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12 Ways to Find the Best Sample Sales in Los Angeles (aka Buy Designer Brands For Less!)

February 24, 2015 by Monserrath Flores

Looking good doesn’t have to break the bank. Seriously.

And the secret can be summed up in two little words: sample sale.

By definition sample sales are used by designer brands to sell off excess goods and merchandise, many times featuring garments or shoes that have been used as ‘samples’ to distribute to local vendors in order to get those vendors to purchase orders from the manufacturer.

The sales feature items in near perfect condition at a fraction of their retail price. And if the products do have any defects or flaws, they’re usually so minimal there’s no way anyone would ever be able to tell the difference from a mint purchase.

Of course it’s not the most glamorous experience but who cares when you can score that $800 leather jacket from Joie for $50 or those $200 J Brand denims for a mere $35. These discounts are deep and they are worth it!

To this end, we curated a strategic list of ways to find sample sales in Los Angeles, including tips, brick and mortar locations and newsletters that alert you when sample sales come up.

And now that we passed on this wisdom to you we hope you do the impossible: have fun, dress well and save money!

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1.  Visit The American Apparel Factory Flea Market

Everybody owns a handful if not a closet full of American Apparel goodies. Their official downtown warehouse is also a post for their Factory Flea Market open to the public Monday through Sunday from 9am. to 9pm. Find items over 50% off samples, past styles and stuff that’s still in the stores. Score items as little as $1 here.

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2. Join Sole Society’s Mailing List

Join Sole Society’s mailing list and receive alerts about warehouse sample sales in their Culver City offices. There you can find shoes and accessories for 70% off. Even more shocking if you are a size 6 or 10 this is the time to stock up on $5 to $10 sample size shoes! You can also follow their Instagram and Facebook where they announce sample sale pop ups a few days before, but joining their mailing list will get you first access to all sale events.

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3. Scope Out The Cooper Building Blog

The Cooper Building Blog is the official blog for the popular showroom building. Here they post sample sale announcements, events and even job listings. It doesn’t hurt to check in once in a while since the building hosts brands like WildFox, 7 For All Man Kind and Alice + Olivia.  

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4. Refinery 29 Sale News Alerts

By signing up for the Refinery 29 newsletter you will get sample sale alerts as well as general sale alerts and more. You can also search up sales on their Los Angeles section but it’s less work when they do the work for you in one of two emails!

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5. BargainsLA Website

Suzanne O’Connor’s BargainsLA is a one stop site when it comes to sample sale listings. She breaks down her sale listings into cities so expect to find sales in Los Angeles, the Valley and even Orange County.

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6. Get Updates By Racked LA

Not only is Racked LA one of the best sites for all things shopping they also do a good job at tracking sales and samples sales happening all month. You can sign up for email notifications in the form of a newsletter or you can check their Los Angeles  sale section to see recent updates.

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7. Warehouse Weekends Website

Warehouse Weekends will give you up to the minute warehouse sale listings . All you need to do is browse through their Southern California section and make a check list of samples to hit up. It’s too easy and that is why we love it.

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8. All Access Wednesdays at LA Mart/The Reef

Located on Broadway in Down Town Los Angeles, the LA Mart hosts a event for the public called Design Center Wednesdays. Checkout the events page to get the low down on monthly public sample sales.

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9. The LF Warehouse Sale

This is insider information…did you know popular trendy fashion store LF holds a warehouse sale a few times every year? If you are an avid shopper there tell your sales girl to put you on their mailing list and leave a phone number. The LF office will only send out invites to people. The warehouse sales are not promoted. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of being added you can probably find the information listed on one of our sample sale tip sites too.

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10. $30 Denim At J Brand Warehouse

Favorite denim brand to the stars J Brand has a warehouse in Downtown where all item prices are cut deep… like super deep. Seeing how J Brand denim starts off at about $200 the warehouse prices denim as low as $35. We don’t know how they do it but do we really care?

