Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Los Angeles

Gjusta
A bakery, deli and cafe in Venice, Gjusta has a huge menu of sweet and savoury delights that have won over Angelenos, some driving across town for a fix.
Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
Canter’s Deli
This iconic Jewish deli is a delightfully unrefined holdover from a bygone era...
Zankou Chicken
At Zankou Chicken the spit-roasted chickens are unbelievably tender and flavourful, with an otherworldly crispy skin. Trying it is a must...
The Original Pantry Cafe
24-hour restaurant with a menu as large as the portions...
Urth Caffé
The hippest purveyors of organic coffees and teas in LA...
Umami Burger
Umami Burger takes the concept of fast food and gives it a fine-dining spin, with both celebrities and locals flocking to its outposts for calorie-heavy fare.
Tito’s Tacos
Serious authentic Mexican street fare that commands a huge following...
The Trails Cafe
Away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown LA, The Trails Cafe - found in Griffith Park - offers vegetarian fare amid 4,000-acres of lush parkland.
The Oinkster
Fast food made with fresh quality ingredients and home-made condiments...
The Oaks Gourmet
The Oaks Gourmet is trying really hard to be everything you could possibly want in a restaurant and neighborhood grocery shop. Luckily for us, it is succeeding. 
Sycamore Kitchen
Featuring a coffee programme by primo roasters Stumptown and famous pastries like the salted caramel pecan babka, Sycamore also slings a range of breakfast and lunch specials.
Swingers
Pop culture-themed diner with an awesome selection of comfort food...
Roscoe’s
Soul food - spicy, messy, fattening, straightforward and utterly comforting...
Reel Inn
Post-beach snacking when you don't want that glorious day to end...
Porto’s Bakery
Ridiculously crowded family-run Cuban bakery...
Pink’s Hot Dogs
The undisputed 'hot dog to the stars' is a LA institution...
Philippe the Original
Landmark diner with unbelievable French-dipped sandwiches...
Millie’s Cafe
Comfort food for a rocking Silver Lake crowd...
Locali
Angelenos have long been the vanguard of the organic, sustainable, eco-conscious lifestyle movement, and since 2009, Melissa Rosen's Locali has been on the front line of the LA eco-food scene.
King Taco
A 24-hour tribute to the glory of the best tacos in LA...
Joan’s on Third
A family-run, upscale-casual eatery and marketplace with sun-drenched sidewalk seating and a destination cheese counter, Joan’s has an expansive menu with
In-N-Out Burger
Ask any Angeleno: In-N-Out is the best fast-food burger joint around, hands down. With a secret menu and utterly delicious burgers, fries and shakes, don't leave L.A. without coming here at least once.
FOODLAB
If stranded on the cramped stretch of Santa Monica Blvd known as the Gateway to West Hollywood, oasis hunters will be relieved to tuck into the blink-and-you'll
Auntie Em’s Kitchen
Country charm abounds at this sweet and hearty comfort food joint...
Apple Pan
Homey hamburger joint with three kinds of pie...
Tommy’s
Home of the city's most famous chili-topped burger...

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