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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?

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A Votre Sante

Recommended by: Whitney Port (Fashion Designer, TV Personality)

 The earthy ambiance of A Votre Sante reels in health nuts by the dozen, where they serve primarily vegetarian dishes, although chicken and fish are also featured less prominently on the menu. And if the large helpings of wholesome fare don’t fill you up, stay tuned for their sugar-free and non-dairy desserts.

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Barney’s

Recommended by: Jordana Brewster (Actress)

A popular vendor at Los Angeles’ Brentwood Country Mart, Barney’s Gourmet Hamburger is the perfect pit-stop before or after a day of shopping. Enjoy burgers, salads (Jordana Brewster recommends the Barney’s Beach Body) and curly fries outside at a picnic table in a casual, kid-friendly atmosphere. www.brentwoodcountrymart.com

Beaming Cafe

Recommended by: Jeannie Mai (TV Personality)

Originally from San Diego, this organic, vegan and mostly raw cafe has recently opened a few outposts in Los Angeles, quickly becoming the go-to destination for smoothies, juices and quick salads. While the Brentwood location is more suited for take-out, a much larger outlet in Santa Monica offers seating, cooking classes, and a build-your-own trail mix [...]

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Pressed Juicery

Recommended by: Jenni Kayne (Designer)

When it comes to cold-pressed juice companies in Los Angeles, Pressed Juicery may be the most recognized brand of the bunch. The regional brand has over 10 outposts in Southern California, and is expanding in to New York City as well. It’s hard to go a day without seeing an Angeleno with a Pressed Juicery bottle in [...]

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Sweet Rose Creamery

Recommended by: Jenni Kayne (Designer)

From the owners of Huckleberry, Milo+Olive and Rustic Canyon, three mainstays on the west side, comes Sweet Rose Creamery, a rapidly expanding ice cream shop that offers seasonal flavors that are scooped into homemade waffles. More than 12 flavors are rotated on a monthly basis, with a selection of classic such as salted caramel and chocolate, [...]

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Tavern

Recommended by: Tracy Anderson (Tracy Anderson Method), Camilla Belle (Actress), Pilar Guzman (Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler), Jaime King (Actress), Jenni Kayne (Fashion Designer)

It’s Mediterranean fare with a Californian flare at Tavern, where the dining room is a beautifully-lit space reminiscent of a very elegant greenhouse. Cocktails are prepared just as gracefully as the dishes and don’t miss the delectable “Snickers” Bar dessert. Make a Reservation. www.tavernla.com

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Toscana

Recommended by: Tracy Anderson (Tracy Anderson Method)

A lively LA hangout serving rustic Tuscan cuisine, this trattoria has a lively atmosphere and treats its guests like family. Toscana makes a delightfully energetic choice for homemade pastas and pizzas. Make a Reservation. www.toscanabrentwood.com