Food and Dining
Los Angeles isn’t just beaches, movies, and celebrities. It has a diverse food culture all of its own too thanks to the city’s rich history of immigrants coming from Asia, Latin America, the Pacific Islands and more. You can taste the city’s history in the food, with the city’s culinary philosophy centring on local cuisine, whether it’s Michelin-star fine dining or the many street food vendors available. There’s a massive demand for fresh and organic produce, with many celebrity chefs regularly being spotted at the local farmer’s markets. Like with actors, chefs in LA have their own fan-base and at foodie hotspots such as Mozza or Trois Mec, you may struggle for a reservation.
Don’t worry though, as ethnic cuisine is the staple of the LA food scene, with San Gabriel Valley being well-known for its trendy Asian lounges serving ramen noodles, Korean cuisine, tacos and sushi. There is also a massive choice of Latin food in the city, from Peruvian and Mexican fine-dining restaurants to taco street-trucks. And when it comes to Chinese food, there are countless regional food styles to be found in Los Angeles, with no other city in America having quite the same range of choice. Get stuck in!