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11. Search Listings On WH Sale

WH Sale will give you sample sale alerts all over the states. Luckily there is a filter for just Southern California (in the link below.) To get the latest alerts sign up for their newsletters.

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12. Visit The California Market Center

Imagine a 13-story building full of showrooms that become open to the public once a month. Does this sound like heaven on earth to you? We sure think so! Be prepared to shop hundreds of showrooms! Check out their events calendar for the latest updates on times and days.

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So where do you find the best designer clothes for less in L.A.? Let us know in the comments below!

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14 Cheap L.A. Date Ideas That Girls Will Love (aka Spend Less to Impress)

January 21, 2015 by Monserrath Flores

Let’s face it, dating (especially for guys) can get real expensive, real fast. Even just doing your standard dinner and a movie  4-5 times a month would put a strain on any normal college student’s budget. To make matters worse, when you start focusing on how much money you’re spending rather than keeping your attention in the moment on who you’re with, it takes away from the experience of the date itself.

So instead, why not have the forethought to plan an awesome day that doesn’t break the bank?. Why not show your date that you’ve put real thought and effort into what you want to do? She (or he) will be happy you’re so considerate, and you’ll save some bucks by picking fun and free (or nearly free) activities you can both enjoy together.

[RELATED: The Best Way to Find Discount Events in Los Angeles]

In short, have a plan. Girls love guys who have plan.

But where to start?

Well, as the title may imply, below I have compiled a list of great activities ideal for a low budget so you won’t have to worry about who will pay. These suggestions will save you the shame of having to look through your couch hoping to find some quarters and nickels that may have gotten lost over the years, and your date will enthused because you’ve decided to take him/her somewhere different than just the same old haunts.

Win-win, right? Right!

Griffith Observatory Los Angeles CA

Griffith Observatory. Credit: Amatullah Guyot

Griffith Observatory

When it comes to doing more for less Griffith Park is one of he L.A.’s greatest treasures. For one thing, you can take a nice hike at the Griffith trail (more on hiking later), where you will find yourself surrounded by nature and wilderness. Also the Griffith Observatory is FREE and if you would like to see a live show at the Sameul Oschin Planetarium, it is only $7 dollars per admission or $5 for students!

See more: A Handy List of All the Free Museums in Los Angeles

A Day in Santa Monica

For a nice hot day how would your date enjoy a day at the beach? Or enjoy a walk around the pier? Perhaps, if you and your date have time, you could also go to the Camera Obscura where you can appreciate the art of photography. Or maybe you’d like to attend special Twilight Concert series during summer as well. Or maybe you just want to take a stroll on the promenade. The truth is Santa Monica has tons of awesome things for you to do. Check the list below for an awesome rundown of additional ideas.

See more: 17 Fun Things to Do in Santa Monica If You’re in the Neighborhood

Explore Venice

The boardwalk is almost like a carnival where you can find a variety of diverse personalities and attractions. You could also join the drum circle if you are walking by, you will not be able to miss them! Venice beach is just one of those places where both you and your date could enjoy the sunset. Maybe if you both are into fishing, at the Venice pier, you can share some laughs and good vibes while catching fish. You can also people watch artists/ musicians/ surfers and be sure if the freak show is open at Venice that day to check them out and be ready to be wooed. Entrance is only 5 dollars!

See more: 14 Fun Thing to Do in Venice If You’re in the Neighborhood

Hiking

How about a cliché photo at the HOLLYWOOD sign at the Griffith Trails? As I said before, this trail also connects to the Runyon Canyon Trails, which you can take a free yoga session at, with donations encouraged, before starting your hike at the Runyon Canyon Trails.

Runyon Canyon Park2000 North Fuller Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

If you’re near the San Gabriel Valley, take a hike on the Eaton Canyon Falls Trail and enjoy the waterfall at the top (the lower falls, not the one that is off-limits now). You could even bring a little picnic and enjoy a snack once you reach the falls area.

