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Meatless Monday: Fala Bar

I haven’t done a meatless Monday post in awhile, but today I am very excited to introduce you to a new Los Angeles restaurant, Fala Bar.  This new vegan hotspot is a way to maintain one’s healthy, nutrition, gluten free, non gmo’s and clean eating goals!  The salads were delicious and filling, the coconuts were fresh, and the falafel were crunchy and not greasy.  Read below for information about the restaurant and menu!


For LA’s picky, vegan, on-the-go, diet conscious, allergy restricted, lactose intolerant, healthy and wellness gurus comes a new eatery, Fala Bar.

Fala Bar is a falafel & salad bar, started by Andres Izquieta & Mike Shab.

Our menu is 100% vegan and does not contain any dairy, egg or nuts. Everything is gluten free with the exception of our pita, which can be substituted with a cabbage leaf wrap.  Our produce is all organic and locally sourced assuring only the highest quality ingredients. All of our food is prepared fresh daily using traditional middle-eastern recipes with a healthy twist. Furthermore, our entire menu has been blessed and curated by our holistic health coach, Gina Ragnone.

A quick and easy, in and out, or grab and go authentic Mediterranean Falafel Bar & Salad Bar serving only the finest organic, vegan, and locally fresh cuisines to all the sophisticated Angeleno’s on the go.  Prices range from $5.00 to $13.50.


– Fala Bar is a falafel & salad bar, started by Andres Izquieta & Mike Shab

-Fala Bar is the answer to our fast food nation

-Fala Bar is a Fala and Salad Bar

-Majority of recipes come from our families kitchens, updated with a healthy twist

-All of the wood used to build the shop is refurbished

-All of our packaging is recycled

-Fala Bar is considered to be a QSR, quick service restaurant. -The owners love fast food, but consider that there are not many healthy options out there…thus it inspired them to create a Mediterranean fast food shop that is healthy and in line with the food and health standards that they believe in

-Inspired by grab n’go and takeout in NYC and London, and want to bring that approach to their shop in LA

-Half the menu is made to order for takeout, the other half is grab n’go prepared fresh daily

FALA BAR Original Falafel Flavors –

Original: garbanzo beans, cilantro, parsley, garlic, cumin, onion, jalepeño

Sweet potato: garbanzo beans, cilantro, parsley, garlic, cumin, onion, sweet potato

Spicy: garbanzo beans, cilantro, parsley, garlic,cumin, onion, red peppers, jalepeño

Crunchy: garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, onion

They have added one more since I have been there last–Kale:  garbanzo beans, kale, cilantro, garlic, cumin, onion

Falafel Flavors

Falafel Flavors

Falafel and Hummus

Falafel and Hummus

Opening the coconut

Opening the coconut

Fala Me to KALEifornia Salad and Coconut

Fala Me to KALEifornia Salad and Coconut

Mark Wahlberg is a big fan of Fala Bar!  Other Vegan celebs: Bill Clinton, Natalie Portman, Usher, Kristin Cavallari (thats how she lost her baby weight so quick).


7751 1/2 Melrose Ave.

LA, CA (cross street Fairfax)

Open: 11am-9pm

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Stay hungry…

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