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Joan’s on Third

In Uncategorized On August 26, 2011 0 Comments

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… Read More »

La Brea Bakery

In Uncategorized On August 24, 2011 0 Comments

La Brea Bakery is a beacon of hope in an age of rubbery sandwich bread and carb-free diets. The brainchild of L.A. native and acclaimed chef Nancy Silverton,… Read More »


In Uncategorized On August 23, 2011 0 Comments

Fraîche Fine Gifts offers much more than the standard gift basket of ten dollar wine, sesame crackers, and pasteurized cheese spread. Its masterfully composed baskets are filled with… Read More »


In Uncategorized On August 22, 2011 0 Comments

Gloria’s Cake and Candy Supplies was clearly born out of a passion for making and decorating sweets. We first visited the small shop on a tip from a… Read More »

The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

In Uncategorized On August 18, 2011 0 Comments

It’s easy to drop major cash at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills. This purveyor has been providing some of the finest international cheeses to chefs, caterers, and… Read More »

Cookin' Stuff

Cookin’ Stuff

In Uncategorized On July 31, 2011 0 Comments

What Best Buy is to electronics and Target is to everything else in our lives, Cookin’ Stuff is to home cooking supplies.  And in case your analogies are a little… Read More »

Hardy's Meats

Hardy’s Meat Market

In Uncategorized On July 26, 2011 1 Comment

We debated for some time whether or not Hardy’s Meat Market was up to L.A. Gourmet standards. But, even weeks after our visit there, we couldn’t forget the intoxicating… Read More »


In Uncategorized On July 7, 2011 0 Comments

Santa Monica’s Co-opportunity is more than just a grocer; it’s a community. In fact, as its name suggests, the store is a co-op. This means that it’s owned… Read More »

El Gaucho Meat Market

El Gaucho Meat Market

In Uncategorized On June 19, 2011 0 Comments

El Gaucho Meat Market is a mini-mart, butcher, restaurant, and local hangout all in one. The mini-mart offers a small but more than sufficient variety of South American… Read More »

Monsieur Marcel

Monsieur Marcel

In Uncategorized On June 12, 2011 1 Comment

Located in the L.A. Farmers’ Market, Monsieur Marcel is a cozy little grocer with items from France and other European nations. Outside, long tables display Provençal table cloths… Read More »