Mäni’s on Maple is Closed

  Mäni’s on Maple is now closed. If you require urgent assistance, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). So sorry to hear this news.  My thoughts are with everyone who worked their butts off getting the restaurant open. Wishing you all happiness in this New year. Comment […]

Holiday Hours

  Mäni’s on Maple will operate during shortened holiday hours next week: Monday 12/20: Normal Hours (8am-9pm) Tuesday 12/21 – Thursday 12/23: 11am-3pm and Happy Hour 3pm-7pm (the kitchen will be closed during Happy Hour, but we will offer small snacks!) We will be closed beginning on 12/24 to reopen on Monday, 1/3. Have a […]

Free Parking Now Available!

  We’ll validate your parking ticket for as long as you’re here dining with us! Park in the underground garage (entrance on Maple) and ask for a parking validation before you leave. It’s absolutely free! Top Riverside criminal defense lawyer provides successful litigation, negotiation of criminal and DUI cases. Riverside DUI Lawyer Comment by DUI […]

Breakfast and Lunch for Dinner!

          Our Breakfast and Lunch menu, found here, is also available during dinner! Feeling like Huevos Rancheros at 7:30pm? Done. Obsessed with the new and improved Quinoa Salad (me too) and want it again for dinner? Sure thing! We’ve also got a running specials menu, featuring new items each week. A […]

Get Gifty!

  It’s that time again! We’ve got a good thing going with our gift baskets. There’s plenty to choose from; popular arrangements include our house-made maple granola, vegan cookies and brownies, muffins, scones, organic tea and fair trade coffee. We can deliver baskets straight to the doorstep of your chosen recipient! Lucky them! Call or […]

Book Your Holiday Party Today!

  Holiday party planning can be one of the most fun things to do, at the most hectic time of the year. Everyone loves to get together with friends and family around the holidays, spending time with those you care most about and letting the worries of the world slip to the back burner for […]

Stuff We Do: Turkey Breast Edition

  We do a lot of stuff here. Like, stuff that normally restaurants pay other people to do. You see, we believe in the goodness of less stuff. Less stuff, like less refined ingredients and salt and processed junk, being more stuff. In our mouths. Get it? Anywho, here’s a snapshot of our house-smoked turkey […]

Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

  Mäni’s on Maple will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 25th through the 28th. Special order pickup will be available on Friday, November 26th, if the order has already been placed and confirmed. We will reopen Monday November 28th at 8am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Have a lovely, safe and […]

The Holidays Get Lively at Mäni’s On Maple!

  Pondering the destination for your fabulous holiday party? Checking out locations for your company shindig? At Mäni’s we can take care of all the details for you. Cocktails, Wine, Beer? Check. We’ve got an incredible menu of artisan cocktails featuring organic fruits & veggies with natural alternative sweeteners alongside local, hand-crafted beers and organic, […]

Santa Came to Mäni’s Early…

  …and asked us to make gift boxes for some particularly nice boys and girls! Even though it’s not quite time to saddle up and make his rounds, Santa knows the importance of a nice gift basket. He requested our vegan Brownies, vegan/gluten-free Peanut Butter Bites, Coconut Macaroons, and vegan Chocolate Chip cookies (along with […]

Mäni’s On Maple Opens To Happy Fans

  Dear Customers: Thanks for all your support.  Hope everyone enjoyed the food, wine and cocktails!  Sure seemed like it! The food was delish!  The Margartita’s were exceptional (made with agave nectar).  The atmosphere was festive and fun!  Thanks so much, Mani’s, for a lovely Sunday!  Even the drizzle outside could not dampen the spirit.  […]

Triumphant Return of Pumpkin Cheesecake

  We know you’ve been waiting for it! Call Meredith (310.247.0009, extension 11) to order your 8” or 10” cheesecake! If you’re dining with us, ask your server if a slice is available today! I would love to take a bite. 😀 Comment by Character Education  on  10/23  at  1:56 am   Tiffany and co […]

You’re Invited To Our Party!

      Mani’s on Maple     Follow us for special offers and updates   <div style="background-image: url( http://www.manisbakery.com/images /email/Manis_Header_TitleBG.png); text-align: center; background-color: #d9db55; background-repeat: no-repeat; height: 70px;”> The Mäni’s Party ! !   You’re invited to our Mäni’s Family Party! Thank you, our faithful Mäni’s Family, so very much for your patience and […]

Mäni’s on Maple Opens Tomorrow

  After all this time, the new Mäni’s on Maple opens tomorrow for breakfast, lunch and dinner….and our new specialty cocktails hand crafted from fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.  Our hand picked wines primarily from organic grapes and sustainable vineyards from $31 a bottle. Come by and bring your Mani’s card.  345 North […]

Moving Right Along!

  We’ve officially closed our doors on Fairfax and are hard at work to open our new restaurant, bakery, bar & special event space at 345 N. Maple Drive! We are shooting for an opening time in early October. Please check http://www.manisonmaple.com for more information! Can’t wait to see you in Beverly Hills! Hello- I’m […]

Our Closing Week End

  Come eat at Fairfax for the last time!  Tomorrow, Sunday September 19, 2010 is our last day here! Have fun saying goodbye to Fairfax. The move to Beverly Hills has begun. We’ll be open at 345 N. Maple Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 in two weeks.  C ya there! Wow, the end of an era! […]

A Take Out Tutorial for Mäni’s on Maple

  Here is another video inspired by reader comments about how quick and easy Mäni’s on Maple Bakery/Cafe take out will be at the new location. Very exciting… cannot wait. Dreams do come true, at Mani’s on Main! John Comment by John Trosko  on  8/26  at  2:42 pm   Thanks for the video, Josh (and […]

Easy Parking at Mäni’s on Maple

  This video was inspired by some of our blog reader’s comments. Later this week, tune in for our new “Mäni’s To Go” bakery take out tour. so, it was really helpful for me, thanks a lot Comment by free essays  on  9/29  at  7:56 am   Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton bagsgbfdj Comment by wliu […]

Sneak Peek of Mäni’s on Maple

  Mäni’s new location is still in progress but in the meantime here is an idea of how great it will look when Mäni’s is ready for you! Looks great! Hope the parking is just as wonderful! Comment by Brooke  on  8/11  at  1:29 pm   Seems like you guys forgot you are a bakery […]

Mäni’s on Maple Cocktail Tasting Session

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Caution: Wet Paint at Mäni’s on Maple!

  We kept some of Mäni’s classic color scheme while reinvigorating it to match the scope and style of the new space. Take a sneak peak of the paint job in progress at 345 N. Maple Drive. Looking great, so excited for the move! Best of luck, can’t wait to see it in person!!! Comment […]

Mäni’s on Maple Executive Chef

  Larry introduces Mäni’s on Maple’s new Executive Chef What wheat-free items will you have in the bakery? Any chance there will be a choice of almond, rice or goat’s milk at the coffee bar? Pretty please. Comment by MS  on  8/27  at  1:07 am   wow this guy realy works man Comment by Blog […]

Mäni’s is Moving!

  With the support of Mäniacs like you, Mäni’s has been offering healthier foods and baked goods since 1989. We started as a tiny bakery on Fairfax making pastries that customers could feel good about eating and serving up cappuccinos. Twenty-one years later, we are moving to Maple Drive in Beverly Hills and stepping things […]

Happy 4th of July

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Human Interest Story…On Father’s Day

  A customer was having brunch at Mäni’s when she told her server that she wanted to pay for lunch for the party next to her.  The server inquired if the family next to her were friends or relatives.  She replied no, but she insisted on paying their check and she proceeded to do so […]

New From The Bakery

  Blondie Brand new items just released: Blondies:          Wheat-Free, Orangic Evaporated Cane, Barley Malt Banana Cupcake   Gluten-Free, Agave, Fruit Juice Reduction Fruit & Nut Bar     Vegan, Fruit Juice Reduction @ Mäni’s Something For Everyone… And Good And Good For You! This would take very long time to master […]

Is Corporate America Finally Waking Up To Healthier Foods?

  Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, mentioned the need for movie theaters to start serving healthier foods as reported in Daily Variety. That seems to be pretty big news considering what theaters currently sell, basically complete junk food, sugar, candy and sodas loaded with empty calories. Let’s hope this pans out! Louis Vuitton […]

New Earlier Hours Weekdays

  Come by for that favorite muffin, scone or turnover and a cup ‘o Jo, Monday through Friday now opening at 7:00AM Louis Vuitton uk LV Handbagsjrhye Comment by wliu  on  10/16  at  1:37 am   tiffany jewellery cheap Tiffanykilu Comment by ljj4  on  11/18  at  9:22 pm   girl dressesGirl dresses UK  girl dressessvcs […]

New Biodegradable To-Go Packaging!

  “Good & Good For You” now applies to Mäni’s packaging! Many of you have seen our made-of-corn biodegradable cups; we’ve extended that eco-friendly purchasing attitude to all of our to-go coffee cups, soup containers, salad/sandwich/burger boxes, straws, etc. Although the city of Santa Monica has legally bid adieu to all Styrofoam and non-biodegradable packaging, […]


  Recently Denise Wakeman posted a comment on a story. Who’s Meredith? she asked.  Well, Meredith is one of the best things about Mäni’s. If you have a request, comment, suggestion, feel free to contact either one of us anytime. Meredith has a passion for nutrition, a gusto for nearly all foods.  Meredith comes to […]

New Menu Rookie Plates: Friend or Foe?

  While we are over-indulging in our new menu’s offerings (mmm…tempeh bacon…), we know that some of our rookie plates had a rough takeoff. Not to be discouraged, we took a glass-half-full approach with the constructive criticism we’ve received by realizing our devoted customers care enough to let us know where our shortcomings are. One […]


  WiFi on Fairfax We’re close to getting all the bugs worked out in our new service here at Mäni’s.  Watch for an announcement on the blog in the next few days. If you’ve been using the WiFi during this development and have some feedback for us, please let us know.  Happy Browsing.

