Food Spots #5 – Los Angeles
Today’s post is all about food, who’s excited? In five days in Los Angeles, I discovered so many amazing food spots, I am so happy! Los Angeles is a city where you can really find all kinds of food that are absolutely great. Here’s a list of all the food spots I tried and adored!
My boyfriend says I’m addicted to Instagram, but I actually found this Acai Bowls spot while looking for nice pictures on the platform and I couldn’t resist trying it! We drove all the way to Downtown Los Angeles to try those bowls but it was worth it! You can create your own bowl (Acai or Pattaya base) and then add toppings or try the ones that are already designed. I opted for an acai-based bowl in a coconut (9$ – 1$ difference with the one you create but yourself) and my boyfriend composed his own breakfast (8$). Everything was fresh and tasty!
Amazebowls – 300 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
Milk and Honey
Milk and Honey is definitely my favorite breakfast spot in Los Angeles! We found it on Yelp.com while hurrying up to arrive at Warner Bros Studios on time. It’s situated just near the Hollywood Boulevard so it’s quite impossible to find a parking spot but it’s really worth it! You choose your base (Acai or Pattaya) and then, you choose between six different combinations. I tried the “Funky Monkey” one with peanut butter and a lot of toppings! The bowls are huuuge so I recommend ordering the “regular size”. Everything is fresh, delicious, and you can actually look at all the ingredients while they make your bowl.
Milk and Honey – 1716 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
Olive and Thym
After visiting the Warner Bros Studios, we were veeery hungry! We found this spot on the internet (Yelp is our friend) so we drove there as it was situated not far from the studios. This restaurant is very pretty, the decoration is great but the prices are also quite high.. For two plates and one pumpkin chai latte, we paid almost 40$. However, the size of the meals is very big I couldn’t finish my avocado toast. The food is really good and you can have a free parking access for 50 minutes (which is nice, considering the fact that it’s not easy to find a parking spot in the area).
Olive and Thym – 3821 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505, USA
In and Out
I am a big fan of Shake Shack, but In’n’Out is a must while in California. The cheeseburger costs 2,70$ and is delicious! I have to say that after trying those burgers, I confirm that you cannot leave Los Angeles without eating at In’n’Out. It’s actually impressive to see how all the people work there, they are all coordinated. I’m not sure what to add, except that I recommend trying something from the “Secret Menu” 😉
In n Out – 7009 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
We found this Mexican restaurant while walking near Venice Beach. It’s a modern Mexican spot adapted to vegetarian and vegan people and they offer all kinds of bowls and salads. I personally tried a bowl with chickpeas, coral lentils, cauliflowers and some cheese and it was really good! It was actually the first Mexican restaurant that I enjoyed eating in. What I also like about food spots in California, is that there is no sugar in any drinks: you ask for an ice tea or a lemonade, there’s no sugar added. You want sugar? There are small bags with sugar on the counter. Isn’t great?
Tocaya Organica – 1715 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Where to start? A friend recommended this restaurant to me but I wasn’t a 100% convinced. Why would I go to a 100% vegan Mexican restaurant when I want to eat in a real Mexican restaurant? However we ended up at Gracias Madre anyway. First, you have to book a table because there’s a waiting list, and the restaurant is full all night long. We were lucky because we didn’t book a table and we had to wait only 45 minutes to get a spot for two. So we sat down at the bar and ordered some drinks (that are really good btw, but not cheap) and we waited for our table.
We ordered vegan cheese with truffle oil as a starter. First, we were like “vegan cheese?!”, but hey, let’s be curious! And we weren’t disappointed. It was not outstanding, but it was good and interesting to try another kind of food. After the starter, I tried the vegan burger with a black beans steak and it was truly delightful! Everything was tasty, fresh and homemade. I was actually really surprised to see that vegan food can be as good as that!
Gracias Madre was one of the most interesting restaurant experience in my life. I realized that there are all kinds of food that we don’t know about. Plus, the restaurant is really beautiful from the inside and from the outside. Everything is designed to black and white and the terrace is just outstanding! A lot of trees and lights, I really recommend asking for a table at the terrace.
Gracias Madre – 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA
Tengoku Ramen Bar
On our first night in Los Angeles, we were wondering “where should we eat”? As said at the beginning of the article, Los Angeles is a very rich city in terms of different kinds of food spots. We wanted to try Asian food in the city, so we opted for a Ramen Bar situated in Koreatown. This Ramen bar is owned by real Japanese people so you can be sure to eat a ramen almost as good as the ones in Japan. Personally, I thought that it could have been a little bit saltier, but it was really good! I also recommend ordering some edamame with garlic, delicious!
Tengoku Ramen Bar – 539 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Good Italian food is the most difficult to find in the USA while they don’t have any good cheese. But we found out about Pasta Sisters in the Buzzfeed video “Pasta for 8$ VS. Pasta for 100$” (btw, we love to watch those videos with my boyfriend). As said in the link, there are no good fresh pasta spots for this kind of prices so we had to try it! After a one and a half hour wait, we got our pasta (we were way too hungry to take a picture oops) and I have to say it was really tasty! It was definitely worth the wait!
Pasta Sisters – 3343 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA