Jon and Vinnys, Fairfax or Brentwood ★ my all time favorite italian spot! make a reservation ASAP!!!
Kazu Nori, DTLA or Westwood
Shin Sen Gum Yakitori, Monterey Park
Petit Trois, Century City
Salazar's, Silverlake ★ delish! great vibes by the LA river :)
Pine and Crane, Silverlake ★ favorite taiwanese spot :) they also own joy
Daikokuya, Little Tokyo
Joy, Highland Park ★ similar menu to pine and crane! everything's AMASZING
Luscious Dumplings, San Gabriel Valley ★
Night Market + Song, Silverlake or WeHo
Bone Kettle, Pasadena
Osawa, Pasadena ★ go to japanese spot :) make a reservation if you can!
Midoh, Rowland Heights
Bonjuk, Koreatown ★ korean porrige... so delicious.. my ultimate comfort food
Beverly Soon Tofu ★ best korean tofu soup !!!
California Chicken ★ great rotisseri chicken and salad!!
Bottega Louie, DTLA ★ iconic LA :)
Little Sister, DTLA
May Mei, San Gabriel Valley ★ if you end up coming here, call meand i'll help you order! it's my childhood chinese restaurant.
Konbi, Silverlake ★ great to pick up a few sandwiches for a picnic or day at the beach!
Summer Rolls, San Gabriel Valley ★ amazing vietnamese food that ISN'T PHO :)
In-N-Out, Everywhere ★ I MEAN......
Quarters KBBQ, Koreatown ★ long wait, but my favorite spot in all of LA for kbbq
KandHoDong Baekjeong ★ same owner as Quarters KBBQ, but more locations so shorter lines if you go to ones outside of Koreatown such as Temple City, Rowland Heights, or further :)
El Chato, La Brea ★ must go taco truck!
Leo's, La Brea ★ another taco stand 3 blocks from el chato!
Lincoln, Pasadena ★ great spot for brunch/lunch
Republique, La Brea ★ killer spot for brunch, wait might be longmake reservations for dinner :))))
Duck House, Monterey Park ★ goooooood chinese good! peking duck!
Lunasia, San Gabriel Valley ★ best dim sum in the area
Otium, Downtown LA
Hama, Little Tokyo
MyungRang, Koreatown ★ a good korean street style snack! corn dogs!
Sqirl, Echo Park ★ ICONIC LA BRUNCH
Avenue 26, Lincoln Heights ★ killer taco stand :)
Lao Xi Noodles, Arcadia ★
delicious hand pulled noodles!
Marugame Monzo, Little Tokyo ★ iconic udon spot, long wait but worth itttt
Tsujita, Sawtelle or Glendale ★ tsukemen ramen! dipping style, my personal favorite
Side Chick, Fairfax ★ chicken and waffles with many flavors! make a reservation :)
YooChun, Koreatown ★ best korean cold noodles! perfect for summer
Tokyo Fried Chicken, Monterey Park ★ long wait, best fried chicken i've ever had...
Kyochon, Koreatown ★ best korean fried chicken!
Mister Bossam, Koreatown
Same Same, Silverlake
Portos, Everywhere ★ EVERYTHING IS AMAZING great place to pick up pastries/tamales for a picnic/beach
Hooshik, Monterey Park ★ korean shaved ice!
Red Bird, DTLA
Jazzcat, San Gabriel Valley ★ individual hot pot, so good, my family's favorite spot
P.Y.T, Downtown LA
Jeni's Ice Cream, Everywhere ★ everything here is magic
Wanderlust Ice Cream, Atwater Village ★ really great special flavors, also many lactose free options!
Proof Bakery, Atwater Village ★ favorite bakery...
Le Grande Orange, Pasadena
HoneyMe, Everywhere ★ ice cream parfaits with their famous honey! SO GOOD
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Highland Park ★ great fancy pastries!
Donut Friend, Highland Park, DTLA ★ i mean... it's donuts...
Maru Coffee, Los Feliz
Go Get'em Tiger, Larchmont or Arts District
Dinosaur Coffee, Silverlake
Collage Coffee, Highland Park
Copa Vida, Pasadena
Jameson Brown Roasters, Pasadena
Lavender & Honey, Pasadena
Found Coffee, Eagle Rock
Superba, Pasadena or Venice
Jones Coffee, Pasadena
Mohawk General Store
Oak and Fort
Some fun places to walk around:Century City Mall, most beautiful mall in the U.S! There's a Blue Bottle coffee <3 and lots of great shopsAbott Kinney, really lively area with shops and foodROW DTLA, really great (and new) area with restaurants and specialty shops! very los Angeles...Old Town Pasadena, great shopping with plenty of snacks along the waySunset Blvd. in Silverlake area! Nice stores and coffee shops :)