How Brilliant! Healthy and Delicious Food at Grilliant

March 18, 2018

Photography by Eddie Sanchez

From an outsider’s perspective, Los Angeles seems to be obsessed with healthy eating. We’re portrayed as eaters that only chow down heaping bowls of raw kale and flavorless nutritious food but that’s not the case at all. While California cuisine and our LA lifestyle promotes health and well being, that doesn’t negate the fact that we want food that’s as flavorful and delicious, as it is healthy. One of those places that embodies that ethos is Grilliant!

Grilliant is a healthy place to eat with an emphasis on delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors at an affordable price. “Fast casual,” you ask? You can say that, since the process of ordering is at the counter but the cuisine is above your typical fast-casual spot. Their focus is to serve and prepare food fresh with only the best quality ingredients that shine through in every bite. The menu is grounded in traditional Mediterranean dishes and ingredients but served with a fresh Cali-style twist - think organic quinoa or kale salads with Mediterranean ingredients. Of course, kabobs and flat bread wraps are staples and various hummus and spreads round out the menu as well. 

Grilliant is the brainchild of wife and husband team Bahar & Amir. For Bahar, hospitality is a big part of any Iranian family and the most important part of it for her, is always food. Coming from a big family and passion for food, Grilliant came to life with husband and partner Amir by her side. Mediterranean cuisine that combines her heritage with healthy California living is what it’s all about. So the next time someone gives you a hard time for thinking LA doesn’t healthy and delicious food, take them to Grilliant to prove them wrong. 

Organic quinoa salad with salmon. 

Fire-grilled chicken wrap
Mediterranean Labneh with pita bread

Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Dining area at the Westwood location 

Grilliant (3 Locations)
4007 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505;
3850 Main Street Unit C, Culver City, CA 90232;
10861 Lindbrook Drive, Westwood, CA 90024