the hive santa monica

Recently, I was invited by The Hive to try some delicious food from their Santa Monica restaurant. The Hive is a beautiful and healthy eatery located on Broadway, a few blocks from the beach in one of my favourite parts of Los Angeles. The hive has such a friendly atmosphere, and you instantly feel welcomed and cared for as soon as you enter the door.

I’ve eaten at The Hive many times before – and it’s one of my favourite places to visit. In the past, two of my go-to things to order have been their Power Burrito and Fountain of Youth smoothie – it’s now also routine for me to make sure I grab one of the vegan brownies that they sell there after my meal too (they’re incredible) as I head out on my way home.

For my review post, I decided to try some of their dishes that I hadn’t tried before – so this time I chose to order their Breakfast Burrito, Acai Bowl and Immuni-Bee health Shot.

I tried the health shot first to cleanse my palate ready for my meal. The Immuni-Bee shot contains reishi, maitake and chaga mushrooms, lions mane, agaricus, cordyceps, schizandra berry, mangosteen peel, stevia, rose geranium and ginger. It’s packed with hugely nutritious ingredients – and has a very fiery flavour! It felt like the perfect healthy detox to begin with.

After my drink – I dived into the burrito. Their burrito was absolutely delicious, and so filling too. It was filled with a mixture of scrambled tofu – which is my favourite, potato, hemp seeds, avocado, reishi mushroom, tomato, spinach and coconut chips. It had a great blend of textures and flavours – from the softness of the tofu, to the slight crunch of the coconut chips. I also ordered my burrito with a side of kale chips – which were light, crisp, and also full of taste.

Even though I was beginning to feel stuffed after ploughing through my burrito – I made sure I had saved just enough room for myself to indulge in their beautiful Acai Bowl.

Now, this may come as a shock for most people – but I had never actually tried an acai bowl before. I know, I know, I make vegan food for a living, I’m obsessed with food, and am constantly on the look out for the next food trend. However, I’d never actually tasted an Acai Bowl – even though I had been admiring their beauty for years.

So, because of this, I decided to go all out and build my own bowl from their self build options. For mine, I used their acai base, then topped it with granola, chia seeds, pineapple, mulberries and maple syrup. The combination was sooooooo amazing.

I was honestly speechless how delicious it was – and I was so happy that I had finally tried an Acai Bowl – I can’t believe I had gone so long without them. Everything about it was pure food heaven. I know I’ll be sure to always order one from them now! I could definitely eat it every day.

I would recommend The Hive to anyone ever visiting LA. The food is sold at a a great price point, the venue is perfect and the menu is healthy, fresh, and delicious.

For more information on The Hive – please visit their website here:




13 thoughts on “the hive santa monica

  1. It looks like a wonderful meal! I would love to try that burrito.

  2. These sound so delicious! I’m always on the lookout for a good acai bowl!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    1. It was soo delicious! <3

  3. I was just in Santa Monica for business and I grove by the Hive but never went in. Now I’m kicking myself because it’s totally my kind of restaurant. I don’t love burritos but I know I would devour this one and that acai bowl looks divine.

    1. Definitely go next time Mary, you will love it! I hope you had a great time in Santa Monica! <3

  4. Wow this is definitely going on my bucket list! And I too am a massive foodie and have never had an acai bowl before – probably because I’m allergic to bananas and haven’t been able to find a banana free alternative! Thank you for sharing x

    Maria (

    1. Definitely go there, it’s amazing!! They will make you a banana free one! <3 x

  5. Very nice! What a wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy your local vegan restaurant. I have seen ace bowls but have never experienced it either.

    Thanks for sharing!


  6. I wish they had somewhere like this in Edinburgh, it would be my go to place for sure. All your food looks so tasty, it’s making me hungry just looking at it 🙂

  7. I’ve never tried The Hive, but I’m definitely going to need to check it out the next time I’m in socal! <3 I love acai bowls!! :]

  8. Wow! This meal looks incredible! My daughter lives in West Hollywood and I’m wondering if she’s ever been to The Hive…I’ll have to ask! Nice review! And aren’t Acai Bowls amazing!!

  9. Wow, it sounds and looks delicious Harriet. Lovely sharing… 🙂

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