A world tour of taste in 2 square miles.
The neighborhood that sets the culinary standard for all of LA, West Hollywood offers everything from classic American diners to punny Vietnamese pho houses. This is just the starting line for those willing to take on a few extra calories to experience the institutions and local favorites that flavor the Strip.
Rainbow Bar & Grill
A staple of the diet of rock royalty, the Rainbow Bar & Grill earns bonus points for being an Italian joint where you can load up on carbs the night before race day. Just be forewarned that nights at the Rainbow can quickly turn late, especially when you take a seat at the bar next to Lemmy from Motorhead.
Ta-Ke Sushi Restaurant
From the Rainbow to the rainbow roll, Ta-Ke Sushi offers novel creations and authentic flavors in the city where America first embraced this Japanese cuisine. Fresh fish and prime real estate—literally a few doors down from The Viper Room—make this a good option for your sushi fix.
With its eye-catching 50s design, Mel’s Drive-In is a fixture of the Sunset Strip. The menu lives up to its mode with everything from short stacks to patty melts to milk shakes, so if you have a hankering for classic diner fare at any hour of the day or night, Mel’s is your place.
You may be in WeHo, but don’t forget you’re still in SoCal, which means all-access to the best Mexican food on this side of the border. “The Original Baja Taco Stand,” Poquito Más offers more than just tacos with a well-rounded menu. For quick, fresh Mexican food in the heart of the Strip, check out The Más.
If you’re looking for healthy fare with vegetarian, vegan, and wheat-free options, look no further than Urth Caffé. Never mind the obnoxious name—beyond its creative entrees and tempting desserts, Urth doubles as your fueling station with organic coffees and teas, and seasonal fruit juices and smoothies.
The Surly Goat
Another way to meet your carb quota is with a few pints of delicious craft beer. Not only does The Surly Goat have an impressive rotation of hard-to-find microbrews on tap (and a bottle selection to match), its un-surly atmosphere of merry patrons and pub games make it the ideal WeHo watering hole for ale lovers.