Tartine is a beloved bakery in San Francisco, where old-world, grain-forward bread and pastries are handmade each day and where customers line up for hours to get their daily dose. With four locations in the Bay Area and six outposts in Seoul, there are now three here in LA. The bakery’s initial foray into LA was a large outpost in Downtown LA which closed abruptly at the end of 2019. But a Santa Monica location opened over the past year and stopping by for coffee and a scone is a post-quarantine treat. Other LA locations are on Sycamore and in Silver Lake. You can also order the bread online through Gold Belly.
Get to know the story behind this influential bakery here in a Bon Appetit article. The bakery’s cookbook is excellent, and a new one is available for pre-order now and they each express the philosophy of founders Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson.
Located in what was once a funeral home (!) at Arizona and 20th, there are spots to dine outdoors and a copious parking lot next door. Customers can order ahead and pick up or sit inside by a lovely window and enjoy a safe meal. The menu is breakfast and lunch-centric, with sandwiches (tartines formally) and salads, bread and pastries, coffee and other beverages.
ALICE WATERS: The news came out this week that Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame will be taking over the restaurant space at the Hammer Museum in Westwood – this news has buzzed around in conversation all week, and we’ll keep you posted on developments on this exciting topic.