Stay Ahead of the Curve

Sign up here to get access to the latest news,
open house schedules, pocket listings and exclusive deals.

IP Header

HEALTHY EATS

A New Healthy Arrival in Leimert Park

As foodies, we love eating in our local neighborhoods so naturally we were so excited to hear about the opening of a new health-focused eatery in Leimert Park called Swift Cafe.

Photo by Sheldon Botler

Located on Crenshaw Boulevard between Leimert Park and the historic Maverick’s Flat building, Swift Cafe is the brainchild of Kyndra McCrary, Owner and Chef of Ooh La La La Catering. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu (Hollywood), she has worked with some of the best chefs in the industry and has cooked for Hollywood stars such as Larenz Tate and Kendrick Lamar.

McCrary’s vision for the Cafe is based on the lack of healthy options in urban neighborhoods, and to keep South LA residents from leaving the area when looking for healthy dishes. “People think (healthy food) will taste nasty, but I wanted a space for people to see that food was flavorful, fun, different, and could be good for you,” says McCrary.

Photo by Sheldon Botler

The delicious menu at Swift Cafe is mostly plant based, taking inspiration from Indian, Thai, Caribbean, plus Central and South American cuisines. Dishes include sweet potato and cashew cheese ricotta ravioli in sage “butter,” coconut chickpea curry, and a jerk chicken bowl. There is also a range of smoothies based on classic desserts such as carrot cake made with raw carrots, berry cobbler, and a key lime pie smoothie with avocado and spirulina.

Swift Cafe opens next Friday, October 18th. Operating hours will be from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

We can’t wait to go and hope to see you there!

Swift Cafe, 4279 Crenshaw Boulevard, Leimert Park