We’re talking camel milk, green ice cream and twenty dollar smoothies with the CEO of our favorite crunchy luxe grocery store, Erewhon Market. Just one lap around this sustainable and super-natural supermarket always gets us excited – and over-budget.
We recently Snapchatted our way down the aisles of the Venice location to share some of our favorite products with you (incense, beet kraut, almond butter and mineral water included) and thought we’d ask Erewhon’s top pro, Tony Antoci, what he sees trending on the shelf right now. Erewhon has been on the health scene since the mid-60’s and we consider their over-the-top smoothie bar one of a wellness gal’s main hangs in L.A., whether in Hollywood, Venice or Calabasas. Here’s Tony…
Top 3 trends of 2016: Fermented coconut yogurt (here’s how to make it at home), the medicinal mushroom reishi, and food-grade natural body care. Can’t forget CBD (Cannabinoid – Google it, it’s going to be huge!)
Trend that’s gone for good: Trusting conventional grocers.
Trend that never goes out of style: Feeling good and having boundless energy!
Strangest product you stock: Camel Milk. Strange, but extremely beneficial. Deer antler and beef liver capsules are cool too. Editor’s note: when responsibly sourced, deer antler is never harmful to the animal.
Most popular smoothie bar order: The one and only “Superfood Green Goddess” with coconut, herbs and greens – ice cream style or as a smoothie!
Most elaborate smoothie bar order: The $30 Jing City Tonic. This is the starting price, I have seen $100 tonics. Our barista, Truth (yes, that’s his name), created the $30 Jing City six years ago. Truth was famous for making probiotic, power-packed ice creams that reached the $70 to $80 range!