The best local food to eat in Los Angeles

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2106 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA
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Wish you could just buy a good bottle of wine, some interesting cheeses, maybe a few slices of salami, some great crackers--and then sit down at a great communal table and consume it while maybe starting a conversation with a local? Or not. Besides an exciting variety of made-fresh-that-morning sandwiches, all kinds of single-serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the cooler, this special cheese shop also offers special events like Parmesan cracking, Raclette Fridays, and classes offered by various food or wine specialists.
Tracy, 72 Realtor, walker, seeker
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Milkfarm
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11918 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA
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A West Side gem, this restaurant bakes killer breads, and tops their Neapolitan style hand made pizzas with the freshest local ingredients.
Randee, 42 Lifestyle & Hospitality Publicist
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Lodge Bread Company
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529 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
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Nice local spot with food and drinks. Small, but the patio is nice and the lambwich panini rules. In the heart of the happening Rose Avenue area of Venice Beach.
Todd, 51 Entertainment Attorney
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Venice Beach Wines
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12073 Ventura Pl, Studio City, CA 91604, USA
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The ingredients are locally sourced and the original is from Santa Barbara. There are tons of ice cream places (Like Salt N Straw) that do crazy flavors that to me are just too much. Sometimes I just want a classic ice cream and that's what McConnell's is. Yeah they have their own selection of gourmet ice cream flavors too (Lemon and Marionberry is awesome) but it's just so freaking good. I get three sample scoops topped on one another in a sugar cone. Typically my combo is cookies and creme, mint chip, and chocolate covered strawberries. I need some now after writing this.
Shauna, 30 Copywriter
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McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
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1818 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
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Cozy and colorful hole in the wall spot on the eastside of Los Angeles. Great for meat lovers, vegetariansandvegas- everyone with a hungry stomach wins! Un Solo Sol does multiple cuisine for one intriguing menu. Favorite bites include pupusa (flat, filled masa or tortilla-like dish originally from El Salvador) and taquitos with mashed potato or chicken. For something sweet, stuffed baked plaintains are always a delight. Near Mariachi Plaza Metro stop, so convenient for the tourist or local to visit.
Marie, 41 Admin & Social Media at Travel Agency
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Un Solo Sol
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1847 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
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Grab coffee or tea and flavorful favorites at Solar de Cahuenga. Recommendations here are frothy lattes, sweet and savory crepes, and panini. Locals- especially writers like I and students type away on laptops- are the usual crowd here. Weekly events include brunch and comedy nights
Marie, 41 Admin & Social Media at Travel Agency
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Solar de Cahuenga
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705 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
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Faith & Flower was on the Zagat's Guide: Most Stylish Restaurant in LA list, so last year my Husband and I had an anniversary dinner here, and I can't wait to make it a ritual. The atmosphere and decor are perfect for an intimate dinner. It felt like we stepped into the 1920's. Especially with the green glass nod to their popular Absinthe Tastings. The menu, which offers seafood and leans towards Italian was delicious. The service, personal & professional. You'll need to make a reservation if you want a table, but if dining alone, I suggest sitting at the long Bar where you'll meet a host of interesting local characters.
Patricia, 55 Director of Right2Left
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Faith & Flower
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907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
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Located inside the Hauser & Wirth Gallery Building in the heart of the Art District. Upon entering the building, you'll never be prepared how glamorous this steam punk environment can be. That's the first impression. The second, is the menu which is defined by it's locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and Southern Influence. SOoo... Tasty fine!
Patricia, 55 Director of Right2Left
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Manuela
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2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA
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It's a bit far north-east if you're coming from downtown, but if you've got the time, The Oinkster is worth it. It's greasy, it's huge. Guy Fieri (the food dude with the bleached tips) ate there and is a fan. Plus, they've got a great selection of local microbrews. Get that pastrami burger and let all of your worries disappear.
Joshua, 28 Youth Counselor
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The Oinkster
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11611 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
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Local longtimer known for serving pho & Vietnamese classics in casually stylish surroundings.
Charlie, 31 Food, Art and Startups
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Le Saigon
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