Switzerland

Ecuador

France

Honduras

By Natalie James

Switzerland

Chalet Edelweiss
chaletedelweiss.us/
8740 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Step inside Edelweiss and be momentarily taken away to the Swiss Alps. At this Manchester gem, the air is different, time manages to slow down and you are encouraged to savor your dining experience with those who surround you. The fondue is flowing with Swiss Gruyère and Emmentaler Cheese. Piles of vegetables, breads and meats just wait to take a gooey plunge. If it's Schnitzel that you seek, Edelweiss has a variety to choose from, including of course, plenty of veal. 

Honduras

Lempira Restaurant
4848 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Baliadas, pupusas, and platanos maderos – ask those who love Honduran food where the legit stuff is at and they'll say Lempira, a tiny restaurant located in a strip mall in East Hollywood.

This is a true mom and pop spot. For the homesick, comfort is found in each of these Central American dishes, while those who have never tasted flavors of the Catracho, a new found love is born. Wash it all down with fresh maracuya (passionfruit) juice or the rare Mora Andean blackberry drink that will surprise your taste buds.

Ecuador

El Caserio
elcaseriola.com/
401 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

There's no doubt that Mexican and Central American food is thriving in this vast city, take a drive down some of this city's busiest streets and you'll see lines formed around brightly lit taco trucks or lawn furniture surrounding a pupusa grill.

It's when you want cuisine from further South that you'll have to hit your GPS. If you’re lucky, your journey will bring you to El Caserio in Silverlake, the sister restaurant to the soon-to-be-closing, 31-year-old Ecuadorian spot just minutes down the street. If it's fresh humitas or empanadas you crave, you will find them here. Ceviche, camarones, and clam risotto are just a few of the items from their delectable seafood menu. Sip on some Ecuadorian sodas or fresh juices while pondering your luck at the wealth of international cuisine avaiable in Los Angeles.

France

Comme Ça
commecarestaurant.com/
8479 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Located on a luxurious block of Melrose, Comme Ça is shaded by lush trees and surrounded by some of the hottest boutiques. Inside you are greeted with a sophisticated yet casual vibe, one that is particularly Southern Californian. This French brasserie offers a delightful cocktail list with drinks made from local and fresh ingredients, mulled, shaken and stirred. Raise your glass to their beautifully crafted libations with a cheerful “santé!”. The dinner menu boasts French favorites like moule frites, frisée salad, and charcuterie, but it's their burger that is most often talked about. For those who crave briny flavors of the sea, they offer oysters on the half shell for happy hour, dinner and brunch. 

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