Magnolia Bakery

2020 is the year of finding small moments of joy while everything else is falling apart. Which, for me, means indulging in lots of sweets for no special reason whatsoever. Who needs a special occasion when you can bring home delicious goods from Magnolia Bakery simply to cheer yourself up and your roommate. Magnolia Bakery … More Magnolia Bakery

Yeastie Boys Bagels

This is the perfect time to be a food truck as I can’t think of a better social distancing restaurant setup. I actually had to adjust to the thought of “food trucks” when I first moved to Los Angeles. Ice cream trucks were the closest thing to a food truck I experienced growing up in … More Yeastie Boys Bagels

Joan’s On Third

Six months into the pandemic, it is still so shocking to look at pre-coronavirus pictures of what life used to be like and how even small life rituals, such as eating inside a busy Joan’s on Third every weekend, was something I didn’t realize would soon be drastically changed. But it is so important to … More Joan’s On Third

Magpies Softserve

Located in an unassuming strip mall on the cusp of Silverlake and Atwater Village in Los Angeles sits my favorite soft serve shop, Magpies Softserve. I’m originally from the Chicago suburbs and being a vegan always seemed like a very difficult lifestyle to follow in the Midwest, however the more time I spend in Los … More Magpies Softserve

Bludso’s Bar & Que

In the almost six years I’ve been living in Los Angeles, I hadn’t eaten any barbecue from the entire state of California. Growing up, good barbecue was reserved for special moments in Chicago, and we always had our favorite places for ribs, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, and all the delicious sides that are really my … More Bludso’s Bar & Que

Josephine LA Bakery

As things are slowly and cautiously reopening, with many safe steps taken by both businesses and customers (please wear a mask! And always keep washing you hands even without a pandemic, don’t be gross) I’ve been making lists of restaurants I love and want to keep supporting, and places I hadn’t tried pre-pandemic and can’t … More Josephine LA Bakery

Guerilla Tacos

I don’t venture to downtown Los Angeles too often, but when I happen to be in the neighborhood, I always try to make a stop at Guerilla Tacos. Growing up in Chicago, the thought of being vegetarian or vegan when eating out was definitely tricky, and although I don’t enjoy eating meat, plenty of restaurants … More Guerilla Tacos

Eveleigh

A farm to table restaurant on the Sunset Strip, an interesting combination! The Sunset Strip is more known for classic Hollywood clubs and dive bars also acting as late night music venues, but tucked away along this iconic street is the cozy and tasty restaurant Eveleigh. I am a huge fan of any place that … More Eveleigh

Father’s Office

I would say burgers are one of my top indulgent foods (besides anything with sugar of course). Anytime I have a strong craving it is usually for a delicious burger. So, when Father’s Office, a little hole in the wall in Santa Monica, was listed on travel websites as having some of the best burgers … More Father’s Office

Taste on Melrose

Taste on Melrose is a local favorite, which means tourists who happen to be shopping along Melrose Ave and spot the Taste sign during brunch rush hour are usually turned away from the busy watering hole without a reservation. The first time I tried Taste, it was a somewhat last minute decision on my part, … More Taste on Melrose