I'm a die-hard New York hounder who's recently reluctantly moved here to LA. I'm so used to being able to walk out my door in the east village and get my regular favorites that now that I'm here in this land of driving everywhere, I'm utterly clueless!
So, suggestions for building new favorites for a new NYC transplant? I've searched the boards but especially since i"m not too familiar w/ the lay of the land, I'm pretty clueless as to how the board favorites apply to me.
I'm living in the Miracle Mile area (close to 3rd/La Brea) and am looking specifically for places within a 2 mile radius. I love all types of cuisine but tend to side on the healthier / veg / seafood friendly places. That said, I am not a fan of granola crunching macrobiotic stuff. Just fresh, authentic, good solid food. Love thai, japanese, ethiopian, mex, italian, korean, greek, etc. Nothing too expensive.
Please let me know your favorites for this area (and any must try's beyond). Good coffee shops, specific food trucks on Wilshire, everyday sushi bars, breakfast spots where i can grab an oatmeal or omelette, or delivery would be great.
To give you an idea of what I've tried here and liked: Angelini Osteria, Sapp Coffee Shop, Spicy BBQ, meals by genet, merkato, the mex place in farmer's market, Osteria Mozza, BCD tofu house, best fish tacos in ensenada, la brea bakery, joan's on 3rd, bottega louie, hama sushi.