Shopping at a giant supermarket chain can be pretty bleak. Navigating the parking lot alone can be a crazy-making experience! Heading to the corner store means you can walk, but it might also mean dinner is a 711 hot dog, which is probably not organic…
Green grocer Cookbook in Echo Park is the perfect answer. Owned by Marta Teegan (trained chef, master gardener, and author of Homegrown: A Growing Guide for Creating a Cook’s Garden) and Robert Stelzner, Cookbook sells local, responsibly grown vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, fruit, herbs, coffee, chocolate, and other goodies. Even though the shop is small, they have everything you need to put together a perfect meal, plus some decadent extras.
And for lazy people (me included), there’s fresh pasta, sauce and sandwiches from Heirloom LA, and a daily selection of prepared foods from featured cookbooks, hence the name!
Have you been to Cookbook in Echo Park? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments section!