Fair Oaks sundae at Fair Oaks Pharmacy

The Best Ice Cream Sundaes in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Ice cream is one of the most important building blocks when creating a sundae, but unlike a cup or cone, a sundae’s collective ingredients transcend the core product. Sundaes can be more forgiving, and the toppings can help cover for ice cream imperfections. However, why not have it all? Here are 10 of the top sundaes in Los Angeles.

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot at Westfield Santa Anita

The Best Meals at Los Angeles Shopping Malls


Zach Brooks

It might be possible that Los Angeles is entering a golden age of shopping mall food. Not only have food courts become much better over the past few years, there also seems to be a modern invasion of new and interesting chains from here and abroad. Here are nine of the best places to eat when you’re doing a little shopping.

Victorian manors on Carroll Avenue in Echo Park

Hidden Gems in Echo Park


Esther Tseng

Flanked by Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Silver Lake and Chinatown, Echo Park is a historic and diverse neighborhood where you’ll find everything from Dodger Stadium, the home of our beloved Los Angeles Dodgers, to Echo Park Lake, which reopened recently after a $45-million renovation. Locals and visitors alike enjoy paddle-boating around the lake, while the surrounding area continues to experience a retail, recreation and restaurant renaissance. Read on to find out more about Echo Park hidden gems, and discover an entirely different side of the neighborhood.

Dim sum at King Hua

The Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles


Tony Chen

The Cantonese style of food known as dim sum - bite-sized or individual portions of food, typically served in steamer baskets or small plates - is a breakfast and brunch experience enjoyed around the world. Dim sum is associated with the ancient Silk Road tradition of yum cha (“drink tea”), so when friends and family go to a Chinese restaurant for dim sum it’s referred to as yum cha. Los Angeles, the gateway to Asia-Pacific travelers and the home of the second largest Chinese-American population, offers plentiful dim sum options. From historic Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles to the Chinese enclaves of the San Gabriel Valley, read on for some of the best dim sum restaurants in the L.A. area.

Zoe Nathan

Zoe Nathan's Los Angeles


Zoe Nathan

Zoe Nathan describes herself as a baker with a love of preparing all things dough and dessert related. Her approach to baking is centered around the use of great ingredients, a healthy mix of sweet and salty, and her personal adage about baking dark that “color is flavor.” Nathan infuses this philosophy into all four of the restaurants she co-owns with her husband Josh Loeb: Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, Huckleberry Café and Bakery, Sweet Rose Creamery, and Milo and Olive. Read on for 10 of Zoe Nathan's favorite restaurants in L.A.

Chocolate chip rye cookies and more at The Sycamore Kitchen

The Best Cookies in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

In Los Angeles, creativity knows no bounds, whether it's movies, music, art, architecture…or cookies. Yes, L.A. chefs have drawn on classic flavor combinations, fun riffs on other foodstuffs, and unbridled imagination to develop an array of cookies that warrant crosstown drives. Learn about 14 of the best cookies in Los Angeles.

Relleno negro taco at La Flor de Yucatan

The Best Restaurants in the Mid-City of Los Angeles


Bill Esparza

In recent years, Angelenos have followed acclaimed chefs to their latest restaurant openings in Downtown L.A. and other hot foodie neighborhoods around town. But the Mid-City area, the heart of L.A., is still full of vitality. Mid-City encompasses part of Koreatown, one of the principal Oaxacan neighborhoods, and the multicultural Byzantine-Latino Quarter, among other international enclaves. Today, in addition to its edgy chef-driven restaurant scene, Los Angeles is recognized all over the world for its multicultural dining experiences. Here are 10 reasons why Mid-City is one of the most important dining neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

John Cho's Los Angeles


Los Angeles Magazine

Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

The "Harold & Kumar" actor and star of the new sitcom "Selfie" tells us the best Korean and Japanese restaurants, Asian hotspots, and a park that kids love.

My L.A. to Z: Minae Noji


Los Angeles Magazine

The actress, who stars in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, talks putting on her game face, making a little magic, and DIY projects.

Shrimp pad thai at Siam Sunset

The Best Thai Restaurants in Los Angeles


Clarissa Wei

The City of Angels has the largest Thai population outside of Thailand, so it’s no surprise that Thai food is in abundance around town. If you just want to wander, you should explore Thai Town, a six-block area centered along Hollywood Boulevard between Normandie and Western Avenue, where many of the city’s best Thai restaurants are located. From boat noodle specialists to spicy Southern Thai fare and fusion Thai food, there’s something for everyone. Read on for 10 of the best Thai restaurants in Los Angeles.