Highland Park is the Los Angeles neighborhood of the moment thanks to a recent renaissance that has bolstered its community of small, local businesses. Long-standing, family-run shops have been joined by trendy new restaurants, bars and boutiques. Enjoying superb accessibility from other parts of L.A. thanks to the Metro Gold Line, Highland Park has become a culinary destination with global cuisines thanks to longtime residents and young newcomers.
With so many choices, it might be hard to know which food and drink stops are the highlights. Read on for a cross-section of Highland Park restaurants that reflect the area's rich diversity.