Eaton Canyon Watefall

The falls at Eaton Canyon

 

Eaton Canyon Trail1750 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107

If you like the waterfalls and looking for a bit more challenging hike? You can also check out Sturtevant FallsTake pictures while hiking up! There are cute little cabins and the final view will be worth it all. Even take your dogs!

To get there from the 210 Freeway take the Santa Anita Ave exit and drive north (towards mountains) to Chantry Flat.  This road becomes Santa Anita Canyon Rd.  Turn right on Chantry Flats Rd.

Remember a National Forest Adventure Pass is required ( This can be purchased at big 5 stores or the ranger station, day passes are only 5$)

See more: The 9 Easiest Hikes You Can Do in Los Angeles

Getty Villa Los Angeles

Getty Villa. Credit: Amatullah Guyot

Go to the Getty!

Going to the Getty Museums (either the Center of the Villa) is a great way to spend a day and makes for a wonderful date if you want some gorgeous scenery and wonderful art to spark your conversation.

Getty Center

Admission is always FREE! Take a picnic in their gardens and enjoy the nature and beauty. Parking here is $15, perhaps carpool and enjoy the museum with a group date to offset the parking cost fee.

Getty Villa

Admission is free BUT you must make reservations! Parking as well is $15, so same group-idea applies 😉

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LACMA

Visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and enjoy modern contemporary and abstract art and exhibitions. Check out the days with FREE ADMISSION and take pictures with the famous Urban Lights located in the entrance to the museum. Also during summer they have free Jazz concerts on Fridays.

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

The first Thursday of the month is free but you must call for reservations at 800-838-3006 for more information on how to get tickets click on link. Or enjoy the café, no reservation necessary.

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Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library

Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library. Credit: Deborah Schander via flickr

Exposition Park

Instead of buying your date roses, take your date to the rose garden at the exposition park (unfortunately the Rose Garden closes every year from Jan 1- March 15).

But, there are other attractions located at the Exposition park such as the California African American Museum and Admission is free or you can take your date to the California science center and check out their exhibitions (also free!).

There is also the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, they have free admission days on first Tuesdays of most months.

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037
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The Museum of Jurassic Technology

The fee is $8 for adults and $5 for full time students, and it’s sure to be one of the strangest experiences you’ve ever had in a “museum.”

Make sure to check out their rules regarding taking pictures, before going, and definitely make time to visit their Tula Tea Room, serving complimentary Georgian Black tea and cookies (perfect place for an interesting discussion for your date after you take in all the weirdness).

9341 Venice Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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El Matador State Beach

If you like long walks on the beach, well this is the spot. One of the most beautiful beaches in L.A. with large rocks and caves that this beach has to offer many come to take family pictures etc. It’s a great place to get to know someone and not as crowded as the other beaches.

32100 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
See more: The Ultimate Guide to the Beaches of Malibu

Hanging Out in Hollywood

Spend the day with the stars, here you can walk the sidewalk of Hollywood boulevard and see more than 2,300 bronze stars that have been emblazoned with names of famous personalities, that have made their mark in a certain way or another. Go to Larry Edmunds Bookshop and participate in book signings and films. Eat hotdogs from the carts. YUMMM!

See more: 15 Fun Things to Do in Hollywood If You’re in the Neighborhood

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Coffee and Conversation

Forget about those big chain coffee places like Starbucks and The Coffee Bean. Los Angeles has many unique and cheap places that you will love and who knows maybe even become regulars with your date.

What better place to get to know a person than sipping hot coffee or tea on a chilly morning/night or even just on a nice day.

Holy Ground Coffee & Tea

This place has a great outdoor seating so make sure to enjoy the nature even with rain this place will be great to have a nice conversation and not expensive at all.

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Coffee Connection

Maybe this place will help you with that connection you and your date are missing. This place has nice seatings in the patio, they are closed Sundays but opened from 6:30 am to 9 pm everyday. They also have special events, sometimes they have live performances.

