Before it was a fixture on the LA dining scene and a magnet for celebrity diners, Café Gratitude was founded with the simple ethos that joy derives from loving and being grateful for food, health, and good company. The dishes are named to double as affirmations of self. "I Am Fearless," "I Am Humble," and "I Am Open-Hearted" nod to the restaurant's core belief that food is just as much about spirit as it is about appetite. Since its beginnings, the café has changed locations, expanded, and been the backdrop for countless paparazzi shots. But the founding principles have remained the same, and the food continues to celebrate the flavors of plants with organic, from-scratch, and healthful ingredients free of animal products, gluten, processed soy, and, in almost all cases, refined sweeteners.