A comprehensive food-lover’s guidebook to Los Angeles from Eater, the online authority on where to eat and why it matters.
Eater City Guide: Los Angeles is your go-to source for getting immersed in LA’s famously vibrant and diverse dining culture. Offering context on how the local scene has been shaped by history, immigration, agriculture, and tradition, this guide offers vibrant, incomparable insight into the City of Angels and its one-of-a-kind food destinations and personalities. Through a narrative lens, readers will explore the best restaurants, food trucks, specialty shops, and farmers’ markets, digging into Southern California’s key ingredients and food culture, learning from those who’ve shaped and defined how the city eats.
This book includes:
- Guide to LA essentials such as Mexican food, Korean BBQ, sushi, and more
- Ideas for great places to eat near key sites, which are often surrounded by underwhelming tourist traps
- Brief history of the regional dining culture
- Plenty of maps that break down the must-visit spots and shopping destinations neighborhood by neighborhood
- Contributions from notable locals such as Nyesha Arrington, Mario Lopez, and Ellen Bennet
- Weekend trip itineraries to eating destinations in Los Alamos, San Diego, and the Yucca Valley, and more
Built on the unrivaled authority of Eater’s networks of local writers and editors who live and breathe their hometown food scenes, this book is perfect for locals and travelers alike who are hungry to explore the best the city has to offer, based on the advice of in-the-know LA natives.
Includes Color Illustrations
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—Suzanne Goin, chef and founder of Lucques and A.O.C.
“As an LA transplant for nearly two decades, I thought I had a pretty good handle on all things delicious. The Eater Guide to Los Angeles makes me realize I need to get out of the kitchen a bit more. First stops—everything listed under Taco City, baby!”
—Curtis Stone, Michelin-starred chef of Maude and Gwen butcher shop and restaurant
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—Mei Lin, chef-owner of Daybird
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—Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin
“Embark on a culinary journey through the diverse tapestry of Los Angeles cuisine, stretching from the vibrant San Gabriel Valley to the sun-kissed shores of South Bay. This guide captures the essence of LA’s melting pot, where authentic flavors and storytelling converge.”
—Nyesha Arrington, chef and TV personality