Mayim Bialik opening vegan restaurant not called Big Bang Blossom

Mayim Bialik attends Stand Up To Cancer during its fifth biennial fundraising telecast at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2016.
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Mayim Bialik is smart. Best known for her roles on Blossom and Big Bang Theory, she also has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University Of California Los Angeles, a tidbit that any profile about her is obligated to bring up because wow, a smart TV sitcom actress, what’s next?! Another fact some profiles mention: Bialik is also vegan and the author of a cookbook. Now that’s front and center as she’s opened a casual vegan restaurant in L.A. called Bodhi Bowl.

Bialik tells Haute Living she and cofounder Allison Crudas are both longtime vegans and had been “dreaming of a world where we would not just eat salad and pasta and french fries.” Bodhi Bowl sounds like a Chipotle-ish fast-casual set-up where customers can order and customize bowls, wraps, and sandwiches. Bodhi is Sanskrit for “enlightenment,” which seems like a lofty thing to expect from a seitan bowl, but hey, Bialik is smart.

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Kate Bernot

Kate Bernot is managing editor at The Takeout and a certified beer judge.