The beauty of LA is that you can eat well pretty much anywhere in the city, but for speciality cuisine or celebrity spotting, there are some stand-out areas worth noting.
If it’s fine dining you’re after LA boasts plenty of Michelin-starred spots, especially in Beverly Hills and Downtown. As for rubbing shoulders with celebs, you’ll find them in the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel or in the dimly-lit Tower Bar at the Sunset Tower.
Downtown is home to some of LA’s most exciting food hubs, including Grand Central Market and the Row, both of which are always welcoming hot new openings.
LA has turned into a gourmet food truck hotspot, with mobile kitchens specialising in everything from Korean-Mexican fusion to red velvet pancake balls. The best food trucks all have social media accounts where you can track their weekly schedules. You can stay on top of their movements with Roaming Hunger’s handy live map.
or just head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard on the first Friday of the month, when the city’s finest food trucks come together for an outdoor extravaganza.
For the best tamales in town head to the Mexican restaurants and food trucks in Boyle Heights, in the east of the city. For first-rate Korean food, make a beeline for Koreatown.