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Bourgeois Pig

This place is open pretty late and they have a billiards table that is accessible with purchase, to play it is $1.00 not so bad compared to other Billiard places. The drinks are also very affordable and date friendly atmosphere.

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Barnsdall Park

Why? Take some sandwiches to the park and watch the sunset on top of the hill at Barnsdall Park? They also has farmers market every Monday, so maybe you can grab something to eat there instead. There’s even live Opera performances on weekends sometimes.

4800 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, California 90027
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Free Shows!

There are many free shows in L.A. to go…  The Echo, The Observatory, The Getty, Bootleg… check out an ongoing list over at ohmyrockness.com so you know what’s coming up.

Also, on Sundays The UCB has comedy shows for free that you can come and enjoy with your date also the Bang Bang $5 on Thursdays at 8:30. Plus here’s a list of at least 9 other free L.A. comedy shows you can check out.

What are some of your favorite cheap date ideas in Los Angeles? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

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Food

17 Spots to Get the Best Donuts in Los Angeles

January 10, 2015 by Monserrath Flores

If you’re anything like me, the mere thought of biting into a warm soft centered freshly baked donut will make your mouth salivate and drool like Homer Simpson. I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good donut?

Donuts can be crafted in seemingly endless combinations whether it’s with ice cream, Nutella, or just your classic sugar glaze. And they’re pretty much everywhere you look in L.A.,  being served up at locations ranging from family owned restaurants to Portuguese bakeries to vegan friendly joints.  The only question is, where would you find the best of the best?

[RELATED: 13 Spots for the Best Pancakes in Los Angeles]

That said, I’ve searched far and wide to compile a list of the best donut spots in Los Angeles. Initially I presented my editor with something like 50 different establishments that I was considering consider for addition to this list (I know, that’s ridiculous). Ultimately, he talked me down to just 17.

Hopefully you can use this list next time you are out in the city with friends, co-workers or family, and share with them some of the delectable donut creations that Los Angeles has to offer. Or maybe you’ll find one of these places to be a permanent part of your morning routine.

And, as always, if you have suggestions for your own favorites, let us know in the comments below.

Enjoy the rundown!

California Donuts

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California Donuts

I’d like to think of this place like a Willy Wonka factory that never closes. You can find all kinds of donuts. With vibrant colors catching your attention from every corner of your eye, the impossible will become possible. You can find a variety of toppings from nerds to your all time favorite cereal. Don’t miss out on their green tea donuts.

3540 W 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90020
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Donut Friend

Think of this place like the chipotle of donuts. This is your time to shine! With options such as ice cream, nutella, chocolate glazed, fresh fruit, crushed Oreo cookies and more, this place will surely win a place in your heart. There are also their already made signature donuts, such as The Angry Samoa (like the girl scout cookies), how about a S’more inspired donut and many more that will blow your mind away.

5107 YORK BLVD LOS ANGELES CA 90042
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SK Donuts & Croissant

Yes we’re talking about donuts, have you ever heard of a Cronut? Well a cronut is a croissant-doughnut pastry originally invented by Chef Dominique Ansel and, well, to sum it up it tastes just like heaven. If you haven’t tried a cronut just yet, this is a great spot to go and try all the varieties!

5850 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Donut Snob

Think of being snobby when eating a donut that will not leave you feeling bloated. This probably makes you want to eat more than just one, but why wouldn’t you? By just trying a piece of their handmade donut, I am sure I could eat 20. Think of Orange Zest Pistachio, who comes up with flavors like these? Janeen Gudelj is a genius. Something that looks good tastes good and feels good, well that is an investment.

440 N. Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA. 90036
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Kettle Glazed Donuts

Kettle Glazed donuts is another one of those unforgettable places where you get hooked with just one bite of their donuts. From their S’more donut, blueberry lemon cake donut, and maple bacon cronut! And don’t forget, they also have a chocolate chip cruffin, which consist of a croissant and muffin! Definitely a must try!

