I didn’t realize how much I missed Los Angeles until this past weekend on a very short visit home. There is something so special about the blue skies, palm trees, and even the traffic. The pace compared to the city of New York is slow and calm and everyone is just happier. It was as if I had been holding my breath the entire past month and a half in New York and once in LA I just got to breath.
Being back gave me a chance to dine at some of my favorite eateries, below I have listed MUST EATS while in Los Angeles. If you find yourself in my long lost city you absolutely have to go eat at this places.
Overland Café: 6.99 bottomless mimosas. Do I even need to say anything else? Decent breakfast food and a really good hamburger. Weekend brunch gets extremely crowded so call ahead and reserve your spot, perfect place to go on a sunny day (which is everyday in cali), leave with a champagne high and hit the beach.
In & Out: This is a pretty obvious staple of California and there is nothing, I repeat nothing like an protein style in and out double double, animal fries, and a lemonade. The simplistic approach to hamburger, lettuce, onion, thousand island, tomato all fresh and natural with the animal fries with thousand island, melty cheese and grilled onions is perfect any time of day.
LYFE kitchen: This is a new spot in Culver City but I already know it is soon to be super Hollywood. The feel of the whole place is very natural and organic and they have entire vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free menus which made me and all the other California hipsters very happy. They focus on clean good for you food and sustainable business practices, from the aesthetics to the staff it really is a feel good place. Please try the pineapple chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries your mouth will thank you.