The popular eatery, Tender Greens, serving “health-conscious foods” that started in Culver City has expanded across LA from Hollywood to West Hollywood to Santa Monica and now Pasadena (it is also rumored that Tender Greens is actively looking for a space in Downtown LA as well). The small but growing LA-based chain focuses on the “conscious connection between the one who eats the food and the source of that sustenance.”
More from their website:
“The majority of our produce comes fresh picked daily from Scarborough Farms in Oxnard, where Wayne, Anne and the rest of the family grow things naturally. When we have to buy things that Scarborough doesn’t plant, we choose from a handful of small local farms that believe that picking at the peak of ripeness leads to a more delicious and healthier dish for you. We use organic ingredients wherever we can.”
Tender Greens will be opening in July 2011 on the ground floor of the Trio Apartments in the Playhouse District. Trio will now have three very strong tenants (Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, Settebello Pizza, and Tender Greens) that put this block firmly on the foodie map. Don’t forget that Urth Caffe is opening up in a new building across the street as well. It is really exciting to see all these new businesses open up in the Playhouse District because it will add more energy and help generate more pedestrian activity throughout Downtown Pasadena.