6211 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Semisweet Bakery

This is the spot where you can find the best cake donuts! Donuts that are baked and not fried! There is Red Velvet, Strawberry Shortcake, Orange, Chocolate, Yellow Cake, Almond Joy and more! You will not be disappointed.

105 E 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Breakaway Bakery

When you have that one friend that is vegan and can’t really go anywhere, well this is the place to go that everyone will love and that one friend could eat. It is free of Gluten, Wheat, Soy, Dairy/Casein, peanuts, treenuts, gums, transfats and preservatives! You might think it has no flavor, but there is no way to know that unless you try! I am sure it would leave you wanting more.

5264 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90019
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Bob’s Coffee and Doughnuts

Located in the back of the Farmer’s market, you will find that this is the spot for your donut needs. Unlike Yum Yum and other donut brands, Bob’s coffee and doughnuts will only serve you the best, especially with their yummy toppings. From Honey wheat glazed to chocolate caramel Nut and Buttermilk glazed with mini M&Ms, they won’t leave you unsatisfied! And make sure to not forget to take a frosted dinosaur, which is one of Bob’s specialty.

6333 W 3rd St Ste 450 Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Randy’s Donuts

Located right next to LAX, Randy’s donuts is undoubtedly an L.A. icon. Randy’s Donuts have been serving well-crafted donuts since 1953 and one of the best-priced donuts, if you are on a budget. Randy’s donuts have been featured in various movies you will most likely recognize like; Mars Attacks! Problem child 2, Iron Man 2, and many more. So if you find your way down here, make sure to capture the moment.

805 W Manchester Blvd Inglewood, CA 90301
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Primo’s Donuts

They will always welcome you with a heartwarming welcome. The Primo family has been and still is the owners of Primo’s Donuts. As written in the Baking Buyer Magazine, the Primo family’s decision to buy the shop changed their lives forever. Primo says the reason they are successful is for the fact that they use good ingredients and the donuts are always fresh and most definitely not to exclude Mrs. Primo’s smile.

2918 Sawtelle Blvd. W.L.A., Ca 90064
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The Donut Man

Featured on national television networks for over 40 years, The Donut Man serves quality donuts that will make them one of your favorite spots all year round 24/7. From their famous fresh peach or strawberries stuffed donuts to their popular foot long tails, this is the spot to fulfill your sweet tooth cravings. PS. The apple donut is the bomb digitty.

915 E Rt 66 Glendora, CA 91740
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Glazed Donut Bistro

“Donuts for Grown Ups” is just the slogan that makes me want to take a trip to this place. With their gourmet designs and flavor these donuts will blow your mind. From the Tres Tres Leches donuts and Mambo Italanio Cream, I am sure this won’t be the only time you make a stop. If you have some room left over, make sure to try their beignets Fried chicken and Mac and Cheese!

8807 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
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DK’s Donuts & Bakery

Also open 24 hours, so at any time of the day you can try LA’s first WOW-NUT! The Waffle Donut Hybrid, a perfect blend of a waffle and a donut. For those of you who want protein you must check out their Protizyme protein Donut Series made with protizyme protein from metabolic nutrition with many flavors to chose from you will not be missing out. I’m just mesmerized by the color of their Ube purple yam donuts. From the different flavors to chose from: purple cream cheese frosting, Toasted coconut, and their original Purple crumb, I could stare at them all day! PS. They also deliver!

1614 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica
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DKs Donuts and Bakery

Vegan berry and classic glaze. Credit: DK’s Donuts & Bakery on Facebook

Stan’s Donuts

Over 75 varieties of donuts! Perhaps an order of a dozen will not be enough. From their raised donuts, bars & twists, cake donuts, devil’s food donuts, old fashioned buttermilk, jelly filled donuts, PEANUT BUTTER donuts, CHEESE donuts, pretzel shaped donuts, Assorted gourmet donuts, DONUT HOLES, and miniature gourmet donuts, this place will surely win your taste buds, especially with chocolate peanut butter donuts, or strawberry cheese donut, even a filled donut with fresh bananas or jelly. It just cannot get any better than this; it’s like donut heaven!

