Eating in Santa Monica: Healthy Food Options for the Krav Maga Enthusiast

At Krav Maga Worldwide, we get Krav Maga practitioners from all over the Los Angeles area. Many of our fighters commute from the Santa Monica area, and are curious about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of the training center. Here you’ll find various restaurants and grocers in the Santa Monica area, all of which provide meals and ingredients to help build a nutritious meal!


Krav maga and martial arts enthusiasts love to get out after a long day’s workout. Check out one of these amazing options for a delectable and nutritious night out.

1. Chomp Eatery and Juice Station

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could indulge in a delicious meal without sabotaging your diet? At Chomp, that desire becomes a reality. Chomp Eatery believes in blending great taste with great health. In addition to providing intoxicating entrees such as the grass-fed burger and Banh Mi sandwich, Chomp offers a variety of juices and organic espresso drinks.   Enjoy the “crunch” of Chomp’s tasty treats, and feel great about doing it.

2. Real Food Daily

If you’re involved in martial arts and Krav Maga, you’ll want a meal that provides long-lasting energy without sacrificing flavor. Real Food Daily provides plant-based meals that nourish the soul as well as the body. Founder Ann Gentry started RFD with the idea of combining the California trend of vegetarian foods with organic and seasonal cooking. The menu offers both high-protein vegan and vegetarian options, and the wonderful ambiance makes it a great place to get together with friends or a special someone. Craving dessert but don’t want the guilt? RFD offers a range of gluten-free desserts, including crème brulee and the carrot cake cupcake.

3. M.A.K.E

Come to M.A.K.E. for a healthy meal and a unique dining experience. Raw food Chef Matthew Kenney has assembled an all-star menu, featuring innovative dishes using seasonal, local produce. For an extra-special healthy treat, try one of Chef’s tasting menu options. Here Matthew assembles a wide variety of flavors and textures, all with good-for-you ingredients at a prix fixe price. If you’re looking to impress a fellow healthy eater, M.A.K.E is the place to be.

Grocery Stores and Markets

Looking to pick up some fresh ingredients to assemble tonight’s dinner? Look no further. These healthy food markets offer a wide variety of organic, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free options, satisfying the taste buds of every Krav Maga or martial arts enthusiast.

1. Co-opportunity

You don’t need to be a member to shop at this co-op! Co-opportunity offers a variety of fresh food and ingredients, but at a much better price than the typical health food chain. You’ll find local and whole foods, as well as some of your favorite health food products, all in one location. For extra savings, become a member, and get a say for how the co-op is run.

2. Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

Open Wednesday and Saturday, the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market features delicious options from farmers and cooks throughout the California area. Stop by for some ruby red strawberries, peach buttermilk sherbet, or crisp leaves of red lettuce. Every week there’s something new. Bring the family, friends, or a loved one, and pick up some healthy ingredients to stock up your personal pantry.




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