Guidebook for Los Angeles

Julie
Guidebook for Los Angeles

Sightseeing

The park that we have now is a wonderfully and responsibly created expanse of nature
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Rio de Los Angeles State Park
1900 North San Fernando Road
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The park that we have now is a wonderfully and responsibly created expanse of nature

Food Scene

This is a neighborhood gem. It has wonderful baked goods, coffee and is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Its a 20 minute walk from our house (you will be walking up & down some pretty steep hills). It has indoor and outdoor seating.
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Lemon Poppy Kitchen
3324 Verdugo Road
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This is a neighborhood gem. It has wonderful baked goods, coffee and is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Its a 20 minute walk from our house (you will be walking up & down some pretty steep hills). It has indoor and outdoor seating.
Walking distance and affordable good food.
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Restaurante Tierra Caliente
1217 Cypress Avenue
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Walking distance and affordable good food.
I LOVE THIS PLACE. Ridiculously awesome salads. Great sandwiches and really good coffee & loose leaf tea. Yummy chocolate. The atmosphere is so comfortable with outdoor seating too. Bring your laptop!
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Habitat Coffee
3708 North Eagle Rock Boulevard
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I LOVE THIS PLACE. Ridiculously awesome salads. Great sandwiches and really good coffee & loose leaf tea. Yummy chocolate. The atmosphere is so comfortable with outdoor seating too. Bring your laptop!
Great pizza and in one of the more hipster places in L.A.
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TOWN Pizza
5101 York Blvd
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Great pizza and in one of the more hipster places in L.A.
Super close and really good coffee. Next to the coolest bike shop ever. Great bohemian atmosphere. Good sandwiches too.
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Antigua
3400 North Figueroa Street
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Super close and really good coffee. Next to the coolest bike shop ever. Great bohemian atmosphere. Good sandwiches too.
AWESOME COFFEE & SANDWICHES! Cool locale.Love the atmosphere. Small but really wonderful menu of sandwiches and the like. Outdoor seating. Also in the coolest neighborhood to walk around.
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The Highland Cafe
5010 York Boulevard
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AWESOME COFFEE & SANDWICHES! Cool locale.Love the atmosphere. Small but really wonderful menu of sandwiches and the like. Outdoor seating. Also in the coolest neighborhood to walk around.
Not too far away. In the groovy area of Eagle Rock. Love this place for its 1950's charm. The food is good too. Closed on Mondays.
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Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
1650 Colorado Boulevard
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Not too far away. In the groovy area of Eagle Rock. Love this place for its 1950's charm. The food is good too. Closed on Mondays.
Great place for fish. Delicious sangria!! About 7 minutes away.
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Señor Fish
4803 Eagle Rock Boulevard
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Great place for fish. Delicious sangria!! About 7 minutes away.
We LOVE this place because it is within walking distance, its quaint and the food is really good. Its only open until 3, so they specialize in breakfast and lunch. It's a tiny menu and all the seating is outdoors. it's on Division Street, the walk will give you a bit of exercise (up and down some hills) but its worth it.
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Division 3
3329 Division St
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We LOVE this place because it is within walking distance, its quaint and the food is really good. Its only open until 3, so they specialize in breakfast and lunch. It's a tiny menu and all the seating is outdoors. it's on Division Street, the walk will give you a bit of exercise (up and down some hills) but its worth it.
Within walking distance. We love this place for the prices and the food is EXCELLENT! Everything is made to order. The food authentic Mexican and Salvadoran (thus the name, Salvamex) Everything is made to order. If you want alcohol, you'll have to bring your own. But they have delicious traditional fruity Salvadoran drinks. its good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only outdoor seating. Good for groups of 6 or less.
Salvamex Restaurant
1910 Cypress Ave
Within walking distance. We love this place for the prices and the food is EXCELLENT! Everything is made to order. The food authentic Mexican and Salvadoran (thus the name, Salvamex) Everything is made to order. If you want alcohol, you'll have to bring your own. But they have delicious traditional fruity Salvadoran drinks. its good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only outdoor seating. Good for groups of 6 or less.
This is one of our favorite breakfast/brunch places. Large menu and indoor and outdoor seating. Good for large groups.
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Modern Eats
2590 Glendale Boulevard
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This is one of our favorite breakfast/brunch places. Large menu and indoor and outdoor seating. Good for large groups.
This a restaurant but also a large bar. Its really huge, so great for parties! We usually go here when we are 6 or more people. They have delicious smaller dishes (definitely get the tator tots!) Good for finger (bar) food but also full meals. It has something for everyone. Its very popular and you may see a celebrity! Indoor and outdoor seating. Its a pretty hip place. Open super late. 7 minute drive. They have valet parking.
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Edendale
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This a restaurant but also a large bar. Its really huge, so great for parties! We usually go here when we are 6 or more people. They have delicious smaller dishes (definitely get the tator tots!) Good for finger (bar) food but also full meals. It has something for everyone. Its very popular and you may see a celebrity! Indoor and outdoor seating. Its a pretty hip place. Open super late. 7 minute drive. They have valet parking.
If you are around on Saturday or Sunday and plan on eating in the apartment, you can get the BEST GRILLED CHICKEN & RIBS at the Super A down the street. They cook the meat outside and I cannot describe it any other way than, AWESOME! Its VERY AFFORDABLE too. Be aware, they cook from 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays & Sundays only. You have to go through the checkout inside, tell them what you want, (chicken, whole or 1/2 or Ribs or tri-tip roast). You pay for it, get a receipt & bring it outside. the man will cut it up for you too. Leave a tip ;) Its only good for take away. You can go to the deli in the back and get some side dishes too.
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Super A Foods
2925 Division Street
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If you are around on Saturday or Sunday and plan on eating in the apartment, you can get the BEST GRILLED CHICKEN & RIBS at the Super A down the street. They cook the meat outside and I cannot describe it any other way than, AWESOME! Its VERY AFFORDABLE too. Be aware, they cook from 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays & Sundays only. You have to go through the checkout inside, tell them what you want, (chicken, whole or 1/2 or Ribs or tri-tip roast). You pay for it, get a receipt & bring it outside. the man will cut it up for you too. Leave a tip ;) Its only good for take away. You can go to the deli in the back and get some side dishes too.
Its been around a long time and its super cool and fun and a real, L.A. thing. Tons of different kinds of foods and desserts. Next to the Grove, which is really great at Christmas time as well as all year long. It has a trolley that runs through the shops and dancing waters. Highend shopping.
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The Original Farmers Market
6333 West 3rd Street
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Its been around a long time and its super cool and fun and a real, L.A. thing. Tons of different kinds of foods and desserts. Next to the Grove, which is really great at Christmas time as well as all year long. It has a trolley that runs through the shops and dancing waters. Highend shopping.
This is within Griffith Park. Its the best little place to go before or after you hike up to the Observatory! Sit outside and canoodle with the locals. They serve lovely sandwiches, quiche & baked goods also the Coffee & Tea are good too!
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The Trails
2333 Fern Dell Drive
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This is within Griffith Park. Its the best little place to go before or after you hike up to the Observatory! Sit outside and canoodle with the locals. They serve lovely sandwiches, quiche & baked goods also the Coffee & Tea are good too!

