1. Gladstones

17300 Pacific Coast Hwy (at Sunset Blvd), Pacific Palisades, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Castellammare · 92 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: They have a kids menu and all items are only $5!

2. Umami Burger

500 Broadway (at 5th St.), Santa Monica, CA
Burger Joint · West Los Angeles · 237 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Meat eaters: I dare you to try the Earth Burger and tell me you don't like it. Double dog dare, even.

3. Drago Centro

525 S Flower St (at 4th St), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · Financial District · 86 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: The truffle calzone is only $10 on the bar menu and it's HUGE.

4. The Abbey Food & Bar

692 N Robertson Blvd (at Santa Monica Blvd), West Hollywood, CA
Gay Bar · 271 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Taco Tuesdays are awesome - get their $3 tacos for $1.50 and $9 buckets of Corona after 8pm.

5. Cole's

118 E 6th St (at Main St), Los Angeles, CA
Bar · Fashion District · 174 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Don't let the standard look of the bar fool you. It's just as good, if not better, than both the Varnish or Association. Plus they make a mean dirty martini.

6. Groundwork Coffee Co.

1501 N Cahuenga Blvd (at Sunset Blvd.), California
Coffee Shop · Central Hollywood · 65 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: They have a decent selection of sandwiches and salads at WAY cheaper than anywhere else in the area. Grab one to go with your morning latte.

7. Trader Joe's

9290 Culver Blvd (at Ince Blvd.), Culver City, CA
Grocery Store · Downtown Culver City · 58 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Avoid Sunday evenings at all costs - and don't even attempt parking on the first level. Go straight up to level 2 and thank me later.

8. Ugo

3865 Cardiff Ave (at Culver Blvd), Culver City, CA
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Culver City · 46 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: It's nothing fancy, but I've never been disappointed. From their 'great for a wait' wine bar to their gelato selection, the price vs quality is right. They even have breakfast.

9. Essential Chocolate Desserts

10868 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
Dessert Shop · Washington Culver · 16 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Adorable staff and great for a quick sweet treat or hostess gift.

10. A-Frame

12565 W Washington Blvd (at Boise Ave), Culver City, CA
New American Restaurant · Culver-West · 150 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Two words. Kettle Corn. And their cocktail list will blow you away. Order one of everything.

11. Akasha

9543 Culver Blvd (at Watseka Ave.), Culver City, CA
New American Restaurant · Downtown Culver City · 118 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Great cocktails, gorgeous space and quality food that won't leave you feeling guilty later.

12. City Tavern Culver City

9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA
Gastropub · Downtown Culver City · 83 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Look for their monthly Pint Nights featuring great local breweries on Thursdays. Buy the flight, keep the pint glass!

13. K-ZO Restaurant

9240 Culver Blvd (near Venice & Culver), Culver City, CA
Sushi Restaurant · Palms · 29 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Get the traditional (and top notch) sushi, or peruse their list of hot dishes if you're craving something more. Not a bad thing on the menu.

14. The Abbey Food & Bar

692 N Robertson Blvd (at Santa Monica Blvd), West Hollywood, CA
Gay Bar · 271 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Taco Tuesdays from 8pm on! $1.50 tacos, $10 beer buckets!

15. Cocina Primavera

9111 W Olympic Blvd (Doheny), Beverly Hills, CA
Food · West Los Angeles · 11 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Happy Hour M-F 4-7pm. $3 apps, $4 sangria & beer, $5 wine. Get the crab cakes, tamales, corn chowder and anything with the black pepper sauce!

16. Scoops Westside

3400 Overland Ave (at Woodbine St), Los Angeles, CA
Ice Cream Shop · Palms · 64 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Brown brown bread! Salted chocolate!

17. Momed

233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 55 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Not a bad thing on the menu.

18. Equinox Westwood

10960 Wilshire Blvd (at Gayley Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Gym / Fitness Center · Westwood · 52 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Ronit, Marc, Patrick G , and Sergio are all amazing and will motivate you in the most fun way. Love Reilly's kettlebell class too.

19. Mrs. Winston's Green Grocery

2450 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 22 tips and reviews

VxronicaVxronica: Best salad bar in west LA. Healthy snack selection that rivals Whole Foods.