losangelesWest Hollywood, known for its endless sunshine, ample shopping, and celebrity cache, is also an area overflowing with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and bakeries. So how does one know where the best of the best is? Let us help you eat your way around town.

For breakfast/lunch: Joan’s on Third – Let’s call it what it is. This place is the ultimate hipster/actor/model hangout. And for good reason. It’s aesthetically cute, has great patio seating, a vast marketplace of gourmet goodies inside, and not to mention the awesomely delicious food. From a deli case filled with salads, to charcuterie, to the award winning short-rib sandwich, this place has got lunch down. Not to mention another section featuring irresistible sweets and gelatos. 8350 W. Third Street, 90048

For dessert: Sweet Lady Jane– Quaint Sweet Lady Jane has been a WeHo establishment for decades. Stop in for a spot of tea and a slice of the famous Triple Berry cake, or order a gorgeously decorated birthday cake to go. 8360 Melrose Avenue, 90069

For Mexican: Loteria Grill at The Original Farmers Market – Although this wildly popular Mexican stand at the Farmer’s Market on Third/Fairfax now has various restaurant outposts around the city, the original is always the best. Famous for their deeply satisfying mole, this West Hollywood establishment has been a huge hit since day one the and is still considered some of the best food in Los Angeles. Come for the chicken mole and stay for the Papa con Rajas. 6333 W. Third Street, 90036

For a Memorable Dinner: Animal – Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s nose-to-tail restaurant was all the rage when they first came on the scene, and continues to remain so today. Dishes like pig tails “buffalo style” and veal tongue may sound adventurous, but taste amazing. Not feeling like meat? Try out the pair’s equally delicious seafood joint, Son of a Gun instead. 435 N. Fairfax Avenue, 90036

For Italian: Angelini Osteria is as Italian in this town as Italian gets. The space is tiny, and you can almost always expect a celeb sighting, but stay for the food. The green lasagna and whole branzino are justifiably famous, but don’t forget to check out the other offerings like the rich pumpkin tortellini and seafood risotto.  7313 Beverly Blvd, 90036

–Esther Carlstone

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