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441 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can't actually get to the Hollywood sign, as it is situated on a tightly guarded and fenced in property, however you can hike around and above it for a close view. There are miles of hiking tra... read more

Get a picture in front of the world famous Hollywood Sign perched high atop Mt. Lee. Take Beachwood Drive North, turn left on Ledgewood Drive to the top where it becomes Mulholland. Park and walk t... read more

406 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a very large Whole Foods, with more than just food shopping. Organic fruit, fresh squeezed juice, pizza, tacos, salads, hot bar, cold bar, sandwiches, Japanese food, sushi, pre-made and more!

One of California's best Whole Foods. Beautiful organic foods, unique soaps and gift items, organic deli, and organically grown coffee selection. All day and into the night hot a cold food buffet!

235 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Only couple blocks away from my home Whole food's market is a place you will find organic produce, fresh baked bread and pastries, great fresh coffee, vitamins, cooked food ready to go and much more.

Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats. It is the United States' f... read more

Full service- Organic grocery store. Fresh salad, prepared food daily. Free parking always. Small parking lot, security helps direct parking traffic. 3 - 5 min drive, 10-15 min walk.

219 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great branch (with ample, free underground parking) of this popular grocery chain. Best prices and great selection of beer and wines, ready to eat salads, wraps and so much more!

The best place for groceries within walking distance. The Hollywood Trader Joes on Vine is a great people watching experience. Grocery shopping here is totally fun. You can get everything you wil... read more

The best store in LA for all your food shopping needs at low price With huge selection of natural foods, wines, fruits, healthy ready meals, including salads + European marks, Just a 10 minute walk

211 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Everyone's favorite specialty grocery store. Good deals on liquor, groceries and excellent bespoke prepared foods for your picnic or dinner. This place has a jammed parking lot, so try Pizza Huts lot.

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.

Trader Joe's is great for picking up groceries including cheap wine and cheese and little picnic snacks. Parking can be a little tricky so try and go during the off hours

165 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We love Whole Foods. The best for organic produce, meats, fine cheeses and huge wine selection as well! There is another Whole Foods just north of here at Santa Monica And Fairfax!

Great - though not always cheap - supermarket chain specializing in organic food. You can also purchase hot food, made to order sushi, fresh pressed juices and warm pastries.

Whole Foods Market is a supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Upscale grocery store within easy walking distance. Very good selection of hot self-serve food, pre-made sushi, and excellent produce.

Upscale grocery store. A little on the expensive side, but produce and meat departments are fantastic. Best part is it's walking distance from the house, so a great place to run to quickly!

Expensive but great deli, fresh meats, fish and produce, soups, salad bar. Also great pastries section, wine selection, very clean, helpful and friendly staff. Wolfang Puck Express. Open daily 7-midn.

107 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the big local super market. Taxi, Drive or even walk if you load isn't to heavy.

Ralph's is a major super market in the downtown area. If you are looking to stock the fride, you will find everything you need here.

10-15 minute walk from rental. Open late. Organic produce. Butcher/Fish counter.

106 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Joan’s on Third is a family owned and operated gourmet marketplace and café. I've had a dozen breakfast, lunch and desert dishes here and have never been disappointed!

A nice place for brunch or lunch with friends, Joan's on Third is a gourmet marketplace and cafe known as much for its welcoming staff as it is for its delicious food.

Joan's on Third (W 3rd St) is the original restaurant; a newer branch on 12059 Ventura Place in Studio City is one of my favorite cafe-restaurants. Serves all varieties of fresh, healthy food in an... read more

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Trader Joe's

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$$· 9290 Culver Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

92 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best prices & the prepared & pre-packaged foods are great for travelers with limited kitchen utensils. Also, best wine prices. Clean and has free parking.

Great for wines, cheeses, and just about everything. You will find lots of gourmet inspired foods. There is a closer one on Pico in Santa Monica. This one is bigger and newer, and parking is easier.

Trader Joe's is a neighborhood grocery store with amazing food and drink from around the globe and around the corner.

#11

Trader Joe's

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$$· 8000 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An experience. Great prices. Great selection. Lots of stuff. Always food samples. Alcohol and wine. I go here a lot for food, flowers, wine, chocolate, and italian frozen pizza.

Great, healthy, well priced food and alcohol. Many excellent frozen and pre packaged food choices. Lots of organic selections available.

