• UO Journal: Them Jeans' Guide to L.A. Eats

    Urban Outfitters is proud to present Urban Outfitters Journal Issue 2, the next in a series of print publications that represent the culture and stories behind the UO Men’s Brand, coming soon to select UO Stores and online. 

    Jason Stewart (also known as Them Jeans) has a particular knack for melody and for playing the right song at the perfect moment. So it makes sense that a guy with such discerning auditory taste would be just as discerning when it comes to food. We joined Them Jeans on a tour through the L.A. culinary scene to get the lowdown on some of his favorite spots around the city.
    Words by Them Jeans
    Photos by Nicholas Haggard

    Proof Bakery 
    3156 Glendale Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90039

    I’m lucky enough to have Proof Bakery be my neighborhood local. Very solid coffee; I buy my weekly beans for home brewing here, too. Food-wise, their croissants are outstanding. My favorite treat is the canalé, and their sandwiches are tiny but so good. If you’re looking for a heal-their breakfast, go for the bowl of granola with almond milk. 
    Visit Proof's Website

    3143 Glendale Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90039

    Luckily, right across the street from Proof is Dune, a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean lunch spot especially good for vegetarians. For just $6, you can get a beautiful hummus plate overflowing with fresh and pickled vegetables, plus a warm piece of their just-made grill bread to dip into everything. For an extra dollar, I like to add a still runny-yolked hardboiled egg. For more of a main dish, they’ve got my favorite falafel sandwich in town, filled with more fresh and pickled veggies, crunchers, and sauces. 
    Visit Dune's Website

    943 N Broadway #102
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    This newly-opened Chinatown spot is a very simple but well-done burger shack right in the heart of L.A.’s Chinatown Plaza. Keeping to the In-N-Out style menu of just burgers and fries, they have your standard American burger done right with thoughtfully selected fresh produce and a housemade veggie patty filled with healthy grains. 
    Visit Burgerlords' website

    Pho 87 
    1019 N Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    A short walk from Burgerlords, Pho 87 is a no-frills Vietnamese spot selling my favorite Pho in town. I like the one filled with tendons, cartilage and rare beef. A must-order appetizer is the #43 Char-broiled Pork & Egg Roll with Tiny Rice Vermicelli, an addictive plate of stuff to be stuffed in a lettuce leaf, covered in fresh mint leaves and dipped in their clear sauce. 
    Visit Pho 87 Facebook

    Izakaya Honda-Ya 
    333 S Alameda St 
    Suite 314
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    Located on the 2nd floor of a Little Tokyo mall (drive to level 4 in the parking garage), Honda-Ya is an always-packed drinking bar that happens to sell great food, too. Put your name on the list and wander around the mall—once inside, order pitchers of Sapporo and yakitori skewers, fried everything, noodles, sushi, and basically every kind of Japanese food imaginable. If you tell them it’s your birthday, they shut the lights off and play a wild Kawaii EDM birthday song. 
    Visit Izakaya Honda-Ya's website

    Belcampo Meat Co. at Grand Central Market 
    317 S. Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

    I always recommend Grand Central Market for lunch with a group of people who might not want all the same things. Belcampo is half butcher shop, half restaurant, selling expensive (but very good quality) meats. The restaurant has great burgers, sandwiches, and beef tallow fries, and is one of the only spots in the market to grab a nice beer. 
    Visit Belcampo's Website

    Night + Market Song 
    3322 Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90026 

    One of my favorite Silverlake spots, Night + Market is another drinking spot that happens to have great food. Lots of spicy and adventurous Thai dishes, great wine selection and decor… plus, my favorite fried chicken sandwich in town. 
    Visit Night + Market Song's Website

    Good Girl Dinette 
    110 N Ave 56
    Highland park, CA 90042

    Another great Vietnamese spot, this one in the Highland Park neighborhood. A menu full of comforting porridges for a cold day, bánh mì sandwiches with addicting green aioli, and really great jalapeño garlic fries. Their meats and produce are all farmers market fresh. They also have a surprisingly good coffee program and housemade sodas from market fruits rotating weekly. 
    Visit Good Girl Dinette's Website

    Shop UO Journal Issue 2
    Head to UO’s Space 15 Twenty at 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd in Los Angeles, CA on February 25th to celebrate the launch of UO Journal issue 2 and the second release of our ongoing Artist Editions series with a DJ set by Them Jeans.