Soup Menu through April 1

  Soup Menu: March 3 through April 1 The soup menus will now rotate on a monthly basis and we introduce two new soups this month: Lima Bean on Tuesdays and French Onion Soup on Fridays. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg […]

Customers’ Thoughts on Yelp

  I found it interesting, to say the least, about comments made on yelp.com.  There’s almost 60 of them, some wonderfully complimentary, others critical in certain areas. All in all I believe there’s tremendous value in sharing information.  Although positive feedback is great, constructive criticism is helpful to be told what needs our attention. In […]

New Customers on Presidents Day

  Yvette and friend (eeks I forgot his name!!) recently re-located to LA from NYC.  They found us through a green site, I think it was greentopia? Anyway I need to connect with them again to get all their info. But the point of all this is that because of Valentine’s Day, a holiday week-end, […]

Vegan Wedding Cakes As Seen on KTLA Channel 5 TV in LA

  Tune in this Thursday, February 14th to see Mani’s vegan wedding cakes featured in a KTLA TV, channel 5 news segment about green weddings! Our fabulous pastry chef Kristina Montaine was interviewed about how she has perfected our vegan cakes and why it is something everyone should try. We were told that the story […]

Soup Menu through February 25

  New soup menu as of February 11 through February 25: Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday: Chunky Vegetable W/Tofu Ingredients: vegetable stock, onions, carrots, celery, Zucchini, Spinach, Tomatoes, yellow corn, green cabbage, tofu, thyme, sage, oregano, sea salt, garlic, […]

Valentine’s Day 2008 Product Preview

  On behalf of all our hard working, talented pastry chefs and our head pastry chef, Kristina Montaine, we’re extremely pleased to present this years most fabulous cakes, tarts, mousse and cookies… E V E R ! ! ! See for yourself: This year we’re also featuring individual truffles, handmade of course, 4 in a […]

dineLA starts on Sunday at Mäni’s on Fairfax

  Mäni’s on Fairfax is excited to be a participating restaurant in dineLA Restaurant Week this year and we can’t wait to see you. dineLA takes place Sunday through Friday for two weeks: January 27 – February 1 and February 3 – February 8. 3-course fixed price lunch at Mäni’s is $15 and a 3-course […]


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MÄNI’S ON FAIRFAX MAKES dineLA RESTAURANT WEEK DEBUT Hollywood eatery-to-the-stars invites LA to take a bite of their specially priced lunch & dinner menus during two-week event Los Angeles, CA (January, 2008) – Mäni’s on Fairfax, http://www.manisonfairfax.com, the celebrated café specializing in deliciously healthy baked goods and cuisine, announced its dineLA […]

New WiFi Service At Mäni’s on Fairfax

  We will be installing a WiFi system so guests can log-on to the net and be connected while at Mäni’s.  This will happen within the next few weeks.  The service will require guests to obtain permissions from their server.  Please be mindful that we cannot offer this service during peak times or when other […]

Where do Mäniacs hang out?

  Mäni’s on Fairfax is a place where people tend to hang out, have a coffee, enjoy a fantastic dessert and a great, healthy meal. But where do you hang out when you’re not at Mäni’s? Where do you hang out when you’re online?  Do you belong to any social networks?  We want to know!  […]

Soup Menu through January 13

  All new menu now available at Mani’s on Fairfax… Soup Menu through January 13, 2008 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday: Chunky Vegetable with Tofu Ingredients: vegetable stock, onions, carrots, celery, Zucchini, Spinach, Tomatoes, yellow corn, green cabbage, tofu, […]

Mani’s Card Makes a Great Last-Minute Gift

  Get a Mani’s Card in any amount from $5 to $500. What do you get the Mani’s lover on your list? Easy! A Mani’s Card. You choose the amount and we put it together for you. You give it to your friends, colleagues, boss, and loved ones.  It’s easy and the recipient of your […]

Soup Menu through December 23

  Three new soups are introduced this week:  Carrot and Ginger, Indian Yam Picante, and Quinoa Vegetable. And with the weather so chilly, now is the perfect time to stop by Mani’s for a bowl of your favorite soup! Soup Schedule: December 10 through December 23 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, […]

Mäni’s Gift Assortments

  Our holiday gifts will be available to order starting Tuesday, December 5, 2007 You’ll be able to specify an amount to spend, which will determine the size and approximately how many people it will serve. Or you can select which mini products from our list you’d like. Our cool assortments start at $50 and […]

Soup Menu through December 9

  Next time you’re in Mani’s neighborhood, be sure to check out our daily soups. We generally change the menu every two weeks so you can always try something new. Soup Menu: November 26 to December 9 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, […]

Caramelized Apple Cake

  Some of you may have noticed the absence of one of our most popular vegan cakes from our pastry case.  The Caramelized Apple Cake has been missing for a couple of weeks and we wanted to let you know why. As happens from time to time in the natural foods business, the soy cream […]

Soup Menu through November 18

  Finally, the weather’s turning cool and actually fall-like. It’s perfect soup weather and we have a new one on the menu for you…Sweet Potato Soup on Fridays. Soup Menu   November 5 – 18 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles […]

Writer’s Dispute

  As you probably know we’re just few blocks from the Writers Guild at 3rd & Fairfax. Over the years, so many writers have taken up space here especially off hours, to just sit and write. We feel for all the writers and Hollywood in general about this unfortunate situation.  Our hearts go out to […]

An Apple A Day: Apple Maple Streusel Pie

  Last month we were very happy to announce that our pies are back and better than ever. The ever popular Apple Maple Streusel pie is a perfect way to get your “apple a day.” The new crust is tender and flaky.  It is also wheat-free and vegan! The Apple Maple Streusel Pie is full […]

Recipe:  Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  We’ve had several requests for this recipe.  These cookies are egg-free and fruit juice sweetened. Enjoy! Double Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 c. Unsalted Butter (room temperature) 1 1/4 c. Fruit Juice Reduction 1 1/2 t. Vanilla Extract 2 1/2 c. Flour 1/2 c. Cocoa Powder 1/4 t. Salt 1/4 t. Baking Soda 12 oz. […]

An Apple A Day: Organic Apple Juice

  In September we introduced our organic juice bar. Our most popular juice is apple. The juice is squeezed from fresh organic red delicious apples. You can drink it straight or mix with carrot. Or, why not try Carrot Beet Apple or Apple Parsley Pear? They’re all great, and really good for you, loaded with […]

All dressed up and ready for fall.

  We are very aware that many of you out there are patiently awaiting the return of Mäni’s Famous Pumpkin Yam Pies.  Well, the holidays are around the corner and we’re bringing it back just in time. Our amazing Pumpkin Yam Pies are wheat-free, vegan, and fruit juice sweetened making them a very healthy alternative […]

An Apple A Day: Apple Turnovers

  Mani’s has two delicious VEGAN turnovers: Apple and Apple Cherry. Both are popular during our morning breakfast rush. The turnovers are a simple combination of our fruit juice sweetened apples (and cherries) in an organic whole wheat and oat flour crust.  Our turnovers are a balanced, healthy, and quick breakfast. Thank you rattling much […]

Follow-Up From Sugar or Fruit Juice Sweetened Story

  As many of you know I wrote a story entitled: Organic Sugar OR Fruit Juice Sweeetened Desserts…Or Both? a few weeks ago. Lots of you commented on the story, actually there were 44 comments posted! And it’s important you know what all your input means to us. First we are assured that our customers […]

An Apple A Day: Morning Glory Muffin

  Today’s featured Apple product is our Morning Glory Muffin, a sweet vegan muffin that makes a perfect breakfast treat. The vegan Morning Glory Muffin is the perfect muffin to start your day with.  It’s filled with apples, carrots, raisins, and pecans.  Fruit juice sweetened with a hint of cinnamon. Related Posts National Apple Month […]

An Apple A Day: Apple Spice Cake

  Today’s featured apple is Mani’s Apple Spice Cake, a fixture in the bakery case for many years. The Apple Spice Cake is sweet and homey.  It has Granny Smith apples inside a moist mini bundt cake with cinnamon, pecan streusel on top.  Sweetened with granulated maple syrup and barley malt. Perfect with your morning […]

The Voting on Fox is heating up!!

  A few days ago I wrote to you about the competition one of our customers entered us in at FoxLA TV, online. Thanks to you we’ve now moved up to 3rd place.  So please keep voting!  We really want to show L.A. we’re number ONE! Click here to vote for us: MyFoxLA T H […]

Sweet 16 or Any Occasion

  When we say we can do any cake design for you, that includes those fancy fondant covered cakes you see in all the magazines. We like to offer choice, let us know what yours is. Fondant is a sugar dough that we can use to cover cakes and make all kinds of decorations like […]

National Apple Month

  October is National Apple Month and since Mäni’s loves a celebration, we’re celebrating the amazing apple by featuring the items we make with apples, with a series of Apple a Day posts. But first, what’s the big deal about apples? Remember the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, apparently it […]

Soup Menu through October 21

  I don’t know about you, but the chill in the air makes me hunger for hot soup. The soup menu changes today and we have a new one on the menu. Visit us on Thursdays to try our new Divine Corn Chowder. Soups October 8 to 21 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken […]

Will You Vote For Mäni’s on Fairfax?

  FoxTV in LA is running a competition for Best Bakeries.  Will you vote for us?  We sure hope so, because we want to win!  Just click: MyFox LA I’m not sure how many votes we need, but we’ll keep you posted as we move up the list. With your support we can win.   […]


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Recipe: Apple-Cherry Cobbler

  One of America’s favorite homey desserts gets updated with a low-fat cobbler topping. This is a perfect choice for those on restricted fat diets. You can use fresh or frozen cherries. The cobbler has no-added fat and serves 6. Apple-Cherry Cobbler Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS Apple-Cherry Filling 1 cup liquid fruit juice concentrate or […]

Custom Cake Orders

  Some of you may not know that we do many custom cakes here at Mäni’s.  We can make just about anything you can think of. Here are some things to know if you want to order a Mäni’s cake: -Our standard cake sizes are 6” and 9”.  These sizes are always available for next […]

Recipe: Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

  Blueberries make a classic pancake. See Larry’s comment below on why blueberries are not only good, but good for you. Here is a pancake classic, bursting with juicy berries. These pancakes are low fat and use whole wheat pastry flour. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes – makes 12 pancakes Ingredients Canola oil for the griddle 2 […]

Soup Menu Through October 7

  Fall is in the air. Finally. It’s turning into soup weather. And, the soup menu changes today and is good through October 7. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday: Yellow Corn Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, Yellow Corn, […]


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Blog Coupon: Free Slice o’ Pie

  Yesterday we announced that our two “berry” popular pies are back on the bakery shelves…Maple Apple Streusel and Very Berry.  Today, you can download a coupon to get a free slice of your choice. A significant change is the pie crust: The new crust is tender and flaky.  It is also wheat-free and vegan! […]

Mäni’s famous pies are back!

