One of the toughest things to decide after a workout is what to eat, and for many of us price, location and calories can make all the difference.
So how do you stay on track without blowing your diet or paying too much for food?
You check out this carefully curated list from Barry's Bootcamp and Taste Savant, a restaurant discovery site that takes food recommendations from friends, members and fellow readers, as well as restaurant critics, bloggers, chefs and other food experts, to give you the best of what's in LA.
And who wouldn't love that?
With lists also popping up in New York, Boston and Chicago, you can find a great selection of menus, restaurant reviews, reservations, dining deals and delivery options that will save you time and energy, keeping you looking great no matter where you choose to dine out with friends.
And if you just finished sweating it out to a tough routine, here's where you should go next for some fresh, healthy, savvy fare.
Located just off Santa Monica Boulevard and just a stone's throw away from Barry's Bootcamp West Hollywood, Connie and Ted’s is the city's hottest and newest seafood destination. And if you want to cut calories, here's what you should have when you go.
Post-Bootcamp Treat – Oysters, Mussels (LA Weekly Recommended), Fisherman’s Stew, Steamers, Scallops (LA Times Recommended), Oysters, Deviled Oysters (Tasting Table Recommended)
Another great location close to Barry's is The Eveleigh, a beautiful place to grab a seat at the bar or take over a table on the patio for one of the best views in LA.
Post-Bootcamp Treat - Kusshi Oysters, Pot-Roasted Clams (LA Times Recommended), Hamachi Crudo, Roasted Heirloom Pumpkin Salad, Veg Out Smoothie, Granola, Roast Half Chicken, Halibut
If meat and seafood aren't your favorites, the list also includes some great vegan options in Gracias Madre.
Brought to you by the Café Gratitude team, this is a great post-workout stop for organic, vegan Mexican food, but it gets packed fast so make a reservation before you go.
Post-Bootcamp Treat - Quesadilla De Calabaza (Tasting Table Recommended), Masa Sopes, Mole Enchiladas, Pepitas, Ensalada de Frutas, Sauteed Chard
Last but not least is Tender Greens, a convenient yet delicious eatery that will make you feel as if you're having a gourmet meal every time and it is the perfect post workout treat after a tough session at Barry's and here's what you should have when you go.
Post-Bootcamp Treat - Herb Brushed Tuna Sandwich, Chinese Chicken Salad, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Thai Shrimp Salad, Grilled Veggies Salad