Swingers Diner has always been, and will continue to be, for the people and of the people. Founded in 1993, its aim was to bring reasonably-priced, delicious, organic food to the neighborhood and surrounding community, at a time when this wasn’t necessarily an easy option. And the goal was to do it with style and without airs—inclusivity and a lack of pretension are some of the diner’s main ingredients.

Never to be taken too seriously, Swingers’ motto rings out with a laugh—Ass, Cash or Grass, Nobody Eats for Free.

After the start of the pandemic, the original owner decided to permanently close the restaurant, but Stephanie Wilson, then the general manager, knew this couldn’t be the end. Swingers Diner has been a Hollywood institution, an icon, for decades, a home away from home for both its employees and its regulars. With the support of family and friends, she was able to purchase the restaurant and bring it back to life, with an even stronger can-do attitude and dedication to the neighborhood.

Committed to continue providing customers with organic food and healthy vegan and vegetarian options, Swingers Diner is entering a new phase of life, steeped in its traditions, but reinvigorated for a new tomorrow.