Our menu is just like LA: multi-cultural, fresh, and full of flavor. In this city you can jump from neighborhood to neighborhood and find food from all over the world, but at Everytable we cover it all in one place. From Jamaican Jerk Chicken, to Vietnamese Chicken Salad, to Smoked Salmon Bibimbap, or our brand new Roasted Pork Al Pastor, it’s the inclusivity of these vibrant recipes, and the diverse people and traditions that they include that makes our menu one-of-a-kind.
A Q&A with Chef Johnny Yoo:
What has been your inspiration when coming up with Everytable recipes? Where do you find your inspo?
I'm deeply inspired by the different communities that make up our city. Specifically, I'm motivated by the working class communities and all of the incredible cultures and backgrounds of Los Angeles.
Why is representing many cultures on the menu important?
Our main mission and goal is to provide healthy and delicious food for all people. To live that out we have to appeal to our demographic in LA, which is a wide range of immigrants from beautifully different backgrounds. We want to build a reference point within our food for our customers because this is an important part of making healthy food feel accessible. Seeing flavors you know and love allows people to be open to trying nutritious food.
Which is your favorite bowl(s)?
I always love the Vietnamese Chicken Salad and the Chicken Tinga. They're the kind of comforting dishes that feel like my mom or grandma made them. Being Asian-American I have a lot of understanding and appreciation for the Asian food profiles. I like the sharp, spicy, bright flavors and growing up in LA I especially have an appreciation for Latin flavors. They feel like home.
When you put a new bowl on the menu are you looking to stay true to classic recipes or try a new spin?
A lot of the inspiration for these dishes are from the classic, tried and true, recipes found within in our communities. What we do is incorporate those flavor profiles to create a similar dish using nutrient-dense ingredients. There’s nothing fried, no refined grains, no artificial colors, preservatives or flavorings.