Aida Mollenkamp's Los Angeles Food Stops
“I go to this Silverlake shop for its fantastic spices and blends like charmoula, red za’atar and five-spice powder.” 3819 W. Sunset Blvd.; spicestationsilverlake.com.
“Aside from flea markets and Goodwill stores, this is my go-to place for barware. It also has a fabulous assortment of hard-to-find liquors.” 3910 W. Sunset Blvd.; barkeepersilverlake.com.
The Cheese Store
“For parties, I’ll have the store customize a great platter with cheese, preserves and meats.” 3926-28 W. Sunset Blvd.; cheesestoresl.com.
“When I want to eat something healthy, I get one of its macrobiotic salads or wraps.” 7119 Melrose Ave.; mcafedechaya.com.
Neveux Artisan Creamery
“My favorite scoops are the cardamom crème fraîche and the cinnamon-date tahini.” 7407 1/2 Melrose Ave.; neveuxartisancreamery.com.