These Restaurateurs Found Their Path (And Huge Success) By Creating A Cult Of Gratitude

Posted on: 26th Nov 2013


Stepbrothers Ryland Engelhart and Cary Mosier have the “glass half-full” philosophy nailed (…to the wall. Literally.)

The family behind the Cafe Gratitude empire has been at it since 2004, when Ryland’s dad and Cary’s mom, Matthew and Terces Engelhart, opened up their first location in San Francisco — a fresh vegan restaurant founded on the idea of practicing gratitude in our daily lives.

Find Grace in Gratitude: Founders of Café Gratitude hosting workshops this Fall

Posted on: 14th Oct 2013


“Abundance can be had simply by consciously receiving what has already been given.” -Sufi Saying. Pretty powerful stuff. It is a way of life for some and what Matthew and Terces Engelhart are sharing as their unique and forward thinking approach to life and business with the world.

 The powerhouse couple behind the popular farm-to-table Café Gratitude and Gracias Madre restaurants have branched out with an educational venture calledEternal Presence LLC.

Best Raw-Food Restaurant – 2012 Café Gratitude

Posted on: 21st Jun 2013


Café Gratitude — a beautiful, bright spot with a large outdoor patio in Larchmont — serves totally vegan food that is as impeccably and locally sourced as any self-respecting restaurant can offer. Everything is organic, and comes in fantastically large portions that can be shared. We’ve never tried anything that wasn’t creative, healthy and filling — and the slightly chewy, flavorful flax chips that you can order as a side dish will become an obsession.

According to Kim

Posted on: 01st May 2013


By According to Kim

Café Gratitude (Larchmont) – Organic live onion sesame bagel with cashew cream cheese, nori “lox”, tomato, onion, capers and sprouts. This is not your typical vegan restaurant that you probably associate tons of alfalfa sprouts, tempeh, seitan, and other soy “protein” substitutes with. It’s all organic and more about delicious nut cheese, seasonal veggies & fruit, kelp noodles, quinoa, brown rice, with dishes like the zucchini lasagna and my absolute favorite, the polenta cakes with sautéed spinach, mushrooms and basil chiffonade topped with cashew nut cheese.

Beauty Palette in LA

Posted on: 01st May 2013

By The Beauty Palette

I’m in LA so frequently that my friends joke that LA is basically my second home. Happily, LA is one of the few cities that blows NYC out of the water when it comes to organic, local and healthy food. Since I travel to the West Coast so often for work, I’ve tried it all. So after hours and hours of arduous juicing and dining, here are my picks for healthy eats and drinks in LA; otherwise known as: places I go to in between my regular pilgrimages to Umami Burger

Cafe Gratitude – I think of Cafe Gratitude as One Lucky Duck‘s prettier, brighter LA counterpart.

Grateful for Cafe Gratitude

Posted on: 20th Mar 2013


There’s always a new place in town that everyone raves about and right now, for the more health conscious amongst us, it’s Cafe Gratitude down in Venice.

Here’s what they say on their website: ” Cafe Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic vegan restaurants specializing in gourmet vegan cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet.

The Hollywood Reporter – 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants

Posted on: 25th Jan 2013


With a list of menu items such as “I Am Fabulous” (raw lasagna with cashew ricotta) and “I Am Awesome” (eggplant parmesan on grilled panini bread), just placing an order here can make a person feel good.

Stepbrothers Ryland Engelhart and Cary Mosier opened their organic-vegan-raw specialty restaurant in the Bay Area in 2004 then expanded to L.A., first in Larchmont in March 2011 then in Venice in July 2012. 

Come On, Get Happy by Allison Winn Scotch

Posted on: 29th Nov 2012


On ABC’s biting and hilarious hit show Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe plays a type-A control freak whose idea of total bliss might be color-coding her closet. In real life, Coupe, who is married to acting coach Randall Whittinghill, knows how to let her hair down. Here, the 31-year-old native of Plymouth, N.H., fills us in on her own definitions of happiness.

Trend Oracle – Food in Los Angeles

Posted on: 19th Nov 2012


The quality of this vegan restaurant seems to be no

secret, more than once I received the suggestion to eat here and I happily followed…

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Cafe Gratitude LA: The Best Breakfast in Town

Posted on: 24th Jul 2012


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 Cafe Gratitude on Larchmont. I found this little jem on my way home from Yoga at YogaWorks on Larchmont. A friend of mine then told me that this place had items on their menu that were GF and I could probably eat. That’s all I needed to go in and try it. This restaurant is 100% organic vegan and specializes in gourmet raw and cooked cuisines.