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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?


Amara Kitchen

Recommended by: Ian Axel (A Great Big World)

Amara Kitchen prides itself on using food as medicine, offering locally sourced, delicious, wholesome and healthy dishes to health-conscious LA folks. From paleo pancakes to cardamom granola and avocado toast, Amara is a must-visit in Highland Park for healthy comfort food at its finest.



Recommended by: Dane Boedigheimer (The Annoying Orange)

Bashan is a farmer’s market centric restaurant that’s casual and rocks a playful vibe. With items that range from chopped kale salad to pork belly teriyaki to pork tenderloin, there isn’t really a way to go wrong here. Make a Reservation.


Delmy’s Pupusas

Recommended by: John Cho (Actor)

Located within Glendale’s Atwater Village Farmers Market, this small stand serves up delicious pupusas for a mere $3 a pop. The traditional Salvadoran dish is their specialty, and comprised of a thick, handmade corn tortilla filled with a blend of cheese, meat, or bean paste. They also offer agua frescas, which are the perfect cold accompaniment [...]