It’s the time of the season for…flus and viruses. Waa waa. It’s a sad reality of winter, but here on Melrose, we have all kinds of ways to tackle and prevent those illnesses right with hot toddies, juicing, healthy eats and more.
Nothing like a hot toddy to warm your bones and ward off a cold or flu. At DomaineLA, you can find some of the most interesting and unique liquor choices in town, and a new taste treat besides. Try Akashi Japanese Whisky for an aromatic, surprisingly light cure for what ails you; or go for a classic like McKenzie Bourbon straight out of New York.
6801 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
Healthy is as healthy does. So, eat something green and tasty and kick that bug before it takes over, or find healthy comfort food that’s a simple to-go choice if you’re already feeling a little off. The 100% vegan menu includes such yummy warming treats as a kale burger or sweet potato falafel. The perfect thing to curl up with and scan the streaming services for flicks.
7751 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
A little magic sure can’t hurt when it comes to getting healthy. At this eclectic spiritual shop, try bringing home and lighting a Healing Candle, which is said to “expedite your recovery process and return you to wholeness.” Or perhaps a soak in a healing bath is more your thing? House of Intuition offers the Higher Self-Healing Bath, infused with self-love, surrender, forgiveness, and violet flame.
House of Intuition
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
CBD can be curative and preventative, and if you’re laid-low with an illness, this medical dispensary offers plenty of choices from CBD and THC products as sodas, chocolate bars, and topical relief patches and balms to soothe and take away aches and pains. There’s flower and vape products, too.
7382 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
This small space is packed with good vibes and fresh, germ-busting juices. Don’t miss their green juice blends or their ginger shots for illness fighting. The latter feature tasty added cayenne and lemon to boost flavor and potency.
7473 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Order online for delivery or pick-up if you’re not up for a dine-in experience at this longstanding macrobiotic eatery. Either way, you’ll find healthy eats that will help defeat whatever ails you. Try the especially soothing Organic Miso Soup as a steaming hot tonic.
7119 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Well known for their juices and shots with curative properties, Naturewell2 offers a wide range of healing and illness-fighting selections. Try the G-Immunity with broccoli, carrots, ginger, kale, parsley, apple and lemon. Or, if illness has already gotten you down for the count, get back up with an assist from the Cold Buster, made of bell peppers, grapefruit, ginger, and pineapple. The Anti-Virus is also a great preventative featuring mangosteen, apple, beet, grapes, ginger, and kale. The Face Melter Shot is a quick way to reach better resistance: featuring lemon, ginger, cayenne, and oil of oregano.
Naturewell2 Organic Juice Bar
7261 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
A good drink might be just the ticket if you’re well enough to make your way to this cozy bar with a wide range of whiskeys and other fine liquors. This neighborhood staple serves up healing concoctions such as the Fireball – cinnamon infused bourbon; or try the Lemon Drop shot made with vodka, sugar, and lemon.
Snake Pit Ale House
7529 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046