Where to Eat in Los Angeles From Donuts & Burgers to Healthy Avocado Rice Bowls

Favorite Spots in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a cultural melting pot and multiple cities within a city. From trendy Venice beach and glamorous Hollywood, to Korea Town, Downtown (DTLA) and the hipster Arts District. Discover where to eat the most healthy breakfasts and brunches, and the best burgers, donuts and ice creams in this foodie map of my favorite spots in L.A. Navigate the map easily either by scrolling through the list on the right or by clicking the points on the map. Places are listed in a geographical order.

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Eggslut

http://Eggslut
317 Street Broadway, Los Angeles, USA

Eggslut serves the best and most delectable looking egg sandwich in Los Angeles. Queue up to order first, then grab a seat in the bar. Get the Fairfax with soft scrambled eggs, chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun.

Manuela

http://Manuela
907 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, USA

Manuela in the Downtown Arts District is a nice lunch and brunch restaurant. Southern USA specialties like deviled eggs, cornbread, hushpuppies, and pancakes. Don't miss the purple majestic potatoes with spiced crème fraîche and dill.

Blue Bottle Coffee

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582 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, USA

Blue Bottle Coffee in the Arts District is the former Handsome Coffee Roasters as seen on Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Although a chain of specialty coffee bars, the quality of the brew was among the best I tasted in Los Angeles.

Bestia

http://Bestia
2121 East 7th Place, Los Angeles, USA

Bestia is a trendy restaurant in the Arts District of Downtown L.A. While I was not impressed with their cocktails, the Italian-style food was really good. A wonderful sommelier who preferred natural wines had some excellent Partida Creus on the wine list. Order the lobster crostino and the agnolotti pasta.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

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806 Street Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, USA

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is a Portland-based coffee chain who opened in Downtown L.A.' Arts District in 2013. Stumptown helped revolutionize the coffee business and still today offer ethically sourced, light-roasted, and hand brewed coffee in their shops.

The Wheelhouse

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1375 East 6th Street #6, Los Angeles, USA

The Wheelhouse is a combined coffee and bike shop in the Arts District. Concrete walls, steel and wood, bikes on display everywhere – also as art on the wall. Could it get more hipster? Probably not.

Ace Hotel DTLA

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929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, USA

Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A. is a luxury boutique hotel situated within the the historic United Artists Theater with a Spanish Gothic style exterior. Relax by the rooftop swimming pool where you can enjoy everything from breakfast to a late night drink. Don't miss the ricotta pancakes with nut butter, berries and maple syrup for brunch.

Birdies

314 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

Birdies sell both fried chicken and donuts, but might be more famous for the latter. The donuts are not as good as Blue Star Donuts, but they come with fun, Instagram-friendly decorations like the rainbow pattern or galaxy dust. On rare occasions they have silly 24K gold-coated donuts for sale at $100.

Grand Central Market

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317 South Broadway, Los Angeles, USA

The Grand Central Market is the best food market in Los Angeles. This is how a food market should be, with a large number of food stalls selling high-quality fast food and specialty merchants selling spices, bread, cheese, and fruits. Also, it's home of the Eggslut!

Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong

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3465 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, USA

Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong is the spot to go when you crave Korean BBQ in Los Angeles. Situated, of course, in Koreatown and more specifically inside the small courtyard of Chapman Plaza. You may see people waiting outside, and the queue could be long, but make sure to go inside first and alert the staff of your arrival to get on the wait list.

Hotel Normandie

605 South Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, USA

Hotel Normandie is a historic boutique hotel centrally located in Koreatown. Live jazz music blasted through the large reception room as we entered. It was Saturday night and Hotel Normandie was on fire. Check out The Normandie Club next door as well, which even hosts another speakeasy bar called The Walker Inn.

Sqirl

720 Virgil Avenue #4, Los Angeles, USA

Sqirl is a highly popular organic lunch and brunch spot specialized in rice bowls, toasts with homemade jams and everything avocado. The queues start early, so get there before your hunger calls. Don't miss the famed ricotta toast with seasonal jams.

Petit Trois

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718 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, USA

Petit Trois is the slightly more casual and available little sister restaurant of Trois Mec. French cuisine to the extreme, with rich, buttery dishes served at the bar in a tiny space. Don't leave without a Big Mec burger.

In-N-Out

http://In-N-Out
7009 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

In-N-Out is the famed fast food burger chain of the southern US Pacific coast. Head to the West Hollywood location and order a Double Double Animal style with a mustard cooked beef patty and grilled onions from the not-so-secret menu. Skip the fries.

Magnolia Bakery

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8389 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, USA

Magnolia Bakery is originally from New York, but also has a location in the Beverly Grove district of Los Angeles. Known for its pastel-colored vintage decor and vanilla cupcakes with colorful frosting – in particular the red velvet.

Gjusta

http://Gjusta
320 Sunset Avenue, Los Angeles, USA

Gjusta is an ultra trendy bakery, coffee bar, deli and pizzeria near Venice beach and a good lunch and brunch spot. Unlike the more difficult to book restaurant Gjelina from the same guys, here you can simply walk in, grab a ticket, and wait in turn to order. Enjoy the food in the sunny backyard.

The Butcher's Daughter

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1205 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

The Butcher's Daughter is a popular American-style breakfast, lunch a brunch spot along the fashionable Abbot Kinney Boulevard near Venice beach. They specialize in healthy food like cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and avocado toasts.

Blue Star Donuts

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1142 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

Blue Star Donuts make the best donuts in Los Angeles. They use a classic brioche recipe from France and each new batch is made by hand in a process that takes almost a full day of work. We tasted their top flavors – blueberry bourbon basil and spicy passion fruit cocoa nibs.

Intelligentsia Coffee

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1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

Intelligentsia Coffee, originally from Chicago, was a major part of the third wave of coffee. Today, they operate as a chain across the US, but the style and quality remains largely the same as before. Their coffee shop in Abbot Kinney Boulevard is a nice escape from the hot pavements outside.

Salt & Straw

1357 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

Salt & Straw is an artisanal ice cream company from Portland that has expanded to Los Angeles. Try their classic flavors like double fold vanilla and sea salt caramel or ask for the daily special.

Gjelina

http://Gjelina
1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA

Gjelina is the hipster restaurant that you see satirical parody videos about on You Tube. Despite an incomprehensible menu and weirdly dressed waiters who can't assist you much with the choice of wine, the food is actually quite good. However, your salad could end up being served after the main course, and you're not allowed to take photos inside in case there's a celebrity guest (didn't see any).

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.