Food Lovers Guide to L.A.

Say hello to the artisans driving L.A.’s food scene. The flavor of a city is determined by more than what’s served in its restaurants, and Los Angeles is no exception. Behind the scenes there’s an extensive network of folks making L.A. the delicious destination it is, from bakers and chocolatiers to cheese makers and fishmongers. Thriving in a town where cultures collide, boundaries are pushed, and local produce is available all year, these craftspeople are elevating the way we think about, talk about, and, most important, eat some of our town’s finest foods. Whether it’s a juicy rib eye straight from the butcher or ripe pluots from a farmers’ market, here’s your guide to our land of plenty.

WHERE TO GET THE GOOD STUFF

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What to Look For at L.A.’s Best Butcher Shops

Show your local meat masters some love
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How to Source Fresh Fish Like a Pro

Liwei Liao of the Joint walks us through buying the best the ocean has to offer
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Where Can You Find L.A.’s Best Bread? All Over Town, Thanks to Bub and Grandma’s

A copywriter-turned-breadmaker has taken the city's carb scene by storm
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L.A.’s Craft Chocolate Scene Is Blowing Up

These artisans are melting our hearts
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What to Look For at L.A.’s Best International Markets

From Lebanese olive oils to Peruvian peppers, these local grocery stores have a world of flavor
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How to Make the Most of a Trip to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

An expert shares some tips for picking prime produce

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