Los Angeles Travel Guide

Arrive in the fast-paced, star-studded city of Los Angeles where the variety of food reflects the diversity of the people who live there. Take a food tour of LA!


Activities
California Market
Make a stop at this large Korean market to sample funky and fermented salads such as shiso leaf in soy and perilla leaf with bean paste.
  • 4317 Beverly Blvd
  • Los Angeles, CA 90020 US

California Market

Make a stop at this large Korean market to sample funky and fermented salads such as shiso leaf in soy and perilla leaf with bean paste.
4317 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 323-953-9600
Santa Monica Farmers Market
A trip to Santa Monica isn’t complete without a stop at its most famous farmers market, frequented by Hollywood stars and celebrity chefs alike.
Photo by Denise Taylor/Getty Images
  • Arizona Ave at Second St
  • Santa Monica, CA 90401 US

Santa Monica Farmers Market

A trip to Santa Monica isn’t complete without a stop at its most famous farmers market, frequented by Hollywood stars and celebrity chefs alike.
Arizona Ave at Second St Santa Monica, CA, US
Phone: +1 310-458-8712
Huy Fong Foods
Tour the enormous Huy Fong Foods factory, which makes the popular sriracha hot sauce.
  • 4800 Azusa Canyon Rd
  • Irwindale, CA 91706 US

Huy Fong Foods

Tour the enormous Huy Fong Foods factory, which makes the popular sriracha hot sauce.
4800 Azusa Canyon Rd Irwindale, CA, US
Phone: +1 626-286-8328
Underwood Ranches
Visit Underwood Ranches to taste the long-lasting burn of a red jalapeno, an ingredient in the popular, hot-selling hot sauce sriracha.
  • Multiple farm locations in Southern California
  • CA US

Underwood Ranches

Visit Underwood Ranches to taste the long-lasting burn of a red jalapeno, an ingredient in the popular, hot-selling hot sauce sriracha.
Multiple farm locations in Southern California , CA, US
Phone: +1 805-389-7770

Hotels
Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles
Enjoy a good night’s rest at the swanky Ritz-Carlton, which is located off Venice Boulevard and near Interstate 10 — just a stone’s throw away from popular Santa Monica.
Photo by Jeffrey Turner
  • 900 W Olympic Blvd
  • Los Angeles, CA 90015 US

Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Enjoy a good night’s rest at the swanky Ritz-Carlton, which is located off Venice Boulevard and near Interstate 10 — just a stone’s throw away from popular Santa Monica.
900 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 213-743-8800

Restaurants & Bars
Ford's Filling Station
Andrew begins his food tour in Culver City where he visits a trendy Gastro Pub owned by the son of actor Harrison Ford. Andrew eats whole baby pig, deep-fried pig ears, deep-fried pig eyeballs and head cheese with calabria peppers and pickled onions.
  • 9531 Culver Boulevard
  • Culver City, CA 90232 US

Ford's Filling Station

Andrew begins his food tour in Culver City where he visits a trendy Gastro Pub owned by the son of actor Harrison Ford. Andrew eats whole baby pig, deep-fried pig ears, deep-fried pig eyeballs and head cheese with calabria peppers and pickled onions.
9531 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA, US
Phone: +1 310-202-1470
Typhoon
Andrew and food blogger Eddie Lin reach the next stop by plane, taxiing into the Santa Monica airport for dinner at Typhoon. They sample scorpions on shrimp toast, white sea worms served Thai-style and chambai ants with potato strings.
  • 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South
  • Santa Monica, CA 90405 US

Typhoon

Andrew and food blogger Eddie Lin reach the next stop by plane, taxiing into the Santa Monica airport for dinner at Typhoon. They sample scorpions on shrimp toast, white sea worms served Thai-style and chambai ants with potato strings.
3221 Donald Douglas Loop South Santa Monica, CA, US
Phone: +1 310-390-6565
Chinois
Andrew wraps up his food tour of Los Angeles back in Santa Monica with a trip to celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, Chinois. He tries catfish, tempura chicken testicles, duck's feet, cockscomb and Peking Duck with plum sauce.
  • 2709 Main Street
  • Santa Monica, CA 90405 US

Chinois

Andrew wraps up his food tour of Los Angeles back in Santa Monica with a trip to celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's restaurant, Chinois. He tries catfish, tempura chicken testicles, duck's feet, cockscomb and Peking Duck with plum sauce.
2709 Main Street Santa Monica, CA, US
Phone: +1 310-392-9025
Mr. Wisdom's Hare Krishna Restaurant & Juice Bar
Andrew's dining takes a healthy turn when he makes a stop at Mr. Wisdom's Hare Krishna Restaurant and Juice Bar. Specials include wheatgrass and barley combo shot and the rejuvilac, a fermented mixture of ground wheatberry paste and water.
  • 3526 West Slauson Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90043 US

