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Food Scene in Los Angeles

Bite, savor, and swig. This is where local Airbnb hosts say you should go to get a taste of the city.


Best of the best

#1

Gjelina

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

461 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very popular Venice eatery. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. A farm to table American bistro that serves pizzas, salads, small and larger dishes. On the pricey side, but not exorbitant. Make s... read more

This is a farm to table, market fresh restaurant. The menu changes with the seasons. If you've ever heard of the Israeli Chef Ottolenghi, this food is very similar. Gjelina gets packed so if you ca... read more

351 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ongoing farmer's market at the Grove, which is a popular upscale shopping destination in LA. HUGE variety of merchants, and especially beautiful during the holidays! Check out Moruno next door f... read more

Iconic historic Los Angeles. Wonderful outdoor/indoor farmer's market stalls circa 1930's . Has a bit of the old gas station that it was built on (Gilmore) in the back area. A walk through and an... read more

This is way more than a market or a shopping mall. There are many food stall and restaurants, gift shops, a few bars, several butcher shops, a French market, jewelry shops, pet stores, a toy store... read more

267 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is great if you want to see what Silver Lake is famous for, very pricey and scene-y coffee (along with Lamill.) "High-end coffee bar chain (the original) serving daily roasted brews in an indu... read more

Very hippppp. Lots of mustaches. Lots of beards. But a good strong pour over and honestly, super pretty interiors. Why not. Bring your leather moleskin and grab a gingersnap cookie with your cafe. ... read more

This is the defacto town hall for Silver Lake. Exceptionally good coffee, consistently prepared by dedicated baristas without the side of attitude you would expect from a place like this. Also th... read more

235 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nom, nom, nom. All vegan menu is to die-for. Airy indoor/outdoor space is tasteful and buzzing.

Cafe Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic vegan restaurants specializing in gourmet vegan cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability.

Ive never eaten here actually. It's always packed & popular amongst Vegans and even those who aren't vegans. 100% organic vegan food specializing in gourmet vegan cuisine.

#5

Perch

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 448 South Hill Street·Map·Hours·Website·

242 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is THE SPOT for drinks and appetizers at sunset. You can see the entire city on this rooftop. Once you find the small entrance, take the elevators up to the top floor, walk across the hall and... read more

You can't beat the views of downtown LA from this rooftop restaurant with 2 outdoor levels. Fine dining. Reservations a must! The restaurant is located on the 15th floor and you have the option o... read more

#6

Bottega Louie

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 700 S. Grand Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

202 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Well known fancy eatery in Downtown LA. It's first come first serve and the food is great. Try the fried portebello mushrooms first. We came here on a few dates before we got engaged. The back ar... read more

A great downtown Los Angeles scene. This is a beautiful and bustling place. Loud. Great bar. The food is good, expensive, although you can order appetizers or small plates, as well as a full meal. ... read more

192 local Airbnb hosts recommend

LA's most famous coffee destination located on Abbott Kinney (one of Venice's trendiest strips). They offer a variety of fancy coffee options, as well as teas and baked goods. Try the "Angeleno." I... read more

One of the few coffee specific places on Abbot Kinney. It's great but always packed with locals. A high-end coffee bar serving daily roasted brew, great setting!

Each visitor is treated to a personalized experience from the minute they enter the industrial-chic, haute coffee house on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

#8

Cafe Stella

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 3932 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

205 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Somehow tucked away and secret feeling even though it's adjacent to Intelligentsia, Cafe Stella manages to be upscale and low key at the same time. Think charming, romantic Euro patio vibes. Summer... read more

Cafe Stella is a very cute French restaurant with lovely outdoor seating. Bar Stella is in front. All manner of good looking people go here and you may see some famous actors here as well! We have.

A great restaurant with two fantastic bars. The bar next to the restaurant feels like you are stepping back in time to a Paris Bistro. Bar Stella next door offers some of the best mixology drinks!

#9

Tasting Kitchen

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

193 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip, upscale Mediterranean dining with great wine list and solid bar scene. Good drinks and open till 12am most nights.

One of the newer trendy restaurants on Abbot Kinney, it gets mixed reviews on Yelp. Pricey...they have interesting cocktails, and a more reasonably priced brunch on the weekend. Brunch runs till 2... read more

175 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Locally sourced organic ale house. Yup - this baby is the culmination of everything cool kid in Venice. You can get a skate of beer or wine - served to you on a hollowed out skateboard to go with y... read more

Right on the famous Venice Boardwalk, a great place to watch the sunset eat organic & choose from one of their 30 craft beers on tap as well as local California wines. It gets packed during the day... read more

Probably the best restaurant right on the Boardwalk - it gets packed during the day and for sunset sessions so plan ahead and give your name to the hostess early! Loud music and a medium sized pati... read more

#11

Laurel Hardware

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 7984 Santa Monica Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

160 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Real West hollywood hotspot, that used to be a Hardware store, now converted to in to one of LA's best Bars and restaurants. Young crowd and excellent food. Also now do brunch.

