118 Degrees – Costa Mesa’s Raw Dining Option at The Camp!

118 Degrees
2981 Bristol Suite B5
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Roberta Walker

 

Mole Enchiladas

Mole Enchiladas

 

It’s no secret that Southern California is a mecca for healthy living including a wide variety of healthy eating options. With sun year round, the locals can enjoy outdoor activities and fitness, and fuel that lifestyle with access to fresh local food. Got special dietary requirements or allergies?

Living Lasagna

Living Lasagna

 

No problem, you can easily find a restaurant or market to pick up your vegan, soy free, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, or nut free diet choice. The raw food vegan diet covers a wide variety of restrictions, therefore, a safe bet for most diets. Sadly, I have seen a few raw food restaurants come and go over the last 5 years. Thankfully, one that has stayed and expanded is 118 degrees.

 

The Baja

The Baja

 

Chef Jenny Ross first opened 118 Degrees in Costa Mesa at The Camp. Not a place kids go to roast marshmallows, but an outdoor, green certified spot that offers wellness and personal styling services, unique and purposeful shopping as well as healthy local and international dining. Basically you can hit up some yoga then grab a bite, buy a new snowboard, and check out some cool threads all in the same zone. The perfect location for Jenny to open a health-conscious restaurant and offer good food to the masses of healthy hip folks in the Orange County area.

 

California Panini

California Panini

 

Everything on the menu is 100% plant based, prepared daily using local organic produce when possible and if needed there are some dishes that can be adjusted to met food sensitivities. Some dishes are made with Kamut, although low in Gluten if you are sensitive you may want to avoid. Everything is clearly marked in the menu including nut free options, so it is easy to avoid anything that contains a food sensitive ingredient.

 

118º - Chocolate Supreme

 

 

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner there is plenty to choose from to satisfy whatever you’re craving. Start off with one of their healthy fresh presses juices or if you are in a hurry get a smoothie to go. I highly recommend the Super Green or if you are raving more of a sweet rich smoothie the Chocolate Supreme hits the spot.

 

Garden Dippers & Super Green Smoothie

Garden Dippers & Super Green Smoothie

 

What I really love is that there is nothing fake in this restaurant, even if you order a familiar cooked food item. They do a really great job of mimicking the taste and texture of traditional foods like their tostado’s, that have a crispy crunch to the shell and you would really think the avocados were fried but the big difference is they just burst with flavor instead of oil.

 

Mint Tostados

Mint Tostados

 

One of my favorite dishes are the Portobello Tacos. Mushrooms are a much healthier and more nutritious meat substitute then soy meat. I do think some of their entree sizes are kind of small and I usually need to get a smoothie or small appetizer/side salad to be full. If you are looking to get stuffed, though, the CA Panini with it’s marinated veggies and rich pesto sauce hits the spot!

 

Portobello Soft Tacos

Portobello Soft Tacos

 

 Compressed Spinach Salad

Compressed Spinach Salad

 

The look and decor of the restaurant is sophisticated but with a minimal and natural vibe. The staff are all very kind, outgoing and helpful. For those that live in the area they also do catering, meal programs and detox programs. Give this restaurant a try and I know you will be back for more!

 

Vanilla Chai Cookies

Vanilla Chai Cookies

 

Roberta is a retired professional snowboarder, business owner, yoga instructor, and graduate of Living Light Culinary Institute. She is passionate about plant based eating, creating delicious nutrient dense foods, organic foods, NonGMO’s, sustainable living, and organic gardening. She loves being outdoors and active and enjoys traveling with her husband, JP, to exotic locales to surf and explore new cultures and cuisines.

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