Los Angeles

  • 800 Degrees 10889 Lindbrook Dr, Los Angeles, California 90024 (424) 239-5010 Awesome pizzas and a really fun Burrata bar. Also, save room for their gelato from LA Creamery!
  • Angelini Osteria 7313 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 297-0070 Roman food. Wonderful lasagna!
  • Bay Cities Italian Deli 1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 395-8279 Fantastic lunch spot; I suggest the Godmother sandwich with mild peppers or Hot Pastrami Sub on a fresh Italian Roll.
  • BLD 7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 930-9744 Great for brunch.
  • Capo 1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 394-5550 The best steak in town, but expensive!!
  • Capriotti's Sandwich Shop 9683 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 858-1383 Order a small Bobbie (this is the turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing on homemade roll) or A small Capistrami (this is the lean pastrami, Swiss and coleslaw).
  • Cholada Thai Cuisine 18763 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (310) 317-0025 Amazing Thai Food in a tiny beach shack on PCH. Has a casual and relaxed ambiance. *Panang Curry with seabass!
  • Comme Ça 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (323) 782-1104 A brasserie similar to Balthazar in NYC.
  • Elyse Walker 15306 Antioch St, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (310) 230-8882 Great shoes and handbags- A hidden gem in the Pacific Palisades.
  • Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 319-3111 Fantastic Chopped salad and Quinoa Salad. It's a great seasonal menu that changes all the time.
  • First Fridays-Abbott Kinney Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA Every first Friday of the month, LA Food Trucks gather around in Venice. I suggest hitting the Kogi BBQ Taco Truck. Get the Kogi BBQ Tacos with ice cream sandwiches from the Cool Haus…you won’t regret it!
  • Gjelina 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 450-1429 Pot de crème - You CAN’T go wrong with this one.
  • Hamasaku 11043 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 479-7636 Amazing sushi and fun, creative rolls. A strip mall gem.
  • Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi 114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica Canyon, CA 90402 (310) 573-1660 Romantic, and has some of the best homemade pasta.
  • Jaimie Geller Jewelry 15310 Antioch St, Los Angeles, CA 90272 (310) 454-5392 Awesome jewelry!
  • Joan's on Third 8350 West 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (323) 655-2285 Yummy Chinese chicken salad- love the dressing. Also great mini cupcakes.
  • Kings Row Gastropub 20 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 793-3010 Craft Beers and pub grub.
  • Le Pain Quotidien 316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-6800 I love their daily Vegan soups and the original chicken cobb salad…Always fresh, always good!
  • Locanda Portofino 1110 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 394-2070 Great classic Italian food.
  • Lucques 8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 655-6277
  • M Café 7119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 525-0588 Macrobiotic food. Delicious.
  • Market on Holly 57 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 844-8811 Sunday brunch, also stop by the bodega and pick up some locally produced packaged food gifts for friends.
  • Mendocino Farms 300 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 620-1114
  • Mozza 6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 297-0100
  • O2 Sushi 245 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 (626) 844-0239
  • Poke Poke 1827 Ocean-Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291 (424) 228-5132 The best bang for your buck! Delicious fresh poke with your choice of toppings. Can’t go wrong.
  • R+D Kitchen 1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 395-3314
  • Racion 119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 396-3090 http://www.racionrestaurant.com
  • redwhite+bluezz 70 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 792-4441 Love the NOLA Boozy Brunch. Live jazz (most nights). Great for steak and an Old Fashioned.
  • Rustic Canyon 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-7050 Tasty Seasonal menu…Love the Rustic Canyon Hamburger!
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market Arizona Avenue & 2nd Street, Santa Monica CA, 90401 http://www.yelp.com/biz/santa-monica-farmers-market-wednesday-santa-monica
  • Short Cake 6333 West 3rd St, Stall 316 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 761-7976 Super yummy sweet and savory treats by chef Amy Pressman.
  • Sotto 9575 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310) 277-0210 Chef/ Owner Zach Pollack makes an amazing spaghetti with octopus ragu!! You also have to try their grilled pork meatballs- so delish!
  • Stella Rossa Pizza Bar 2000 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 396-9250
  • The Bazaar (At SLS Hotel) 465 South La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 246-5555 Jose Andres who has restaurants in Washington, D.C. Great traditional and modern Spanish tapas.
  • The Ivy and The Ivy at the Shore 113 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 274-8303 Fantastic vegetable chopped salad, ice cream sundae and bread! Also have location in Santa Monica!
  • The Little Woman 3238 Pacific Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 (949) 640-0551 Homemade macaroons, pies and all sorts of sweet bites.
  • The Raymond/ Bar 1886 1250 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 441-3136 Great cocktails.
  • The Tasting Kitchen 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (310) 392-6644 Good ambiance and a great atmosphere. Simple and clean food.
  • Umami Burger 4655 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 669-3922 One of my hometown favorites!
  • Wood Spoon 107 West 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 629-1765 They have the best chicken pot pie!
  • Wurstkuche 625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (213) 687-4444 Sausage galore! Fun Lively atmosphere with an awesome beer selection.