Here's the Lowdown on All Those LA Places That Keep Popping Up on Your Instagram

Published On 08/30/2016 Published On 08/30/2016
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1. Craig's 8826 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Nestled into WeHo's Design District, Craig's is an upscale American restaurant where you go for a scene and to be seen -- just look for the pack of paparazzi staked out in front. We can say with near-certainty that you'll rub elbows with a celeb at this spot, but the restaurant has more than just good people-watching. The sophisticated menu includes a range of comfort dishes like Greek pizza, vegan chicken parm, and cheddar-and-American topped cheeseburger.

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2. Angel City Brewery 216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Located in the historic John A. Roebling warehouse in the Arts District, Angel City Brewery has become a leader in the California craft beer scene. Its signature beers range from staples like the Angel City IPA to limited-time brews and gems from the warehouse collection. You can toss 'em back in the art deco space or in one of the numerous restaurants and bars at which they're sold.

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3. Greenleaf 9671 Wilshire, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Greenleaf's sleek, green space matches the fresh and beautiful salads it's whipping up -- just the way you like them. Chopping up the ingredients right before your eyes, the team here builds your salad your way, letting you pick from a wide variety greens and grains, toppings, proteins, and house dressings. And if salad doesn't tickle your fancy, you can also go down the sandwich, taco, burger, or pizza route, all of which are supremely tasty and crafted with a healthy twist, like the Wild Mushroom & Truffle pizza with baby arugula, ricotta salata, goat cheese, and white truffle oil.

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4. Alfred Coffee & Kitchen 8509 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069

You know that saying, "but first, coffee"? It came from Alfred Coffee + Kitchen, and if it didn't, the Melrose coffee shop took it, trademarked it, and put it on a sign. The trendy local chain attracts a creative crowd, and you'll likely see someone working on a screenplay or practicing lines over a cup of coffee and a bagel sandwich at Alfred. The shop uses Stumptown beans and the Alfred cone, a chocolate-coated cake cone that holds a double shot of espresso, is almost as ubiquitous in LA as that damn saying.