A Walking Tour of Larchmont Village

August 30th, 2018 | Posted in Guide | No Comments »
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Located within a quaint neighborhood in Los Angeles, Alexander Daas is one of the many famous shops you’ll find perched among the well-known Larchmont Village. This adorable town is surprisingly surrounded by LA landmarks – Hollywood, Paramount, Korea Town, Hancock Park and Windsor Square. Considered LA’s smallest neighborhood, Larchmont is also one of the most well-regarded towns in L.A famous for its unique stores, wide sidewalks, boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants that cascade along the strip of Larchmont Boulevard. Let’s take a tour down the city’s most charming block and the hub of many activities and long-time favorite shops.

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Who says no one walks in LA? That’s practically true, but on the contrary, residents in Larchmont Village still enjoy walking and strolling along Larchmont Boulevard going to their favorite coffee shops, bookstore, and restaurants. Enjoy this glimpse of what Larchmont Village’s charming neighborhood has to offer.

Let’s start our tour at one of the most popular coffee shops in Larchmont LA. At Go Get Em Tiger you can find one of the finest coffee drinks in the country as named by the New York Times in 2014. They are especially famous for their delicious espresso milkshake and addicting iced almond-macadamia milk lattes crafted from their house-made almond and macadamia milk. Customers also line up for their tasty pastries which they make in limited quantities. Make sure to go early to get the best selection.

For lunch, stop by one of the best restaurants on the street, Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese for a scrumptious Italian deli-style meal. You’ll find everything you need for a delicious meal with their selection of quality cheese, gourmet sandwiches, baguettes, and bread freshly baked every day. Make sure to order one of their famous sandwiches, their homemade tuna with tomato, cheese, olive oil, deliciously cured meats, and balsamic vinegar. Pair with one of their wines from France, Europe, and Italy, for a complete lunch in heaven, Make sure to also stock up on hard-to-find European candy, gourmet foods, and old-fashioned sodas, perfect for an at-home cocktail evening. Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese is also one of the last restaurants you can go to get Dublin Original Dr. Pepper.

Another famous lunch option and one of the most popular Larchmont Village restaurants is the neighborhood’s Cafe Gratitude. Serving a wide variety of gourmet plant-based cuisine, Cafe Gratitude is always jam-packed with vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists. Celebrity sightings are also common as famous stars frequent the cafe for their deliciously cooked 100% organic plant-based menu. The popular cafe is also well known for having cheerful staff and their famous question “What are you grateful for today?” when taking your order. Surely, you’ll feel as grateful as ever everytime you visit the cafe.

If you are craving a delicious slice of classic New York pizza for lunch, the famous Larchmont pizza stop in the neighborhood is the Village Pizzeria Larchmont. While there’s pizza just about anywhere, Village Pizzeria is the go-to spot known for its fresh toppings, Wisconsin cheese, and crunchy crust.

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Sam’s Bagels is also a must-visit in Larchmont Village. If you’re looking for a pre-shopping bite, be sure to come early to try their delicious baked bagels.

Erin McKennas Bakery NYC is another must-visit if you’re looking for light snacks or sweets, with gluten-free and vegan baked donuts and pastry options.

Pressed Juicery Larchmont is the go-to place for thirsty health enthusiasts. Since its opening in 2013, this place has been a local favorite stop for cold-pressed juices.

Next stop? On Sundays, stop at the Larchmont Farmers Market to shop for fresh produce from local farmers.

You can also stop by the famous Larchmont florist shop, Larchmont Village Florist.

Larchmont is home to one of L.A.’s last standing independent bookstores, Chevalier’s Books. Since 1940, the legendary bookstore has been the go-to space for generations of families who pick up the latest story books, fiction, and educational reading materials.

Larchmont Boulevard is also one of the best shopping areas in Los Angeles. Make sure to get the chance to visit Larchmont Beauty Center for all things beauty, from Voluspa candles to every hair product under the sun. This  beauty hub carries a wide choice of brands from Sally Hansen, Essie polish, Stila, and Dermologica to Kérastase.

We’ll end our tour by picking up a gift at Landis Gifts & Stationery and Village Heights packed with beautifully personalized stationery, photo albums, hostess gifts, trinkets, and souvenirs. Stop by our Alexander Daas LA store located in the heart of Larchmont, just right beside Pressed Juicery to get styled by an optician with high-quality eyewear for your loved ones or for yourself! Equipped with the latest Smart Vision Lab Technology, getting the perfect eyewear for your eye needs has never been more easy. Visit us or schedule an appointment by calling us at 323.466.4396.

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