Go Gypsy: The Ultimate Silverlake Guide

Go Gypsy: Road trip down to Silverlake for the ultimate “gypset” oasis.

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We admit it: whenever we’re in LA, we skip Santa Monica & Beverly Hills and head east. We can’t get enough of Silverlake, Los Feliz, & Echo Park, the trifecta of perfect hipness, and we have to share some of our secrets. Et voilà, below we reveal the key to unlocking a refreshing rock & roll-inspired day trip. This is your ultimate guide to Silverlake:

1. Breakfast at Sqirl: for health nuts & hungover hooligans alike. Try the Kokuho Rose Brown Rice Bowl. HEAVEN.

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2. Trinkets at Reform School...this place has no shortage of artisan goodness like geometric earrings, vintage clothes, and rosemary-scented lotions.

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3. Iced coffee & people-watching at Intelligentsia: we know it’s not the only Intelli, but it’s the best one.

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Wanderable’s Favorite Local Flavors

One of our favorite parts of traveling is eating the local cuisine, and from what we can tell most Wanderable users agree. Food can inspire travel (we have a friend who went on a 10 week trip to Asia after reading an article in the New York Times about Malaysian cuisine), can help us better understand a culture, and can remind us of places we’ve visited. Here are some of our favorite dishes from some of our favorite places to travel.

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Gallo Pinto, Costa Rica.  This Costa Rican mix of rice and beans is a breakfast mainstay in the land of pura vida. We love it most with salsa Linzano, a side of sweet plantains and a bit of natilla (sour cream).

Frites, Belgium. According to some Belgium is the real home of pommes frites or french fries.  We don’t mind where they’re from, as long as we have an excuse to eat them. Belgians eat their frites from paper cones with a side of mayonnaise.

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