  The wait is finally over.  Our Very Berry and Apple Maple Streusel pies are back and better than ever. Several months ago, we removed most of our pies while we worked on developing a pie crust worthy of Mäni’s. Our hard work has paid off.  The new crust is tender and flaky.  It is […]

Recipe: Fruit Juice Reduction

  Many of the products made at Mani’s are sweetened with fruit juice concentrate. You can make your own fruit juice sweetner and today we share the recipe for Fruit Juice Reduction, an essential ingredient used in the recipes in Sweet & Natural Baking. Fruit Juice Reduction Makes 1 Cup Ingredients 12 ounces frozen white […]

Thanks for Helping Us With Our Juice Bar

  To those of you who posted a comment about our Story on Starting our Juice Bar – Originally posted on July 9, 2007 and offering your opinions about selections, you still need to collect your coupon for a free organic fresh squeezed juice! Send me your email and I’ll send you back your coupon!  […]

The Return of the Chocolate Brownie

  If you’re a long time Mäniac, you may remember those rich, decadent brownies. Here’s a look: Brownies will be available before the end of September. If you’re reading this now, then you’ll also know that Kristina has just crafted a new cookie, also to be released shortly.  Oatmeal-Granola anyone…? Thank You Mani’s and Kristina… […]

Juice Bar Coupon Now Available for Mani’s Blog Readers

  Yesterday we promised it; today it’s here. Download your coupon for a free juice from Mani’s brand new juice bar! We are now serving fresh squeezed Valencia Orange, Apple and Carrot juices—all organic. For our loyal blog readers we’re offering you a free juice with any $5 purchase. The coupon is good through September […]

Meet Our Newest Retail Staff

  From Left to Right:  Justin, Wendy, Danny Come by and meet Justin, Wendy and Danny They’re being trained right now and would love to meet the friendly customers we’ve told them about. They’re quite bubbly and excited as is a bit obvious in this photo taken today. I would like to propose not to […]

Soup Menu Through September 16

  Mani’s soup menu remains unchanged through September 16. I know, it seems a little warm for soup, but sometimes, a bowl of Light Tomato and Basil Soup (Thursdays) really hits the spot. nice.great! Comment by UGG Women’s Bailey Button Triplet 1873 Black  on  11/10  at  10:55 pm  

Recipe: Chocolate-Walnut Muffins

  From time to time we’re going to reprint recipes from the out-of-print Sweet & Natural Baking cookbook from Mani’s Bakery.  Today, we start with egg-free, wheat-free and whole grain Chocolate Walnut Muffins. Ingredients (makes 9 muffins) Nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray, for preparing the pan 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup […]

Barbie Gets Mani-ized

  But Barbie here is Mänized. No refined sugar. She’s sweetened with fruit juice reduction. And made of Chocolate Fortress Cake with a custom dairy-free frosting.  We added bananas because that’s what her sponsor wanted.  To see the back of her fab dress, read on Sure must be difficult to make the first cut into […]

Customer Appreciation Coupon

  Morning Glory Muffins We love our customers! We have a new blog-only coupon for you, a small token of our appreciation. Download your coupon. Come by any day during the week, Monday through Friday for a morning pastry.  Have a coffee or tea and the beverage is on us.  You only pay for the […]

Pomegranate Lemonade

  Sometimes I like to share a wonderful product with everyone.  This is one of those products.  Pomegranates have become quite popular and its juice produces high levels of polyphenols and ellagic acid which are protective antioxidants.  Some say that its properties may be more powerful than green tea.  Plus it tastes great. So all […]

Mani’s Soup Menu through August 5

  New week, new soup menu…Soups from July 23 through August 5th Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Yellow Corn Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, Yellow Corn, Sea Salt, Black Pepper Wednesday: Tomato Rice Ingredients: Vegetable stock, Olive oil, […]

Blog Coupon: Free Cake!

  Loyal blog readers: you heard it here first…get a free slice of our NEW Wheat Free Lemon Poppyseed cake! Last week we introduced our latest new cake… a gluten-free Lemon Poppyseed Cake. Here’s the deal: Click on the link to download and print your coupon. Take it to Mani’s Bakery Cafe on Fairfax. Spend […]

Soup Menu Through July 22

  It’s that time again…time for a new soup menu. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday: Yellow Corn Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, Yellow Corn, Sea Salt, Black Pepper Wednesday: Creamy Cauliflower& Asparagus Soup (NEW) Ingredients: Vegetable stock, Leeks, […]

Fresh Juices – Our Own Juice Bar!

  How about fresh organic Valencia oranges, squeezed to order!  Or fresh pineapple juice, made when you order it.  Or apples, pure and just crushed! Yes, within two weeks our juice bar will be up and running.  But we need your help.  What are you favorite juices and vegetable drinks?  Tell us and your first […]

Soup Menu Through July 8

  Soup Menu: June 25 through July 8 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Yellow Corn Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, Yellow Corn, Sea Salt, Black Pepper Wednesday: Tomato Rice (NEW) Ingredients: Vegetable stock, Olive oil, Celery, Carrots, Yellow […]

Watch Dan our FOH manager

  What does FOH stand for? Comment by Sophia  on  6/28  at  5:24 pm   I’m sorry Sophia, I shouldn’t use restaurant jargon! FOH stands for Front of House.  Usually referring to the dining room, but in our case it’s the dining room and the retail counter area. Larry Comment by Larry Maiman  on  6/28 […]

Thank You For Making Last Night a Huge Success

  PHOTO (l-r): Dan, Mäni’s FOH manager; Kristina, Mäni’s pastry chef; Larry Maiman, Mäni’s founder; Tracey Kardash, vice president of development for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS); and Rick Cigel, a JBBBS big brother and Mäni’s patron PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       June 22, 2007 Contact: Dan Witzling (323) 456-1151 CHOCOLATE […]

Why A Benefit For Camp Max Straus?

  Yesterday, someone asked me why I decided to sponsor a benefit for Camp Max Straus. So here’s why… I met my friend David in the 4th grade at Melrose Avenue Elementary School.  Yes the one a block away from Pink’s.  He had just moved to the Westside of LA from Boyle Heights, in East […]

Soup Menu Through June 24

  New soup menu now through June 24. Yes, Yellow Corn Bisque is still on Tuesdays! Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Yellow Corn Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, Yellow Corn, Sea Salt, Black Pepper Wednesday: Zucchini & Spinach […]

Meet Sarah

  One of our newest servers, Sarah Buster shares her favorites from Mäni’s, From time to time I do try to detect the knowledge like yours, hence usualy I have the nextel ringtones and some time the mobile ringtones. Though now I finally have got searched for. Comment by MelanieMccarty35  on  2/10  at  12:57 am […]

New Fab Muffin!

  Say goodbye to the ordinary carrot muffin.  It’s history.  Say hello to our newest muffin:  The Morning Glory Muffin. It’s made with fresh apples, carrots, raisins and pecans. And… It’s sweetened with Mäni’s famous fruit juice reduction.  No sugar. And IT’S VEGAN And most importantly, it’s delicious.  But see for yourself. AND, for those […]

See The Back of House at MÄNI’S

  Take a two minute look at the back of house.  See our cake studio, kitchen and a quick view of how we make your favorite treats.  Hosted by Mäni’s founder/owner, Larry Maiman. We love Larry!!!! Comment by R Blue  on  5/30  at  2:06 pm   So do I.  Way to go Cuz! Comment by […]

Inside Mäni’s before Opening

  Ever wonder what it’s like at Mäni’s just before opening?  Who does what?  How do we prepare for our day?  Well here’s a two minute view, the pre-opening morning at Mäni’s on Fairfax. See Asher moving at lightening speed to get ready to opening at 6:30 am.  What happens when a customer shows up […]

Sugar at Mäni’s?

  A few of our baked goods contain organic evaporated cane juice, but what is it?  Evaporated cane juice is the dried or crystallized, unrefined juice of sugar cane and a healthy alternative to refined sugar. While both evaporated cane juice and sugar are made from sugar cane, evaporated cane juice does not undergo the […]

Mint Lemonade is Back

  Still handcrafted, made with fresh lime and fresh mint, ice and lemonade.  Cold & refreshing.  Because you asked for it back, you got it. gucci watches fake watches cheaperIt seems that hair replica watch long straight black hair It replica watches then it is time for you to have a hair. Comment by haile […]

What’s Up In The Dough Department?

  If you owned and operated Mäni’s Famous Bakery Cafe on Fairfax and you thought you had a star baker, young and enthusiastic, what would you do?  Yes, you’re correct, that’s the situation I found myself in, so I said: “How would you like to take a course a California’s formost institution of higher learning […]

Soup Menu Through May 27

  It’s that time again…time to roate the soup menu.  This menu is being served through May 27. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomato, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday: Tomato Rice Soup (NEW) Ingredients: Olive Oil, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Garlic, Tomato, Brown Rice, Thyme, Oregano, […]

How to Make Latte Art

  Surfing around, we came across a site with the instructions about how to make latte art. If you make lattes at home, this “how to” is for you. You can get some great design ideas from some of the photos we’ve posted. Excuse me sir , your latte is ready http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x231/elmar62/070423_114132.jpg Comment by Elmar […]

Mäni’s Raised A Bunch of Cash For AFA

  Some of you enjoyed your favorite muffin here last Thursday.  Some munched on a sandwich or salad.  Some of you were aware of that day being about helping the less fortunate. In either case you helped reach our goal of raising as much as possilbe to benefit a local charity, Aid For Aids LA […]

Cheeta’s 75th Birthday Party

  Cheeta the Chimp turned 75 and was lucky enough to have his birthday cake made by Mäni’s on Fairfax. He’s pictured here on the cover of West magazine, a section of Sunday’s LA Times Cheeta became famous in 1934 when he starred in the original Tarzan movie with Johnny Weissmuller.  While living in Palm […]

Check Out Our New Video Blog

  One click away to see our first ever video blog.  It’s a very short clip of Efrain our assistant retail manager making his amazing cappuccinos and lattes.  His artwork on foam is featured!  Very fun.  Welcome to Mäni’s on Fairfax! I hope to someday soon come back and try that myself!! Comment by Craig […]

