Olvera Street is a fun, must-see destination. But if you’re willing to head a little farther east to Boyle Heights, you’ll find an entire neighborhood dotted with authentic panaderias, mom and pop birrerias and top notch taquerias.
When you’re craving soul food, ribs or jerk chicken, Leimert Park delivers. Just a few minutes south of the 10 freeway, between Downtown and Beverly Hills, the predominantly African American neighborhood is worth checking out.
Located on Westwood Boulevard between Wilshire and Pico, the pocket of Persian restaurants near UCLA is in an area officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles as Persian Square, often referred to as Little Persia.