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TOP Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Culver City and LA

Surfrider is fed up with pollution. As a response to increased plastic pollution in the coastal zone and ocean gyres, Surfrider Foundation started an Ocean Friendly Restaurants program.

Restaurants have the power to greatly reduce their impact on our ocean and beaches by implementing a few easy practices.

A main goal is eliminating EPS foam foodware (aka Styrofoam) because it is a top item found at our beach cleanups. There are other types of pollution and issues that restaurants can help with such as conserving water and serving responsible food. Click here to learn more about the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program and the criteria restaurants need to follow to participate.

The following restaurants are the Top Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Culver City & LA:


Coolhaus strives to push the boundaries of traditional dessert by creating unique, sweet-meets-savory cookies and ice cream flavors you can’t find anywhere else. Equally important as their dedication to innovation is their commitment to quality and sustainability. Every Coolhaus treat is all-natural, handmade and organic whenever possible, made with sustainably produced, hormone-free dairy and fresh, local ingredients and using sustainable packaging (for instance, edible wrappers) wherever possible.

Coolhaus, 8588 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA, USA +1 310 838 5559


Gravlax is a colorful restaurant featuring Scandinavian & Turkish specialties plus wine in a rustic setting. At Gravlax seafood is a critical component of their menu, therefore, it was important to Gravlax that not only their seafood was sustainably sourced but that the operation as a whole met the Ocean Friendly Restaurant criteria.

Gravlax, 12400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 310 390 9463

Lodge Bread Company

Lodge Bread specializes in “slow” bread crafted with organically-grown, seasonal whole grains using a naturally leavened process that allows for wild fermentation. Since opening in 2015 Lodge has expanded to become a restaurant and bakery, now open daily with pizza, wine, and beer in a space designed by Omgivning Architects.

Lodge Bread Company, 11918 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 424 384 5097