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A Food Lover's Guide to 3 Days in LA

A Food Lover's Guide to 3 Days in LA

Let’s Whisk Away in The Animated Dining Scenes Of LA

In Los Angeles, culinary delights abound, ranging from Michelin-star restaurants to tantalizing food truck offerings. As the birthplace of diverse global cuisines, LA invites visitors to embark on a gastronomic journey unlike any other. With its vibrant dining scene, fueling yourself on a 3-day trip itinerary with exceptional food is effortlessly achievable. From acclaimed eateries to hidden gems, Los Angeles promises to satisfy every palate and leave you craving more.

Whether you're craving a hearty grilled meal or seeking out healthy cuisine options, you'll find an abundance of the best restaurants in LA.  For your three-day dining adventure in LA, let's indulge in savoring delectable meals with gusto!

Day 1

Your culinary journey begins at the heart of the city, where you'll discover the best dining in Los Angeles, catering to every palate and budget. Here are the must-try places for your first day in LA!
 

Grand Central Market

Start your day off with a tour of Grand Central Market where The Donut Man awaits the donut lovers, offering high-quality delicious delicacies. You can also opt for Eggslut which is one of the simple, egg-centric places to eat in Los Angeles, serving omelets as well as other American food, or give yourself a caffeine boost by hitting G&B, where coffee is sold on laid-back wraparound counters, and pastries and tea as well.

 

Marisco Jalisco

Drawing inspiration from Raul Ortega's roots in the small town of San Juan De Los Lagos in Mexico, this beloved seafood spot offers a diverse menu featuring meals crafted from fresh, quality ingredients. Indulge in delicious homemade dishes that showcase the true essence of authentic Mexican cuisine.

 

Guisados Downtown L.A.

If you are more of a taco person, head straight to the Guisados, located in the Spring Arcade Building, which is remarkably famous for vegetable stew and braised meat at the top of handmade delicious corn tortillas.

 

Afternoon Culinary Delights

As the sun begins to spread its warmth, replenish your energy with succulent and light meals after exploring the amazing attractions of LA.

 

Philippe The Original

Philippe’s in LA is highly skilled in serving authentic signature French Dipped Sandwiches. This one of the best LA restaurants also serves beverages, soups & chili, salads, and egg breakfasts, including French toast, biscuits and gravy, sausage, omelets, and pancakes.

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

 

Oriel

Enjoy some chill vibes and relaxing ambiance at Oriel, a contemporary bistro, and a wine bar where traditional French bites are nicely coupled with vintages. Their extensive menu includes cubed steak tartare with Grandma’s Bread and Bub, bubbling onion soup, and pate.

1135 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Chinatown)

 

Now Serving

If the idea of cooking up your meal in your kitchen piques your interest the most, then Now Serving is the place for you. It’s neither a food shop nor a restaurant, but a bookstore that contains an abundance of food magazines and cookbooks.

727 N Broadway #133, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

 

Dawn Divine Drinks

Wind up your first day with a visit to one of the best restaurants Los Angeles, Dama, offering contemporary Latin fare right from the renowned Chef alum Antonia Lofaso. This restaurant as well as a bar serves stylish cocktails in tropical environments with a patio. Or you can drop by Arts District Brewing Co., a towering brewpub for draft beers, special burgers hot dogs, and games.

Day 2

After burning off loads of calories during your morning hike, indulge in an al fresco lunch featuring popular Neapolitan pizza at this culinary mecca in LA. Don't forget to pick up a bottle of wine from the best store in town and grab some records to add to your amazing collection.

After savoring the culinary delights, explore Bronson Caves nestled in Griffith Park, renowned for its appearances in numerous TV series and films. Then, make your way to Salt's Cure, an American restaurant known for its exceptional cuisine. Recharge yourself with the star of the show i.e. The Oatmeal Griddle Cake. From OG to the chocolate chip, you will get all the flavors of cake under this one roof.

 

Afternoon

After enjoying indie music and live shows at Amoeba Music, drop at one of the best restaurants Los Angeles named L'antica Pizzeria Da Michele to feast on awesome Eat Pray Love pizza right in the lovely patio. After that, you can head to Domain LA a stylish wine store, to get a pocket-friendly and top-end bottle with a highlight of France and Italy.

 

After-Dark Gastronomic Escape

Wrap your night-time food safari with a visit to one of the best places to eat in LA, Providence, a fine dining stop of Chef Michael Cimarusti, delivering authentic seafood in a quiet and relaxed setting. For some drinks, make your way to the swanky The Edmon, offering classic cocktails in lovely glasses. And if hunger strikes in the middle of the night, tacos are here to satisfy your midnight cravings right from Leo’s Tacos Truck.

Day 3

Let’s make your last day of dining in Los Angeles pretty awesome with delectable recipes from Michelin-star chefs and a visit to the amazing Original Farmer’s Market, boasting trendy restaurants, shops, and gourmet grocery sellers. Then, pop in by République, a French-inspired bakery and restaurant, that serves modern French plates in striking ambiance. Don’t miss their Kimchi Fried Rice for breakfast.

 

Afternoon Eats

Explore Abbot Kinney in Venice, a hotspot for culinary enthusiasts, with a visit to The Cook’s Garden—an essential stop for home cooks and professionals alike. Afterward, unwind at Venice Beach, taking in the fresh air with a leisurely walk along the boardwalk. Finally, satisfy your appetite at The Butcher's Daughter – Venice, where you can enjoy stone oven pizzas and healthy bowls on their charming patio.

 

Moonlit Meals Options

As your 3-day dining experience in LA is coming to an end, top it off with wine and a phenomenal sunset at the High Rooftop Lounge of Hotel Erwin after having old-school dishes, including steaks at Dear John’s, or opt for Hatchet Hall in Culver City to have a taste of al fresco cocktails.

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