Health & wellness has taken over Los Angeles and the movement is sweeping the nation. This is great, because as someone who enjoys eating healthy, it’s now SO easy to find healthy options most everywhere you go. Finding innovative and inspired options, however, is not so easy. Kye’s on Montana offers just that: nutritious food but with a twist that will change what you perceive as “healthy eating.”…
Famous for the Kyerito, Kye’s was opened by Jeanne Cheng, a Molecular Biologist turned health foodie. Inspired by her son, Kye, who suffered from a gluten allergy, Jeanne believed in the importance of nurturing the mind, body and spirit through food and a healthy diet. All but one option on Kye’s menu was gluten free, and all options were full of superfood ingredients like goji berries and Chinese yam. The kale salad was one of my favorite items and packed an impressive nutritional punch with three types of kale, almonds, goji berries and currants. The kale salad came with pecorino cheese but could easily be modified if you were dairy sensitive. Kye’s was incredibly accommodating and the restaurant was willing to make almost any substitution or modification to the menu so that all customers were satisfied. As mentioned before, the Kyerito was what Kye’s is known for, and it was basically a healthy, gluten free version of a burrito that you could have for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For breakfast, or for any time of the day really, the Nori n’ lox was a healthy take on a bagel & lox dish. The kyerito was filled with green eggs (eggs blended with spinach), smoked wild salmon, a dairy free scallion aioli, dill, arugula, tomato and a rice and quinoa blend. The Kyerito was rolled up in a sheet of nori, or seaweed, for a healthy alternative to a tortilla and it could also be paleo if you asked for no rice or quinoa. The bean taco Kyerito, one of Jeanne’s personal favorites, was both filling and full of flavor. Instead of the nori wrap, the taco kyerito was wrapped up in collard greens and could also be made raw. The gluten free and dairy free shakes and desserts were also worth a try and filled with good-for-you ingredients; my favorite was the ultra creamy caramelized banana shake.
Kye’s grab and go concept was perfect for anyone searching for an easy and convenient alternative to a healthy and nutritious meal. Kye’s concept was not only innovative, it was game-changing and we were sure that Kye’s would be finding its way beyond Montana avenue very soon! When was the last time you felt healthy and clean after eating a burrito? Thank you, Jeanne, for creating this healthy, DELICIOUS masterpiece… I’ll be back for more soon!