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BEST PLACES TO EAT IN LOS ANGELES! LA HEALTHY RESTAURANTS, ORGANIC VEGETARIAN FOOD, AROMA, M CAFE, FARMER’S MARKET WEST HOLLYWOOD.


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Warning: there’s a lot of food porn in this post! Seba and I had too many yummy meals while in Los Angeles. Our hotel, The Orlando, is right across from Magnolia Bakery. The cupcakes and brownies were a bit too sickly sweet, but we love the foamy cappuccinos.

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For his first night in LA, I brought Sebastiano to Marco’s West Hollywood. Italian food for a (mostly?) Italian boy. Pizza, eggplant parmigiana, spaghetti… delizioso.

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For dessert, we ordered the special “Italian Christmas cake” (Seba had never heard of this dish). It was a pannetone, or sweet bread loaf, with blueberries on top.

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While we waited for our food at Urth Caffe (the celebrity hangout), Seba drew in my notebook gifted from Emily the Strange.

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After being in Japan for so long, he’s amazed at American portion sizes!

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Adam Richman (host of Travel Channel’s Man vs Food) sent us a gift of red wine and a fruit plate. Why do we know Adam? You’ll see… keep checking the blog to find out! (Here are more photos from our hotel experience.)

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We were staying near Whole Foods, and went there almost every day for healthy munchies and cappucinos.

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M Cafe on Melrose and La Brea remains one of my favorite places in the world to eat. The Japanese-infused veggie burger with yam fries and “un-ketchup” are out of control.

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Yes to the fudge cake and paninis. M Cafe now has vegan cupcakes from Babycakes NYC, the healthy bakery.

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One day, we stumbled upon the recently-opened Fit Food on Santa Monica. Everything here is tasty and good for your body. I’d never had anything like the Yam-Tastic sweet potato protein shake.

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Seba thought The Grove was “a tacky imitation of Europe.” But we loved Farmer’s Market. You can tell we eat a lot of protein and salad.

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Other highlights… spongy bread and African dips from a restaurant in Little Ethiopia, Japanese-Western fusion from Sawtelle Kitchen, Italian cappuccinos with decorated foam from Urth Caffe.

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We ate curry, pad thai and papaya salad at Toi on Sunset, the rock and roll Thai restaurant. All the food is freshly-cooked with healthy ingredients. Don’t forget to order the limitless coffee.

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Another reason to love The Orlando Hotel – it’s located on the West 3rd “restaurant row.” We adored the Indian cuisine at Electric Karma — it was one of the best we’d experienced. We picked up mac and cheese, asparagus and salmon from Joan’s on Third.

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Several of you recommended Aroma Cafe on Sunset, so we went for a sniff. Omelets, salads and grilled sandwiches. So. Good.

What are your favorite LA eateries? Do you like a variety of cuisines? Or try to eat healthy, as we do?

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29 Comments

  1. Posted February 8, 2011 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    lacarmina is it wrong if I keep looking at you instead of the food?? #wink

  2. Posted February 8, 2011 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    mmm it all looks amazing. I’m a healthy eater too. Or try to be. heh.

  3. Posted February 8, 2011 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    mmm it all looks amazing. I’m a healthy eater too. Or try to be. heh.

  4. Posted February 8, 2011 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    love your hair like this

  5. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Now I’m hungry like the wolf.
    Food photos are the best!
    My favorite is the one from M Cafe. I remember reading about it on your site a while back and wanting to go.

  6. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    food porn O_O I really want Seba’s sweatshirt with the kitty ears though :)

    • Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      That’s my sweater…. he took it ;__;

      • Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink

        really? hahaha well then thats just another thing I’ll have to grab when I come and raid your closet.

  7. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    so adorable!

  8. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    =^.^= so cute!

  9. Posted February 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Mmmm, you made me hungry!!! ;D I like your reviews and the photos! xxxxx good day to you dear! :)

  10. Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    So yummy :P

  11. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    So much food porn. I think I just had a gastric orgasm.
    Adam Richman? I’m just gonna blatantly assume you know everybody who works for The Travel channel. lol

  12. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    So much food porn. I think I just had a gastric orgasm.
    Adam Richman? I’m just gonna blatantly assume you know everybody who works for The Travel channel. lol

  13. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    yes, that’s porn *_* and right now I’m hating you a lot in the good way because I’m dieting and I can’t even smell those delicious plates because they have to gimme more calories just for having them in front of my eyes XDD

  14. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    yes, that’s porn *_* and right now I’m hating you a lot in the good way because I’m dieting and I can’t even smell those delicious plates because they have to gimme more calories just for having them in front of my eyes XDD

  15. Posted February 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I fucking love Aroma so much!!

  16. Posted February 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    i’m hungry now. lol

  17. Posted February 9, 2011 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    wat goth loita outfit ur wearin now?

  18. Posted February 9, 2011 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    whoa cool, adam richman *__*;;

  19. Posted February 9, 2011 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    That’s awesome!

  20. Posted February 9, 2011 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    wooow. so pretty! >.<~♥

  21. Posted February 9, 2011 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    *onomnomnomnomnomnomnom* I want a choco cake~ like that, it look so yummy * – *

  22. Posted February 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    mmmm nom nom nom nom! lol looks so yummy >.< now im really hungry!

  23. Posted February 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    ‎:OOO He’s sooo cuuutee ~~~~ ^-^

  24. Posted February 10, 2011 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    next time you’re here: try rustic spoon (healthy, amazing thai food), and umami burger (probably the best cheeseburger in LA, but they use more-unique ingredients). Also Wurstkutche for rabbit/rattlesnake sausage. if you’ve got a vegan in tow, hit up leonors for fake-meat tacos. and poquito mas has healthy tacos. how can you come to LA and not eat tacos!?

    • Posted February 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

      OH that sounds amazing! I’ll be saving these names :)

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