5 Places to Eat Like a Local in West Hollywood
Avoid tourist traps and head to these foodie spots on your next trip to West Hollywood.
Most people don’t realize how incredible West Hollywood’s food scene is. In a place known for paparazzi and possible celebrity sightings, or for having some of the best shopping in the country, the best places to eat are often missed by visitors. If you’re visiting WeHo soon, don’t make the mistake of eating at tourist traps. Instead, try these local favorites.
Founded by award-winning chef Ari Taymor, Alma is not to be missed. What started as a pop-up, has turned into one of the most exciting restaurants in WeHo. Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers and their cocktails are often inspired by the landscape of Southern California. Their Anson Mills Grits with Smoked Brisket in Chile Verde with a Fried Egg will leave you speechless. Also, be sure to try out their special donut series.
Whether you’re an omnivore or a vegan, Gracias Madre needs to be on the top of your list when visiting West Hollywood. This organic, plant-based Mexican restaurant is unlike any Mexican food you’ve ever had before. Each dish is packed with so much flavor and spice, that you’ll forget you’re eating healthy. Also, their margaritas are out of this world! Be sure to try the Coliflor Frito - it’s cauliflower with cashew nacho cheese and lemon. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
Referred to as the “next phase of Peruvian dining” by its Chef Ricardo Zarate, Rosaline features authentic Peruvian dishes that will leave you wanting more. Dishes are served family-style and meant to be shared, meaning you can try a bit of everything. Try their Ceviche Crocante made with halibut and their Juane de Chancho made with pork ossobuco, adobo, garbanzo soft tamale with a hardboiled egg and wrapped in a banana leaf - so tasty!
Hedley’s Restaurant is stunning while still having a relaxed, approachable atmosphere. And the food tastes as good as the restaurant looks. The menu changes weekly based on what’s available fresh at the farmers market and they're quite generous when it comes to portion sizes. They're also one of the few restaurants that serve breakfast daily. Their smoked salmon, spinach and feta scramble with toast is divine. Also, be sure to try their homemade bread.
5. The Eveleigh
The Eveleigh has a rustic and welcoming vibe, in part, due to the fact the restaurant is located in what was once a residence on an orchard in 1923. This gorgeous space boasts American and European country fare. Their cocktails are also noteworthy. The Mexican Motel Room cocktail, made with mezcal, homemade teach, Creme de Banana and chocolate chili bitters, is so delicious, you can’t help but have more than one.