Joan’s on Third is about as close as L.A. gets to New York’s famed Dean & Deluca – but on a more minute scale. What began as a small catering company has since expanded to include a marketplace and café. The gourmet food shop feels feminine, which may come as no surprise considering it’s run by a mother and her two daughters. Cows are a recurring theme throughout the space and on the walls. Who wouldn’t want to pay homage to the cute four-legged animals responsible for my camembert?
The shop has earned a reputation for its delicious breakfasts, tasty sandwiches, and savory desserts – but Joan’s is also a nifty place to stock up on ingredients for your own creations. In their marketplace, the deli showcases cheeses, charcuterie, patés, olives, and spreads almost too beautiful to eat. The refrigerated cases offer gourmet pre-prepared entrees and side dishes – take these home or pack them up for a perfect picnic. Even grab a bottle of wine from the shelf against the wall or some fig spread and breadsticks off the front table.
Of course, you may not be able to help stopping by the dessert station, featuring home-made gelato, cupcakes, cookies, and tarts.
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