5 L.A. Foodie Things To Do

From food trucks to Korean BBQ, here is a list of food related experiences every Angelino should have.

1. First Fridays on Abbot Kinney

Food trucks have boomed over the past few years proving that you don’t always need to make reservations to have the best food in town.  Thanks to social media and tracker apps, it’s never been easier to track down your favorite food truck.  To make a good thing even greater, we have been given First Fridays on Abbot Kinney.

Food trucks all lined up on the famous Venice street that lined with boutiques and some of L.A.’s most famed restaurants, sounds too good to be true, yet it happens the first Friday of every month.  If having access to both Kogi and Dogtown only a few feet apart isn’t enough to entice you, there regularly are different music events & happy hours, all announced on the First Friday’s blog.

Suggestion: Dogtown’s California Dog

2. Your Local Farmer’s Market

Yes Trader Joe’s is amazing! Honestly it never ceases to shock me how many groceries one can walk out of there with for under $40,  but the deals you can snag at your local farmer’s market may leave you stunned. It does take some commitment as most markets end by the early afternoon, but it worth the early rise.

The affordable and locally grown groceries are enough to make us want to invite our closest friends over for a dinner party. You can find everything at a good market even locally made foods and dessert.  Farmer’s markets are also growing increasingly popular as a lunch spot, serving up some of L.A.’s best global cuisine.

Check out this locator app to find the market nearest you.

Suggestions:  Santa Monica Farmers MarketBeverly Hills Farmer’s Market,

3. The Original Farmer’s Market

This isn’t the same as a local farmer’s market.  The Original Farmer’s Market on 3rd & Fairfax is a must go for both L.A. visitors and resident’s alike. Adjacent to The Grove, it’s is the perfect place to get some groceries, lunch and personal shopping done all in one trip.  There’s so much to explore inside, this place warrants multiple visits to get the most out of it.

Suggestions: Pampas Grill Sirloin Cap w. Magdalena Hot Sauce,  Monsieur Marcel The French Burger, Fritzi Dog Bacon Pups

 4. Silver Lake

Drive to Silver Lake, pick a random spot and love life! Well maybe not exactly like that, but this neighborhood is home to some of the best eateries in town.  Maybe it’s because the people who inhabit Silver Lake know good food, so nowhere sub-par will survive. Whatever the reason, I am oh so grateful for it. Hop on Yelp and check out the best Silver Lake has to offer.

Suggestions: Pho Cafe Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuong, Pine and Crane Scallion Pancake

 5. A.Y.C.E Korean BBQ

Group dinners can be a pain, but when it comes to Korean BBQ, group dinners are an amazing time.  All you can eat (A.Y.C.E) prices, getting to cook your own food, while tasting a huge array of picked vegetables, it’s an experience that every Angelino needs to have at least once. Chances are that your clothes will smell like charcoal & meat afterwards, so I’d suggest making a stop at home before continuing your night elsewhere.

Suggestion: Road to Seoul

Kiano Moju


Founder of Culinary Inspo. Kiano is a California raised foodie with a big travel bug and even bigger appetite to explore the world's food and cultures.

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