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·

487 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 sur... read more

The premiere Abbot Kinney restaurant. Owners Travis Lett, Fran Cemaj, and Shelley Armistead are well-renowned in SoCal and this 'sceney' restaurant proves why. Stellar think crust pizzas, pastas, a... read more

364 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

275 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

245 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Locally sourced, organic vegan food & drinks served in a bright, spacious cafe with patio seating. Right on Rose Ave., which is pretty close by.

Because it's so awesome! Organic, all plant-based food for everyone. Unique creative dishes, sourced locally and from regenerative farms whenever possible. Everything from appetizers to desserts an... read more

#5

Perch

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

267 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·

205 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

Mario Batali outdid himself by renovating this historical building on the corner of 7th street in downtown LA. A spill of natural light and 40' carved plaster ceilings, this location absolutely arr... read more

#7

Cafe Stella

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

217 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cafe Stella is located in Silver Lake's iconic Sunset Junction, their menu features approachable French cuisine, they serve wine, beer and cocktails. The decor is very nice, it is a perfect represe... 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.

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

#8

Tasting Kitchen

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

202 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

196 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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!

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

"High-end coffee bar chain serving daily roasted brews in an industrial-chic setting." Probably the best coffee on the Blvd. Also one of the best iced mochas I've ever had. Love their Tumeric Iced ... read more

#10

Alcove Cafe and Bakery

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

177 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

The Alcove is one of the most reviewed L.A. restaurants on Yelp, and for good reason. This converted brick bungalow opened in 2004, and has been a favorite of Los Feliz residents, and those from ou... read more

180 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Located right on the world famous Venice Boardwalk they offer over 30 craft beers on tap as well local California wines and a full menu of organic and sustainable food.

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

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

#12

Laurel Hardware

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

167 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

161 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.

141 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!

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!

Hinano's is the most famous place in Washington Square. Its a fully qualified "Dive Bar" with live rock music, good beer, and 3 pool tables. When you are feeling the need for a gritty, old-school... read more

133 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.

145 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)

Delicious food (service/atmosphere not the best) and a local hotspot. You don't need to be vegan to enjoy the avocado tacos or the pasta pesto greens bowl! 10-15 min walk, 3 minute drive.

129 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 place is the secret gem in Venice. Worth checking out for amazing selections of breakfast choices, gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, breads, baked goods, and top quality gourmet items on the... read more

#18

Little Dom's

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

142 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

One of our favorite breakfast places. Their eggs fungi is just amazing. Their lunch is also really great but dinner is just okay. It's a little bit more expensive but worth it. The weekends can get... read more

137 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!

We love Superba Food & Bread for their pastries and breakfast items. The sugared puff pastries of the "Couing" is our favorite among with their French baguette... At the Zen Retreat, You are 3 minu... read more

A great breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. Also has a great bakery where I often buy our fresh loaves. Good take out pastries and coffee if you fancy a walk down Marco Place to see the old Venice ho... read more

#20

Sqirl

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

137 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

#21

Lemonade

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

141 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.

Cafeteria style eating in a healthy, trendy way. Everything from pastas to salads to sandwiches and the best lemonade options - certain to please all ages.

You can choose all healthy sides and proteins and you choose your portions. Recipes are farmers markets inspired and they have sandwiches to delight the whole family as well. Try any lemonade and a... read more

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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.

Most popular spot in LA for organic tasty food. Big menu for a cafe. A must see in LA. Several locations in the best parts of the city. This location is a great place to park your car and walk two ... read more

#23

Rose Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 220 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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.

#24

In-N-Out Burger

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

129 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

#25

Wurstküche Venice

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

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

5 minute walk from the house & huge selection of beer on tap & great truffle fries! They serve exotic sausages, aligator,rabbit, duck,pheasant,lamb,buffalo, vegetarian,brats,rattlesnake,bok wurst i... read more

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

127 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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 !!!

#27

Cafe Gratitude

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

124 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!

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.

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

#28

Silver Lake Ramen

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 2927 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Low-key noodle bar presents a traditional Japanese menu starring ramen soups. Delicious! Try the spicy one.

In addition to the standard tonkotsu ramen and ramen combination plates, you'll find chef's specials like sweet and sour pork buns, seaweed salad samplers and spicy cold noodles in Tsuyu chili broth.

The pork and fish broth is so rich. Thus their ramen is a cut above most. I also love their lemon roll. Moderate prices and big portions. You have to go off hours- there is always a line.

#29

L & E Oyster Bar

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

117 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!

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.

Fresh oysters, shipped in daily, plus clam chowder & small plates, in a classy, cozy setting.

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This landmark hot dog stand was founded by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939 as a pushcart near the corner of La Brea and Melrose and has become quite famous, now offering 32 varieties (as well as burgers).

A must-visit, LA original! This classic, guilty pleasure, in the Fairfax District has been attracting both locals and tourists for an eternity with its snappy, hot dogs named after celebrities. Lin... read more

Pink’s Hot Dogs, Inc., a 77-year-old landmark hot dog stand located in Hollywood, serves over 2000 hot dogs and 200 hamburgers a day. Pink’s was started in 1939 by Richard’s parents, Paul and Betty... read more