My LA To Z: Mayim Bialik

“The Big Bang Theory” funny girl, neuroscience Ph.D., and Los Angeles native (who recently sat on a panel of celebrity enthusiasts for Gillette’s “Man of Steel” campaign) fills us in on her favorite vintage clothier, where she catches a comedy show, and how she indulges her vegan leanings.



Native Foods Cafe

Oh my gosh, their Reuben is outrageous. It’s my favorite vegan Reuben, and I’ve sampled a lot of places. They make it with a corn beef-type product, marbled rye, sauerkraut, vegan cheese and a Thousand Island dressing.

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Iguana Vintage Clothing

I don’t like shopping, but I do like thrift shops. I just got a really nice vintage polka dot sundress. I love polka dots, and it’s perfect for the summer.

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Angeles National Forest

I tend to be outdoorsy, so I take advantage of all the places we can drive to from L.A. We do a lot of camping.

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Murad Inclusive Health Spa

I’m pretty low maintenance, but I do like Murad Spa. Especially because they have a lot of vegan friendly products.

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The Groundlings

This is something I’ll do—a little something for myself—if I’m free of children.

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My kids don’t really have a sweet tooth, but our favorite candy store is called Munchies. We don’t do it a lot, but it’s like a full circus in one store. They have vegan chocolate-covered bananas and you can get a vegan soft-serve sundae. They have a vegan version of basically every candy bar.

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La Brea Tar Pits

That’s a place I remember so well from when I was a kid. Watching your own children roll down the hills like you did is pretty cool.

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Go for the view, for the L.A. history. The food’s not fantastic, but it’s so close to Griffith Park. It’s such a core Hollywood spot.

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  • Andrea

    It’s so funny that you mention rolling down the hills at the Tar Pits. While I love dinosaurs and watching the paleontologists dig, I remember those hills the most. Can’t wait to take my kids there. :)