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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.

Eat
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.

Drink
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.

Experience
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.

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Joshua Skenes’ Angler spawns in Los Angeles
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Joshua Skenes’ Angler spawns in Los Angeles
Three Michelin star chef Joshua Skenes’ seafood and fire restaurant Angler has spread south to Los Angeles and it’
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The Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Affordable Luxury: Where to eat in Los Angeles
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Affordable Luxury: Where to eat in Los Angeles
GQ Magazine has defined Downtown Los Angeles as "America's Next Great City". And this is equally true of its culinary offering.
Jordan Kahn on Vespertine: "This is a New Thing"
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Jordan Kahn on Vespertine: "This is a New Thing"
Visit Vespertine in LA: a monster collaboration of creativity where chef Jordan Kahn has twisted the idea of a restaurant into something "new".
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8 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in LA
Take your pick of restaurants for feasting on turkey to tacos and everything in between in the City of Angels this festive season.
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Massimo Bottura Wants to Open a Restaurant in America
Italian superstar chef Massimo Bottura, currently the world's best chef, has his eyes set on opening a new restaurant in The States!
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Oscars 2018: What They Ate
Take a look at some of the food chef Wolfgang Puck dished up at the Governors Ball following this year's Academy Awards.
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The Salt Bae is Coming to LA
Nusret Gökçe, known by most as The Salt Bae, says he will be opening his first ever burger bar in Los Angeles.
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Delicious Food Porn from Nomad LA
Take a look at some of the dishes being served by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara at the new Nomad Hotel in Los Angeles.
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Inside David Chang's New LA Restaurant
Take a sneak peak at chef David Chang's new restaurant Majordomo in Los Angeles.
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8 of the Hottest New Restaurant Openings of 2018
Cancel all plans: here are the eight new restaurants you have to visit in 2018.
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Dominique Ansel's Cuisine and Cronuts in Los Angeles
Get your Cronuts in Los Angeles as the Dominique Ansel Bakery and the 189 Restaurant open on The Grove Drive.
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101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles
The LA Times' food critic Jonathan Gold has just announced his 101 best LA restaurants for 2017 and there's a new number one.
David Chang to Open in LA
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David Chang to Open in LA
David Chang has announced plans to open his first restaurant in LA, but there won't be a pork bun or bowl of ramen in sight.
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5 Culinary Commandments from Jonathan Gold
LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold lays out his five golden rules for dining out.
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Watch Chefs Live in LA as They Discuss Sustainability
Watch some of the world's best chefs as they get down to a round-table discussion held by Massimo Bottura's Food for Soul organisation.
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LocoL is LA's Restaurant of the Year
Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson's LocoL in Watts has been named LA Restaurant of the Year by the Los Angeles Times.
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Different Prices for Different Customers: a New Restaurant Concept?
A restaurant in Los Angeles is launching a brand new dining concept: different prices depending on the area where the venue is hosted. Let's have a look at it.
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LA Has a Serious Fake Sushi Problem
Order sushi in LA and there's a good chance you'll be a victim of seafood fraud, according to a new study. Take a look at these frightening statistics.
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Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best LA Restaurants
The LA Times' esteemed restaurant critic has just released his annual list of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Find out who made the cut.
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Exiled Italian Prince Opens California Food Truck
An exiled Italian prince is selling Italian food to Californians from a food truck. Read more about this bizarre story.
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Here's What It's Like To Be A Food Critic
Watch Jonathan Gold, restaurant critic at the Los Angeles Times, talk about what it's like to be a food critic and discuss his writing style.
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VOID Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi Will Open 'LocoL' Later This Month
California chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi finally set an opening date for their veggie burger restaurant opening in south L.A.
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Patterson and Choi's 'LocoL' Will Open January 18th
Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi will open their first LocoL restaurant in Watts, Los Angeles, on January 18th. A huge day for fast casual food.
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Guidara and Humm to Open a NoMad Hotel in LA
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara have announced expansion plans as the duo get set to open a second NoMad hotel, this time in LA.
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Chef Creates Ketchup Leather to Solve Soggy Burgers
A chef in LA has developed what he calls ketchup leather in an attempt to combat soggy buns. Here's how it's made.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Wine is Now on Sale
The celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released 200,000 bottles of their first wine, a Rose proceed in the Rhone Valley.
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Ludo Lefebvre: "Finally, People Don’t Just Cook for Thanksgiving"
Chef Ludo Lefebvre says LA food culture is really evolving. However, young chefs are forgetting to learn the important foundations of cooking.
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Colourful Indian Restaurant in LA
A look at Samosa House, a traditional Indian restaurant in Sunset Bouleverd, Los Angeles, with a wonderfully colourful design.
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Meet the Revolutionary Urban Gardener Ron Finlay
Ron Finlay had the laws of LA changed after local authorities told him he would have to close the small garden he planted on public land.
