Open since 2008 in the historic Hull building (once Culver City’s first hospital), Akasha had all the warts of its launch exposed on the Learning Channel’s Flip That Restaurant. Since then, this first fresh-food eatery opened by “organic celebrity chef” and Hollywood Dish author Akasha Richmond (official spokesperson for Silk-brand soymilk) had landed on solid footing. The American comfort food menu is moderately priced, and the bar boasts fresh juice cocktails made with organic premium spirits as well as beer and wine. There’s a 24/7 bakery (sugar and coffee at fair-trade prices) and the environs themselves are eco-conscious, as is Akasha herself. Gather your horse and buggy and go.
9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City
310-845-1700
www.akasharestaurant.com