Eating my way through Los Angeles

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I recently have taken a quick mini trip to Los Angeles and let me say, the food here is pretty amazing! I have spent a good sum of money on eating at various restaurants and locations and it’s all worth it! The food is amazing and I’ve come to appreciate all the styles of cooking. LA may actually have something on New York’s food game!

I’ve eaten at quite a few places but here are some of my favorite snaps of the food I’ve eaten and  loved!

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Brick + Mortar, Santa Monica

This was the first meal I ate in California and it was absolutely amazing! I went with my friend and his roommate and let me tell you, I’m all about cheese and this melted brie was absolutely spectacular! I loved the fact that you got bread and apples for dipping! I was super impressed by this meal! I also ended up getting a hummus plate and the hummus was made very well and the vegetables were amazing too (I personally loved how they were coated in vinegar and oil prior to being served)! I also had the pita with it and they gave it to me fully inflated and it was a shock to see a pita the size of a small pillow however it was still really amazing and I loved it!

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Gjusta, Venice 

This place was super cute and the food amazing! This place was jam packed when we got here! I started off with the Bialy egg sandwich and I personally wasn’t the biggest fan! It was good but it wasn’t amazing! However, the flavors were really bold and different and to someone with a broader taste palette, I think this would be the perfect breakfast sandwich!

I haven’t yet had any other pastries besides the biscuit with jam but let me tell you, that was the best biscuit I’ve ever had! It wasn’t dry at all and it was amazing. The biscuit comes with jam and butter and that combination is just so sweet and amazing and I was in heaven eating it! I haven’t thought about another breakfast since! After typing up this post I’m definitely going to grab 2!

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Erewhon

This isn’t a restaurant but it’s actually an organic and natural grocery store! After grabbing breakfast at Gjusta and walking around Abbott Kinney Blvd I was super thirsty and my friend recommended that we go get juice because apparently the juicy craze in LA is so real! The cold pressed juice I had was some type of orange/strawberry mix with a hunt of ginger and it was amazing! The only thing was it was a pretty hefty price at $9 with a $1.50 bottle deposit fee but it was well worth it!

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Gelateria Uli, Downtown

I love ice cream and I love sweets and the ice cream here was amazing! Everything is hand-made that day and the quality is astonishing! The workers here are so nice and the best part is that they pretty much let you sample whatever you want! They’re always experimenting with flavors and that’s really cool and fun! I love how the menu is always changing! If you go, be sure to grab a freshly made waffle cone!

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Ingo’s Tasty Diner, Santa Monica

I’m a brunch enthusiast and let me tell you, the brunch here was amazing! The food was all really fairly priced and the portion sizes were all great! My friend and I split the skillet of hash browns and they were absolutely amazing! They were super crispy on the outside and the fact that they came with sour cream was awesome! I loved the flavor it added! I also got pancakes with fruit and bacon! I loved how thin these pancakes were, they were almost crepe style and they were delicious! The fruit also was really good too and I loved how fresh it was!

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Bulgogi Hut, Koreatown 

I’ve never had Korean Barbecue and it was actually amazing! This was an ABC style menu and it was all you can eat! They start off by bringing you a bunch of sides which are all super interesting and yummy! I loved the different textures! You order three different meets at a time and you cook them yourself! The food was amazing and the seasoning was super sweet and I loved it! Definitely would recommend going on an empty stomach!

Other Places I went 

Sockerbit: This was a swedish candy store and you pay by the pound and the candy is all really amazing! I only got sour candy but it was still really good! I had one type of candy that was actually sour opposed to the sour/sweetness of American Candy.

See’s Candy: I stopped in here after grabbing breakfast at Ingo’s and the candy was amazing! I found these butterscotch lollipops that I’ve had before and they were amazing! I ended up getting a few chocolates and he actually ended up giving them to me for free! The chocolate is super rich and very flavorful and it’s a must! They have a New York location as well!

Night + Market Song: The food here was authentic Thai so I wasn’t used to it and my dish actually ended up being a little too spicy for my liking so I hardly ate it and ended up picking at the food! It was really good however and I think if I hadn’t have been eating all day I probably would have attempted to eat more!

Volcano Tea House: I had my first bubble tea here and it was really good! The boba’s werent my favorite however it was still really fun to experience the craze of bubble tea!

jess

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