Today we’d like to introduce you to Marjan Sarshar.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Marjan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Kreation Organic was founded on my love for my children. As a single mother with two young girls to feed, my top priority was ensuring their health and safety; to me this meant making sure that they are well-nurtured and well-fed with organic, whole foods. Kreation was born in 2005 out of this love and passion for my family, and I created everything on my menu with their health in mind. I always treated Kreation like my third baby, and brought all of my maternal instincts into my business, nurturing and loving it as it grew. The first location was a “Kafe” on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica down the street from my house. I wanted to bring health, wellness and organic eats to my local community first. In the beginning, I was only serving seven of my favorite home-cooked Persian recipes. Because we were at the forefront of health and wellness in Santa Monica, we were a big hit in our community.
In 2011, a retail space immediately adjacent to Kreation became available and I jumped at the opportunity to open a juicery in that space. Just as we were at the forefront of healthy food, we were also at the forefront of cold-pressed juicing. We were one of the only cold-pressed, organic juice bars in Los Angeles at the time. When our Montana juicery took off, we started to expand across LA, bringing our unique flavors and message of an organic, healthy lifestyle. The first juice bar we opened was Kreation Juicery at 9465 Charleville Blvd, in Beverly Hills. At that time, we were cold-pressing juices from my garage!
Now we have over 20 locations and an extensive menu of my original recipes as well as a local factory that presses the juices and creates healthy grab & go meals daily. We will continue to expand and bring our health-conscious mindset to other parts of the world, hoping to inspire people to live healthier lives!
Has it been a smooth road?
The journey to becoming Los Angeles’ most trusted juicery has not been easy in the slightest. Coming to America as a refugee with no educational background made the journey to become successful that much more exciting and challenging. As a woman, it is even harder to establish yourself. People constantly disregarded me on the basis of gender and did not take me seriously when I tried to push forward with my business. I never stopped trying. I kept pushing until people understood that I meant business; just because I am a woman does not mean, and should never mean, that I shouldn’t be taken seriously. People used to scoff at me when I told them my dreams to expand around Los Angeles and many of them didn’t believe in me. I had to work twice as hard as many business owners around me just because of my background and because I am a woman. I am grateful for that challenge. It made me that much more passionate about my vision, and I am proud that I overcame that obstacle, yet I know that it will continue to present itself to me as I continue to grow, but I am ready for the challenge.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Kreation Organic – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are in the business of natural healing. At Kreation, we believe that food is medicine. The healing properties that natural foods give us are incredible, and we specialize in utilizing these foods in the most efficient, effective, and healing way possible. Our juices and grab & go foods have special focuses on them; we intentionally use ingredients that can help with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, cramps, headaches, constipation, skin condition and so much more.
Each product is labeled with ingredients alongside a description of what those ingredients can be beneficial for. We have nutritional specialists on our team who ensure that the combination of ingredients being mixed can have the most effective healing properties on our bodies. While our customers rely on us to maintain their healthy lifestyle, we are also all about balance and self-love. We have something for everyone, and that’s why most of our customers are regulars and have become part of our family. We are the most proud of our ongoing ability to adapt and innovate new products to keep our content fresh, exciting, and up to date.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
LA is the land of innovation, creativity, and opportunities. Everywhere you look in LA, someone is trying out a new product, a new company, a new idea, etc. Everyone here is a go-getter, which constantly inspires me to keep pushing forward and to keep growing. Moreover, my fellow Angelenos are supportive of creativity and innovation. There is a community aspect in Los Angeles where we all want to support one another, try new things, and uplift our community as a whole. I really feel that Los Angeles is a great place for invention and creativity. We truly are at the forefront of all of these things, which makes it easier for people to come out with a new product or technology and know that their fellow Angelenos will support them.
- Cold-Pressed Juice & Smoothies $9.50-$13.50
- Grab & Go Food $7-$16
- Kreation Kafe Menu (Full Kitchen) $7-$30
- Organic Coffee & Tea $3-$7
- Address: 1023 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA
(our first location)
- Website: kreationjuice.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/kreationjuice
- Facebook: facebook.com/kreationjuice
- Twitter: twitter.com/kreationjuice