10948 Weyburn Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Natas Pastries

For those of you who like trying new things! On June 10 of 2005, Fatima Marques opened Natas Pastries specializing in Portuguese pastries. How about trying a Portuguese donut called the Bola De Berlin? It will take you to another planet, just as if you were looking straight at the Belém Tower. If you want a taste of Portugal, this is the place to go!

13317 Ventura Blvd Ste D Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 

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Tony’s Donut House

Instead of a cronut, they call it the CraveNut! They have chocolate cravenuts, cinnamon & sugar cravenuts and other cravenuts that will have you wanting more. The picture shown on the official webpage will have your mouth watering in just one second, so click on the link below and check them out!

3216 E Florence Ave Huntington Park, CA 90255
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Fōnuts

It could be just me or the owners, a Pastry Chef named Waylynn Lucas and a baker named Nancy Truman have some flavors that makes me want to drive down there and buy them all! Think of a chorizo cheddar donut! Blueberry earl grey, coconut passion fruit, rosemary olive oil and more! Some are gluten free or vegan, and for those of you who cannot find a spot where donuts can still be favorable, unfried and vegan friendly, this is the spot for you.

8104 West 3rd Street | Los Angeles, California 90048
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What’s your favorite donut in Los Angeles? Let us know in the comments below!

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13 Spots for the Best Waffles in Los Angeles Every L.A. Foodie Needs to Try Once

November 13, 2014 by Monserrath Flores

Whether it is winter or summer, spring or fall, L.A. foodies are always on the look out for something new and sweet. Something that says, “I really need to satisfy my sugar craving, but do so in a way that is both tailored to my tastebuds and is going to look really awesome on Instagram.” But where to go and what to eat to meet these complex needs?

One answer lies within that most delightful of delicious breakfast creations: the waffle. Los Angeles has a plethora of waffle joints to satisfy every desire ranging from Belgium waffles to waffle fries, waffle tacos to waffles with ice cream or even just your basic traditional waffle. And one of the best things about waffles is their versatility, whether it’s in a standard breakfast, a late night foodie call, or as dessert choice for your fancy-ass dinner date.

Of course with so many options out there, it could be overwhelming to find that perfect waffle, but I assure you that this list of 13 spots for the best waffles in L.A. will help you find exactly what you’re looking for, even if you’re not sure what that is just yet.

So let us wait no longer. Bring on the waffles!

Roscoes Chicken and Waffles

Roscoes Chicken and Waffles. Credit: Monserrath Flores

1. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffle House

With chicken and waffles popping out from left to right on restaurant menus, who can deny the original spot where chicken and waffles originated in 1975? Just the name of the restaurant explains what they are most famously known for. The chicken really does compliment the waffle. With a very welcoming atmosphere, there is no problem enjoying brunch with a delight. There are various locations in LA you can go to. Even our own President Obama visited one, and mentioned their “outstanding chicken.” If you are living in Los Angeles and have not gone, then this is the spot you must try at least once.

6 locations in Los Angeles!
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2. Shaky Alibi

If you are looking for a Liege waffle joint that will allow you to bring your pet, then this is the spot for you! Indigenous from Belgium, these waffles are made from scratch right in front of you. This waffle is made out of yeast dough, rather than batter and coated with chunks of pearl sugar, which leaves the waffle caramelized to perfection. There are also a variety of Belgium spreads from Nutella to specaloo (ginger cookie) that will have you wanting for more.  Shaky Alibi is a great place to hang out with friends for breakfast or for a waffle ice cream sandwich run.

7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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3. Steampunk Coffeebar and Kitchen

With art on the wall and a hipster vibe, this place has plenty of the younger clientele, but it is still a must try. Personally I would love to try their carrot cake waffles, but their most famous entrée is “The Stack,” which comes with two waffles filled with a sunny side up egg, bacon strips, and fried chicken in between. If that hasn’t won you over, maybe the side of the sautéed kale will!

