Locali is a ‘conscious convenience’ store, specialising in vegan/vegetarian snacks and sandwiches and organic coffee, biodynamic wine and micro-brewed beer. Located in a small shopping center on Franklin, the shop itself is small, little more than a deli counter and a wall of shelves chocked full of green items, snacks, pre-made sandwiches, salads and beverages and a couple tables in the front. The gluten-free, and those who wish to be, will be ecstatic over Locali’s offerings of gluten-free pasta, pizza dough, donuts, bread, cookies and even beer. They also carry desserts and other treats like organic dairy-free Popshop Pops (the Avocado Vanilla is divine!) from vegan specialty shops around town.
The deli itself is exceptional, even for meat-eaters. The meat and produce are fresh as can be and everything comes from organic, humane farms and businesses that practice sustainable farming/production. For omnivores, the Franklin Phenomenon turkey sandwich on pretzel bread is scrumptious and huge but any sandwich can be made vegan upon request with tofu meat substitutes. Locali’s Vegan Reuben sandwich is arguably the best in LA (many vegan Reubens can there be in LA? Turns out, quite a few) and the Badass Breakfast Sandwich will leave you licking maple syrup off your fingers in satisfaction.
Locali is the perfect place to grab a quick sandwich for lunch break or to pick up goodies for a picnic in nearby Griffith Park. Your tummy will thank you and your conscience can rest easy knowing you’re helping support the sustainable business movement.