It’s tempting, in any guide to Los Angeles, to want to include every amazing hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurant, every taco truck, every themed dive bar, every jaw-dropping 1960s lavender church building just off a major highway exit. And to make a map of Los Angeles without any of those would feel like sacrilege, since like New York, L.A. would be nothing without its diversity and its iconic weirdness. But then again, once you start with the taco trucks, you can’t really stop, so we made an attempt not to veer too far from our personal expertise: design, fashion, art, and vegetable-forward cuisine — some of the most amazing you’ll ever eat. In the sunshine. After a hike overlooking the skyline. Man, we miss L.A. (Photo of the Eames house at top by Matthew Tait)

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