LA Guide | Food

Indulge in our roundup of carbs, veggies, and caffeine.

 

The Staples


 

Zinque

What: Charming little French bistro with garden seating, twinkling lights + bubbly delights. We love this for post-recording meets. Wifi + rosé! Ok! (p.s be mindful with  ur tech here, they ask that you put away laptops after 6).

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El Condor

What: Silverlake Mexican fare with lively, old-school flair. Budget tip: come for the tequila and endless chips + salsa.

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Bar Ama

What: Tex-Mex in the heart of DTLA. Go for the queso: this dairy’s not scary, it’s delish.

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Mercado

What: Upscale chill Mexican with killer date night ambiance + good happy hour. 

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Le Petit Greek

What: Larchmont classic Greek food experience. We love fresh taramasalata and the warmest pita you’ve ever met.

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Ostrich Farm

What: Boozy brunch on the East Side – make a rez online or sit at the bar. Order: the chef’s breakfast hold the bread for a Whole30 approved breakfast delight.

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Freedman’s

What: Traditional Jewish deli meets the East Side hipster + a full bar. Our order:  smoked salmon plate served with a latke made on a waffle iron – Shalom!

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Hugo’s

What: TSR staple with something-for-everyone California diner eats. The TSR breakfast, lunch, dinner and biz meeting spot du jour. The menu can be overwhelming and is ultra customizable, perfect for any of your dietary needs. They even have an ingredients binder that you can request that breaks down the ENTIRE menu! Our #1 pick: club sandwich – w/ grilled chicken and veggie bacon on gluten free flatbread, side house salad with ceasar dressing… and a side of honey chipotle, ALWAYS a side of honey chipotle.

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Pine and Crane

What: Taiwanese food that sources from their local farm, for the budget-conscious with a refined palate. Basically the entire menu + the passion fruit shandy here is our fave summer bev.

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Erewhon

What: Luxurious health food market. OK, if you are a TSR listener you KNOW this is our #1 spot. Come for the hot foods bar, stay for the Kendall Jenner sightings. Also ultimate grocery store experience if you are not on a budget.

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The Goods Mart

What: Silverlake’s bodega with a conscience – bonus: they have a cute foliage filled seating area and wi-fi, great spot for meetings or an email sesh. (ps There is a location in NYC too). 

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101 Coffee Shop

What: Retro Hollywood diner for breakfast or late night dining. HOT TIP: go for the broccoli! Also side note, there is a bar attached for your cocktailing needs.

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La Poubelle

What: Hamburgers and hot dudes. Enough said. 

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Jones Hollywood

What: Retro Italian supper club vibes. Dirty martinis and pizza after 10pm on a Wednesday is where it is at with their late night happy hour offerings. Order: For the gal on a budget their bread basket is bomb, so go hard on that, order the chef salad and drinks, and you are LIVING. 

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Musso & Frank

What: Martinis and steak and the ghosts of Hollywood’s past (in a good way) #WELLESS. 

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Fahncy


 

Animal

What: Risk-taking meat eaters (and wine lovers) unite! Steph’s choice. Order: Bone Marrow and red wine – because, Italian.

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Cliff’s Edge

What: Elegant treehouse vibes. Patatas bravas and liver mousse – apparently, we are not afraid of weird meat suggestions with this list.

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Craig’s

What: This low key has one of the best vegan menus in LA; with a vegan ice cream selection that can’t be missed, so good it’s available in grocery stores now too.

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Jon & Vinny’s

What: West Coast pasta that rivals your nonna’s. For the gluten lover in your soul, have a carb party over vino.

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Gjelina 

What: Elizabeth’s pick for dream afternoon destination in Venice, sit on the patio and enjoy a pizza and a glass and LIVE. (p.s. they famously don’t do substitutions here so don’t ask, it’s a losing battle).

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Vegan


 

Crossroads Kitchen

What: Fancy vegan for brunch, lunch and dinner. For the classy late night explorer we love the late night bar menu. Impossible burger sliders, what’s not to love?

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Little Pine 

What: Silverlake hot spot and basically Moby’s backyard. Cute East Side vegan spot that non-vegans are down for too. We like the cheese plate: it’s non-dairy thus not scary.

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Gracias Madre

What: Vegan Mexican with one of the best outdoor seating situations in LA. 

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Sage Vegan Bistro

What: A look into the buffalo cauliflower wars of LA. 

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