As East Coast as I am, being from bean town Boston, where people preach about clam chowdah and lobstah rolls and chompin’ down some Fenway Franks and going to Riley’s Roast Beef after a night of gettin’ wicked pissah drunk, I have to admit living in LA for now over a decade, I cannot do without my local organic market, I know I’m gettin’ soft. Luckily, tucked away cutely on the 9th Street side of The Eastern Columbia Building, in downtown LA is my favorite pit stop (or two) of the day– the newly opened Om Nom Organics. Being a resident of The Art Deco building – The Eastern Columbia – it allows me to (literally) roll out of bed – with smeared make up, sweats and questionable foot wear, with my little doggie Boston Terror (I mean terrier) – and get my morning cup of freshly made organic brew and a bottle of the latest variety of Kombucha. The market is full of many snick snacks, fresh made sandwiches and salads even some household items and a serious supply of liquorish which I currently am addicted to- and I think there is even a rumour going around that they will be doing a downtown delivery service, for the ultimate in lazy (hey if you got it, flaunt it). The decor of the store is lovely – it has the feel of Dean & Deluca’s New York (which I worked in the bakery when I was 17 and gained 10 pounds by eating cake everyday) but the downtown laid back friendly attitude of the staff is especially delightful – (I literally almost got into a fist fight with a yoga instructor in the Whole Foods Parking lot in Santa Monica over whether “free range” meant “ organic ” OMG hello crazy) Anyway, leaving you on positive note – I rate this store a 5 out of 5 stars and another great addition to the burgeoning downtown Los Angeles scene.
Om Nom Organics
849 S Broadway Ave 3
Los Angeles, CA 90014
This photo was taken during a photo shoot for a feature story on Camille Solari, that will be published in Singular Magazine on April 8 http://singularcity.com/. Photo taken by Todd Younghttp://www.youngstudios.net/