1 Artisan House
Artisan House takes the concept of a deli and takes it to a whole new level. Located on the ground floor of downtown LA’s Pacific Electric Building, Artisan House, as its name implies, turns food into an art form. Only local ingredients are used to create dishes like the Sloppy Saint Joseph, a dish of grass fed beef Bolognese, basil and tallegio or a gourmand-style flatbread with alba funghi, winter truffles and crispy kale. Additionally, this modern-day deli also offers a cocktail menu that employs ‘molecular mixology’ with haute drinks like its cryofrozen margarita. You may be ready to find your own muse after a meal here.
Clementine offers up much more than one sweet, juicy treat. This family owned bakery-café features fresh-baked pastries, seasonal salads and sandwiches, fresh and frozen soups, and entrees to take home for dinner made from fresh produce and products sourced at local farmer's markets. Clementine even offers picnic baskets for evening jaunts to the Hollywood Bowl or romantic picnics in Malibu: make sure to ask for grilled summer squash with fresh herbs and red-wine vinaigrette and the Thai steak salad should you order said basket.
3 Monsieur Marcel
Monsieur Marcel, once found only in the Farmer's Market at The Grove, now pleasantly resides in the heart of Beverly Hills. Choose from a wide selection of cheeses, charcuterie and wines as well as the sandwich named in the gourmet deli's honor: a filled confection of turkey, St. Loup goat's cheese, Emmantheler and mornay sauce on a brioche bun.
4 Joan's on Third
Joan's is THE gourmet marketplace for the Hollywood set. The bustling café has become a haven for people seeking Joan’s signature sandwiches, salads, soups and seasonally inspired foods as well as an extensive selection of cheeses, olives, freshly baked pastries and hand selected gourmet retail items from around the world. You'll see what we mean after indulging in items like apricot glazed ham & brie with mustard caper sauce and grilled maple rosemary chicken breast.
5 Cube Café
If you're looking for options with an Italian flare, look no further than the Cube Café. In addition to an Italian-inspired café menu with California influences that changes every Friday, Cube offers a vast selection of wine -- over 400 different bottles -- hailing from all 20 regions of Italy. Should you decide to stay for Sunday dinner instead of simply picking up goodies to go, try the delightful fried chicken and waffles with bacon butter and maple syrup. Mamma mia!