Location1620 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
You may know Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper on Mad Men, but we know her as a passionate lover of bibimbap.
I’m a bit of a health nerd. And when I first looked at Honey Hi’s menu, I thought someone was playing a practical joke on me. There was spirulina and chlorella in the mint-chip smoothie, and the bowls came with turmeric-poached, pasture-raised eggs. You’re kidding, right? But Honey Hi is very real and very, very delicious. I go for lunch more days of the week than I don’t.
It’s hard to go wrong at this place, but my go-tos are the breakfast sandwich on buckwheat sourdough, the breakfast bowl, which comes with a really good sweet potato hash, and “That One Bowl,” which has pumpkin seed, arugula pesto, herby quinoa, and lots of vegetables. I pretty much always grab a tiger-nut horchata to go, and I ask Kacie and Caitlin, the sweet owners of the place, to tell me what a tiger nut is every time. (They’re small root vegetables, not nuts—now you know!)
I may not know exactly what chyawanprash is or why it’s on my toast with persimmons, but I do know that it tastes good and is definitely really good for me. And that’s how I feel about the food and the vibes at Honey Hi: everything is healing and everything is Good.