbow Bridge Natural Food – Ojai
Rainbow Acres – Culver City
For more information, or to purchase any of these products, please email


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