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Long Beach’s New Whole Foods 365 Adds Grain Bowls and Groundwork Coffee

Plus soft serve franchising and early brunch plans

The upcoming Groundwork Coffee in Long Beach
Whole Foods 365 [official photo]
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Party at the market

Much like Silver Lake’s popular Whole Foods 365 has vegan restaurant By Chloe attached, the Amazon-owned company’s new Long Beach market has been eyeing at least one or two big local names to help out when opening later this month. First among the announcements is Groundwork Coffee, the award-winning organic coffee option with locations across greater Southern California. Expect them to prop up the grocery store’s on-site espresso and pastry offerings.

Whole Foods 365 Long Beach will also bring on Yellow Fever, the pan-Asian fast casual option with several westside locations. Expect bowls (rice, noodle, or greens) filled with everything from braised pork belly to grilled chicken to organic tofu sausage, with available sauces and add-ons galore. Expect both to open with the market on April 25.

The future is female

A new women-centric breakfast event is going down in Glendale at the end of the month, and it features some of the city’s biggest culinary entrepreneurs. There’s Natasha Case of Coolhaus, Casey Goch of Shreebs Coffee, Daina Trout of Health-Ade Kombucha, and more. The event goes down Monday, April 23.

CVT on the move

Endlessly popular soft serve truck CVT has been steadily expanding since first opening a few years back. They now have two trucks and are moving into a new franchise model with branded soft serve machines that can be placed inside of restaurants, stadiums, or wherever for a small fee. And the best part? The setup looks just like the original throwback Mister Softee trucks the company has become so well-known for.

Supper Liberation Front returns

Popular underground dinner option Supper Liberation Front returns tonight with a $65 BYOB option somewhere in Highland Park. Check out the offerings here.

Books and trucks

The LA Times Festival of Books is almost here, and that means food, literature, and a day spent in the sun. This year’s lineup will include a handful of great food trucks as well, including classics like the India Jones Truck, The Greasy Weiner, Belly Bombz, Harold & Belle’s, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, and plenty more.

Pasta at the source

Scott Conant will be in town for a few days this week, and he’s cooking up a storm over at his restaurant The Ponte. In fact, diners who want a firsthand look can team up with Conant to make their own noodles (six different shapes, in fact) as part of a “master class” and family-style tasting. The party goes down on Wednesday, and costs $45 a person.

Rosaline for brunch

Ricardo Zarate’s Rosaliné officially launched brunch last weekend, running Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the menu below.