New Soup: Chunky Vegetable on Tuesdays

  The soup schedule for the next two weeks is now available.  This menu is good from April 23 to May 6. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday: Chunky Vegetable (NEW) Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Yellow Onions, Carrots, Celery, Zucchini, Spinach, […]

Soup Menu Through April 22

  We’ve been lax in getting the soup menus up on the blog. But, we’re still serving fabulous soups, courtesy of Chef Jose.  Here’s the menu through April 22. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Tomato Basil Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making a comeback.  Little Indigo was turning the big 5, so we made something different for him.  This is actually 24 mini chocolate cupcakes iced together like one big cake.  At Mäni’s, we can help you design a fun cake for your child’s birthday party.  A cake that […]

Mani’s Blog is Featured in MyBusiness Mag

  MyBusinessMag.com has featured Mani’s Bakery Blog in the April/May issue. The article reveals my initial skepticism about blogging, way back in 2005, but as you know, we consider it an integral part of Mani’s now.  You can read the article, Blogging for Business, and then let us know what you think in the comments […]

High Fiber Foods Squash Cravings

  High Fiber Foods Squash Cravings Today is the first day of spring, the vernal equinox. Vernal translates as vigorous and fresh. Fiberlady places high value on a high fiber diet that will undoubtedly make you feel renewed and refreshed. Put some spring in your step. There are countless ways to season your life and […]

Pastry Chef Joins Mäni’s: Introducing Kristina

  There’s some big excitement in the air at Mäni’s on Fairfax.  Kristina, our new pastry chef, brings her amazing talents, skills and creativity to Mäni’s.  Read through and see her bio and pictures of some of her wedding and special event cakes. This is also an opportunity for you to let her know your […]

Inspired Rant

  Denise’s comment to last weeks blog, Fiber Challenge Results, inquiring about my view on the minimum requirement of dietary fiber being 25 grams for women and 35 grams for men has motivated me to go on a quick rant about nutrition and life.  To the best of my knowledge these are the most recent […]

Fiber Challenge Results

  I pride myself on practicing what I preach.  If I do not believe in something enough to commit myself to it, I would never suggest or expect anyone else to commit to that something.  Here are my Fiber Challenge results… My total dietary fiber for yesterday (Monday, February 12th) was, pretty accurately, just over […]

Six New Soups This Week

  Chef Jose has been very busy concocting delicious new soup recipes. Check what we’ve got for you in the coming week. Soup Schedule February 11 to 25 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday: Tomato Basil (New) Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, […]

Valentine’s Day for 6 days

  Due to popular customer requests, this year we’ll have Valentine’s Day products starting on Friday February 9th!  Most of our special items will be available, so why wait until next Wednesday?  When you come by anytime between Friday and Valentine’s Day, you’ll be pleased to find these tasty new items. Many our of our […]

Feeling Good about Eating Chocolate

  I, like so many, love chocolate.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, chocolate is on my mind (maybe that is because I don’t have a girlfriend to share Valentine’s Day with, but that is besides the point).  Chocolate can be good for you… Scientists have reported preliminary evidence recently that cocoa and other […]

Soup Menu: January 29 to February 11

  Soup Menu January 29 to February 11 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Cream of Broccoli Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, potatoes, Broccoli, Spinach, Cashew Cream, Sea Sal,  Black Pepper, Tamari. Wednesday: Tomato Lentil Ingredients: Vegetable stock, Green lentils, […]

Fiber Challenge

  How much dietary fiber do you eat a day?  Do you know how much you should be eating each day? Current minimum recommendations for adult dietary fiber daily intake are 20-35 grams.  Personally, 35 grams (in my opinion) is what a healthy adult should be shooting for.  Here is something that most people don’t […]

Raul is Cool!

  Here is one of our cooks with his wife (Ena) and his 1 year old child (Reina).  Raul has worked at Mäni’s for over 3 1/2 years.  He is awesome in the kitchen.  Next time you are in, peek back into the kitchen and wave!  He makes my food about 3 times a week […]

Introducing Janice

  The following story was written by Janice and submitted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address): Growing up a vegetarian in Small Town, Texas ain’t no easy thang.  With the lack of vegetarian restaurants (or any restaurants, really), you would think that I had developed a cookbook of varied, fascinating, meatless-wonders, […]

Kitchen Lingo 101 by team member Dan Rib

  In the front of the kitchen at Mani’s there is a special whiteboard. (And yes, I’m going to let everyone in on behind the scenes Mani’s info here…) This whiteboard is known as the ‘86’d board.’ Being that Mani’s is my first restaurant experience I had no idea what that meant. If this is […]

Sugar is Really Good For Something

  A couple of years ago I received a hummingbird feeder for Christmas.  I thought it was cool and love to watch those tiny birds buzz around, but I couldn’t come up with a place to put the thing that would allow viewing easily. So I stuck the contraption, still in its box, in the […]

Soup Menu through January 28

  The soups they are a changin’… Soup Schedule for January 15 – 28, 2007 Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Creamy Mix Vegetables with Tofu (NEW) Ingredients; Vegetable Stock, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Asparagus, Broccoli, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Spinach, , […]

Customer And Product Spotlight

  This is the first story in an occasional series of customers at Mäni’s and their favorite dishes.  Our intent is to publish fun, or amusing or interesting experiences of customers.  These stories are for the most part spontaneous.  Our first story in this new category is about Ruby.  Ruby doesn’t fit our classic demographic, […]

Our World

  I’ve never commented publicly before on our national issues, but I feel compelled to share my view with you. On my way into Mäni’s this week, I was listening to a radio show.  They were discussing how the $600 billion spent on the Iraq war could have had other/better uses. At first I thought […]

From Behind the Counter

  Hello to the Mäni’s blogging world. My name is Dan and I work at the counter at Mäni’s . I’ve only been working at Mäni’s for about 5 weeks and I’ve also been Stage Managing the Los Angeles Ballet’s production of ‘The Nutcracker.’ I enjoy both because they keep me quite busy. I’m going […]

Ahead of the Curve

  Mäni’s is one of the smaller companies that were far ahead of the trans fat free curve. A great trend is spreading through the restaurant/food service industry.  Wendy’s, Starbucks, and Kentucky Fried Chicken are some of the big names that have gone “Trans Fat Free.”  What a great idea.  Oh wait; this really isn’t […]

Mäni’s on Fairfax 2007

  Happy New Year to all our super customers, friends, staff, purveyors and partners who bring you Mäni’s on Fairfax every day.  2007 looks pretty exciting for Mäni’s.  We have new bakers, pastry chefs, and new ideas for new items, and ideas for improving some of our existing products and services.  So make sure you […]

Could this be you?

    We are looking for a few amazing people to come join our team.  Does this picture look like you or someone you know… We are looking for some amazing people to come join our team at the front counter.  If you know someone that may be interested, please let them know.  We are […]

New Year’s Soup Menu

  Soup schedule from January 1 – 14, 2007. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Cream of Broccoli Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, potatoes, Broccoli, Spinach, Cashew Cream, Sea Sal,  Black Pepper, Tamari. Wednesday: Mediterranean Bean Soup Ingredients: Vegetable stock, […]

Say “Hello” to a few new faces!

  I would like to introduce you to some new team members that have joined Mäni’s over the past few weeks.  You have probably already met them, but if not, stop by and say hello.  They are: William Camacho Elmar Gina Dan Eric and Luis I heard from some students, they couldn’t manage with Shakespeare […]

A Jump-Start

  With Christmas and Hanukkah over, lots of us will be making New Year’s resolutions of improving our health (either through more exercise, healthier eating habits, or possibly a combination of both) this next year. Indulgences, every once in a while, are healthy for our bodies.  I am going to take the liberty of assuming […]

Soup Schedule through January 1

  The soup menu through January 1 is now available with a including new soup on Fridays. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Zucchini & Spinach Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, Zucchini, Spinach, Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Cashew […]

Ingredient Spotlight – Bell Peppers

  Bell peppers (especially red bell peppers) are excellent sources of vitamins A and C.  This time of year, these vitamins are supremely important for warding off cold, flu, and other infection.  No one wants to be sick over the holidays, so take some preventative measures by grabbing some bell peppers from the vegetable platters […]

Celebrate the Holidays with Mäni’s Holiday Cookies

  We created 3 different holiday cookies to help you celebrate the holidays.  Mäni’s created a Christmas Tree, a Dradle, and a Star of David.  Each are made with our organic maple sugar sweetened butter cookies.  Then we add our awesome chocolate truffle cream, and you have this amazing cookie that is sweetened with fruit […]

What do you think?

  I just grabbed all the customer comments out of the comment box out front.  (Yes, we do read them!)  There are a lot of great comments and some areas where we can improve.  First of all, let me thank you for letting us know how we are doing.  It is easy to say thank […]

Good enough for a King and his crew!

  This is kind of cool!  We got a huge order today from the hit TV show, “The King of Queens.”  I was trying to imagine what Kevin James, Leah Remini, and Jerry Stiller were going to eat.  What do you think would be their favorite item on the menu?  Post a comment below and […]

Help a Mäni’s team member get $50,000 from Yahoo!

  One of Mäni’s team members, Ian Easton, has made it to the final 5 in the Yahoo Talent contest with his good friend Ben Grinnell.  Isn’t that awesome?  Well, not really because he probably won’t work here any more if he wins.  At any rate, please support him by logging onto http://talentshow.yahoo.com and voting […]

Food for Thought

  In a study by the “Journal of Food Chemistry,” it is being reported that Americans consume 30% of their diet through junk food, soft drinks, and alcohol while at the same time healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are only accounting for 10% of the U.S. diet. One red flag that this information […]

What does California Restaurant Association say…

  In a recent bulletin from the California Restaurant Association there is a list of “What’s hot and what’s not?” in the restaurant industry right now.  Mäni’s is ahead of industry trends based on this report.  The specific trends are: Trend #1 – Organic Produce: Most of our fresh fruits and vegetables are organic.  This […]

Magritte at LACMA

  Our esteemed neighbor to the east, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is currently featuring a major exhibition of work by Rene Magritte.  In my mind there’s nothing better than seeing a great art show and then havinga meal or dessert after with my friends to discuss the exhibition. So we had an […]

Soup Menu through December 19

  It’s definitely soup season!  And, we have two new soups on the menu for the next two weeks. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Butternut Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Sock, Onions, Celery, Butternut Squash, Garnet Yams, Sea Salt, Anis, Cinnamon, […]

Dance Spirit Magazine mentions Mäni’s

  A previous team member here at Mäni’s is an amazing dancer.  She let us know that we were mentioned in the December issue of a Dance Spirit Magazine.  Here is what they said, “Satisfy your sweet tooth with the sugarless and organic offerings at Mani’s on Fairfax. Bakery goodies await, as well as diet-friendly […]

Soup Menu through December 4

  Have a favorite soup? Check out the new menu available through December 4.  In particular don’t miss our NEW Chunky Vegetable W/Tofu, served on Sundays. Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: Zucchini & Spinach Bisque Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Celery, […]

Have you seen us in Yogi Times?

