1. Kogi BBQ Truck Kogi BBQ / Via Flickr: kogibbq Why Go?: Kogi proves that good food can come on a $2.29 budget.Local Tip: To locate their daily whereabouts, check their website or Twitter. Must Try: Blue Moon Mulita — because melted cheese, onions, salsa, and chicken smashed between two toasted tortillas is always a good idea. 2. Papa Cristo’s Catering and Greek Taverna Franklin / Via dinedelish.com Why Go?: Papa Cristo himself actually mans the counter and serves you fresh Greek food. Local Tip: Head here on Thursdays for live music and belly dancing.Must Try: Taramosalata, because who doesn’t want to try Greek caviar? 3. Santa Monica Farmers Market Leslie Stephens/Food52 / Via food52.com Why Go?: All the fresh produce you could ever ask for. Local Tip: Avoid paying the high prices of the parking garages in the area and park at the garage on 4th St. and Civic Center Drive.Must Try: Harry’s Berries because it will be the best (strawberry) you’ve ever had. 4. Sqirl Kitchen Jaime Beechum / Via sqirlla.com Why Go?: It’s the perfect way to start your day. Local Tip: Sqirl Away, a takeout extension of Sqirl will open this August. Must Try: Toast. Whether it’s toast with chocolate ganache, quince pasta, or a fried egg and greens. 5. Milk MILK / Via Twitter: @themilkshop Why Go?: Massive. Macaroon. Ice Cream Sandwiches.Local Tip: You can’t actually find milk here. Must Try: Strawberry shortcake bars. 6. Sweet Rose Creamery John Diep / Via schmoozd.com Why Go?: If you’re looking for locally sourced and organic ice cream, this is the place to be. Local Tip: You’re limited to 2 samples per person so choose wisely. Must Try: You will remember their brown butter ice cream for years. At least, that’s the case with us. 7. A-Frame Catherine Lindblom / Via Flickr: cathrinelindblom Why Go?: This restaurant is a trip to Hawaii, minus the airfare. Local Tip: There’s a free parking lot. Hooray!Must Try: Their O.G. ribs will make you question all the ribs you’ve had before. 8. Wurstküche Isaac Simpson / Via losangeles.com Why Go?: It’s the perfect place to take a group, with disco balls and live music to boot. Local Tip: You can start imbibing their German brews in line, making the wait much more bearable.Must Try: Rattlesnake and rabbit sausage because when else are you going to eat that? 9. Carmela Ice Cream Joanne Pio/Freutcake / Via freutcake.com Why Go?: Diverse flavors like strawberry buttermilk and matcha green tea. Local Tip: Be patient. The (inevitable) line moves a lot faster than you think. Must Try: Their rose petal ice cream makes eating flowers the yummiest thing since chocolate. 10. Wood Spoon Liz Tamanaha / Via pinterest.com Why Go?: The textbook example of a hole-in-the-wall treasure. Local Tip: Ask the owner for recommendations — she’ll make sure you don’t leave hungry.Must Try: This spot boasts an authentic carne de panela. 11. Carneys Carneys / Via carneytrain.com Why Go?: Some of the best hot dogs in the world and it’s located on Sunset Boulevard. Yahtzee! Local Tip: This restaurant is part of history as it’s housed in a 1975 pacific railroad passenger train.Must Try: The (aptly-named) burger dog — an actual burger with a grilled hotdog on top. 12. Beverly Soon Tofu Mookie D. / Via yelp.com Why Go?: It's Anthony Bourdain-approved, and cameo'ed on “Parts Unknown.”Local Tip: Parking’s limited so go right when it opens, if you can. Must Try: Combination soon tofu. 13. Urth Caffé Laura T. / Via yelp.com Why Go?: It’s a must-go LA classic that’s good for the urth. Local Tip: Beat the line and order online. Must Try: Urth's green tea boba tea and breakfast pizza can cure anything — especially hangovers. 14. Father's Office Elizabeth Daniels / Via la.eater.com Why Go?: Home to a lot of beers on tap and arguably the best burger in Los Angeles.Local Tip: Don't ask for substitutions — it's a take-it-or-leave-it kind of place.Must Try: The Office burger is the heart and soul of this LA gastropub. 15. Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room MalibuFamilyWines / Via Flickr: malibufamilywines Why Go?: Can you really turn down wine and live music?Local Tip: Entry fee is one bottle of wine so come prepared. Must Try: Both the varieties that they offer: Semler and Saddlerock. 16. Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery Andrea G / Via sunset.com Why Go?: It’s the perfect pit stop on your way out to the beach. Local Tip: The deli also houses a gourmet market so make sure to bring some extra cash.Must Try: Satisfy your Italian cold cuts cravings and grab a “Godmother sandwich.” 17. Egg Slut Cynthia/CNYEats / Via cyneats.com Why Go?: An LA Eats trip isn’t complete without going to this acclaimed, egg-filled spot. Local Tip: Avoid weekend mornings or else get ready for an hour-long wait. Must Try: The Slut, of course. You can’t go wrong with an egg and potato + a baguette. 18. Sticky Rice Sticky Rice / Via Facebook: Sticky-Rice Why Go?: This stall is home to the best Thai comfort food in LA. And the line’s too long at Eggslut.Local Tip: The menu is market-driven so if you see something you like, order it quick.Must Try: Thai sausage. For more on what to do and eat in LA, visit Food52. Leslie Stephens contributed to this post.