Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.
Owner Barb Batiste turns out a plethora of homemade desserts and sweet treats under the heading of her catering company, B Sweet, located on Robertson Boulevard. From cupcakes, cookies, breads and brownies to muffins, pies and parfaits, customers will have no shortage of sugary options to choose from. The chocolate chip banana bread is moist, dense and popular, though most customers tend to see if Barb’s signature bread pudding is available. It usually is, in a variety of flavors like banana chocolate, red velvet and salted caramel. B Sweet’s mobile operation features two black and pink trucks loaded with all sorts of quick-fix dessert bites, while the more expansive catering operation can make sandwiches, hot main dishes and drinks for private events. A brick-and-mortar space is soon to pop up in West Los Angeles as well.
Cookbook is a small grocery store in the heart of Echo Park. They focus on bringing local, fresh and quality products to the residents and take time to cultivate a variety of brands that produce food responsibly, with little to no harm done to the environment and animals. The store is picturesque, with all the fruits and vegetables laid out in angled eye-level wooden bins or placed in bowls on their rustic tables. Prepared sandwiches and baked goods are displayed at the back counter. All the wooden details and quality products make it comparable to the perfection of a movie set.