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Downtown LA’s Bodhi Bowl Permanently Closes

Downtown LA’s beloved Bodhi Bowl is closing for good. *Sigh* This vegan fast casual spot was opened three years ago by the wonderful Alison Cruddas. She had been working as a private chef for vegan clients and decided to open Bodhi Bowl to extend her reach by providing healthy plant-based options for people in the area, vegan and non-vegan alike. And that’s exactly what she did! Bodhi Bowl has offered a safe, welcoming environment with nutritious meals for all people––and pups!

 

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The decision to close Bodhi Bowl came about in response to the citywide shutdown. “Downtown is pretty deserted and my customer base is just no longer there, as the majority of my customers are office workers. COVID has taken its toll on us all in DTLA,” said Cruddas.

The doors to this fan-favorite vegan haven will permanently close Thursday, July 2nd. Cruddas shared, “I want to say how humbled and grateful I am by all the love and support I have received these past three years of my Bodhi Bowl journey. It has been incredible, and I hope that I can take that love and give it back in whatever I do next.”

What’s next? Cruddas told us she hopes to open Bodhi Bowl again at another time and place.“Providing healthy vegan food and making people happy is my mission in life, so I will definitely be doing something very soon!”

Stop by Bodhi Bowl before their official closing for the last hurrah––and grab a few to-go meals while you’re there! Bodhi Bowl is located at 645 W 9th St #107, Los Angeles, CA, 90015.

Allie Mitchell

@alliemitch

Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.

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