THE BLOG Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events March 26-April 1 03/26/2012 03:48 pm ET | Updated May 26, 2012 Zagat The go-to source for finding the best restaurants and hotels 1 of 7 Monday: Tender Greens Meatless Monday has been part of American culinary culture since it was introduced during World War I (along with "Wheatless Wednesday") in an effort to encourage voluntary rationing. Since 2003, it's been encouraged by the John Hopkins School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future, along with numerous other good health groups. You can become part of the movement at the various branches of Tender Greens, where they serve a Meatless Monday menu of heirloom tomato gazpacho, warm baby Swiss chard, white corn chowder with crispy okra, ricotta gnocchi, foraged mushrooms and peppers stuffed with Himalayan rice - and, of course, most of their salads. [Also see: The 10 Tackiest Restaurants in the U.S.] Share this slide: Facebook: Tender Greens Follow Zagat on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Zagat More: Meatless Monday Tender Greens FOLLOW LOS ANGELES facebook twitter GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Los Angeles HuffPost Los Angeles HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.