One of our favorite photographers knows where to grab a bite. As a globetrekker who has tasted foods from all over the world, Tracy Cheng knows what’s tasty and what’s not.
The winner of National Geographic Travellers photo competition cover in 2012 is not only busy clicking on her camera, capturing the bold and the beautiful; she has also tried numerous restaurants in L.A. So much so that she has given us top 5 delicious restaurant recommendations that should belong on your hot list too!
1. Sushi Gen
Neighborhood: DTLA. Call: (213) 617-0552
I’ve heard that outside of Japan, LA has the best sushi. Sushi Gen definitely reinforces that rumor!
Neighborhood: Melrose. Call: (323) 466-4181
One of my favorite cuisines is Peruvian food, and I have tried many Peruvian restaurants around town. Mario’s is definitely the most authentic!
Neighborhood: Hollywood. Call: (323) 745-0267
As a Canadian, I was ecstatic to find Smoke’s Poutinerie located in the heart of Hollywood. Not many non-Canadians have tried poutine, which I think needs to be rectified, as good food should be shared with the world!
Neighborhood: Downtown. Call: (213) 413-8626
Californians may love their In-N-Out Burger (and hate me for not feeling the same way), but my vote for the best burgers in LA definitely goes to Umami Burger!
Neighborhood: Westlake Village. Call: (818) 651-6611
As a great seafood lover, Lure definitely caught my heart (tongue?) with its many fresh seafood options. It is a bit of a drive from central LA, but any trip to the Valley would be worth a trip to Lure.