Shopping in West Adams

  • 23 May 2007
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Other sections of the website also have suggestions for shopping. The section on Exploring Downtown has a lot of information on shopping in Downtown. And we have grouped suggestions for home repair, carpentry, paint, antique fixtures, and the like under the heading Restoring an Old House. This section is not meant to substitute for the Yellow Pages. It is meant to highlight a few interesting places to shop in or near West Adams and to note a few essentials.

La Brea Bakery
624 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Self-proclaimed "America's greatest artisan bakery!" there is no exaggeration in the boast. Absolutely the finest bread in the country. It is also sold in some 700 restaurants and markets, including the Ralphs up the street at 3rd and La Brea, but there is no compromise in the hard crust, chewy quality that distinguishes a great bread from a merely serviceable one. Check out their own website at:


Cleaning: Carpets and Upholstery

Arax Carpet
5007 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016


Babylon Oriental Rug Cleaners
545 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004



Savinar Luggage
4625 W. Washington Blvd.

A West Adams treasure. Among the finest luggage shops in the city.
And they sell those little fold-up hand carts technicians
and teachers use to lug their boxes around.


Grocery Stores: Nontraditional


Papa Cristo's
(Greek/Middle Eastern)
2771 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Key part of the Byzantine-Latino Quarter.
Includes the Papa Cristos Taverna restaurant
and caterer and their Greek deli and bakery. Retsina wine, Greek olives, real Greek cheeses,
Middle Eastern grains, breads, and spices.


Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA

Downtown landmark. Dozens of stalls selling fresh and
dried fruit, produce, meats and cheeses. Worth a trip
just to see it. Just down the street from California Plaza
with its restaurants, water fountain court, and outdoor
performances and concerts.


Han Kook Supermarket
124 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 469-8934
Mon-Sun 8 am - 12 am
Great for Asian noodles and condiments


India Spices and Grocery
5994 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035


Grocery Stores-Traditional



Ralphs is the principal market chain in the area. There are full-service Ralphs,
including on-site bakery and hot delis, at the corner of Adams Blvd. and
Vermont Ave. and in the Midtown Plaza at Rimpau between Venice Blvd.
and Pico. There are smaller Ralphs companion open carton stores,
Food for Less, in several places around the area including on Western Avenue
at Venice and at Jefferson. The best Ralphs for overall selection is at 3rd Street
and La Brea (across the street from a Trader Joe's) and at 3rd Street and
Vermont Avenue.


Trader Joe's
263 S La Brea (at 3rd Street)


Whole Foods
3rd Street at Fairfax


Hardware Stores

Bravo's Hardware
1439 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Will put new mesh in window screens; inexpensive same day service.


Home Depot

1675 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Hyde Park
1830 W Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047


Lowe's Home Improvement
Mid City Los Angeles, CA
4550 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: (323) 617-9570
Mon. - Sat. 6am- 10pm, Sun 7am- 9pm


True Value / Vermont Outlet Hardware
2929 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 734-4477

A surprisingly complete neighborhood store: a little of everything.



Viva Zapata Lock & Key
1809 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles CA 90006
Between Washington & Venice on west side of street
Store Hours: 9am - 5:30pm M-F | Sat. 9am - 3pm


Acme Lock & Key
1017 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019


Office Supplies

Office Depot
2020 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA


Staples, the Office Superstore
1701 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA



Go Dog LA
Doggie Day Care and Boarding
1728 S Maple Street, LA 90015
Open 6:30 AM to 9PM Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM on weekends, 365 days a year.



Washington Dog & Cat Hospital
1692 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Concientious and capable local vet group with good facilities and caring practitioners.