Restaurant and lounge style bar. Upscale hipsters come here to drink signature cocktails and nosh on foodie delights. Inside of an old hardware store, but the establishment is modern, aesthetically... read more

This place is very trendy but also very low key! It's one of my favorite spots and you can always spot a celebrity here. It's not pricey but it's above average in our neighborhood. Lyft here for a ... read more

#12

Alcove Cafe and Bakery

Food SceneBakeries
$$· 1929 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

166 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious sandwiches and salads; great brunch spot; full bakery offerings for coffee/dessert; garden seating; cocktails in the evening

Nice bar inside. Small indoor dining area. Big outdoor seating area under the trees. Great baked goods, coffees, teas. Big breakfast menu, good salads, sandwiches etc. You order inside, then s... read more

This is a counter-serve Bungalow restaurant. We are regulars here. It's American food done well. Great for coffee and desserts too. It's nice to sit outside on the patio - they have heat lamps when... read more

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

LA scene -sters drinking spanish lattes with swans in the foam. Queen Latifa walked in one day

Organic coffee company with its own brand of premium, fresh roasted whole bean organic coffee, and hand selected fine teas. Their food gets two thumbs up! This is also a great place to people watch.

Super popular LA coffee shop/ dinner or lunch spot.. its always packed, no matter the time. Great food, extensive menu full of both healthy items and delicious treats. Open semi late too.

#14

Mohawk Bend

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2141 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

155 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gastropub serving California craft beers and a locally-sourced American menu with lots of vegan options. Set in a hip, brick-walled old Vaudeville theater space. Good for late nights -- food served... read more

HIPSTER - This theater turned restaurant has tons of charm and will make all of your IG followers jealous. They take reservations so I would suggest that if you plan ahead.

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oscar's Cerveteca is the perfect weekend Mexican fusion fare. Fresh seafood Ceviches, tacos, and more. Great craft beers as well. Outdoor patio.

Brought to you by Oscar! He started the Rose Avenue craze with Venice Beach wines. This spot has a Mexican-inspired menu and cocktails. Great food a drinks. Seating is tight but worth it.

A few blocks off Abbot Kinney, Venice’s main drag, is Rose Avenue... At Cerveteca get fish tacos, homemade guacamole, an agua fresca and/or cold beer.

140 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I'm a meat eater all the way, but even I can't resist how good this place is. Keep your eyes open for Moby (he's a regular)

Fantastic Vegan Bistro, also serve good Vegan Ice Cream. Great menu and daily specials in historic Jensen Recreation Building a few doors down from Blue Bottle Coffee!

126 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It doesn't get anymore local that Hinano's. Very local Venice beach hangout, saw dust floors, AMAZING burgers and the coldest beer in town (beer and wine only), cash only!

Venice institution - classic American dive bar, favorite with the locals. 3 pool tables (75 cents a game, winner holds table), live music, free popcorn, good burgers.

Best dive bar in Venice! Historic old bar where Jim Morrison used to play. Live music on the weekends. The bar food is great. Try the Tuna Melt. Cash only!

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fun, great cuisine, outdoor area to sit on a nice day. Only beer and wine, but amazing bread, great service and some fine culinary creations!

The new kid in town and a stones throw from your stay. Industrial-chic cafe & bakery with Californian fare, plus bread & baked goods. Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Great for breakfast and coffee, bread and pastries. Proper barista style coffee and great atmosphere! Please try the avocado toast or the kale toast. The grain bowl is also amazing!

#19

Lemonade

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food. Serves all types of great salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and chili. Also has fish and chicken entrees. Fantastic deserts and refreshing lemonade. Not to pricey. To go or can eat there.

Modern marketplace serving a colorful bounty of seasonal California comfort in a bright cafeteria setting. Their salads are healthy and delicious and their lemonade is, of course, amazing.

Bright and family-friendly California healthy, cafeteria style, specializing in great combos and varieties of lemonade. Fun place, great food from meats to soups to salads to deserts. No alcohol.

#20

Little Dom's

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2128 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Italian + Creole and a staple in Los Feliz. You are sure to spot somebody famous, and if you don't who cares because the food is incredible and the cocktail program is the bees knees.

Delicious thin-crust pizza... I've been told. I'm allergic to gluten so I can't eat pizza, but I can tell you it smells and looks amazing. Romantic setting. This restaurant is on the opposite side ... read more

Reminds me of Italian restaurants Greenwich Village in NYC. Pretty bar area with cozy booths. Dining room is nice. Good Italian food. Can get noisy. They also have outdoor sideway seating.