Drinks & Nightlife

5 minute drive. Great ever changing beer selection, funky atmosphere. Awesome for large parties. Outdoor beer garden and they usually have a food truck outside. You can also order food to be delivered. We love this place. Definitely a hipster vibe.
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Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Rd
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5 minute drive. Great ever changing beer selection, funky atmosphere. Awesome for large parties. Outdoor beer garden and they usually have a food truck outside. You can also order food to be delivered. We love this place. Definitely a hipster vibe.
This is a hipster bar. Open late. Close to us, a 5 minute drive.
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Footsies
2640 N Figueroa St
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This is a hipster bar. Open late. Close to us, a 5 minute drive.

Essentials

Best place for groceries. They are affordable, especially alcohol and wine and beer. Great cheese selections and nuts. This is my go to super market.
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Trader Joe's
1566 Colorado Boulevard
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Best place for groceries. They are affordable, especially alcohol and wine and beer. Great cheese selections and nuts. This is my go to super market.
Great super market. Trader Joe's is famous for delicious preprepared foods (much of it frozen). Great for affordable wine, beer and hard liquor. Great nuts and cheese selection. Good desserts.
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Trader Joe's
2738 Hyperion Avenue
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Great super market. Trader Joe's is famous for delicious preprepared foods (much of it frozen). Great for affordable wine, beer and hard liquor. Great nuts and cheese selection. Good desserts.
This is within walking distance to our house. You can get your grocery essentials here.
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Super A Foods
5250 York Boulevard
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This is within walking distance to our house. You can get your grocery essentials here.
This is a grocery you go to if you want organic foods or have special dietary needs (gluten free, vegan, etc.) It is slightly more expensive than the Super A and the selections is high-end foods. Its a 7 minute drive.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
2245 Yosemite Dr
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This is a grocery you go to if you want organic foods or have special dietary needs (gluten free, vegan, etc.) It is slightly more expensive than the Super A and the selections is high-end foods. Its a 7 minute drive.
This grocery store is owned by Whole Foods, but what makes it different is that is decidedly less expensive because they only sell the Whole Food Generic, 365 degree brand food. You can find healthy, organic and specialty foods here. Its a a 7 minute drive.
365 Glendale Blvd
365 Glendale Blvd
This grocery store is owned by Whole Foods, but what makes it different is that is decidedly less expensive because they only sell the Whole Food Generic, 365 degree brand food. You can find healthy, organic and specialty foods here. Its a a 7 minute drive.

Shopping

This is a higher end thrift store. I like to buy rich peoples hand-me-downs :) There are many of these around the city. Its great because you can get high-end clothing for low-end prices. Although they are more selective when it comes to the items they sell, its still a second hand clothing store.
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Crossroads Trading
2656 Griffith Park Boulevard
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This is a higher end thrift store. I like to buy rich peoples hand-me-downs :) There are many of these around the city. Its great because you can get high-end clothing for low-end prices. Although they are more selective when it comes to the items they sell, its still a second hand clothing store.
This is a terrific thrift store. There are many around, but one of the largest is within walking distance to our place on San Fernando.
Out of the Closet - Glassell Park
2425 N San Fernando Rd
This is a terrific thrift store. There are many around, but one of the largest is within walking distance to our place on San Fernando.

Parks & Nature

Its fun and cheap and its an historic part of downtown L.A.
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Angels Flight Railway
350 S Grand Ave
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Its fun and cheap and its an historic part of downtown L.A.

Entertainment & Activities

You'll see up and coming comedians as well as some famous. Many famous people started their comedy careers at UCB. Its also really affordable.
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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Avenue
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You'll see up and coming comedians as well as some famous. Many famous people started their comedy careers at UCB. Its also really affordable.