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Walking Tour Of Larchmont Village

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Larchmont Village is one of those close-knit neighborhoods in sunny Los Angeles where it's fun to saunter and shop while taking your time without having to duck in and out of your vehicle to do so. Yes, walking villages within the City of Angeles do exist, with this one giving the feeling of being in a smaller town, yet with no less panache than the most enticing cities existing elsewhere. Make sure not to miss their great farmers market on Sundays, too!

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Chevalier's Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 465-1334

For the past 75 years, this engaging bookstore has been at the heart of the community in which it stars. Located in Larchmont's Windsor Square, Chevalier's Books is that kind of place where old school technology is saved in the form of missives that are hard to put down and where a kid's story time continues tradition as local children enjoy readings from a book bound with an actual binding. Other public activities help bring cherished pastimes, like lively sing-alongs, to new generations as well as those who have long loved these unrehearsed occasions.

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Go Get Em Tiger
230 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 380-5359

Gather around this chill little spot for sweet latte, an almond pastry and some friendly gossip. Or, set your sights on sitting in silence while focusing on a larger meal like the yeast-raised waffles sweetly enhanced with berries, ricotta cheese and honey. Not sure which coffee to pick? Ask for a taste or two of what is on offer and you will be served. The coffee here is delicious, and they're known for putting almond milk in it.

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Salt & Straw
240 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90000
(323) 466-0485

Who can resist freshly made artisanal ice cream during a shopping expedition? After all, you need your strength to go on to see and experience all the outposts in the area, especially in Larchmont Village where the options are many. Salt & Straw is a scoop shop that has captured the hearts of Angelenos much as it has the residents of Portland where other branches of this tasty boutique operate. If you get hooked on this place, join the pints club for never-ending frozen treats kept in your own reusable cooler that will continuously be filled with your favorite flavor or a new one that may just make you a fan before that tub is done.

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Library Boutique
121 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 314-4814

This is not a place to borrow books but rather a cool unisex boutique that delivers all kinds of looks, with upscale T-shirts and men's jewelry always in stock. Designer goods from the likes of such high-end creators as Helmut Lang are also on hand in this Windsor Square outpost that almost always holds some kind of knock-out sale that can't be missed.

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Larchmont Bungalow
107 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 461-1528

Larchmont Bungalow is a staple in the heart of Larchmont Village. Offering all types of breakfast and brunch items that will knock your socks off, as well as sandwiches, salads and more, the food here is not to be missed. The restaurant is particularly known for its brunch items on the weekend, like pancakes, egg dishes, french toast and more.

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Ampersand Boutique
658 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 466-3300

This go-to consignment shop is carefully curated to include the very best wardrobe choices fit for your Los Angeles closet. Expect fair prices and some big names like Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Louboutin to be found on the racks and shelves of this Larchmont mainstay where buyers have great dress sense, and so do the people who both buy and sell here.

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Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on


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