If you’ve been on the internet at least once in the last five years, you’ve probably noticed that people get excited about ice cream cookie sandwiches. But decades before Instagram and before people started taking photos of themselves eating (but not really eating) food, there was Diddy Riese. The Westwood classic has been around for almost 35 years, and even though you can get a solid ice cream cookie sandwich anywhere these days, lines are still out the door here full of people wanting a taste of the original.
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The West End
The West End might not look like much from the outside, but it remains one of our go-to cocktail bars in Westwood.
Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
Sunnin, a classic Lebanese spot in Westwood, serves some of the best shawarma in town.
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Winston Pies in Brentwood does a rotating selection of pies in various sizes that are great to-go options.
B Sweet Dessert Bar
B Sweet is a dessert spot on Sawtelle serving one very important thing: a Halo, a.k.a. an ice cream sandwich made from a donut.
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Audrey is the restaurant at the Hammer in Westwood, and a great place for some cocktails and dinner (whether or not you actually visit the museum).
Mashti Malone Ice Cream
Mashti Malone is a Middle-Eastern ice cream shop on La Brea, and an LA ice cream institution.
Pops Artisanal Creamery
Pops Artisanal Creamery might not be convenient to most people, but its ice cream is worth the drive every single time.
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