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Hidden Culinary Gems In Sherman Oaks
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Hidden Culinary Gems In Sherman Oaks

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Updated: 29 November 2016
Sherman Oaks is creating quite the scene for food lovers everywhere, offering everything from craft beers and burgers to ramen, pizza, seafood and delicious desserts. Sherman Oaks may not be considered the most notable destination in Los Angeles, but with its emerging food scene it is gaining quite the buzz. Plan a trip to experience some of these culinary gems; your stomach will thank you.
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Craft beer, cocktails, burgers and an awesome weekday Happy Hour… What else do you need? This urban restaurant has a great location with both indoor and outdoor seating. The service is superb and the food and drinks are even better. Tipsy Cow rotates 32 craft beers on tap, mixes delicious cocktails and serves some very fine Californian cuisine. On Sundays, it has become quite a popular spot for brunch. Whenever you choose to dine here, Tipsy Cow will not disappoint.

One word: ramen! While ramen has been on the tongues (and in the bellies) of Angelenos for a while, this place makes quite the impression on ramen-lovers in the Valley. It also offers equally delicious noodle dishes and sushi for non-ramen lovers. Hyakumi is a quick sit down, order, slurp, enjoy and go kind of restaurant. You will leave full and happy and will still have time to walk down trendy Ventura Blvd. when you are done.

On the Thirty prides itself on serving some of the best pizza around. However, its whole menu is something to rave about. With options including oysters, meat and cheese plates, pasta and sandwiches, there is something for everyone. To top it off, it also offers craft beers, over 30 types of wine and specialty mixed cocktails.

Puchica Guatemalan Bar & Grill
Courtesy of Puchica Guatemalan Bar & Grill

This is the spot to go to experience traditional Guatemalan food. The cultural ambiance takes you away on a mini vacation. Everything from the decor to the food, drinks and fun Marimba and Bachata music that plays in the background make you feel as if you are actually in Guatemala. This family-run restaurant prides itself on flavorful food and authentic dishes, and offers brunch and Happy Hour items as well. Make a stop at this unique, delicious restaurant and you will not regret it.

Crème Caramel LA
Crème Caramel LA Courtesy of Crème Caramel LA

Looking at this bakery from the outside, you would never know the magic it holds on the inside. They literally serve ‘unicorn poop;’ that’s pretty magical! In all honesty, this bakeshop is not something you want to miss out on. Guests can enjoy the namesake crème caramel, a rich and creamy custard with caramel sauce. It also specializes in custard pies, bread puddings and a variety of baked goods, and also serves savory items such as quiches. Stop by on a Friday night to experience ‘food truck Fridays,’ when customers can get some dinner to go along with their amazing sweets.