Exploring LA’s Larchmont Village

Exploring LA’s Larchmont Village

Hollywood, Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu. There’s no shortage of bustling micro-neighborhoods to explore in expansive Los Angeles, but on my recent trip to sunny soCal, one of my favorite afternoons was spent frolicking a lovely little area called Larchmont.

If bustling crowds, impossible parking and dozens of blocks between destinations are your thing (errr, did I mention LA is most definitely not my city?), feel free to give this one a pass, but for an easy afternoon of shops + eats where the locals play, Larchmont Village is a pedestrian’s hidden gem.

Don’t Miss:

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Larchmont Village Wine + Cheese

Famed for “LA’s best sandwich,” this tiny little tuckaway has 7 staple sandwiches served on ciabatta or French baguette (go French!) and a wine and cheese selection to bring any charcuterie lover a smile. Major extra points for serving Cowgirl Creamery cheeses!

 

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Go Get ‘Em Tiger

Go Get ‘Em Tiger is a beautiful minimalist coffee shop with clean, modern lines, serving up an impressive cup o’ joe. This is definitely a “conversation” coffee spot rather than a long-term workplace, making it a perfect pitstop on an afternoon stroll.

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Salt + Straw

Portland’s infamous Salt + Straw has blessed soCal with it’s presence if you don’t know, now you know! The west coast overall loves creating custom, quirky, organic, farmer’s market ice cream flavors, but Salt + Straw is on another level.

If you bring enough appetite, splurge for the flight: 4 flavors for $10. Stumptown Coffee + Compartes Loves Nuts, Strawberry Balsamic and Black Olive + Goat Cheese are my personal faves. Leave time to walk it off after!

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Lette Macarons

Espresso. Earl Grey. Rose. All day.

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BabyCakes NYC

Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Refined Sugar hesitations? Have no fear, BabyCakes is here! Also serving Stumptown Coffee (yeahhh PDX creepin’ in).

Looking for other lesser-known spots to unsurface in LA? Check out the Pinata District, or Mystery Pier Books, a first edition only bookstore!

 

Over and out. Where are some of your favorite off-the-radar spots in sunny Los Angeles?

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