When it’s time to soak up the sun, check out the scenery, and enjoy great food on your next group outing in Los Angeles, make a beeline for Joan’s on Third. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, you and your friends will find it in this spacious, light-filled eatery on–you guessed it–Third Street in West Hollywood. Workday or weekend, Joan’s gets crowded around lunchtime, so get there early and snag a prime spot on the outdoor patio.
The dress code is relaxed, but stylish sunglasses are essential. They’ll shield you from the midday glare, and, more importantly, they’ll help you sneak a peek at the beautiful people–including the odd celebrity–who come in droves to enjoy some of the best sandwiches in town. That’s why you’re here too, so introduce your pals to sublime sandwiches like the juicy turkey meatloaf with chili aioli, or short rib with melted jack cheese, which is so flavorful and decadent you’ll want to order another to take home with you for dinner.
This being SoCal, there are great salads on offer as well, Chinese chicken salad with crispy won tons, or the butter lettuce with dried organic cranberries and creamy French feta, are a health-foodie’s dream come true. And speaking of feta, make sure to browse their cheese section and grab your favorite import for your next party, accompanied with crackers or a nice French baguette, of course.
When you’re ready for a tasty treat to accompany your post-meal coffee, hit Joan’s legendary dessert bar. Bursting with ice cream, cookies, cupcakes, and bars, you’ll want to try a little bit of everything … so go ahead and do exactly that. You can share them among your group, with everybody weighing in on their favorites before getting back to the important business of relaxing and shooting the breeze on another beautiful California day.