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This family-owned neighborhood bakery/café is perfect for on-the-go lunches, sit-down breakfasts or the occasional pastry indulgence. Everything is made from scratch, the ingredients are sourced from the local farmer’s market, and gluten-free bread is always an option. LA meets bakery. www.clementineonline.com
Don’t think about stopping by Fundamental LA without a reservation: the great vibes at this low-maintenance eatery are causing quite a stir. The seasonal menu with a bent on fresh produce is always changing, but Chef Phillip Pretty’s easy, healthy creations remain consistently out of this world. Tip: Sit at the bar when the place [...]
Originally started in SoCal, this delicious burger chain has engendered a cult-like following for its mouthwatering burgers, fries, and special sauce that’s slathered over the patties, and also fries if you choose. Although the chain has expanded outside of SoCal, it still largely remains in America’s Southwest, where it services a huge crowd of fans [...]
This brick-and-mortar serves inventive tacos & Mexican desserts from petite, mural-decked cafe & from a walk-up window. Great for an office lunch or a late night taco after a night out. www.tacostumadre.com