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How are you dealing with eating while at the ancestral health symposium?

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Created July 27, 2011 at 12:06 AM

I will be staying at a hostel while in LA for the AHS. I pretty much normally make all my own food because I don't trust restaurants/stores. I know most hostels have a community kitchen but the AHS starts early and I'll only be in town for a couple of days so I don't want to buy many groceries/cook. How are you guys handling this? Does anyone who lives in LA know if there are whole foods/mothers markets around the UCLA area where I can pick up coffee and breakfast at least? Will there be food available at the AHS or time to go off campus and get lunch or do we need to bring our own with us? I'm interested to hear how other people will be dealing with this. Thanks!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on August 04, 2011
at 04:49 PM

My friend is going to meet me for dinner so you don't have to listen to me whine anymore. I'm good.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 04, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Is anyone else reading this? I don't really know what to bring.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on August 04, 2011
at 02:47 AM

Awww, it's o.k. I've emailed a friend who lives there to see if she wants to meet up. Otherwise I'm going to drown my sorrows in canola poison. I might even buy cookies to soothe my lonely heart, lol.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on August 04, 2011
at 02:16 AM

I'm getting in real late on Thursday Shari. Hope that's a good excuse too. Look out for the canola oil at the WF hot bar!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on August 04, 2011
at 01:32 AM

It's o.k. You have a good excuse so I forgive you. I think the rest of the bunch are just ignoring me.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 04, 2011
at 01:06 AM

I'm so sorry. I actually tried to move my dinner but I couldn't make it work.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 03, 2011
at 10:29 PM

Woooh! I will try to bring some too.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 03, 2011
at 06:08 AM

stinky cheese is at Bristol Farms

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on August 01, 2011
at 04:24 AM

I am staying at the Royal Palace Westwood. Supposedly, there will be a mini-fridge, microwave, TJs a block away and WF 2 blocks. I think I should be fine.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 01, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Great resources! Thank you for posting!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 27, 2011
at 11:30 PM

I'm getting in on the third.....got an interview at Disney to do and then I will scope the area. I got some friends who live in southern Cali coming to drink some wine so I know I will need stinky French cheese!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Assuming I go, I'm in too

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 27, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Love that idea!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 27, 2011
at 11:01 PM

Yes.....my BIL works for shack and delivers to all the WF stores in three states. When he told me this I wrote a letter to WF CEO to complain. Never got a reply

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 27, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Yeah primal pot cookies! I think I may have just found my niche in life.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 27, 2011
at 09:18 PM

That's what I'm thinking too. I arrive wednesday

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 27, 2011
at 07:59 PM

Almost all hotels/motels have coffee makers or coffee in the lobby.

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 27, 2011
at 07:57 PM

ALL foods supplied by Sysco, Quill? Reference for that?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:15 PM

kewl idea. i'm in.

776cf39df980711e80fc02317eb64649

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on July 27, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Lol, wouldn't want to smell your breath.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 01:25 AM

@Shari - Tell me about it. The last time I flew, this is what happened to me. True story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv3kztUR2BU

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:19 AM

Fifth. Awesome.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:19 AM

Not sure I could get a bag through TSA. Oh how I long for the good old days when you could smuggle anything onto a plane. Damn terrorists.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 01:11 AM

Almonds - PUFA's too high. We'll just eat the weed raw. Then we can say we are Denise Minger students

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on July 27, 2011
at 01:04 AM

You should be able to find accommodations at basically any restaurant especially if you aren't to concerned with 100% grass fed animal products.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:03 AM

I can throw some weed into my almond muffins and bring plenty to share. Just saying.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Wait - this is supposed to be the Woodstock of Evolutionary Medicine. Now I feel that I must get baked or I will be compromising the spirit of the event. What say you Danielle - http://paleohacks.com/questions/34903/is-marijuana-paleo-how-does-it-affect-fat-loss#axzz1TGLOHUsO

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Yes that's what I'm bringing. It's pretty good. No cream though. That makes me want to cry. I'm going to attempt to dehydrate some to bring with me. We'll see, lol.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:38 AM

WF hot bar freeeaks me out. My friend once found a roach in her food from their hot bar. I can at least get produce to munch on.

Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:36 AM

Have you tried Starbucks Via? It's pretty good if instant coffee is your only option.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:36 AM

Good idea- I'm going to bring some muffins too!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:31 AM

im going to cook........got a grille for my room.

16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

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on July 27, 2011
at 12:30 AM

I believe there's also an Erewhon (like Whole Foods) near there as well: http://www.erewhonmarket.com

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:30 AM

WF food bars are not good. All foods supplied by sysco. Neolithic ingredients.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:24 AM

Thanks. I think WF generally opens at 7 so I might not have time in the mornings but will probably rely on it for evenings

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on July 27, 2011
at 12:19 AM

http://www.yelp.com/biz/whole-foods-market-los-angeles

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D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 12:48 AM

One possibility that I've been debating is skipping breakfast and lunch, and then feasting at dinner. So two days of IF-ing. Perhaps I am F-ing crazy to think I can pull that off, but that's how I roll.