Neighborhood chain grocery store with health conscious selections of food. Enjoy local produce along with imported goods. I recommend picking up a jar of the "cookie butter"

#12

Trader Joe's

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$$· 263 South La Brea Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

100 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Favorite local grocery store with good wine selection, healthy fare and good prices. Ralphs grocery also conveniently across the street.

This trader Joe's is less crowded than the other one on S. Fairfax so I'd recommend this location as it has double parking lots and also just a better energy. You can buy groceries and essentials h... read more

This is an American icon of a grocery brand. If you've never been, go. Quality and cheap. Always crowded like all TJ's. In CA, our TJ's sell alcohol and beer. Great prices.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A non-profit, tertiary 958-bed hospital and multi- specialty academic health science centre. Among the top tier and highly regarded hospitals in LA.

World renowned Cedars-Sinai Hospital is a full service hospital that is nearby. Hopefully you won't need it but in case you do.

8700 Beverly Boulevard. World famous hospital. Covers the entire block; has many annexes and cooperating doctors' office buildings.

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Ralphs

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$$· 7257 W Sunset Blvd·Map·Hours·

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Also known as "Rock and Roll Ralphs". With its constant influx of colorful characters, this is an experience not to be missed, especially past midnight.

Often called Rock n' Roll Ralph's due to being frequented by celebrities. More importantly, they have a nice staff and selection, including a good sushi bar and deli.

"Rock N' Roll Ralphs". Go there at 1:45 am and see Hollywoods finest racing for the last call booze run.

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great organic fruits, veggies, prepared meals, and juice bar. New location opening right next to the house (same lot as Walgreens in June 2014!)

Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins is your community health food resource for fresh organic produce, organic bulk grains, organic/natural meats and organic dairy foods.

Natural food and organic market. Lots of options for organic food, health food and beauty. Great sandwiches, juices and smoothies too! Just a bit pricey. Not open on Sundays.

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Trader Joe's

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$$· 175 South Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

TJ's has grown from a specialty store to a super market. Unless you're visiting from another country, you probably know all about them. This is their newest one in town, and it's right up the street.

This newly opened Trader Joe's is our weekly go-to grocery store. We used to drive to the La Brea one, but now we are even more spoiled with one walking distance from our home!

This is my go-to grocery store in all of LA. Known for great wine prices, salads, fish and great customer service.

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Full service supermarket only a mile away. Has a nice deli and catering services, flowers, salad bar, etc. Gelson's is basically a slightly more upscale version of Vons, Ralphs, Safeway, etc.

It has my favorite ice cream, McConnels, IBC root beer and they sell Peet's Coffee. It is pricier than Trader Joe's which is just across the street. But they have these special items that I treat ... read more

Across the street from Trader Joe's. Great place to pick up a rotisserie chicken, fresh baked bread, specialty items. Since it's been remodeled the food court options are also fresh and tasty.

#18

Ralphs

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$$· 1233 North La Brea Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A short 2.5 blocks walk... everything you need to make your stay more homey. There is a Ralph's Club discount card attach to your gate remote opener for discounted items in the grocery.

4 blocks away...big market that also sells liquor...and wine and beer...free parking. They also sell those Keurig coffee pods. Convenient.

Ralph's is a large grocery store located on La Brea which is about 4 blocks East of Vista. It has a deli for prepared food, staples, fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and just about everything yo... read more

#19

Pavilions

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8969 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Renovated the entire complex last year...amazing job. Huge market, with everything Inc. Starbucks, jamba juice, fresh sushi, baked goods.

Sight seeing, and a wide selection of every food imaginable. More beautiful people, some with lots of plastic surgery. It's abuts Beverly Hills. Very close walk. (Trader joes is closer.)

Huge grocery store with food, fruits, liquor, flowers, Starbucks, sushi, buffalo wings, bakery, and pharmacy etc.

#20

Trader Joe's

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$$· 8611 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

More affordable than Whole Foods, and with a larger variety of healthy, prepared dishes. They have food you've never even thought of, but will love forever.

Trader Joe's is within crawling distance and has a wide assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, and snacks, as well as a fantastic wine department and delicious prepared foods.

Neighborhood, chain grocery store with health conscious variety of foods and local produce at great prices! Try their seasonal limited edition snacks. I suggest picking up a jar of the cookie butte... read more

#21

Lassen's

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1631 Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

98 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a new health good store, similar to Whole Foods. There is a vitamin and cosmetic section, as well, as hot food and salad bars. You can also order food like wraps and smoothies.

Organic + natural groceries, kind of like a Whole Foods equivalent. And, just like Whole Foods, a bit on the pricy side, but worth it! 10-15 min walk.

