For the aspiring LA foodie

1. Magnolia Bakery

8389 W 3rd St (at S Orlando Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Padaria · Mid-City West · 93 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Check out the menu for monthly and daily cupcake flavors. The Hummingbird is a unique blend of ingredients with an even more unique name, and it does not disappoint!

2. Toast Bakery & Café

8221 W 3rd St (at S Harper Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Café · Mid-City West · 246 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Usually just go for water? Splurge and order a Shirley Temple. The glasses are mammoth and they throw in a handful of cherries. This is a great spot for brunch.

Joan's on Third is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

3. Joan's on Third

8350 W 3rd St (at Kings Rd), Los Angeles, CA
Café · Mid-City West · 288 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Joan's is a household name for LA locals and a hotspot for celebrity sightings. Come in and pick up a fresh loaf of bread, or stay and order a hot dinner. You can count on fresh, natural ingredients.

The Original Farmers Market is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

4. The Original Farmers Market

6333 W 3rd St (at Fairfax Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Feira Livre · Mid-City West · 319 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: With food stands offering anything from French to Chinese and American to Italian cuisine, the Farmers Market offers the best of the food world. The workers here really know their trade.

Blu Jam Café is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

5. Blu Jam Café

7371 Melrose Ave (at N Martel Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Café · Mid-City West · 331 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: If you've ever talked to anyone who's visited Blu Jam, they probably told you to try the french toast. Well, let me be another one of those people - TRY THE FRENCH TOAST! It's absolutely heavenly.

Don Antonio's is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

6. Don Antonio's

11755 W Pico Blvd (at Barrington Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Restaurante Mexicano · West Los Angeles · 69 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: This Mexican restaurant is famous for its (in)famous fans - Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Great ambience and delicious food with reasonable prices.

Jack n' Jill's Too is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

7. Jack n' Jill's Too

8738 W 3rd St (btwn Robertson & Arnaz Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Café · Mid-City West · 41 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Tucked away in a quiet area of the usually-bustling 3rd Street. The waitstaff is polite, the food is delicious, and the check comes in a mason jar with a Tootsie Pop! What's not to love?

Patrick Molloy's Sports Pub is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

8. Patrick Molloy's Sports Pub

50 Pier Ave (at Hermosa Ave), Hermosa Beach, CA
Bar Esportivo · 48 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: The weekend special says it all: $3 unlimited mimosas with breakfast purchase (uh, only like $6). A friend and I got two entrees and 13 mimosas for $20. Why would you NOT eat here for brunch?

Allora Cucina Italiana is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

9. Allora Cucina Italiana

8432 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA
Restaurante Italiano · Mid-City West · 7 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Quaint, hole-in-the-wall, authentic Italian place. I like to brush up my Italian by speaking with the owner, who is so sweet. Great food and great atmosphere make for a great place.

Eclectic Fine Food & Spirits is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

10. Eclectic Fine Food & Spirits

5156 Lankershim Blvd (Magnolia), North Hollywood, CA
Restaurante Americano · 45 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Not exactly LA (it's in NoHo), but close enough. This little cafe offers a range of food with great drink specials ($4 beer). Try the arrabbiata for a simple, but delicious, pasta dish.

Alcove Cafe & Bakery is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

11. Alcove Cafe & Bakery

1929 Hillhurst Ave (at Clarissa Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Café · Los Feliz · 217 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: The fries are to die for. The cakes are to die for. The atmosphere is to die for. I cannot stress it enough - check this place out.

Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

12. Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop

8310 W 3rd St (at S Sweetzer Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Sanduicheria · Mid-City West · 69 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Great place if you have a sweet tooth. They offer "cutie pies" which are tiny versions of the daily pies. Cutie pies are a great way to end your meal.

13. Little Next Door

8142 W 3rd St (Crescent Heights), Los Angeles, CA
Restaurante Francês · Mid-City West · 117 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Honestly can't fit my thoughts on this place in foursquare's allotted amount. You MUST experience this for yourself! The atmosphere is incomparable to anywhere else. Good food, great wine selection.

Em's Artist Cafe is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

14. Em's Artist Cafe

2926 LA Cienega Blvd (at Washington), Culver City, CA
Café · McManus · 6 dicas e avaliações
Canter's Delicatessen is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

15. Canter's Delicatessen

419 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Lanchonete · Mid-City West · 245 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: Famous deli. Swing by and grab a sandwich to go, or sit and stay awhile. Insanely friendly staff who really know their trade.

Diddy Riese is one of For the aspiring LA foodie.

16. Diddy Riese

926 Broxton Ave (btwn Le Conte & Weyburn Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Sorveteria · Westwood Village · 256 dicas e avaliações

SaraSara: It doesn't matter what time or day it is, D. Riese always has a line. Perhaps it's the 35 cent cookies or $1.50 ice cream cookie sandwiches?