Actually I will probably crotch a fifth and have a bag of...oh this isn't a concert and I'm not 18 anymore.

Seriously, I'm gonna try some extended fasting.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 01:25 AM

@Shari - Tell me about it. The last time I flew, this is what happened to me. True story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv3kztUR2BU

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:03 AM

I can throw some weed into my almond muffins and bring plenty to share. Just saying.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:19 AM

Not sure I could get a bag through TSA. Oh how I long for the good old days when you could smuggle anything onto a plane. Damn terrorists.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 01:11 AM

Almonds - PUFA's too high. We'll just eat the weed raw. Then we can say we are Denise Minger students

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:19 AM

Fifth. Awesome.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 12:58 AM

Wait - this is supposed to be the Woodstock of Evolutionary Medicine. Now I feel that I must get baked or I will be compromising the spirit of the event. What say you Danielle - http://paleohacks.com/questions/34903/is-marijuana-paleo-how-does-it-affect-fat-loss#axzz1TGLOHUsO

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 27, 2011
at 09:19 PM

Yeah primal pot cookies! I think I may have just found my niche in life.

776cf39df980711e80fc02317eb64649

(892)

on July 27, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Lol, wouldn't want to smell your breath.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on July 27, 2011
at 12:31 PM

What if we did a little trading post? Everyone bring a 5-10 paleo snack small ziploc baggies and we could have a food swap?

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:15 PM

kewl idea. i'm in.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 27, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Assuming I go, I'm in too

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 27, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Love that idea!

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E34fbfa1bca9ae970c9c7313bf9de9f8

(1436)

on July 31, 2011
at 11:24 PM

I'm bringing homemade jerky, going to whole foods for a few things and will probably hit up some of the local restaurants.

Speaking of, here's some local restaurants I found on the AHS facebook page and reproduced here (without permission):

"Walking distance: Whole foods- $$- Grocery and Prepared foods- Gayley and Weyburn. Located directly off campus in Westwood Village. Free parking while shopping.

Mongols- $- Mongolian BBQ- 1064 Gayley - Pile as much meat, veggies, and noodles you can into a bowl and hand it to the cook to grill it up--all for about 9 bucks. http://www.yelp.com/biz/mongol???s-los-angeles

In-n-out burger- $- Burgers- 922 Gayley- Get a California classic just steps off campus. Burgers, fries, and shakes. Make your burger paleo and ask to get your burger protein style with a lettuce wrap instead of the bun.

Damon and Pythias- $$- 1061 Broxton Ave- New American Grill- the carnivore plate offers three meats for 15 bucks. Great garlic fries for a carb-indulgence.

Driving distance--

Nook Bistro- $- New American- 11628 Santa Monica Blvd 9 (b/t Barry Ave & Federal Ave)-- Nestled in the corner of a nondescript strip mall, Nook serves up Southern comfort food meets LA Farmers market faire. Entrees between $12 and $25 and great wine/beer selection. http://nookbistro.com/

Tofuya BBQ--Korean BBQ--$$-- 11267 National Blvd-- All-you-can-eat meat, tofu soup, and kimchi for $17. Grill your own meat at the table. http://www.yelp.com/biz/tofuya???-bbq-los-angeles

Hide Sushi--Sushi-$$- Cash only-2040 Sawtelle Blvd-- Located in a small village of japanese and Korean shops and restaurants. Hide Sushi (pronounces hee-day) serves up the freshest sushi on the Westside without shelling out the big bucks. http://www.hidesushi.com/ "

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 01, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Great resources! Thank you for posting!

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on July 27, 2011
at 01:16 AM

I plan on scavenging from the coolers of fellow attendees.

If that doesn't pan out, I'll IF through breakfast, eat out for lunch and dinner, and maybe bring some cured meat and freeze-dried mangoes to snack on.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 03, 2011
at 07:49 PM

I will have fresh veggies, if you can find me (Friday only).

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 03, 2011
at 10:29 PM

Woooh! I will try to bring some too.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 04, 2011
at 03:55 PM

Is anyone else reading this? I don't really know what to bring.

1
8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 03, 2011
at 06:06 AM

The co-op on Broadway and 16th in Santa Monica has some decent food.

1
741862d51f4709ea726113db7926576f

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on July 27, 2011
at 02:23 AM

here's a map from Urbanspoon on what is close to UCLA. Bristol Farms is just down the way, but I don't think they open until later.

There are Trader Joe's relatively closeby, but again, most don't open until later.

I can't recall what time Jerry's deli opens, and while yes it is overrated, it is in the thick of UCLA, and if you get enough breakfast in you, I don't think you'll need a lunch.

