West Los Angeles is an amorphous neighborhood that we’ll define as living between Bundy Drive and three Boulevards: Pico, Sawtelle and Wilshire. The swath is sandwiched between Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Japantown and features extensive Japanese and Middle Eastern representation, along with plenty of other interesting international contributions. Discover five of the best dishes in West L.A.
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Interest has never been higher in dumplings, as it should be, but people are primarily focused on Chinese and Taiwanese dumplings. If we learned anything from Marco Polo, it’s that word of good food inevitably spreads, sometimes internationally. Dumplings reached the far corners of the globe over time, either by horseback, telegraph, print, or online. Over the centuries, the planet has embraced dumplings. Discover 10 great options that originated in Asia and Europe and now grace Los Angeles with global culinary flair.
Silver Lake’s transformation from bohemian, hipster haunt to trendy food and shopping destination is nearly complete. Gone are the days when neighborhood characters would play chess deep into the night at Tang’s Donuts. Sure, stalwarts like Millie’s Café persist, but the restaurant roster is almost completely different from 10 years ago. Discover five of our favorite Silver Lake dishes, drawing on Asian, Israeli, and Italian influences.