valerie confections echo park

LOS ANGELES | Valerie Confections Echo Park store is where Valerie Gordon, maker of fine chocolates, cakes and preserves has decided to focus on tea, and sweet and savoury food that pairs well with it. Think afternoon tea without all of the pomp and circumstance. Think sandwiches like prosciutto with

larry's venice los angeles

LOS ANGELES | Larry’s Venice is named after local artist Larry Bell, a pioneer of the California minimalism movement. The influence of Bell’s art can be seen as soon as you step inside Larry’s, with 1960s-style mirrored and translucent glass and plexiglass cubes gracing the venue. Located a stone’s throw

tacos arizas echo park

LOS ANGELES | Tacos Arizas can be found on the stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park that contains three well established, very popular taco trucks. The neon signage around the relatively small van can be spotted at its location on Logan, just off Sunset, and visitors are greeted with

yeastie boys bagels hollywood

LOS ANGELES | Yeastie Boys Bagels started out as a food truck serving gourmet bagels before finding a permenant spot alongside Alfred Coffee {In The Alley} in West Hollywood. The bagels here are seriously good, with each lot of bagels taking two days to make. Dough is hand-rolled, proved overnight

rise-n-grind hollywood

LOS ANGELES | If you find yourself in tourist central, LA, and are in need of a quality cup of coffee to help you survive the crowds, Rise-N-Grind is one of your best bets. Located along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rise-N-Grind is an industrial themed cafe that serves quality

pinkberry beverly hills

LOS ANGELES | Pinkberry is, well ok you know what Pinkberry is. Yes we’re aware that it’s no longer the mid-2000s but there’s a reason why Pinkberry today has over 260 stores worldwide, and that’s because their frozen yogurt is delicious. While the frozen yogurt craze of 10 years ago has

mohawk bend echo park

LOS ANGELES | Mohawk Bend Echo Park is the brainchild of owner Tony Yanow (Golden Road Brewing, Tony’s Darts Away) and offers an interesting twist on the typical gastropub/sports bar that’s decidedly modern and very fitting for this part of LA. The space, which is housed in the old Ramona movie

guisados echo park

LOS ANGELES | Guisados Echo Park is one of five outposts of the cult taco shop that originated in Boyle Heights and, despite its expansion, has managed to keep the quality of its product high. The tacos here are considered by many to be amongst the best in LA and for

redbird la downtown

LOS ANGELES | Redbird Downtown was one of Los Angeles’ most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015. Housed in Vibiana, the former cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the restaurant’s architecture is a beautiful example of old blending with new. Various parts of the deconstructed cathedral are given upgrades

forage silver lake

LOS ANGELES | Jason Kim’s Forage in Silver Lake is, as the name suggests, a very much on trend restaurant that’s all about locally sourced, seasonal, sustainable ingredients, and a farm-to-plate ethos. Want to know what farm every single ingredient on the dish you’ve ordered is? Forage is the place for you.