Think "Mom and Pop' Whole foods. Great for the Organic, Vegan, Gluten free, raw food, or health nut. They also make great smoothies and sandwiches!

#22

Trader Joe's

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$$· 3212 Pico Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A grocery store, sure, but really so much more. They have all the basics plus more exotic fare like imported cheeses, organic produce and hand-tossed pizza from Italy. A true value!

Good, often organic food. Cheaper than most common supermarkets like ralphs etc...

Our go-to for groceries. Better prices with good organic options across almost all food categories.

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Close Groceries -- Also grab a late night Taco at TACO ZONE food truck located in the Vons Parking lot 8PM-4AM

Taco Truck - probably the most well-known in Echo Park. Really tasty sauces. After 10pm, on the Alvarado side of the Von's parking lot.

Vons is your standard grocery store; somewhat overpriced compared to your bargain stores, cheaper than the gourmet stores. Go here for any staples you cant find at A Grocery Warehouse. $$

#24

Ralphs

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$$· 910 Lincoln Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

84 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ralphs is a chain of multidepartment stores that offers a range of grocery and pharmaceutical products and general merchandise. Out front is a Red Box DVD rental kiosk. Hard Alcohol.

Nice grocery store for every day grocery shopping- everything you will need including a large range of organic produce and a starbucks

Typical large grocery store. Good place for picking up essentials/basics. Limited selection of fresh/takeout foods though -- if you want great fresh foods, you're better off going to Whole Foods (b... read more

#25

Gelson's Market

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8330 Santa Monica Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This grocery store is right outside the building. Whether you want a delicious pre-cooked meal from the deli, a crisp bite from the salad bar or your vacation, organic groceries- Gelson's has it!

So easy to buy what you need or want. Peet's Coffee & Tea is freshly brewed & available early in the morning. All Groceries are available along with Sushi & Salad Bars. Simply walk across the street!

Gelson's Market is literally around the corner. Don't be fooled by "Market." It's a full size grocery store.

73 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tiny market with incredibly delicious high-quality produce, meats, cheeses, olive oil, freshly baked bread and some prepared foods. Just don't forget your wallet.

This little grocery really makes the neighborhood for us. Beautiful local seasonal produce, the best ciabatta on earth, cheeses, delicious prepared foods, and of course cookbooks.

Cute tiny gourmet grocery with local and imported offerings, and some sandwiches, salads, desserts to go. I've bought local duck eggs, amazing anchovies from Portugal, and delicious frozen ravioli.

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another Whole Foods, this one is smaller but easier parking and a nice outdoor eating area for the salad and hot food bar food. Great place to grab a bite.

Short drive away. Remember they have hot food bar and pizza slices, fast, slightly healthier fare that even kids will eat, with a seating lounge area in front.

My Whole Foods! When you need specialty items like amazing meat or poultry or fresh fish and hard to find organic veggies, gourmet coffee and Chai Tea, this is the place!!!

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An amazing organic gourmet grocery/ food store. If you do not want to cook they have so many wonderful things for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pricey but good.

THE ultimate health food restaurant. Buyers from Whole Foods go to Erewhon to spy on the very latest in health foods! A bit on the pricey side, but the people watching is worth every penny!

Health Market . Grocery . Organic Produce . Nutritionists . Hot Food Bar . Salad Bar . Soup Bar . Juice Bar.....

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Whole Foods Market

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$$$· 465 South Arroyo Parkway·Map·Hours·Website·

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest Whole Foods, with a wine bar and happy hour, pizza, burgers, seafood cooked to order before 7pm, great place for an easy dinner. Accessible by Gold Line, Del Mar station.

This is a flagship Whole Foods Market meaning it's two stories has a restaurant and massive food court inside. Fish and Chips are the best in Pasadena. You have to order them from the fish counte... read more

This two story Whole Foods is everything you would expect: sparkling and packed with fresh, organic foods. This location has a juice bar, café, deli, pizza bar, noodle bar, the usual salad bar, and... read more

#30

Whole Foods Market

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2201 Wilshire Boulevard·Map·

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fabulous, huge & healthy grocery store with an incredible food bar featuring delicious take-out hot and cold dishes.

And there is one closer also on Wilshire Blvd at 5th St (SE corner) where you can pick up fresh prepared foods to go. From soups/salads/hot meals/sushi

Great place for healthful & wholesome foods. Has a deli inside and can dine inside or outside on their patio. Nice selection of organic and natural foods. Just a minutes walk from our place.