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.