Choose Health LA Restaurants

In 2015, AltaMed’s Healthy Communities, Healthy Lives initiative partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to implement the Choose Health LA Restaurants program in the Southeast Los Angeles communities of Bell, Commerce, East Los Angeles, Maywood, Montebello, Pico Rivera and West Whittier. The LA County Department of Public Health aims to partner with local restaurants to give customers the option to choose smaller portions, and also aims to target childhood obesity by creating healthier children’s meals. AltaMed has successfully enrolled 10 restaurants into the program which are now partners in promoting the health of LA County residents. When choosing to dine out, consider visiting our Choose Health LA Restaurant partners:

Address: 203 S Mednik Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 263-3188
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

So-Cal Burgers Chill & Grill
Trade the soda for their fresh kale and spinach water, delicious wraps, fresh fruit, salads and healthy lunches. Catering options are available.

Address: 213 S Mednik Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 265-3555
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Daves Deli Catering
Stop by for Dave’s Deli-ghtful deals, which include smaller portion sizes – half subs, cups of soup and junior salads. They also provide healthy school lunches.

Address: 4310 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 263-6146
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Los Lagos Mariscos
The same delicious, fresh seafood that has been a staple of their restaurant is now available in smaller portions, including shrimp cocktails, shrimp turnovers, and ceviche.

Address: 854 N Garfield Ave, Montebello, CA 90640
Phone: (323) 728-7492
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

La Costa Restaurant
Grab fresh seafood or opt for their soups and stews, such as clam chowder, Mexican meatballs with veggies, and chicken or beef soup are available in slim or full sizes.

Address: 6055 E Washington Blvd, Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: (323) 724-2233

Johanna’s Cafe & Deli
Grab one of their box lunches with a hot or cold sandwich or choose from one of their many salads or wraps. They also are available for catering.

Address: 346 N Ford Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 526-4999
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

La Farfala Coffee Shop & Deli
There’s a wide range of choices from fresh fruit waters to smoothies, fruit, fresh salads and quesadillas.

Address: 4538 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 262-5977
Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

La Azteca Tortilleria
Get the same great tasting quesadillas made with their fresh tortillas at half the portion size.

Address: 205 S Mednik Ave, East Los Angeles, CA 90022
Phone: (323) 262-3955

Paris Bakery and Café
Find non-processed, home-style cooking, freshly made corn tortillas, soups and amazing homemade sauces.

Address: 4521 Dunham St, Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: (323) 264-7288

Los Nuevos Volcanes
Enjoy fresh seafood dishes like ceviche, homemade tortillas and signature seafood empanadas.

Address: 3826 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063
Phone: (323) 266-6045
Hours: Mon Closed, Tues-Fri 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sun 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Teresitas Restaurant
Known for their home-style Mexican cooking, this long-running cafe also features delicious soups and fresh salads.


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