On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, west~bourne was born out of Camilla Marcus’ bicoastal love of her birth and adopted cities: Los Angeles and New York. An artist in her own right, Marcus instead studied law, investment, and business development, knowing that “what you need before a restaurant, is a location”. After some time as Director of Business Development for Union Square Hospitality Group, she was finally ready to navigate the New York City real estate market, in hopes of bringing a mindful, “accidentally vegetarian”, zero-waste all-day-café to the scene. But there’s so much more that goes into her nourishing menu of chia puddings, yogurt bowls, crispy corn tacos and “Mushreubens”. It’s all about giving back; a percentage of all sales go to a local nonprofit that educates and trains in-need neighbor youth for jobs in hospitality, in which she hires directly from. Because that’s the west~bourne way.

Photo courtesy of west~bourne, by Nicole Franzen

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