Mr. Wisdom's Hare Krishna Restaurant & Juice Bar

Andrew's dining takes a healthy turn when he makes a stop at Mr. Wisdom's Hare Krishna Restaurant and Juice Bar. Specials include wheatgrass and barley combo shot and the rejuvilac, a fermented mixture of ground wheatberry paste and water.
3526 West Slauson Avenue Los Angeles, CA, US
Western Soondae Restaurant
Andrew samples some of the city's ethnic restaurants and street food. The first stop is at a Korean restaurant that specializes in soondae, a blood sausage. Andrew tries pork liver, pork tongue, pork lung, pork trotter and soondae with rice.
  • 543 South Western Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90020 US

Western Soondae Restaurant

Andrew samples some of the city's ethnic restaurants and street food. The first stop is at a Korean restaurant that specializes in soondae, a blood sausage. Andrew tries pork liver, pork tongue, pork lung, pork trotter and soondae with rice.
543 South Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA, US
The World Famous Oki Dog
Andrew makes his way to a Hollywood hot dog stand called The World Famous Oki Dog. The house specialty is the oki bomb, two hot dogs with cabbage, sauerkraut, onions, pastrami, chili, cheese, mustard and pickles wrapped in two tortilla shells.
  • 860 North Fairfax Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90046 US

The World Famous Oki Dog

Andrew makes his way to a Hollywood hot dog stand called The World Famous Oki Dog. The house specialty is the oki bomb, two hot dogs with cabbage, sauerkraut, onions, pastrami, chili, cheese, mustard and pickles wrapped in two tortilla shells.
860 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 323-655-4166
Scoops
Andrew and Eddie Lin have dessert at Scoops, an ice cream shop featuring some unique flavors. The pair try brown bread ice cream, avocado foie gras ice cream, durian ice cream, mint nicotine ice cream and banana, peanut butter, bacon ice cream.
  • 712 North Heliotrope Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA 90029 US

Scoops

Andrew and Eddie Lin have dessert at Scoops, an ice cream shop featuring some unique flavors. The pair try brown bread ice cream, avocado foie gras ice cream, durian ice cream, mint nicotine ice cream and banana, peanut butter, bacon ice cream.
712 North Heliotrope Drive Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 323-906-2649
Nobu
Andrew checks in with celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa for his signature dishes. Andrew tastes Santa Barbara shrimp, octopus triadito, monkfish with caviar, shrimp sashimi and uni shooter, sea urchin roe in a shot glass with sake, ponzu and a quail egg.
  • 903 North La Cienega Boulevard
  • Los Angeles, CA 90069 US

Nobu

Andrew checks in with celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa for his signature dishes. Andrew tastes Santa Barbara shrimp, octopus triadito, monkfish with caviar, shrimp sashimi and uni shooter, sea urchin roe in a shot glass with sake, ponzu and a quail egg.
903 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 310-657-5711
Santa Monica Seafood Market & Cafe
Santa Monica Seafood is Southern California’s largest fish distribution center. It prides itself on sustainability and serving the best-quality seafood. At the café, taste a fish-and-fin take on a fried chicken wing!
  • 1000 Wilshire Blvd
  • Santa Monica, CA 90401 US

Santa Monica Seafood Market & Cafe

Santa Monica Seafood is Southern California’s largest fish distribution center. It prides itself on sustainability and serving the best-quality seafood. At the café, taste a fish-and-fin take on a fried chicken wing!
1000 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA, US
Phone: +1 310-393-5244
Toe Bang
Go for a late-night snack at this Koreatown hot spot, where you can enjoy kimchi pancakes and spicy rice cakes made with ramen noodles, cabbage, fish balls and green chili.
  • 3465 W Sixth St
  • Suite 110
  • Los Angeles, CA 90020 US

Toe Bang

Go for a late-night snack at this Koreatown hot spot, where you can enjoy kimchi pancakes and spicy rice cakes made with ramen noodles, cabbage, fish balls and green chili.
3465 W Sixth St Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 213-387-4905
Wolvesmouth at the Wolvesden
Sign up to be invited to an exclusive supper club that’s arranged by chef Craig Thornton and his team, who present avant-garde works of art on a plate. Foodies welcome!

Wolvesmouth at the Wolvesden

Sign up to be invited to an exclusive supper club that’s arranged by chef Craig Thornton and his team, who present avant-garde works of art on a plate. Foodies welcome!
Secret Secret, CA, US

Transportation
Los Angeles International Airport
The sixth-busiest airport in the world, LAX has been an airfield since 1928. Because of its high volume of traffic, it has been nicknamed “the gateway to the Pacific Rim.” 
exterior, los angeles international airport, lax, daytime, united airlines, planes
Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty Images
  • 1 World Way
  • Los Angeles, CA 90045 US

Los Angeles International Airport

The sixth-busiest airport in the world, LAX has been an airfield since 1928. Because of its high volume of traffic, it has been nicknamed “the gateway to the Pacific Rim.” 
1 World Way Los Angeles, CA, US
Phone: +1 310-646-5252

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Food Paradise

Pizza Paradise

1pm | 12c

Food Paradise

Steak Paradise

2pm | 1c

Food Paradise

Deep Fried Paradise

3pm | 2c

Man v. Food

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6:30pm | 5:30c

BBQ Crawl

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11pm | 10c

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11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Finds Food

The Food Abides

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