We know SF has the best food in California. Trust. But even we need the occasional break. We’re craving a culinary getaway to L.A., with its sprawling food options. Here’s what’s on the menu.
See how L.A.’s coffee stacks up to Four Barrel: Check out Fix in Echo Park.
Other places to get your caffeine fix include Silver Lake’s Lamill or Tropical, where the joe is as light and sweet as the guava cheese pies.
Baked goods, anyone? Snag a donut or maple-bacon biscuit at Huckleberry Cafe.
You can start your day the classic Hollywood way, with brunch at The Fountain at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
At lunchtime, fresh-baked baguettes at downtown’s Spice Table make the Southeast Asian sandos even more irresistible.
Let your inner health nut run free at Dr. Andrew Weil’s new True Food Kitchen at the Santa Monica Place dining pavilion (think Tuscan kale salad and natural elixirs).
Get your hands dirty with beer can chicken at Roy Choi’s A-Frame (the chef started L.A.’s food truck explosion with Kogi).
There’s no shortage of culinary activities in the City of Angels. Devour a cooking class with Eatz (which range from tapas to pizza to bacon themed).
Suds lovers will want to check out ColLAboration’s pop-up craft beer events.
When the dinner bell rings, you’ll find that East Coast awesomeness represents at Son of a Gun, the new nautically themed restaurant from the Animal dudes.
Put SoCal Mexican to the test with new teeny-tiny taqueria Escuela (308 North Stanley Avenue, at Beverly Boulevard, 323-939-5220).
Snag a seat at the new indoor bar at Cliff’s Edge for comforting bistro fare (kabocha and sweet potato ravioli, lamb chops with caponata).
Try some of L.A.’s best charcuterie and Cali cuisine at The Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney.
Even your hotel choices can be dictated by food and drink. Stumble back to your room from Bar|Kitchen at the O Hotel, where the cocktails were developed by the geniuses behind NYC’s Death & Co.
If you’re ready to collapse at the end of the night, download SLS Hotel’s smartphone app to order a snack from under the covers.
Tour Little Saigon to see one of the city’s more thriving culinary neighborhoods.