Shop and Eat in Style at West Hollywood’s Sunset Plaza
Leave your car where it is and explore these shops, cafés, restaurants and spas on foot.
The Sunset Strip is known for its rock ‘n’ roll nightlife scene, but this legendary street also has some of LA’s best shopping, dining, fitness studios and spa treatments. Take a stroll, grab a bite and treat yourself to an amazing day of shopping alongside your favorite celebs, fashionistas, swanky business travelers and locals alike. If you’re visiting West Hollywood, this is definitely an experience you won’t want to miss. Your destination: 8700 Sunset Boulevard.
Where to Eat at Sunset Plaza
People-watch to your heart’s content while biting into a diverse offering of scrumptious food and drink.
This sun-drenched, cheerful patio restaurant is a must-try, especially for a leisurely Sunday brunch (Hibiscus Mimosa, anyone?). Fresh and flavorful, the menu highlights seasonal, local ingredients. BBCM is open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
With its buzzing outdoor patio and traditional Chinese cooking techniques, Chin Chin has been a local favorite for more than 35 years. The restaurant is best known for its legendary Chinese Chicken Salad and ‘Wok Hei’ stir fries.
This charming spot, with its famous sunflower-yellow awning, is a local landmark with “Cali-French” offerings. The menu ranges from fresh salads, pizza and pasta to their legendary bouillabaisse, AKA seafood stew. Le Petit Four also boasts several vegan-friendly items including spaghetti with Beyond Meat meatballs.
Dining at Sushiya means you have a front-row seat for people-watching and soaking up the atmosphere of The Strip, especially at night. Both lively and laid-back, the varied menu includes salads, soups, sandwiches, beef tenderloin and chicken curry plus sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura.
Craving Mexican that’s satisfying yet healthful? Head right over to Tocaya. Choose from salads, tacos, bowls and burritos, all grounded in traditional Mexican recipes and made with locally sourced organic fare. The meat and fish are fresh (never frozen) and free of hormones, steroids and antibiotics.
Shop the Strip
Make time for a little retail therapy while you’re here.
Lorenzo is a fashionista’s nirvana. In this sleek space, you’ll find clothes from the likes of Vera Wang and Vivienne Westwood as well as Christian Dada (who has designed pieces for Lady Gaga), Claire Barrow, Fear Of God, Phoebe English and Vika Gazinskaya, just to name a few. There are two stores on Sunset, one for women and one for men.
Want to add a little French edge to your relaxed style? Zadig & Voltaire has you covered, literally. Founder Thierry Gillier is inspired by thinkers and artists ranging from 18th-century writer Voltaire to more recent iconoclasts including Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull and Jane Birkin. Artistic Director Cécilia Bönström is a proponent of “less is more.” Jackets, tees, scarves, sweaters and sneakers abound.
Ready to pamper your body and beautify your skin? Here’s where to go.
Beauty addicts will find cosmetics, skin-care products and in-store spa treatments, including facials, massages, waxing and makeup services at Bluemercury. Whether you want to hydrate your skin from head to toe, slather on a mask or find a gorgeous new lip gloss, you’ll have choices galore.
There is no shortage of ways to pamper yourself at Ole Henriksen Spa, tucked away in Sunset Plaza’s lower level. Services include specialty massages, salt and sugar scrubs, indulgent spa and bathing rituals, light therapy, nail care and more. There are also several product collections (creams, cleansers, gels, serums, scrubs, etc.) in case you’re keen to implement a new skin-care regime.
Crank the heat and make it happen! Hot Pilates is guaranteed to help you reach your fitness goals and lift your mood. The studio’s Get Hot. Full Body class is designed to push your mind and body to the next level. The 45-minute full-body workout includes strength training, cardio bursts and a relaxing cool down.
Updated from the original article written by Jacqueline Fitzgerald.