In certain circles - like ones with people who can’t go on vacation for fear their sourdough starter might die - Tartine is legendary. What started as a small bakery with long lines in San Francisco has since spawned multiple locations in SF, South Korea, and now Los Angeles. It’s a huge complex in the Row with an order-at-the-counter market area, an all-day restaurant called Tartine Bianco, and Alameda Supper Club, a slightly more upscale Italian dinner spot. The market has excellent grab-and-go sandwiches (the tuna salad is messy but fantastic), more pastries than you’d imagine, and a coffee and Soft Serve window outside.
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Clifton’s Cafeteria at night is a swing-dancing, tiki-drinking experience unlike anything else in LA.
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High St. Deli
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Hail Mary Pizza
Hail Mary is LA’s version of a NY slice shop or a Chicago deep dish tavern - an ideal neighborhood pizza spot built for this city.
Cavaretta’s Italian Deli
Cavaretta’s is a classic, family-run Italian deli in Canoga Park and home to our favorite cannolis in Los Angeles.
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