12526 Burbank Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607
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4. Bru’s Wiffle A Waffle Joint

This place has everything: eggs benedicts served with mini waffles, waffle tacos!, churro waffles, and gluten free waffles. This is a must go to place for breakfast. Waffles scrambles are topped off with scrambled eggs and a choice of veggies, spicy beef, bacon and more to top that! It definitely has a big menu that contains waffles to choose from, so come with a big appetite. There is even a catering menu serving mini waffles for your own personal parties.

2408 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Bru’s Wiffle. Credit: LWYang via flickr.

5. Fred 62

Fred 62 is a pioneering diner that is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Fred 62 has been part of the Los Feliz neighborhood serving unique dishes for over a decade. This is the place to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even a midnight snack. So don’t forget to save room for their Bossa Nova Waffle Sundae.

1850 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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6. Grand Café

Located inside the Omni Hotel with an overlooking view of the Moca  (Museum of Contemporary Art) is the Grand Café. Grand Café serves $22 brunch buffet per person with unlimited egg dishes. They carry infinite and irresistible waffles that you must try. So when you need a place to stay remember that the Omni Hotel offers a package that includes a great brunch buffet that serves mouthwatering waffles.

251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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7. Crossroads

For those of you who love a fancy meal with a romantic feel, this is your cup of tea. With their Sunday brunch menu recently added, you can now enjoy their irresistible waffles for that lazy Sunday morning.

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California
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8. The Waffle

Located on Sunset Blvd since early 2008, this place is not hard to miss with their very retro and bold look.  Their pet friendly patio gives an unforgettable ambience. They have exquisite choices of waffles to choose from starting with their signature red velvet waffle, blueberry lemon waffle, tres leches waffle and even waffle fries. After trying one or two different waffles you might have to come back and enjoy breakfast and brunch a few more times.

6255 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Red Velvet Waffles

Red Velvet Waffles at The Waffle. Credit: The Waffle on Facebook.

9. Poppy+Rose

To all the early birds looking for a place to get breakfast with a special kick come to Poppy+Rose. They are open at 6 a.m. daily with the exception of Sundays. Their chicken and waffles gives that early morning kick to start off the day with the spicy breading on the chicken.

765 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
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10. More than Waffles

With the secret recipes of a family owned restaurant since 1975 this restaurant serves more than just waffles. Open everyday the Taft’s have made nothing but extravagant and extraordinary waffles. Although their menu has expanded, their waffles are a must try, especially the Ultima that comes with fresh strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, nuts and whipped cream. If you don’t believe me try it for yourself.

17200 Ventura Blvd #109, Encino, CA 91316
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11. Orange Tree Café

This is a must stop location in Koreatown If you want a great waffle for a good price. You will not be ale to resist the Belgian Waffle served with bananas and strawberries topped with whipped cream that is drizzled in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with slivers of almonds.

3500 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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12. The Coffee Co

This family owned restaurant since 1978 has used the same recipe for their Belgium waffles. You can get their waffles plain, roasted, pecan, banana, chocolate chip, and strawberry. These waffles can also be served in a combo that comes with 2 large eggs and your choice of side: ranging from spicy chicken sausage, bacon, vegetarian sausage and more.

8751 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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13. Syrup Desserts

If you think comfortable chairs is all you need to feel at home, imagine having board games or other fun pass-time games to take part in while eating, but there is nothing better than playing a game of Jenga while having a scoop of jasmine ice-cream with your scrumptious choice of waffle. This is a great place to hang out with friends and beat them at a card game or board games. Not forgetting that with their offer of free wi-fi it makes a great place for a study session. With their astonishing variety of waffle entrees, spectacular prices and mouthwatering toppings, Syrup Desserts will have you coming back and staying late (they’re open till midnight!).

611 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Have a favorite waffle in L.A. we didn’t mention that you think should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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