At Secret Los Angeles, we’re a team of proud and passionate Angelenos who love discovering the best of what the city has to offer—even throughout the county! From checking out the newest openings to discovering those perfect hole-in-the-walls, we’re on an endless journey to bring you the best insider tips, plans, and inspiration in Los Angeles. And now, we’re making it a whole lot easier for you to do the same!
We’re launching a new project and leaving our mark on every corner of the city. From family-owned restaurants to beloved gift shops, we’re giving our Secret LA stamp of approval on all our favorite spots that deserve your support!
So when you’re on your next outing around town, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for those beautiful bright green stickers decorating business window fronts. If you spot our Secret LA stamp of approval you’ll be sure to know that it’s your next must-visit destination.
1. Café Sheera
This beloved woman-owned spot is a Secret LA Team favorite! Trust us, this won’t be just an ordinary stop for coffee. As soon as you walk through the doors and take in their floral decor, you’ll forget you’re in the city, and find yourself in a world where where East and West meet. Café Sheera specializes in authentic Mediterranean sweets, teas, and coffee that are imported from overseas. In fact, Café Sheera is one of the only coffee shops in Los Angeles to offer authentic Arabic coffee that’s brewed directly on sand.
📍Location: 443 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
If you’re looking for a hearty meal any time of the day, Soul Food Shack has you covered. From breakfast to dinner, they serve up food that will satisfy any craving. Our favorites are their red velvet waffles with a side of their juicy and tender smothered fried chicken.
📍Location: 128 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
Burrito Break offers affordable and sustainable burritos, salads, and soup made fresh daily. The sister-duo got their recipes from their mother and are inspired by their Mexican roots. For how delicious their food is, Claudia and Laura’s low prices are often met with surprise―and delight! These sisters share that it’s important for them to keep their prices low and keep hard-working Angelenos fed.
📍Location: St Vincent Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Forget that plane ticket to Italy. Burrata House is serving up delicious Italian food sourced directly from the motherland while also using locally grown ingredients. Their pasta, sandwiches, and salads are made fresh as you order. Make sure to finish off your meal with their homemade tiramisu.
📍Location: 161 S Crescent Heights Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
K always had a passion for cooking and baking. She often dreamed of having her own bakery, and in 2000, her dream came true. She joined forces with her brother, and together they opened Sweet Red Beach. This family-owned shop offers an incredible array of desserts for every special occasion, with the goal to make people happy. If you’re not in love with your sweets, she offers a money back guarantee—but in 22 years, she’s never had to honor it. Expect a long line, because each bite of Sweet Red Peach’s desserts is worth every penny!
📍Location: 1035 S Prairie Ave #2, Inglewood, CA 90301
6. For The Win
If creating a smashburger was a form of art, then For The Win mastered it. Their signature smashburger wasn’t created over night. All the ingredients were tested until they found the ultimate ground beef blends, with the perfect buns and sauce recipes. When you bite into their burger, you’ll know it to be true.
📍Location: Hollywood: 6221 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles CA 90028
Chimmelier is a Secret LA favorite, and they’re serving up some of the best Korean fried chicken sandwiches in town. Each bite of their KFC Sando is full of their crunchy perfectly-dusted fried chicken, dashi mayo, fresh perilla leaf, flavorful spicy pickled slaw, Oiji, and your choice of sauce. You can visit their physical location below, or check them out at Smorgasburg every Sunday!
📍Location: 2500 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
This charming coffee bar and gift shop seriously has it all. From curated knick-knacks that make the perfect gifts, to seasonal drinks served hot and cold, to an outdoor patio full of plants–there’s certainly something for everyone at Local Fixture.
📍Location: 6728 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601