Friday Fives prides itself on giving you perfect restaurant picks from the folks who know your city the best. And if there's anyone who knows the Eastside of LA better than the folks over at Los Feliz Daycare, we couldn't name them (and not just because we don't believe in labels, which we don't). While they usually spend their time updating us on their children's day-to-day on their Twitter account @LosFelizDaycare, today they give us their favorite places to hit up in the finest city of all, Los Angeles. Grab yourself a cup of free range, grass-fed kombucha and check out the picks below.
Los feliz daycare's "perfect for" picks
"Due to community ties, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention this plant-based must. We recommend the "I Am Fulfilled" salad, the "I Am Awesome" sandwich andtaking a good, long look in the mirror and facing your body image issues. You ARE awesome."
"From Huevos Rancheros to the Goat Cheese & Beets sandwich, Fred has such a wide variety, which is important because empowering our children with choice will make them more emotionally successful adults. Our little Tallulah (3) eats their vegan, gluten-free Falafel Freshwich for every meal."
"Who doesn't love a fire pit? Other than Sullivan (2) who is allergic to smoke, of course. Messhall is a great brunch spot where you're sure to spot fellow writers and industry-folk. Just last month, our Patchouli (1.5) ran into the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland writing staff and engaged them in a fruitful discussion on feminism in the modern fairy tale."
"When you and your partner need a little break from the math equations, feelings poems, baroque-inspired paintings and all the other brain-growing activities that your toddler engages in, Little Dom's is the place to go. Their Almond Milk Ricotta Agnolotti is so good it will bring you spiritual enlightenment. And we can confirm that their Rice Balls ARE conflict-free."
"It's a little kept secret that many LFDC friends (students) were conceived after a night at Ye Rustic Inn. Most actually. We love that this wonderful dive is in the area for LFDC mommies, daddies and those that don't identify as either to unwind. A group of LFDC moms go for the Bloody Mary Breakfast every morning. This is a judgement-free zone!"