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Highland Park is a dynamic and diverse neighborhood, defined by two streets with two different vibes: Figueroa along the east, and York to the north. In the past year or so, amidst the best tacos and jugo places in the city, some seriously great retail spots have popped up. From under-the-rader vintage warehouses to sneaker spots to book and record shops, now is the time to trek east. Here, our local's guide to hitting all the best spots.—Lizz Wasserman
York has seen a semi-explosion of stores in the past couple of years, making it a mini-design district, and a major distraction for any Eagle Rockers who used to head to Silver Lake.
If you need to grab lunch in the York area, we recommend Schodorf's (5051 York). For coffee, hit Café de Leche (5000 York) and for a drink, head to The Hermosillo (5125 York).
If York is for the hipster, Figueroa is for the hipster who would never admit to being one. While there is less retail on this street, the quality runs deep and some of it's really old-school.
For lunch or brunch nearby, try Good Girl Dinette (110 N Ave 56) while Antigua is your source for great coffee (5703 N Figueroa) and La Cuevita is a go-to drinks spot (5922 N Figueroa).Read More