With so many delicious places to eat in Los Angeles, how on earth is one supposed to choose? Well, here I’ve compiled a list of (mostly) healthy places to eat where the food is worth every single penny so you know what to eat in LA!
Urth Caffé – Urth Caffe is a fantastic brunch spot, dedicated to providing organic and natural ingredients for a wholesome meal. The food there is amazing, the decorations are vintage-inspired and spot on. Overall, eating at Urth is an experience you’re not likely to forget.
Ostrich Farm – Ostrich Farm offers stunning decor and delicious food. Sign me right up.
Toast Bakery Cafe – I’ve been all over the world and tasted all kinds of different cuisines but my favorite breakfast is still the classic American. Toast Bakery Cafe is just one of those classic American brunch places – full of fluffy pancakes, stuffed french toast, eggs, bacon, etc. What more can you ask for?
Eggslut – This place specializes in, wait for it, eggs. How great can an ordinary egg be? you may ask, but you might be surprised when you try it. Also for those who don’t want to break the bank!
Kitchen Mouse – Vegans rejoice, this absolutely adorable brunch place is made just for you!
Mocafe – Delicious fare all around for those who don’t need the trendiest decor to enjoy a good meal. Apparently they can also deliver breakfast to you!
The Otium – Situated right next to the ever popular Broad museum, the Otium specializes in New American cuisine. The flavor combos may sound strange on paper, but don’t worry, they taste great in your mouth!
In-N-Out Burger – Probably the most famous burger place on the West Coast, In-N-Out Burger serves, well, burgers. It sounds so simple, but that is exactly why it’s so popular. There aren’t 50 options on the menu to agonize over, there’s just hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and fries. And the burgers are insanely good. When I say popular, I mean massively popular. Every single time I tried to get a burger, there was a line of cars parked along the side of the street waiting at the drive-through, and another equally long line of people standing to get burger at the window, so plan accordingly!
Lemonade – Don’t let the name fool you… Lemonade serves much more than just lemonade (although it has that too… in a variety of different flavors.) They specialize in “Southern California comfort food” and honestly, I had no idea what that was until I tried it. And it was absolutely delicious. They also pride themselves in their seasonal ingredients, only using produce that is “in season” and therefore, organic.
Ink.Sack – On a budget? Don’t worry. Ink.Sack has delicious chicken sandwiches that you can just grab and go!
Grand Central Market – You could eat here every day for a week and still you wouldn’t have tried it all. Grand Central Market has a multitude of delicious food stalls. There are plenty of Mexican food vendors to go around, but also Ramen vendors, pizza vendors, and entire stalls dedicated to eggs and cheese. The aforementioned Eggslut is also located here and often has the longest line.
Gjelina – Gjelina describes itself as a “Hot spot for seasonal New American cuisine presented in a rustic-chic dining room.” In my opinion, it is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to, due to its incredible combination of delicious food and dazzling aesthetics. I’m fairly sure that this restaurant was, in fact, built for Instagram, if the decor on the inside and the murals on the outside have anything to say about it. For more pics, take a quick peek through its Instagram location.
Chipotle – Los Angeles obviously has a lot of Mexican influence (I mean, the name is Spanish) and Chipotle is the epitome of this. Chipotle serves (what is in my opinion) the best Mexican food in all of America, and on top of that, it uses all organic meat. This is my favorite restaurant, hands down. No competition.
California Donuts – California Donuts makes the cutest and most unique donuts you will ever see. With letter donuts, cereal donuts, panda donuts, even Girl Scout Thin Mint donuts (if you’re not American and don’t know what Thin Mints are, they are cookies sent down to earth straight from heaven by God himself) how could you refuse a visit?
MILK – The MILK shop specializes in the most beautiful and delicious ice cream you will ever see, including macaron ice cream sandwiches! Head on over to their instagram account for more proof.
Bottega Louie – This bakery is best known for their macaron displays (yes that is a macaron christmas tree in the picture), but I assure you that’s not all they have. Pastries of all kinds fill enormous display cases. This one’s more on the pricey side, but if you have the money to spare, it is well worth the buy.
Snow Monster – Just like the MILK shop, Snow Monster also serves macaron ice cream sandwiches. Combine that with the cutest logo ever, and you’ve got a new favorite dessert place!
Sprinkles Cupcakes – Purchase a cupcake at the Cupcake ATM for the most quirky way possible to eat dessert. There are two cupcake ATMs in LA, one in Beverly Hills and one in the USC campus.
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What are your favorite restaurants in Los Angeles? If you’ve been to any of these restaurants, how’d you like it? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!