  Have you seen a copy of Yogi Times lately?  The magazine is really awesome.  I have read the last few issues and really enjoyed them.  AND I don’t even practice Yoga.  It is probably because their mission so closely aligns with ours here at Mäni’s on Fairfax.  It reads, “Yogi Times is dedicated to […]

Soup Menu through November 19

  The last couple of days may have reminded you of summer, but Fall really is here and perfect soup weather is on the way. Here’s Chef Jose’s soup menu available through November 19: Monday: Chicken Noodle Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday: […]

What makes you think of your Gramma?

  It is funny the things that remind me of my Gramma.  Today, I was biting into the NEW Chicken Salad Veronique sandwich on our delicious 9 grain bread and she popped into my mind.  The picture was crystal clear.  It happened every holiday growing up.  All holiday dinners were hosted at our house.  And […]

Summer is out and Autumn is IN!

  Take a look at this new Autumn Chop Salad that Chef Jose created.  Yes, it is as good as it looks.  He had quite a task ahead of him since this salad was replacing a very popular summer salad.  I have heard nothing but compliments from customers who have tasted this item.  They love […]

Do you know a Cake Decorator?

    As our business continues to grow, we need to add a cake decorator to our team.  The ideal person would have about one year experience with mixing, baking, and decorating various cakes from scratch.  Please have anyone you know contact Kristi at 323-964-0840 x17.  we need to add a cake decorator to our […]

A “Smart and Simple” Holiday Season

  With November beginning, the holiday season is quickly approaching.  This is definitely one of, if not the most, challenging times of year to keep your body weight in check.  I have some good news and some bad news… It has been generally regarded that the average American gains somewhere between 5 and 10 pounds […]

It’s Back!

  We heard you loud and clear!  You spoke and we listened.  Here it is back on the menu.  The Red Beet Salad is back and we even improved it.  RED BEET SALAD: Marinated chicken breast, red beets marinated in balsamic vinegar, with goat cheese croutons. Served on bed of baby arugula with tropical fruit […]

Substitutions – You Voiced Your Opinions

  As most of you probably know from posting your comments and reading the comments from other guests, YOU have been involved in this issue.  Here’s the official tally as of today:  19 people support substitutions on the 400 calorie menu and 7 said no, leave it as designed. We’ve decided that overall customer satisfaction […]

Soup Menu for October 23rd thru November 5th

  Monday – Chicken Noodle Chicken broth, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles. Tuesday – Divine Corn Chowder Vegetable Stock, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Yellow Corn, Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Onions. Wednesday – Minestrone Vegetable stock, Carrots, Celery, Zucchini, Cauliflower, Parsley, Basil, Mushrooms, Tomato, Tomato Paste, […]

Traveling “Smart and Simple” Results

  Last week, in my Traveling “Smart and Simple” Experiment blog, I expressed the objectives of our little experiment.  My results are as follows: New Mayan (still great up to 6+ hours after preparation) – I find that taking the “New Mayan” to go and eating it refrigerated adds an interesting dichotomy to the wrap […]

Mäni’s Smart & Simple Menu (400 calorie) Question

  We need your help.  We’re having a bit of a conundrum about menu substitutions on the Smart & Simple 400 calorie menu. Please help us decide our policy on menu substitutions.  Here’s the issue:  If we accommodate substitutions on the Smart & Simple 400 calorie menu, then those substitutions change the calorie content and […]

Whoever thought of this must be Smart!

  That must be why it is on our Mani’s Smart & Simple – 400 Calorie Menu (Balanced Meals for Balanced Living) menu.  GARDEN PATCH: Warmed pita with roasted turkey breast, tomatoes, cucumbers & sprouts, topped with turkey bacon bits & ranch dressing.  I am very excited for the 400 calorie menu.  It looks like […]

Wrapped up this fall.

  Can I tell you the truth?  I got so excited about this new BBQ Chicken Ranch wrap that I just picked up half and started eating.  Then I realized I was supposed to be taking pictures…  Please imagine the other half sitting on the plate with this half.  Oh, by the way, my excitement […]

And now presenting…

  Check this out!  Chef Jose has created an awesome new pita that is the perfect comfort food for a cool fall meal.  Curl up and enjoy this warmed whole wheat pita bread filled with curly carrots, cherry tomatoes, romaine lettuce, turkey bacon, cucumbers, green onions & our ranch dressing.  Are you vegan?  Then ask […]

Fall Menu Is Rolled Out at Mäni’s on Fairfax

  Chef Jose and his talented staff are whipping up the tastiest menu ever. Stop by anytime for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night snack and choose any of our popular menu items or select one of our featured new creations. During lunch the team works pumping out customers’ favorites, and new items of our […]

Traveling “Smart and Simple” Experiment

  We are going to find out how our “Smart and Simple” pita and wrap items keep during a day of travel.  Do they get soggy?  Are they too fragile to transport?  Do they taste good cold? etc. I am traveling to Canada this weekend because one of my cousins is getting married.  Why should […]

Poll: What’s your favorite social activity?

  Update:  We cannot seem to get the poll to work on the blog.  Please use this link to take our quick, one question poll. Thanks! #1: something physical. close 2nd: dining out with friends! Comment by sophia  on  10/06  at  9:03 am   my favorite social activity would have to be karaoke. Comment by […]

Soups for October 9th thru October 22nd

  Monday / Chicken Noodle Chicken Stock, Chicken Breast, Onions, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Chives, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Egg Noodles Tuesday / Yellow Corn Bisque Vegetable Stock, Celery, Onions, Yellow Corn, Sea Salt, Black Pepper Wednesday / Minestrone Vegetable stock, Carrots, Celery, Zucchini, Cauliflower, Parsley, Basil, Mushrooms, Tomato, Tomato Paste, Pasta, Sea Salt, Black […]

Soggy Non-Issue

  Early last week, I advised one of my personal training clients to start using Mani’s SMART AND SIMPLE 400 CALORIE menu items for the foundation of his daily nutrition.  I suggested that he have the Pro Green Shake after his workout at the gym and order a wrap or two for later use in […]

Aren’t you wondering when…

  NEW! BALI WRAP Spicy marinated chicken breast with brown rice, peanut sauce, steamed veggies, & mixed greens, in a whole wheat wrap. If you like peanut sauce you are going to love this wrap!  Any thoughts?  Can I hear a cheer? That does look really good. Comment by Steve Gottfried  on  10/02  at  1:27 […]

Fall is approaching and I’m excited!

  It’s a time to be social & enjoy friends, great food & have tons of fun. We may not experience the drama & beauty of changing leaves, or the crisp & cool temperatures that call for cozy sweaters, but we most certianly get to experience all of the other wonderful things that come along […]

Spinach Poll: Are you ready to eat Spinach again?

  If you used to eat spinach, when do you think you’ll start eating spinach again? The latest warning from the Food & Drug Administration on Saturday September 23, 2006 limits the warning to three counties in California:  San Benito, Santa Clara and Monterey. That leaves all the other 55 counties in California being perfectly […]

Charity & Fun

  Look for Larry towards the back of the table. Jonathan deserves a thank you himself.  The event, in its 9th year is essentially the brain child of Mr. Chu.  He decided health care for those who can’t afford it was a cause worthy of his time and has worked to make Extravaganza For The […]

Your 400 Calorie Experience to Date

  What has been your 400 Calorie Menu experience?  I want to know how you like to use this convenient nutrition option, and please feel free to ask for advice on how to improve your daily nutrition (if you are interested in improving your daily nutrition). My personal clients have told me a lot about […]

Spinach Warning

  As we’ve been hearing, the Federal Drug Administration on Thursday, is advising against eating bagged spinach because of suspected E. coli contamination.  Although the warning is for bagged spinach, many are taking the safe route of not eating spinach at all, at least until we learn exactly what is safe.  It’s understandable we’ve ‘lost […]

What are the rest of the environments?

  Yes, I did say that there are 9 different environments in my posts from last month.  You may recall we talked about the Memetic Environment, Relationship Environment, and Network Environment.  Everyone has been asking what are the rest?  When are you going to post about them again?  (Well, not everyone…) So, here we go…  […]

Kitchen Inspection

  If you haven’t already, I am encouraging you to investigate the nutrition labels of the items that you have stock piled in your pantries and cupboards.  You might be surprised where you find partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup (Sandra, I know you have already started your homework). In my last weeks […]

Return of the Almondmeal!

  After weeks of a shortage of Almondmeal, the finely ground nut has finally returned!  We’re not quite sure where all the almonds went during the almost two weeks when no one could get us almondmeal.  So, thanks for being so patient.  We look forward to our shortbread cravers coming back.  See you soon.  THANK […]

HFCS – The Jury is Still Out

  Unlike partially hydrogenated oils, hard evidence has not been compiled against high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).  What is HFCS? HFCS is cornstarch that has been processed down to glucose and fructose molecules.  This is exactly what sucrose (table sugar) is made up of, but differs from sucrose in the respect that the glucose and […]

Summer’s Not Over….Yet!

  Don’t be fooled!  Labor Day is not the true ending of summer.  We still have another 18 days to go!  For those of you who spent the weekend at the beach, barbeques, pool parties, or just relaxing with friends or family, you still have some more summer living! Summer doesn’t officially end until the […]

Mäni’s is mentioned in People Magazine…

  It is always fun to get mentioned in the press – especially People Magazine.  In this article, Mani’s is mentioned as serving the wedding cake for a “Party of Five” actor… (click here to read the story) The personal loans are very useful for guys, which would like to start their own business. By […]

400 Calorie Menu: What does it mean for you?

  In growing our 400 Calorie menu, and expanding the options of it, we are faced with this challenge: what do we call it?  For us, it’s not just about the calories.  And, we want to know what it means to you, our customers.  What are the reasons you choose to eat from this menu?  […]

Trans Fat

  In last weeks blog entitled “Just Say No…”, I advised staying away from consuming high fructose corn syrup and trans fat (partially hydrogenated oils).  That was a good introduction, but this issue is not as black and white as you may think. For simplicity reasons, I am going to take the liberty of characterizing […]

You asked and we responded…

  If you have been around Mäni’s on Fairfax during the evening on a weekend, you have probably noticed that we have gotten quite popular.  I am not sure if it is because of the amazing menu that our very own Chef Jose created for summer.  (Make sure you get here and try the Summer […]

Just Say No…

  There are two ingredients that I advise people to omit from their diet when they are shopping at the grocery store.  When you are scanning down the ingredients list on your food items (yes, you should be reading those labels), two very common ingredients that I want you to avoid are partially hydrogenated oils […]

Being ‘Out There’…On Our Mäni’s Blogsite

  When we started our blog a couple years back, I didn’t quite get how useful it would be to us and others.  I also didn’t understand the whole ‘blogosphere’ and how we would be a part of it.  But I’m beginning to realize how much information we and other blogsites have been dissemminating.  Our […]

Joined KCRW?

  Today is the final day of KCRW’s summer pledge drive.  For the past 10 days, we, Mäni’s on Fairfax, have been driving our baked goods to their studios so their volunteers can have breakfast in the morning.  This has been an ongoing event for us, twice a year, for years now.  Of course, we […]


  On behalf of Mäni’s I would like to extend a huge warm thanks to everyone who participates in our blog. Whether you’re reading & posting comments, just reading, barely reading, or only reading when free treats are involved, we appreciate your contribution. You make a tremendous difference! THANK YOU! The older I grow the […]

Recent Changes Improve Customer Service

  If you’ve been to Mäni’s on Fairfax lately, you probably have noticed many new helpful, smiling faces behind the counter, in front of the counter, there to help you.  Please let us know if you’ve noticed a difference in customer service.  So if you’ve just stopped by to pick up some of your favorite […]

What is a Calorie?

  I have suggested that you figure out how many calories your body uses each day.  Now that you have figured this out, what does it really mean?  What is a calorie?  The scientific definition for a calorie is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree […]

400 Calorie Menu is Taking Off

  Have you tried any of the 400 Calorie Menu items we introduced in June? We’d love to get your feedback! What’s your favorite item? Has the introduction of these healthy meals changed the way you think about portion size? Do you find the portions satisfactory? Is there anything you’d like to see changed or […]


  I’ve been posting blogs for our bi-weekly soup menu for about 8 months. For the first time & to my absolute surprise, I received a friendly comment from a patron, Elham. Elham shared about how much she enjoyed our Yellow Corn Soup (the “most exquisite soup” she had ever eaten) & how sad she […]

More Favorites From The Bakery

  Recently many of our Mäni’s team have commented on their favorites. So that’s got me thinking… Since I’ve been around the longest at Mäni’s, only next to our baker, Rodolfo, I’m going to share my favorites with you and also some inside information you may appreciate. The apple cherry turnover has been a favorite […]

Weight Management Lesson #1 – Part 4

  Lets wrap up “Weight Management Lesson #1.”  Depending on your weight management goal, choose the following option that fits your goal. Weight Management Options: 1.  If your goal is to lose weight, you need to consume up to 500 fewer calories throughout the day than you burn (restricting your consumption by more than 500 […]

Why Willpower Won’t Work!

  The biggest mistake we can make is to set a goal and try to use willpower alone to achieve or accomplish this goal.  For many years, seminar leaders, experts and coaches have been teaching us to set goals and take action toward those goals everyday. Great concept, the problem is it doesn’t work. Our […]

Weight Management Lesson #1 – Part 3

  Now that you possess both your daily caloric expenditure and your daily caloric consumption, the last step in Lesson #1 is pretty elementary.  You have to compare the two numbers that you have calculated to one another, and this will show you why you have been gaining, losing, or maintaining your weight.  Possible scenarios: […]

Balanced Living 1.5: Elevate Your Life

  This Sunday evening I attended the 2nd Elevate Film Festival.  It’s starts out like this, definition: “To raise to a higher moral or intellectual level, to lift up”.  Fourteen directors, and hundreds of artists, activists, musicians and more, spent just 48 hours, starting Friday morning, to make 14 music videos, narratives and documentaries, by […]

These are a few of my favorite things

  Michelle’s Favorite Things: (I do graphic design/visual stuff here in case you ever wondered who I was. The work that I do for the restaurant is visable, but I may remain unknown to most.) DRINKS – Matcha Latte with Vanilla Soy hot when I’m cold & iced when I’m hot If you are interested […]

Which is your favorite pie?

  Which pie do you desire?  The Antique Cherry, Apple Maple Streusel, Apple, Peach Cranberry, Peach Crumble, Pecan, Strawberry Rhubarb, or Very Berry Crumble?  It is summer time which means it is pie time.  Keep our pies in mind when you are heading to your next summer picnic.  Here is the deal.  The idea was […]

Weight Management Lesson #1 – Part 2

  Now, you need to calculate the number of calories that you consume on a daily basis.  By the end of this blog, you will have the information needed to attain your weight management goal (you will still need to do the work, though).  This will take a little work, but not as much as […]

We are looking for a few awesome Mäniacs…

    We are looking for a few amazing people to come join our team.  Does this picture look like you or someone you know… If you have visited us lately, you know that it is an exciting time here on Fairfax.  We just launched a hugely successful new menu.  We are fulfilling our mission […]

Bang for your Calorie Buck

  Anyone who isn’t a millionaire likes to get the most bang for their hard earned dollars (even most millionaires enjoy a good deal).  I am not blogging about money here, though.  If you are trying to lose weight, it might help for you to think of calories as dollars (every calorie you consume is […]

What is your favorite NEW item?

  Earlier this week we did tasting and training sessions for the new “It’s All About Summer” menu.  The Mäni’s team members tasted and learned about every new item.  So, please ask them for their thoughts and opinions during your next visit.  Everyone is excited and ready to share.  Here is a summary of what […]

Summer From The Staff at Mäni’s on Fairfax

  We’ve spent the first part of this week training and preparing to bring you new delicious and fun foods to enjoy this summer. And I must say we had a pretty good time preparing for it!  Here we are training on the menu changes, new items, tasting and discussing… Here is a summary of […]

It’s All About Summer…at Mäni’s on Fairfax

  Garrett Cooke, Nutrition & Fitness Consultant When we first opened on Fairfax in 1990, some were surprised about the flavors and textures of our products and many found it refreshing to find such tastes also good for you, made with wholesome ingredients including organically grown wheat flours.  Then in 2000,we became not only a […]

A Learning Experience

  The new 400 calorie menu is a real easy way to learn how to take control of your body weight.  We, at Mäni’s Bakery, have done the hard and sometimes tedious work out of the equation for you by providing you with already structured meals.  All you need to do is give it a […]

More Organic Ingredients

  As many of you already know, Mäni’s has used many organic ingredients in our products for years, such as organically grown flours in our fresh baked breads and desserts, pure maple syrup for our multi-grain pancakes, organic palm oil in our baking, organic coffees and teas and other select organic ingredients.  But now we’re […]

Weight Management Lesson #1 – Part 1

  The most fundamental aspect of weight management (whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance) is understanding how many calories your body burns daily (daily caloric expenditure) and how many calories you consume daily.  Knowing your daily caloric expenditure provides you with one of two most important pieces of information for […]

A Simple Way to Increase your Metabolism

  Eat more frequently while increasing your metabolism.  Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?  It is scientifically proven, but people seem to ignore or not believe that it is true.  Just think about it for a second, I am telling you that you should be eating at least four if not five times […]

Coming Soon…Nutritionally Balanced Menu

  As we get into summer, we will be releasing a new section on our menu.  This section of the menu will focus on people who want to monitor their caloric and/or macronutrient intake.  What are macronutrients?  The short story on macronutrients is simple: they are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.  These special menu items will […]

Training To Improve Customers’ Experience

  Some of you may know about our recent new hire, Doug Miller, our People and Culture Manager.  Doug has joined the Mäni’s team to empower and develop staff to make customers experiences at Mäni’s better and more enjoyable while making the team job more rewarding.  A win-win situtation as we say.  So Doug has […]

Only In LA???

  Last Monday we had a group of about 10 German Bikers stop by for some healthy American food that is “Good and Good for You.”  Imagine it, 10 Harley’s parked in one parking spot out front.  Now picture 10 of them with bushy beards, tattoos, leather, etc sitting outside.  Their accents were so thick […]

Strawberries for May: New Pie and Blog-only Special

  May is Strawberry Month and Mäni’s has created a new treat for you… Carl Avery and Chef Jose have created a Mäni’s Bakery Cafe version of Strawberry Rhubarb pie.  Available through the summer, this new pie is wheat-free and made with strawberries and rhubarb, sweetened with fruit-juice reduction and arrowroot for thickening.  The crust […]

Get Fresh.  Go Collard Greens, you rock!

  Over the past few weeks we have mentioned some health benefits of various greens.  We have mostly talked about anti-oxidants, and cancer fighting benefits.  Well, every week, we throw something else at you!  It is the green season.  Things are turning green outside, flowers are blooming, and at Mäni’s things are greener than ever.  […]

Get Fresh. Go Green. Drink a Matcha Latte.

  We first featured the Match Latte last summer in our Newsletter. The article was titled Mucho Mas…Matcha, and detailed at length the amazing benefits of this green tea drink. Ahh the wonders of matcha. Little caffeine, and lots of benefits. The nutrients available in matcha cause brain wave activities, which help with relaxation, focus […]

Get Fresh, Beet It! Go Green With Mäni’s.

  I know a lot of people grew up despising beets.  Why, I can’t really understand.  Maybe it was the way our parents and grandparents prepared them: straight from the can.  Well, Chefs grow up in order to avoid this type of situation, canned vegetables that is.  Admittedly, I have been to some nice restaurants, […]

Just met a customer….

