Health Nut Plants Roots in Santa Monica While Also Bringing Signature Dressings to Retail Shelves

Health Nut Plants Roots in Santa Monica While Also Bringing Signature Dressings to Retail Shelves

The restaurant chain is expanding rapidly; the Santa Monica location is the brand’s second new location in two months following the opening in Culver City, and now customers can find Health Nut dressings at leading retailers nationwide.

Health Nut Plants Roots in Santa Monica While Also Bringing Signature Dressings to Retail ShelvesHealth Nut, the beloved Southern California restaurant brand celebrated for its fresh, healthy offerings, is excited to announce the opening of its newest location in Santa Monica. This latest opening marks the second new restaurant since March, fulfilling the chain’s desire to bring better dining options to the Los Angeles area.

Established in 1988 as a modest vitamin shop, Health Nut has transformed into a leader in healthy dining in Southern California. Known for its commitment to quality and freshness, the fast-casual restaurant chain has built a loyal customer base with its signature salads, sandwiches, homemade dressings, teas and a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten-free options.

Health Nut gained significant attention in recent years when its offerings became a regular feature on the popular show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The brand’s iconic salad bowls and the famed “salad shake” technique were further showcased on Hulu’s The Kardashians, as well as across social media as a viral video showcasing a way to distribute salad dressing to achieve the perfect bite. In fact, Kris Jenner ended up loving the chain so much that she teamed up with Health Nut to become its first investor and equity partner in 2022.

The Santa Monica location at 1447 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 also features a spacious outdoor patio to enjoy the SoCal weather as well as free underground parking for added customer convenience. This newest spot will uphold the Health Nut tradition of offering a diverse menu made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re in the mood for a crisp, hand-tossed salad or a hearty sandwich, Health Nut has something to satisfy every palate and dietary preference.

“We are thrilled to bring Health Nut to Santa Monica, a community that embodies the active, health-conscious lifestyle we promote,” said Steve Choi, CEO of Health Nut. “Santa Monica’s commitment to wellness and its vibrant, diverse population make it a perfect fit for our brand. We can’t wait to serve the community with our fresh, nutritious meals that can be enjoyed on location, or easily taken to the beach for the ultimate lunch break.”

Adding to the excitement, Health Nut is pleased to announce that its iconic dressings are now available at leading retailers nationwide. Customers can find these dressings in the refrigerated section at Walmart, Target, Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions, Gelson’s, Bristol Farms, Stater Bros., Smart & Final, Wakefern Food Corp., Dierbergs Markets and Jewel-Osco. The launch includes the restaurant’s four most popular options: Original House, Spicy Asian, Sesame and Ranch.

In a further demonstration of the brand’s innovative spirit, Health Nut has paired up with celebrity Chef Khristianne Uy (also known as Chef K) to launch a collaborative video series titled “Shake It Up with Chef K”. The videos will feature Chef K pairing Health Nut dressings with her unique salad creations and inspiring viewers to get creative when making their own salads. Chef K gained fame for her work on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the family’s latest reality show, The Kardashians.

Looking ahead, Health Nut is committed to expanding its brand into other healthy food options for grocery stores. The company is actively seeking partners to develop new products, including fresh grab & go salads, dips, soups, healthy snacks, protein bars, vitamin shots and their world renowned teas.

The opening of the Santa Monica location and the expansion into retail are just two more milestones in Health Nut’s ongoing journey to inspire healthier lifestyles and enhance the dining experience for communities throughout Southern California and beyond. Customers can receive 25% off their first restaurant order when they download the Health Nut app.

For more information about Health Nut, visit and follow them on social media @healthnutla.

From its humble beginnings as a vitamin shop in 1988, Health Nut has evolved into a popular Southern California chain that also runs a thriving online business for its popular dressings and sauces. The restaurant is renowned for the freshness of its ingredients, family-recipe homemade dressings, and wide range of vegan, vegetarian, organic and gluten-free options. Health Nut has locations in Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Manhattan Beach, Culver City and now Santa Monica.