Any good boucheries, fromageries, or boulangeries in Los Angeles?
I'm looking for food shopping outside of the large markets, and am looking to purchase meats through a butcher, because I can get a better selection.
I'd also like to find a really good cheese shop.
In addition, I'm looking for the best boulangerie, for baguettes and croissants.
In addition to the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, I also like Wally's Cheese Box in Westwood. Wally's is a small building across the parking lot from the main wine store that has cheese, charcuterie and other products. Its cheese selection is smaller than Beverly Hills and few people are as knowledgeable about cheese as Norbert, but Jenny has given me some very good suggestions. The other big plus is that Wally's has parking.
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
419 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
Wally's Wine & Spirits
2107 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
I'm partial to Marconda's Meats in Farmers Market. There's also McCall's in Los Feliz.
For cheese, there are many options: Cheese Store of Beverly Hills; Cheese Store of Silver Lake; Cheese Store of Pasadena. There are other places that are not exclusively cheese shops but which nevertheless carry a nice selection, including Cube marketplace and Monsieur Marcel in Farmers Market.
If you're in the San Gabriel Valley, Alexander's Meats (inside Howie's Ranch Market in San Gabriel) is the place to go. Going farther east, there's the Corner Butcher in La Verne, and Wolfe's Market in Claremont.
In the Valley I suggest The Artisan Cheese shop in Studio City and Jim's Gourmet Meats (in Jim's Fallbrook Market) out in Woodland Hills. Jim's also has excellent seafood, and a very good wine selection. You didn't mention produce, but an excellent alternative to supermarkets aside from Farmers' Markets is the Farm Boy in Sherman Oaks.