Larchmont Village: A Quaint Oasis in a Big City

Larchmont Village: A Quaint Oasis in a Big City

Salt and Straw! A famous LA/Portland ice cream spot located on Larchmont Blvd

My favorite neighborhood in Los Angeles doesn’t exactly fit the “LA neighborhood” stereotype you probably have in your head if you haven’t lived here or barely visited.  Larchmont Village, located in Windsor Square between 3rd and Beverly on Larchmont Blvd., is a small but very cute street full of a plethora of shops and cafes, among other things.

The first time I came to Larchmont Village was largely accidental:  I was going to The Grove (a large outdoor shopping center) and saw a sign along 3rd St. for it.  My boyfriend and I made the turn off and parked along a beautiful tree-lined street with gigantic houses that reminded me of the Midwest.  We walked towards Larchmont Blvd with low expectations but as soon as we turned to the right we were caught by surprise.  It was so cute!  We had come on a Sunday around noon, which meant the weekly farmers market was in swing a block down and there were lots of families and people of all ages.  The farmers market has become a weekly event for us as they have super fresh produce as well as cheese, wine, and Mediterranean foods to boot.  We immediately  noticed a kitten adoption event as well (this may have swayed me just a little).

Larchmont is a small neighborhood that goes just a few blocks but it is jam packed with cute stores.  There are the traditional coffee shops like Starbucks and Coffee Bean, but there are also small businesses like Go Get Em Tiger and Bricks and Scones (which is known for having an entire floor dedicated to studying where you cant take you’re phone out!) There are also a few incredible cafes like Larchmont Bungalow and Village Pizzeria.  What I like the most is the amount of cute shops that sell anything from vintage dresses to handmade cards and candles.  There are also people sitting outside with their cute dogs and cuter kids and lots to see and do.

I would definitely recommend checking it out if you have a free hour or two and are in the area! It doesn’t take long to visit a few shops, grab an ice cream from Salt and Straw and some wine from Larchmont Wine and Cheese,  and you might just tell everyone you know how obsessed you are (not like I’d know or anything)!

One Reply to “Larchmont Village: A Quaint Oasis in a Big City”

  1. Parchment is one of my fav areas in LA! I have yet to visit Salt and Straw either there or in Venice as the lines are always so long, but I guess that means it’s worth it!

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