Think like Californian’s Pomme Bébé a tasting bar and lounge in Newport Beach that lets babies try such foods before their parents buy. It is an unusual restaurant, that serves nothing but organic baby and toddler meals prepared fresh in its on-site kitchen. Pomme Bébé peels, steams and purees by hand the ingredients in its meals, foods are also available online or through Whole Foods. Prepared without high-heat processes—which can destroy vital nutrients, tastes and colours—Pomme Bébé’s meals contain no preservatives, fillers, artificial flavours, chemicals, hormones or antibiotics.
Pomme Bébé’s offerings—for free—at its onsite Tasting Bar and luxurious, sit-down Bébé Lounge. The Tasting Bar resembles a sushi bar—featuring high chairs where the stools would be—with simple, clean lines to avoid distracting pint-sized gourmands. The Bébé Lounge, meanwhile, includes seating for grownups as well and has reportedly come to serve as a local hotspot for playdates and parties.