As the lunch hour approached today, I was wishing there was a quick place in Atwater Village near the office that would satisfy a very specific craving – a light, fresh, and simple salad of some kind, something that wouldn’t carbo-load me and send me into a 2:00 desk-napping session.
While Hugo’s and other local quick lunch spots will satisfy me for now, we are really looking forward to the opening for a new market in Atwater Village – Bon Vivant Market, taking over the former Adult Jubilee Day Care Center on Glendale Boulevard. Owner Tricia La Bell is a resident of Los Feliz and has spent a lot of time in Atwater over the years, which is why they wanted to open up in this neighborhood.
The new market, hopefully opening this fall, promises to curb my craving for easy, freshly prepared food like soups, paninis, roasts, pasta and organic green salads. Other grab-able items include a savory and sweets counter, pre-packaged light bites, gourmet coffee and other beverages. In addition, there will be a charcuterie and fine cheese station just off the wine and beer bar – that’s right, a wine and beer bar! Everything they’ll carry will have a focus on local and California foods and products, along with a variety of vegan and gluten-free products. The Atwater Village News website says epicurean treats from Dean & DeLuca have already been delivered.
Okay, we might be over-selling it to you but we’re really looking forward to checking this place out when it opens this fall. Tricia told us in an email about the new market:
We are a community driven design indeed. As as a Los Feliz resident and a lover food my goal is to bring to the Atwater, Silverlake, Los Feliz and Glendale area products we all love from near and afar… even childhood memories such as crocks of mac n’ cheese, flaky french toast, strawberry shortcake, delicious summer salads and home baked breads.
Bon Vivant Market won’t be the only one opening up on the block – Atwater Village Farm is a farm-to-table market concept, coming hopefully in October, on the opposite side of the street at the corner of Larga (read about it here). Though they probably won’t be exactly direct competitors, there will be lots of great healthy food shopping options in Atwater Village in the coming months!
Bon Vivant Market will possibly be open daily from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm weekdays, and midnight on the weekends.
They ask that you give them some feedback about what to carry on their new Facebook page.