  For those who appreciate our barley malt sweetened chocolate and our chocolate chip cookies, stay tuned!  And as an added benefit to our blog subscribers, just add your name to comments below and you’ll be on our new “free cookie sample” list.  That means if you are one of the first 50 people to […]

Are You Green Yet?

  Have you gone a little green at Mäni’s yet?  We put out our new menu on Friday, and so far its going great.  If you haven’t noticed, green is our theme! And it isn’t green like the color of a crayon, it’s green like the color of Wheat grass, and Matcha, and Spinach, and […]

Balanced Living 1.3

  Balanced Living 1.3 Exercising your right to exercise.  If you say it a couple of times, the word exercise begins to seem slightly alien.  It wasn’t until this very moment I decided to see what the word really means.  Hold on…”An act of employing or putting into play” is the first to pop up, […]

Mäni’s Oscar Contest Results Are In

  There was a stunning upset at the Academy Awards presentations last night.  Crash was the upset winner of Best Picture, beating the favorite to win, Brokeback Mountain. Regardless of how you feel about either movie, most people predicted that Brokeback would take the prize. Where does that leave the Mäni’s Oscar contest? We had […]

Balanced Living 1.2

  It’s Oscar time in Los Angeles. It’s the time when all of the most successful movies of the last year, are up for the industries most sought after awards.  Every year there are films that challenge the way we think about life and society.  And there are films that move us, inspire us, and […]

What’s Your Favorite Item at Mäni’s?

  Most weekday mornings on my way to work I stop by Mäni’s to pick up my favorite item the Peach Turnover. If you’ve ever tried this wonderful breakfast pastry, you’d have to agree! Fresh juicy peaches contained in the most perfectly delicate crust. It’s so good, that the thought of it actually lifts me […]

New T-Shirts! Plus, Public Appearances….

  Not a moment too soon after being in Vanity Fair’s Oscars Time guide to Los Angeles, Mani’s blog article on Vanity Fair’s Oscar insert did we appear in another publication.  Frontiers Magazine, the leading gay community magazine in Los Angeles, recently put out their 2006 “Good Eats” issue.  I’m proud to report, that Mäni’s […]

Balanced Living, 1.1

  I once learned from an organization, that advancing in life, is like learning to ride a bicycle.  Its a major struggle in our development.  We mount, then balance, and peddle, all at the same time, failing for a while because doing it all at once, we think, is nearly impossible. How can we acheive […]

Balanced Living, 1.0

  Not too long ago, i found myself getting sick frequently, working too much, and not taking care of myself.  The result of the neglect was a decline in my health.  I will admit, that Los Angeles can sometimes be inhospitable to those who are sensitive to their environment.  The result of the decline in […]

Vanity Fair: It’s Oscar Time

  In the current issue, March 2006 edition of Vanity Fair Magazine, you will find Mäni’s Bakery Café , nestled in the “Guide to a Perfect Day in L.A.” In December, we spoke with Condé Nast about the possibility of being in their Magazine, Vanity Fair.  We sent everything off, and didn’t hear anything back, […]

Potato Month

  February is Potato Month!  Bet you didn’t know the humble potato had a month all of its own.  Check out The Healthy Potato for nutrition info and potato recipes. Better yet, stop by Mäni’s on Fairfax and order a side of our fabulous organic roasted Yukon Gold potatoes with your breakfast, lunch or dinner.

KCRW & Mani’s Bakery Cafe

  Los Angeles is a big city, with a lot of radio stations, public and private.  But the world is small when it comes to the stations in Los Angeles that connect back with the large community.  KCRW, based at Santa Monica College, has been providing over 450,000 Angelenos with news and music on a […]

News & Soups at Mäni’s on Fairfax

  We’re excited to introduce our new and improved website, scheduled to launch before Valentine’s Day. The site will feature our Blog Café, Morsel Newsletter, Menu, FAQ, and much more. Stay tuned! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s never too soon to start thinking about sharing a dessert from Mäni’s with someone special […]

Our New Phone System!

  New phone system, no waiting, no crazy extensions.  Pure and simple, like us!  Just dial in to 323-938-8800, and hit 3 for the front counter, 4 for location, or 5 for delivery.  Thanks for being so patient. Thanks for your preparation.I will try my home Comment by nike air jordan  on  6/25  at  3:15 […]

Can you take the heat?

  In a recent tip on RealAge.com there’s information about Capsaicin, the stuff in chili peppers that gives them heat.  Here’s what RealAge.com has to say: Capsaicin, the compound in chili peppers that gives them their heat, may help protect against liver cancer, according to a recent study in which capsaicin helped kill cancerous liver […]

Apple Butter: With Spice

  I grew up, or at least from the age of 10, in a small town in Pennsylvania.  Having lived in Austin, TX, Laramie, WY, and then State College, PA, it was a huge change of pace, scenery and lifestyle.  My mother had grown up in State College, around the same age as me, and […]

Fat or Not or Maybe A Little?

  Thanks for your comment Wendy, on the Great Gift Boxes story from December 8th.  That’s a wonderful question because many customers ask about Fat-Free and we’re all interested in being ‘thinner’!  Because our concept is to offer bakery items that taste good and are good for you, we don’t offer specific ‘low fat or […]

Q: Do You Have A Web Site?

  ANSWER:  We have brand new website that hasn’t even launched yet.  It will be released in a couple of weeks.  Sign up for our weekly Morsel newsletter, and you’ll be notified as soon as it reaches cyber-space. In the meantime this blog posts articles about Mäni’s on Fairfax weekly.  We also have general information […]

Acknowledging Elijah Wood

  Thank you Elijah Wood for being so helpful to your friends at Mäni’s on Fairfax.  We really appreciate your helpfulness and friendliness.  Your involvement in our press release  promoting our blog site is greatly appreciated.  By the way all your friends (and family?) that you’ve dined with here have also been really friendly and […]

Mäni’s Morsel: Great Gift Boxes

  Well… it’s that time again. It’s hard to believe another Spring, Summer and Fall have come and gone already. We say that every single year at this time and still, the next Holiday Season comes even faster. Recently, one of our customers said we should name the Holiday Seasons like we do Hurricanes. The […]

Mäni’s Morsel:  Gobble Gobble Goodness!

  "Next stop, Thanksgiving"- all aboard the Mäni’s train! Have you read about the current soup schedule? "Holy Holiday Butternut Squash Bisque." This Thanksgiving week, Mäni’s is bursting with flavor! (Well, we’re always "raining" with flavor, but this week it’s especially true.) Get a load of our Chef Specials… or a serving. Of course we’re […]

Thanksgiving Pies Are Calling Your Name

  Final order reminder… Thanksgiving is just 3 days away.  It’s time to get your order in for your Thanksgiving pies andother holiday treats. ================================All orders must be placed by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the day before you want to pick up.  That means final order for Thanksgiving Day pick up must be in byWednesday at […]

Thanksgiving Pies!

  ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS WITH DELICIOUS PIES FROM MÄNI’S This year’s selection includes: Antique Cherry (Vegan), Apple Blueberry (Vegan), Apple Maple Streusel (Vegan), Apple (Wheat Free), Very Berry Crumble (Vegan), Peach (Vegan), Peach Cranberry (Vegan, Wheat Free), Pecan, Vegan Pecan (Wheat Free), Pumpkin Yam (Vegan), Wheat Free Pumpkin Yam (Vegan) Pre-order pies for any special […]

Mäni’s Morsel: Newest Holiday Desserts and Drinks

  This Holiday Season there are a lot of new changes and additions to Mäni’s. Although, experiencing our new atmosphere is reason enough to spend some time relaxing with us. It’s not just about Mäni’s recent interior changes like new paint colors, new light fixtures, new tables and chairs. It’s about Mäni’s newest bakery items and […]

Mäni’s Morsel: Thanksgiving Gift Baskets

  This Thanksgiving Holiday Season give a gorgeous Mäni’s Gift Basket that’s sure to bring a lot of thanks!!! Whether you’re invited to Thanksgiving Dinner, going to a party, you want to say thank you, or just feel like giving; during November, a wonderful way to warm up hearts is with a Mäni’s Gift Basket. […]

Mäni’s Morsel: Evolution of a Holiday

  Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1st, which marked the end of summer, the harvest and the beginning of the dark cold winter; a time of year that was often associated with human death. (how cheerful!) Celts believed that […]

Mäni’s Morsel: “Simple as Pie!”

  Yes, it’s that time of year again.  The days grow shorter and cooler; and soups, stews and warm, cozy foods become just a little bit more attractive. With the beginning of Fall, a few weeks ago, Mäni’s introduced our new line of soups; and the weather very kindly gave us a couple of overcast […]

Pumpkins Really Are Good For U!

  I have a subscription to RealAge.  Often they have some good health info.  So I couldn’t help but passing this along, since it’s about the great healthy properties in pumpkin!  It’s actually good for our joints, check it out at their daily tip of the day. Love those pumpkins! Larry toss pillow genuine Gucci […]

Thanks Scot Sax

  We’d like to thank Scot for all his support, patronage and enthusism about and for Mäni’s.  Also thanks for the acknowledgement on your Debut Album.  Come by and see us at Mäni’s on Fairfax when you get to L.A. Larry and your friends at Mäni’s For the past 5 or so years Mani’s has […]

Mäni’s Bakery Café Announces Their Newest Sweet Spot

  Hollywood bakery-to-the-stars opens communication to customers with a new blog. Los Angeles, CA (October, 2005) – Mäni’s Bakery Cafe, an independent eatery that specializes in healthy alternatives to baked goods and cuisine, announced today the launch of their new blog manisblog.com. Dubbed as the Hollywood bakery to the stars, Mäni’s has become famous in […]

Mäni’s Morsel: “Club Med”… sort of.

  In last week’s Morsel, Olive Oil or Olive "Oilay", we talked about how fabulous olive oil is and how studies show it’s use, in combination with the "traditional" eating practices of the people around the Mediterranean, called "The Mediterranean Diet", can significantly reduce the risk of early death. So, for those of you not […]

Mäni’s Morsel: Is it Olive Oil or Olive “Oilay”?

