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
323-936-7207

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: http://www.labreabakery.com/home.htm

 

Cleaning: Carpets and Upholstery

Arax Carpet
5007 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-935-8332
www.araxcarpet.com

 

Babylon Oriental Rug Cleaners
545 N. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-469-5883
babylonrugcleaners.com

 

Luggage

Savinar Luggage
4625 W. Washington Blvd.
323-938-2501
savinarluggage.com

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
323-737-2970
www.papacristos.com

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
213-624-2378
www.grandcentralmarket.com

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
323-931-4871

 

Grocery Stores-Traditional

Ralphs

 

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)
323-965-1989

 

Whole Foods
3rd Street at Fairfax

 

Hardware Stores

Bravo's Hardware
1439 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
323-735-3777
Will put new mesh in window screens; inexpensive same day service.

 

Home Depot

www.homedepot.com

Wilshire/Union
1675 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213)273-8464

Hyde Park
1830 W Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323)292-1397

 

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
www.lowes.com

 

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

A surprisingly complete neighborhood store: a little of everything.

 

Locksmiths

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
(213)747-7165
sales@vivazapatalock.com
http://www.vivazapatalock.com/

 

Acme Lock & Key
1017 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-309-8620

 

Office Supplies

Office Depot
2020 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA
213-741-0576
www.officedepot.com

 

Staples, the Office Superstore
1701 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA
213-746-6330
www.staples.com

 

Pets

Go Dog LA
Doggie Day Care and Boarding
1728 S Maple Street, LA 90015
213.748.4364
Open 6:30 AM to 9PM Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM on weekends, 365 days a year.
godogla.com

 

Veterinarians

Washington Dog & Cat Hospital
1692 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
323-735-0291
http://washingtondogandcathospital.com/
Concientious and capable local vet group with good facilities and caring practitioners.