Local Cuisine

While Los Angeles features culinary delights from all corners of the globe, the city is famous for serving up ingredient-driven Californian cuisine, which highlights the bounty of fresh foods grown locally, especially fruits and vegetables. The diverse array of agricultural products found in Southern California is made possible by a temperate climate and a long growing season – factors that encourage a light, summery approach to cooking.

Avocados, citrus fruits, tomatoes, lettuces and herbs are just a small sample of what you’ll find in local dishes. This abundance of local ingredients is what inspired chefs to create California cuisine.
The melting-pot culture of LA has contributed to the rise of California fusion: the integration of distinct cooking styles from various cultures and geographical regions with freshly prepared local ingredients to create a wholly new kind of cuisine. For a selection of venues serving Californian cuisine.

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