Oh, and for sure there's a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf close by. There used to be a Peets or a Starbucks, but cannot recall if they are still there. All are walking distance.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on July 27, 2011
at 12:35 AM

I know they have an hour lunch break, but I'm prob going to bring an insulated lunch bag so I can stick around and gawk at the paleo-celebs that could be milling about :) Looks like I'm screwed for breakfast- I was happy to see my hotel serves breakfast, but according to the reviews online, it's just bagels! :(

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on July 27, 2011
at 12:31 AM

I've been wondering the same thing. I am staying at a hotel nearby so I'm hoping there will be some sort of breakfast available to me. I'm going to make some almond meal muffins and bring some macadamia nuts, canned sardines and instant coffee (gag) with me. Maybe a few larabars too. I can't be without "my food" or I panic, lol. I am assuming there will be lunch options for us on campus or nearby. There is a long lunch break so there should be time and I'm hoping they will have suggestions for us.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:43 AM

Yes that's what I'm bringing. It's pretty good. No cream though. That makes me want to cry. I'm going to attempt to dehydrate some to bring with me. We'll see, lol.

Aeec781cc234fcae119d4a71532058f5

(2047)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:36 AM

Have you tried Starbucks Via? It's pretty good if instant coffee is your only option.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on July 27, 2011
at 12:36 AM

Good idea- I'm going to bring some muffins too!

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 27, 2011
at 07:59 PM

Almost all hotels/motels have coffee makers or coffee in the lobby.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on August 04, 2011
at 12:46 AM

I still don't have anyone to have dinner with tomorrow night (Thursday). Do I really have to go eat at the wicked WF food bar all by myself???

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 04, 2011
at 01:32 AM

It's o.k. You have a good excuse so I forgive you. I think the rest of the bunch are just ignoring me.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 04, 2011
at 04:49 PM

My friend is going to meet me for dinner so you don't have to listen to me whine anymore. I'm good.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 04, 2011
at 01:06 AM

I'm so sorry. I actually tried to move my dinner but I couldn't make it work.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on August 04, 2011
at 02:16 AM

I'm getting in real late on Thursday Shari. Hope that's a good excuse too. Look out for the canola oil at the WF hot bar!

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 04, 2011
at 02:47 AM

Awww, it's o.k. I've emailed a friend who lives there to see if she wants to meet up. Otherwise I'm going to drown my sorrows in canola poison. I might even buy cookies to soothe my lonely heart, lol.

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2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on August 03, 2011
at 06:10 AM

Lots of homemade jerky... dried fruit and water and thats pretty much what i plan on subsisting on for a couple day

0
E34fbfa1bca9ae970c9c7313bf9de9f8

(1436)

on July 31, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Here's some local restaurants I found on the AHS facebook page and reproduced here (without permission):

"Walking distance: Whole foods- $$- Grocery and Prepared foods- Gayley and Weyburn. Located directly off campus in Westwood Village. Free parking while shopping.

Mongols- $- Mongolian BBQ- 1064 Gayley - Pile as much meat, veggies, and noodles you can into a bowl and hand it to the cook to grill it up--all for about 9 bucks. http://www.yelp.com/biz/mongol​s-los-angeles

In-n-out burger- $- Burgers- 922 Gayley- Get a California classic just steps off campus. Burgers, fries, and shakes. Make your burger paleo and ask to get your burger protein style with a lettuce wrap instead of the bun.

Damon and Pythias- $$- 1061 Broxton Ave- New American Grill- the carnivore plate offers three meats for 15 bucks. Great garlic fries for a carb-indulgence.

Driving distance--

Nook Bistro- $- New American- 11628 Santa Monica Blvd 9 (b/t Barry Ave & Federal Ave)-- Nestled in the corner of a nondescript strip mall, Nook serves up Southern comfort food meets LA Farmers market faire. Entrees between $12 and $25 and great wine/beer selection. http://nookbistro.com/

Tofuya BBQ--Korean BBQ--$$-- 11267 National Blvd-- All-you-can-eat meat, tofu soup, and kimchi for $17. Grill your own meat at the table. http://www.yelp.com/biz/tofuya​-bbq-los-angeles

Hide Sushi--Sushi-$$- Cash only-2040 Sawtelle Blvd-- Located in a small village of japanese and Korean shops and restaurants. Hide Sushi (pronounces hee-day) serves up the freshest sushi on the Westside without shelling out the big bucks. http://www.hidesushi.com/ "

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Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on July 27, 2011
at 08:05 PM

I'm arriving mid afternoon Thursday. My plan is to scope the neighborhood. Maybe pick up some stuff at WF for breakfast and lunch.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on July 27, 2011
at 11:30 PM

I'm getting in on the third.....got an interview at Disney to do and then I will scope the area. I got some friends who live in southern Cali coming to drink some wine so I know I will need stinky French cheese!

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 27, 2011
at 09:18 PM

That's what I'm thinking too. I arrive wednesday

Ffc7e0ecad8e8831b528c5d4921377cc

(942)

on August 01, 2011
at 04:24 AM

I am staying at the Royal Palace Westwood. Supposedly, there will be a mini-fridge, microwave, TJs a block away and WF 2 blocks. I think I should be fine.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on August 03, 2011
at 06:08 AM

stinky cheese is at Bristol Farms

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