Monday, 21 January 2013

Places To Eat In Los Angeles: Toast, West Hollywood

I think I have found my new favourite restaurant in Los Angeles. Before visiting I'd heard a lot about Toast on the West Hollywood stretch of the stylish 3rd Street; that the food was amazing, and that is was where all the 'cool' people and 'celebrities' hung out. However, it was when my friend Evie, a friend from London, visiting from the San Francisco sat down to peruse our menus, and could both smell all of the absolutely delicious food being delivered to the tables around us did we know that we were going to really, really enjoy our meal.
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While there was simply so much on the menu we both could have happily eaten our way through, we both ended up going for a serving of Shakshuka; beautifully presented in miniature skillets and serves with lots of warm, fresh bread to scoop up the delicious roasted tomatoes, garlic and the deliciously runny eggs. There are also other food pictures in this post. Okay, so we may or may not have eaten at Toast twice that week...
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I like that Los Angeles is a place that, regardless of the time of year you can choose to sit in the sunshine.
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Each breakfast egg dish on the menu comes with a choice of a chopped salad, fried potatoes or fruit on the side. Evie did not want hers, so I chose to have the potatoes and the salad as it was supposed to be a lunchtime affair. However, looking across at other tables next time I thought I was going to get an Egg Scramble and some fruit on the side, but we actually went back for another lunch at Toast later in the week.
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Served with sweet potato fries, I think Toast's Classic Hamburger has to be one of the best burgers I've ever had. It was sweet, succulent  meaty and perfectly cooked to the medium rare I requested. I cannot think how they could have made it better! It might have ruined me for all other burgers in the future.
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Second time round Evie went for the granola. She gave me a piece. It was rather delicious! Also, served with fresh fruit and yogurt, doesn't it look like the ultimate brunch dish? Those sliced strawberries and blueberries are making my mouth water by just looking at the photo.


Angelenos, or anyone else who regularly visits Los Angeles on a regular basis, if you have not already been for a meal at Toast, do so as soon as possible; I promise you you won't regret, or forget it! Toast can be found at 8221 West 3rd Street between North La Cienega Boulevard and South Crescent Heights Boulevard. 

22 comments:

  1. Was just talking about this place with my roommate! I think we're going to enjoy brunch here after a macaron class at Sur La Table. :)

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  2. Oh, let me know what the class is like - I've always wondered about their classes every time I'm in there!

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  3. All of the flavors in the Shakshuka sound so delicious. And those sweet potato fries... oh baby. I wish I lived in LA to give Toast a visit!


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  4. I know how you feel, in that I know when I move back to England I'm going to really, really miss Toast!

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  5. Oh this looks so good! I've onyl tried sweet potato fries once, I didn't really like them but I'm thinking that might have been because they were from KFC, haha. It's too bad I'm not going to LA in the near future, loving all your LA eatery posts.

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  6. I have major food envy after reading this - that burger looks amazing! x

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  7. Ahhh this looks amazing! Yummy. I really miss sweet potato fries, not enough places do them here!

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  8. This place looks divine - I'm very envious! xxx

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  9. Wow! Im coming to LA for my honeymoon for a few days this September and i def want to go here! :) Lulu xx

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  10. That looks delicious! If I end up visiting, I definitely want us to have lunch there! Hahaha!

    -Elodie

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  11. We will if you visit! Do you have any idea if you'll be able to or not? I leave here end of June x

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  12. Oh, amazing! If you need any more recommendations for places to go, see or eat, let me know!

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  13. I know - one of my total favourites! I was craving normal fries, but when I saw sweet potato fries on the menu I went for it, and I don't regret it! If you're ever in London, The Diner does amazing sweet potato fries, fyi!

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  14. It was - I'm still craving another one!

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  15. I urge you to try the real deal; nothing beats a good sweet potato fry in my book!

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  16. Ahhh yes I live in London and have had them from The Diner. Need to find all the places here that do haha! They are so good!

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  17. I like to go sit at the bar in the SoHo branch with a Southern Iced Tea and a big plate of them!

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  18. This sounds amazing! I love the idea of being able to eat outside all year round too.

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  19. melissa ahamad22 January 2013 10:38

    I love this post! Haven't tried this place but will definitely have to check it out. Thanks for sharing miss!

    Melissa

    http://shakeshakee.blogspot.com

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  20. The food looks delicious!
    xx Mounia
    Www.nonchalantrebel.blogspot.com

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  21. looks fantastic!! people watching in LA must be awesome. and you must feel so lucky to have avoided the cold this year!

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  22. Oh yum! That looks like my kind of restaurant! Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day! Next time in LA I will have to stop by there!

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