#21

Sqirl

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 720 North Virgil Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best french toast EVER. Homemade jams. There's a line on weekends, but it is worth the wait.

YUM. A foodie MUST for a casual breakfast & lunch. You wont find anything else like it! Sqirl is an Ink staff favorite, for its innovative menu. EVERYTHING is good, the toast, the sorel rice bowl, ... read more

Great place to have brunch, be prepared, there might be a line...get the Ricotta toast, or Sorrel Pesto rice bowl with kokuho brown rice, Meyer lemon, feta, poached egg, and fermented hot sauce

118 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful space and good for brunch or dinner. Great coffee bar. Full liquor. Get the pizza and any of the housemade pastas. Good place to work out on the patio in the morning.

Newly opened - food is alright but the ambience is very hip, very "Venice". Good people watching, bakery, dinner, full bar (a rare thing in Venice!), gorgeous patio and inside seating. Macrame plan... read more

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hidden on a side street without a sign, this is the sister restaurant to Gjelina on Abbot Kinney. Everything is amazing and you just might see Giada having lunch. Don't miss the chicken parmesan!

We love Gjusta. This is a day time bakery/cafe. FAntastic breads and deli items. Recently mentioned in LA weekly as one of top 10 places to visit in LA. We love their food and the rustic feel, it r... read more

This bakery turns out the best baked goods in town. Bread, croissants, cakes, and pies. They also offer craft charcuterie, coffee, and excellent breakfast and lunch options. The large marble cof... read more

127 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great organic coffee and pastries with an outdoor patio. It is also one of my favorites for lunch and dinner. There's a nice shady patio in the back. Try and go before the lunch crowd. It gets busy.

Great coffee, tea, hot cocoa - again rice, almond, whatever you ask for plus great food - soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts. Great location and wonderful vibe.

Organic coffees, teas; breakfast, salads & sandwiches, great patio - A local favorite - always has a crowd. Santa Monica people -watching at its' best!

#25

Wurstküche Venice

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291·Map·Hours·Website·

124 local Airbnb hosts recommend

5 minute walk from the house & huge selection of beer & great truffle fries! They serve exotic sausages, aligator,rabbit, duck,pheasant,lamb,buffalo, vegetarian,brats,rattlesnake,bok wurst is my fav

Exotic sausages, fries & unusual brews in an industrial-looking eatery with communal tables. Excellent outdoor seating beer garden style. Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

Think of Wurstkuche as a modern interpretation of a German beer hall -- long communal tables and traditional Bavarian beers, but with exotic sausages (rattlesnake and rabbit, duck and bacon) and a ... read more

#26

L & E Oyster Bar

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1637 Silver Lake Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

115 local Airbnb hosts recommend

AMAZING food, oysters, chowder, bread, wine and bar upstairs. A tad pricy but worth it. Walking distance. Not fancy but go dressed cool at least :) Like, put some pants on!

Really fresh fare. Try the Daily Dozen for around $20. Fills up quickly as soon as it opens. The upstairs bar has a smaller menu than the main space downstairs, but great ambiance and you can get in!

This place has a romantic, low key vibe with awesome wine, beer and food. It's a great spot for a casual night out with friends or a romantic date.

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really good deep dish Chicago style pizza that everyone talks about. Funky living room setting inside. Deep dish pizza takes 45 minutes.

Excellent Chicago-style deep dish pizza without the need to travel to Chicago! Bread pudding also is delicious.

Great sandwiches, best deep dish Chicago style pizza, it takes about 45 minutes once ordered BWWI. Can bring your own wine, they will not charge cork fee for 1st two & the best bread pudding EVER !!!

#28

In-N-Out Burger

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 7009 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best hamburgers&the cheapest&the freshest in the US. Walk there & order no carb burger with no bun and lettuce instead...fries, animal style (grilled onions&thousand island dressing).Neopolitan shake.

If I had a last meal, this is what it would be. An absolute must if you're staying in California.

Your order should be: double double, animal style + animal style fries, well done + a shake (choc or vanilla)...thank me later

#29

Cafe Gratitude

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$$· 639 North Larchmont Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is an amazing vegan restaurant! I am a meat lover, but this place is so good, it's nearly always packed! Try sitting at the community table... fun!

Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both... read more

Wonderful "crunchy" restaurant. Vegan & mostly raw with juices, smoothies, coffee, wine, desserts, and, no matter your lifestyle, the food will impress you! Generously priced, great atmosphere.

#30

The York

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 5018 York Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This really is an everything place- great food, full bar, music & trivia nights. Go early with kids to get food & drinks, stay late to hang to check out the very lively scene on York Blvd, Highlan... read more

Beer, wine, cocktails & gourmet pub grub in a counter-serve space with a hip, industrial vibe. 12 rotating beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and comfort-food favorites such as the pulled pork C... read more