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LA — CITY GUIDE

Where we slept, what we ate and what we did in Los Angeles


An amateur list from a lowkey foodie who lets the camera eat first.


STAY


Still thinking about this Airbnb in Highland Park. You can’t go wrong with a disco ball living room and a front facing cacti garden.



EAT


SQIRL pancakes with a side of homemade whipped ricotta — yes please! Whoever is running their graphic design gets me every time.





rykn cafe came for their ambience and stayed for their curated small bites.





Stereoscope Coffee but specifically their Long Beach location just for this dreamy marble moment. And, well, also recommend the Spanish Latte.





Gjusta Bakery cardamom buns was well worth the wait. (This is the spot to grab a box of pasteries for the road if you drove down.)





Maru Coffee is well worth the hype. Mainly came here for its well designed ambience but five star espresso shots too.





Grá is diiivvvineee. Come here with friends and share their fresh sourdough flatbread dipped in herb burrata. Then dine on their organic seasonal sourdough pizza. In that specific order. Just between us, I almost wanted seconds of their broccolini pizza.





Crudo e Nudo was a random find and it did not disappoint. I can’t stop thinking about their fresh rockfish crudo and squid ink fried rice!





AFURI Ramen — I love a good mushroom dish so I ordered the Tonkotsu Shio.





Pine and Crane their beef noodle soup and three cup mushroom was so yum to share family style.





Canyon Coffee still can’t decide if their matcha with pistachio milk or iced oat dirty chai latte was better.



DO


MAUM Market an Asian market featuring over 65 aapi artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs at the Row DTLA.





Silverlake Flea is the spottt for vintage watches.





Sesame LA is the cutest Asian owned superette in Chinatown.





2nd Street it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t go thrifting at least once.





Geel an Asian-owned sustainable label. Their next pop-up is June 17!

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