Sprinkles and Mendocino Farms are located next to each other in downtown LA, and in the same plaza as Target*. I could always use a trip to Target! I've also found a new nail salon I like downtown, as well as a couple bars, so there's always a reason to stop and get a sandwich and a cupcake.
Things are little more challenging when I need to make a Trader Joe's/Whole Foods run. I like going to the TJ's near the Grove, because Whole Foods and World Market are over there too! It's a tricky eating situation because there's also a Veggie Grill, nestled in between Mendocino Farms and Sprinkles. Talk about a tough call, am I RIGHT? The Veggie Grill at 3rd and Fairfax does serve a very tasty Rosé, so I flip a coin. Just kidding, I pretty much have burnt myself out on Veggie Grill at this point because coming from San Francisco where the closest one was in San Jose (although now there's one in Walnut Creek), I WENT NUTS WHEN I MOVED OUT HERE. Like any rational, emotionally stable adult with no food issues would, obviously. Besides, when I decide to buy records at Amoeba in Hollywood, there's a Veggie Grill next door, so I'm covered. They just don't have the Rosé, but I find a way to get through it. OMG ONE TIME, I saw Ryan Adams** eating there, no big.
So, I have tomorrow off, and I have some errands to run...
*Target just happens to sell the best toilet paper known to humankind! I'm serious, their name brand paper is the softest and most inexpensive out there.
**That's Jenny Lewis singing "Oh My Sweet Carolina" with Ryan Adams in Pomona, which I know because I was totally at that show. She opened for him, and this song was the encore. She was singing in her PJs with bare feet.