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The Prettiest 3D Printed Sugar You've Ever Seen
Check out these colorful and intricate 3D printed sugar sculptures from the talented folks at The Sugar Lab in Los Angeles.
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12 Best New Restaurants in America 2014
Esquire have released their annual list of the Best Restaurants in America for 2014 with The Cecil in New York coming out on top.
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Find Out What It's Like to Be a Sous Chef at a Michelin Starred Restaurant
A sous chef's job description is varied and this video of some insight into what it's like to work as a sous chef inside a Michelin starred restaurant.
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Guy Who Delivered Pizza To Oscars Now Has Own Pizzeria
Here's the true story of the guy who delivered pizza to the Oscars and how he cashed in on his 15 seconds of fame to open the pizzeria he always dreamed of.
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13 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles According To Gwyneth Paltrow
Want to know where to dine in Los Angeles? Let Gwyneth Paltrow tell you what restaurants are hot in the City of Angels.
Will the Nuage Kill the Cronut?
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Will the Nuage Kill the Cronut?
A new shop in LA is spreading the French craze of Nuage - light meringue and whipped cream balls known as cloud cakes.
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Would You Drink A $500 Milkshake?
A Hollywood bar has whipped up a $500 milkshake containing edible gold leaf, the finest Belgian chocolates and a Swarovski ring. Would you drop $500 on this?
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Diner En Blanc Heading to LA
The LA Times have sat down with the hosts of the LA Diner En Blanc event taking place at a secret location August 21st.
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Restaurant Delivers Breakup Advice on Burger Box
A vegan restaurant in Los Angeles has offered one customer some heartfelt breakup advice after she told them of her split during her order.
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Pour Some 3D Sugar On It!
Need some sugar? Sweeten things up with 3D printed sugar cubes - a lovely creation from The Sugar Lab in Los Angeles.
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The Ice Cream Churned By... A Bicycle?
If you are in Los Angeles, check out Peddler's Creamery - a unique ice cream shop that sells bicycle-churned icy cold treats.
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Fallen Fruit: Making Art Out Of Public Fruit
Could tomato wars, public fruit tree adoptions and communal jam makings be described as art? Read the interview to find out
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Oscars' Menu by Chef Wolfgang Puck
Chef Wolfgang Puck outdid himself at last nights Oscars feeding 1,500 celebrities. Here are pictures of his amazing food via Instagram
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Launch French Wine
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have teamed up with a renown French wine maker to produce wine at their Provence estate
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elBulli Will Reopen For A Month
Ferran Adria's restaurant elBulli, which closed in 2011, will reopen later this year for a month to train actors in the upcoming El Bulli film
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People Swap Guns for Food in LA
A new scheme started by police in LA in which people were offered food vouchers in return for guns has reclaimed over 1000 different weapons
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Luxury Fast Food? The Caviar ATM
Los Angeles is now home to vending machines which dispense caviar from all over the world, truffles, bottarga and other luxury treats
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The $500 Truffle Packed Burger
Kobe beef and around 2 ounce of fresh white truffle make up the ingredients for this $500 burger on offer at the Olverio restaurant in LA
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An Academic Cookbook Study
UCLA open for a free lecture on the study of Le Cuisinier François, one of the most important cookbooks ever written
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Le Grand Fooding Announce LA Event
Le Grand Fooding confirm that they will look to launch a new food event, this time in Los Angeles.
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Would You Give Up Your Phone in a Restaurant?
A restaurant in LA is trying to entice customers into leaving their mobile phones at the door, offering a 5% discount for those who do
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Craving For Chinese Food? At Least 6,000 Times
The story of David Chan, a man who has tried more than 6,000 Chinese restaurants in the US. But he still can't use chopsticks…
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Shaved Ice: "Cotton Candy but Cold"
Have you ever tried feathery light ice cream? Head to SnoBar in Los Angeles to sample paper thin shaved ice in flavors like honeydew, mango and rose
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Chicken breast, blue cheese, vegetables and fruit with creamy cider dressing: a easy cobb salad recipe by chef Mayet Cristobal, from the Getty Museum restaurant
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Delicious and easy carrot cake recipe with pineapple, walnuts and cream cheese frosting
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New TV Show Combines Food and Sex
New food show, Sex in the Kitchen, will be a reality TV show following the lives of six women in LA who all work in the food industry
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Gourmet Burgers, the City of Angels takes on the Big Apple
Luxury burgers from LA look to conquer NYC: what’s the beef for east-coast foodies?
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Cupcake Cash Machine Coming to London
Invasion of the Cupcakes: how the cupcake ATM is making a move on London offering 24 hour a day cupcakes on demand
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Foie Gras Donut Launches in Los Angeles
A restaurant in LA has launched a foie gras donut but will there be another backlash and how many people know about humane foie gras?
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USA West Coast: Best Food, Restaurants and Events
Food on the West Coast of America: Museums, Festivals and Hollywood Stars as FDL explore food in Los Angeles and San Francisco
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Eating at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles
Combine a visit to one of L.A. must-see destination with a wonderful gourmet experience at the Romanesque Villa Getty's Restaurant
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Food Trucks: the Gourmet Makeover of a Los Angeles Lunch Break
Going out for a snack? Discover all there is to know about best food trucks in Los Angeles.
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I Love Italy: 'Ciao Bella Piadina' food truck in Los Angeles
Looking for a touch of Italy in L.A.? It’s never been that easy!