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Garrett Leight

Garrett Leight’s Los Angeles

December 15, 2015

Nobody knows LA like native Angeleno Garrett Leight. Read on for his city guide, including the West Coast’s best ceviche tostada and least pretentious coffee shop:


 

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 Stumptown Coffee Arts District

806 South Santa Fe Avenue

“I stop off at Stumptown right before going into work. I love the vibe of their space and the people that work there are always in a good mood. Not pretentious at all—I can’t stand a coffee snob.”


 

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Dodgers Stadium

1000 Elysian Park Avenue

Staples Center

1111 South Figueroa Street

“I’m a sports fanatic. I don’t actually even like events all that much. Too many people. But I’ll go anywhere to watch my teams play. So I’m at the Staples Center and Dodgers stadium more than a couple handful of times a year.”


 

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Venice

“It’s my home. Born and Raised. I just love it. I feel different when I’m in Venice than anywhere else in the world. The palm trees, the people, the food, the weather. It’s the best place on earth even with all the changes.”


 

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La Isla Bonita

“I’m from LA and half Mexican, so tacos are very important to me. There’s a taco truck on Rose Avenue that’s been there for twenty years—I’ve been going there since I was a kid. They have the best ceviche tostada in the world and tacos as well. There’s no debate for me. This is the spot.”


 

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Gjelina

1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard

“This barely needs an explanation. Travis is just my favorite chef and everything he creates is the most delicious thing I’ve ever had. I’ve been lucky enough to be their neighbor for 7 years, so its extra special.”