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Bialik, who starred in hit comedy The Big Band Theory until it finished in May, partnered chef Ali Cruddas who originally founded Bodhi Bowl.
The eatery says its mission is to ‘inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating’. Dishes on offer include grain bowls, salads, sandwiches, and soups.
Bialik describes it as ‘casual’, and says items can be ordered as they are off the menu, or customized. She says it is ‘essentially a vegan healthy Subway sandwich restaurant at reasonable prices in Downtown LA’.
“Allie and I have known each other for about 20 years. We have been friends and co-vegans, dreaming of a world where we would not just eat salad and pasta and french fries,” Bialik told Haute Living.
“She always dreamed of a fast food vegan place and throughout the years, we worked on my cookbook together (Mayim’s Vegan Table) and she has catered events in my life and has taught me so much as a chef. When she was ready to open Bodhi Bowl I was so thrilled.
“I had been testing out her seitans and dressings for years, and now we can enjoy them in what’s essentially a vegan healthy Subway sandwich restaurant at reasonable prices in Downtown LA. It’s so exciting, and my kids and I wish she lived in our house so we could eat this food daily.”