  According to "Olive Oil Health & Nutritional Information", since 11/01/04, the Food and Drug Administration (USA) now permits the following claim on olive oil labels: "Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about two tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to monounsaturated […]

Mäni’s is Back Open for Business

  Our maintenance is complete and we’re back in business.  Remember, we’re honoring Dine For America today so stop on by for your favorite dessert, soup or entree.  We are donating $1 for every customer who comes in today. What happened to the spinach nest? It used to be so delicous, but then something happened. […]

Making Lemonade When Life Gives You A Lemon

  Well, we got our lemon alright!  We were hit with a maintenance issue that required us to be closed for 3 days.  Since we’re open 18 hours a day 7 days a week, we had to close to take care of a much needed issue.  So we decided to close during our slower days, […]

Q: Do You Take Reservations?

  ANSWER: Mäni’s has a "first come- first seated" policy. At certain times it is necessary for us to keep a waiting list for Table Service. However, if you are somewhat flexible with your time, we’ll be happy to suggest off peak times when immediate seating is more likely. (Of course, we can never guarantee […]

Q: Do You Deliver?

  ANSWER: At this time we don’t offer a delivery service, BUT don’t worry, we work with LA Bite. Through LA Bite you can order Mäni’s and they’ll bring it to you. If you don’t have a copy of our To-Go Menu you can download it off this site. You can also order at labite.com.  […]

Q: What forms of payment do you take?

  Visa Mastercard US Currency Discover American Express Traveller’s Checks The Mäni’s card Is there any way a large group of 5 or six can reserve a table or booth..? Comment by Pat Miller  on  9/27  at  8:46 am   Because of our space restriction, we do not take reservations.  However we would like to […]

Q: Do you have Gift Certificates?

  ANSWER: We have something even better called a Mäni’s Card. A Mäni’s Card is a card about the size of a credit card and functions similarly as well. The value of each card is determined by the purchaser. It can have any value, say 5 dollars or 100 dollars, it’s up to you! When […]

Mäni’s Morsel: “Soup Lines at Mäni’s ”

  If the weather today is any indication of what’s to come, it’s apparent that Fall has "fallen" upon us. For the most part, the customers in Mäni’s today actually enjoyed the change of atmosphere the thunder, lightening and rain brought us. Many could be seen sipping lattes and reading their books "du jour". Though […]

UPDATE: Helping Hand Cookie Sales

  Here’s the latest update for our Helping Hand Cookie Sales. As most of you know by now, we’re selling these crispy butter cookies for a dollar and all monies collected will be given to Americas Second Harvest. For every dollar A2H receives they  can provide 4 bags of food to feed the hungry. The […]

Helping Hand Cookie Sales Update

  Once Again, we’d like to give those of you keeping up with us, an update on the Helping Hand Cookie Sales. As of Thursday evening our total sales have reached 372 cookies. The cookies cost a dollar each, so we have the same amount in dollars. Every dollar we collect for each cookie will […]

Mani’s Morsel: New Menu Additions

  Beginning Thursday -the 15th- our menu will be updated with some very tasty new items. For STARTERS, we’re adding Hummus & Pita W/Veggies, Chili Nachos, Chicken Taquitos and Mini Tamales to our current starters menu. If BREAKFAST is  your desire, then you’ll be excited about our new Vegan/Wheat-Free Pancakes and new Belgian-style Waffles; as […]

Q: Do you have low calorie products?

  Answer: Overall, Mäni’s does not focus on low calorie or low fat. Our goal is to provide our guests with more nutritious versions of traditional baking. However, we will work with our guests to find a suitable option that meets your dietary needs. As the authors wrote as, I also agree. Glad you could […]

Q: Can you bake an item without certain ingredients?

  Answer: In most cases, we cannot make individual items without specific ingredients. However, if a guest is purchasing an order that is large enough to fill a complete recipe, we may be able to prepare and bake their order separately. We can leave off toppings. (i.e. nuts, frosting etc.) If you have any questions, […]

Q: Why do you get rid of popular bakery items?

  Answer: Since we have been around for over 15 years, our ingredients and their availability change. For example, many of you may remember the Vanilla Cream Heart Cookie. Our chocolate company stopped making the vanilla chip (barley malt sweetened), and thus we had to discontinue that product. Other times, what one customer really loves […]

Q: Why did you stop carrying Coca-Cola products?

  Answer: Several months ago, Mäni’s decided to take our sodas to the next level. Because we want to provide our customers with healthier alternatives, we chose to bring in a soda with no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup. For those concerned with calories, we still offer the Diet Coke in glass bottles. […]

Mäni’s Morsel: AGAVE aGIVES

  There’s an exciting, relatively new sweetener on the block. Its name comes from the Greek word for ‘admirable’ and besides it being the key ingredient used to make tequila, it provides us with a superior natural alternative to white table sugar. It is AGAVE and, for several reasons, it’s gaining in popularity. The original […]

Fresh Fruit Tarts NOW

  It’s the end of summer, a time when fresh fruit is abundant in the Golden State.  Our tarts, made with the freshest summer fruits resting on a light custard, is sweetened with our famous Fruit Juice Reduction.  No sugar in this one. So come by and indulge in a summer treat.  Due to the […]

Reponse to Comments on “Sugar or Not” from Dawn

  Hi Dawn – thanks for your feedback, we appreciate your driving buy to pick up a box of goodies now and then.  In response to your question from "Sugar or Not?  How do you like your bakery products?" – do our products, specifically the dipped almond shortbread, contain UNBLEACHED FLOUR?  All of our flours […]

FAQ: Can Diabetics Eat Your Baked Goods?

  That depends on several factors.  One is whether or not you are exchanging your foods.  Diabetics are often put on a diet where they can have a certain amount of fruits, carbs and fats in a day.  For example if you decide to eat an apple, that would account for a certain amount of […]

The importance of team member training

  It seems as each day and week passes, we get more passionate and fascinated about the art and science of empowering our team and training them on a myriad of important items.  Most importantly, we’re now developing and improving our communications with our guests and offer a warmer, more informed relationship. Of course this […]

Mäni’s Morsel:SWEET CONTRADICTIONS- what to believe?

  With all the controversy surrounding sweeteners lately, especially artificial ones, it’s difficult to know what to believe! Surfing the internet waves you’ll be amazed by all the contradictory information. Studies that show the negative side effects of artificial sweeteners for example are balanced by studies that say that no serious negative side effects have […]

Mäni’s Morsel: Sugar, Naturally

  If you’ve been keeping up with all the talk about artificial sweeteners lately, you may have thought of switching to sugar… after all it’s natural! You may even be one of those Mäni’s customers who – noticing our occasional use of organic evaporated cane juice – commented, saying …"it’s still sugar." "Sugar is sugar!" […]

Manis Morsel:“Weally” Wonderful Weddings

  The probability that Weddings are and have always been catalysts in exposing differing points of view – in terms of style, cultural tradition and religion, to name just a few examples – is great. Everyone seems to have an opinion about how the "perfect wedding" looks. Ask 100 people to describe the ideal wedding […]

Birthdays at Mäni’s on Fairfax

  Since we track our 45 team members’ birthdays, we like to sing them a happy birthday and light a chocolate truffle cupcake to celebrate their special day. Then I was thinking, since we’re getting pretty good at singing staff birthday greetings, why not sing a bit to our guests as well? So whether  you’re […]

Low Carb or Healthy

  This week we heard that the Atkins diet company aka Atkins Nutritionals has filed for bankruptcy protection after losing popularity in the low carb diet category.  It seems like just yesterday everyone would pass on bread, desserts, pasta, etc in order to be on a low carb diet.  Some customers asked us if we […]

Mäni’s Morsels: “Let Us Eat Cake!”

  Hey all you "Mani-acs" out there, have you ever thought about "mix-matching" Manis cakes and frostings? Did you know that you’ve always had the power to do just that? Say you want the Chocolate Raspberry Fortress cake with the whipped cream frosting from the Strawberry Forever cake… no problem. You want the Vegan Carrot […]


  From it’s earliest beginnings as the "heavenly drink" the Mayans knew as "the food of the gods", and nearly a hundred years as Spains’ Top Secret recipe – guarded by monks, to it’s status in the 17th century as an evil poisonous drug only the elite could afford, chocolate continues to enjoy an association […]

Mäni’s Morsels: History of Chocolate Part II

  When the Spanish invaded Mexico in the 16th century, the Aztecs thought Cortes, arriving from the east, was their savior "Quetzalcoatl" and promptly offered him a cup of their beloved ‘xocolatl’ drink. After thanking the awestruck Aztecs, the Spanish promptly conquered them and returned to Spain with the wonderful treasure where it was kept […]

Mäni’s Morsels:  CUCKOO for COCOA!

  When people think of eating right, most wouldn’t include a daily portion of chocolate in their diet. It’s high in saturated fat and is more associated with sin. (Not thin.) Yet while some chocolate products are high in sugar and made with the use of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, more and more studies […]


  Just in case you’re one of the few people left who still hasn’t heard about the powers of green tea, get ready to jump on the bandwagon of this new-millennium revival and become a believer. From color therapy to the chakra system, in many circles green is considered to be a healing color. So […]


  Although this attractive dessert is a favorite among Mäni’s customers across the board, many are left speculating about it’s name and what, if anything, the name has to do with this intense yet delicate Mäni’s original. Taken from a fairly recently born world-wide hit called “Tiramisu”, which means “pick-me-up”, this Mäni’s “twist” on the […]

We want to know—please give us your comments.

  Last week Mäni’s on Fairfax introduced a new customer comment card.  This is for YOU.  The purpose of the comment card is for you to share feedback about your experience at Mäni’s as well as to suggest new items you would like to see on the menu.  We’ll also use it to track service […]

We have a Brand New Menu for You!

  On Monday Mäni’s on Fairfax introduced a brand new Café menu and we are thrilled.  In keeping with our mandate to create healthier alternatives for you, we have revamped our menu and after months of development, have created 13 new choices for you. You’ll notice we’ve added more whole wheat products and created some […]

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet!

  Well, maybe not quite that fast! We are pleased though, to announce that we have installed a new Point of Sale (POS) system at Mäni’s on Fairfax.  The new hardware means you spend much less time waiting in line at the counter.  From better touch screens and faster printers, to faster, secure credit card […]

New Beverages on Tap and More

  A number of changes, for the better we might add, have been made to the beverage menu at Mäni’s. For juice lovers, we have switched to Evolution Fresh Juices which are flash pasteurized to retain the natural flavors of the fruits. What is flash pasteurization? It is a process that brings the juice up […]