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Jan 5, 2012 08:59 AM

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.
Any suggestions.

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  1. What part of town? you have Andrew's Cheese Shop in Brentwood and the Beverly hills Cheese shop (in Beverly Hills).

    Milo and Olive in Santa Monica for Bread or Bay Cities for Bread as well.
    Vicente Foods for Meat.(Brentwood)

    This is all on the Westside. Hope that helps.

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    1. re: gordo26

      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

      1. re: gordo26

        Andrew's Cheese Shop is at 728 Montana (between 7th and Lincoln) in Santa Monica, not Brentwood.

        1. re: foodiemahoodie

          Andrews Cheese Shop place link

          Andrews Cheese Shop
          728 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

      2. Hucklberry or Milo and Olive for bread and other baked goods.

        1. Huntington Meats at the original Farmers Market.

          Huntington Meats
          6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

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          1. re: wienermobile

            Second that! Try their Tomahawk Chop, it must be 2 or 3lbs. Great sausages also.

          2. 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.

            1. 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.