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a healthier side of {umami}…





One of my favorite stops in Los Angeles is most definitely Umami Burger {the classic Umami Burger is usually my fave}. However, in attempts to eat a bit healthier and eat more vegetables lately, I recently attempted to order the greenest items on the Umami menu and was pleasantly surprised how good even they were.

Example numero uno: a beet salad with truffled ricotta and truffle dressing. That's TWO injections of truffle on top of super fresh perfect beets {this is now probably one of my favorite salads of all time}. Number two: The Greenbird…a turkey burger with avocados, green cheese, sprouts, and green goddess dressing. A turkey burger's never tasted so good. Finally, maybe not in the totally healthy category {but in the freaking amazing category}, number three: the Cheesy Tater Tots…crispy potato delishness with gooey, melty cheese right in the middle…a grown-up version of your elementary school cafeteria favorite. All this talk is making me hungry. Umami for lunch today, anyone? 😉

{photos by Oh Joy}


  1. Joy, your pictures are gorgeous…can I ask what kind of camera you use? Getting one as a gift for my husband, and there are so many choices!

  2. I was lucky enough to dine there while I was in LA a few months ago. They have hands down the best veggie burger! My husband continues to crave it! While I cannot get Good Girl Dinette out of my mind.


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