From Kebabs to Cold Pressed & Casual! Kreation Organic Kafe
There’s a real buzz going and it’s from the raw, organic, cold pressed juices at Kreation Organic Kafe & Juicery at 1202 Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
The first take at Kreation Organic was sampling cold pressed juices last summer at the August 2013 First Fridays event on 1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd, where the cafe is located. The juices were absolutely delicious and are more nutritious and healthier than traditional juicing methods. After trying an assortment of flavors we were both buzzing! The fruit juices were more appealing than the veggie ones and one of the veggie juices was on the spicy hot side.
Checking out this casual outdoor cafe for both eats and drinks in the late afternoon in August of 2013 was this reviewer’s first time here for a meal. It’s a great people watching spot on Abbot Kinney – it’s one of the few where you can dine outdoors with a view to see all the action on AKB. The manager told us about the Persian inspired menu of healthy food in an eco-friendly environment that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to the cold pressed juices and coffee plus smoothies that can be ordered to go.
We started with the Homemade Hummus from the cold tapas menu which was served with fennel, celery and almonds and garnished with organic walnut oil plus a plate of lavash bread. It was a great way to start off a meal. Adding a squeeze of lemon juice would be the only addition this writer would recommend, of course, that’s a matter of personal taste.
Next, we tried the Soltani plate, one of the most popular dishes at Kreation Organic – it’s meant for two people to split and is ample: a large plate with three types of kebabs (chicken, beef tenderloin and ground beef), a house salad and a tapas plate with tabouli, babganoush and hummus. We both liked the chicken kebabs the best which were truly delicious, although the middle was a bit dry. The ground beef was surprisingly tasty for someone that’s not big on ground beef, and the beef tenderloin was very good too. The tapas plate was good too (again, add a squeeze of lemon juice to it all) and filling.
Other popular dishes are the Persian inspired wraps and salads. Both meat eaters and vegetarians alike are sure to like this place. This is the only place on the boulevard with traditional Persian food and a welcome addition! This was a very positive dining experience with the combination of casual atmosphere, delicious, healthy Persian food with good service with an ideal location and it’s easy on the pocketbook too! Whether you’re here for a coffee, smoothie or full meal, it’s worth checking out.
Kreation Organic Kafe & Juicery
1202 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice CA 90291