While gastronomy may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles, the city’s spralling palm-lined boulevards hide an endless array of culinary treasures, from haute cuisine to street food, with countless international cuisines and local classics like the ever-present California diner. Those who take the time (and brave the traffic) to experience all on offer in the ‘City of Angels’ are bound to discover one of its biggest secrets: LA is a foodie paradise.
With a culinary scene as diverse as the people and cultures that call the city home, LA has something for everyone. Recent trends like pop-ups and food trucks share the stage with California icons and offerings from the world’s most renowned chefs. LA’s culinary creations exemplify its quintessentially American yet proudly multicultural spirit: this is the city that invented both the cheeseburger and the Korean taco.
Home of the classic tiki bar and the Moscow mule, LA has a long history of cocktail culture. But if copper mugs and colorful drinks with tiny umbrellas aren’t your thing, you can sip luscious California wines and local craft brews, or visit one of city’s many world-class mixology and whiskey bars.
From Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard to Venice Beach and Santa Monica, LA is a wonderland of tastes, cultures, and experiences. Whether you’re grabbing a bite at one of the city’s many iconic film locations or strolling through the recently revitalized downtown, La-La Land is truly one-of-a-kind.