Here in LA, we’re blessed with some excellent food shopping options, from high-end Bristol Farms and Gelson’s to healthy Erewhon and Lassens, plus an eclectic array of Asian markets and Mexican carnicerías. Oh, and our beloved Trader Joe’s. Obviously.
Wondering what makes these spots tops when it comes to your weekly shopping list? Location, baby. We scoured the shelves at Rent.com to find the 10 apartments that are closest to the most grocery stores. So clip those coupons, finish up that list and get ready to peruse the best apartments in Los Angeles for grocery stores.
10. 5600 Wilshire
Located right in the center of the famed Miracle Mile section of Los Angeles sits 5600 Wilshire. The complex offers studios through two-bedroom units with modern appliances and layouts. Residents here are walking distance from some of the city’s most popular attractions, including The La Brea Tar Pits and the Los Angles County Museum of Art.
You’re also just a few blocks away from a variety of grocery options, such as Ralph’s, Smart & Final and Lassens.
9. The Micropolitan at Larchmont Village
Just south of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, you’ll find The Micropolitan at Larchmont Village. The modern units here offer impressive kitchens, with gas ranges, large refrigerators and stainless appliances, perfect for cooking all of the groceries found right outside your door.
The property is about a block away from a Pavilions grocery store, plus just a short drive up Melrose to a variety of fresh produce and food options.
When you think of proximity to groceries, your first thought likely isn’t a high rise in the heart of downtown LA. Apex is perched in DTLA’s South Park neighborhood, best known for its entertainment complex, including STAPLES Center, LA LIVE and Microsoft Theater, all an easy 5 to 6-minute walk from your front door.
Oh, and groceries? In downtown LA? Believe it or not, yes. And lots of them, including Ralphs, Whole Foods and Smart & Final, plus Cork & Tap, Target and more (all within two to three blocks). Welcome to the downtown renaissance.
As for your upscale digs, expect tall ceilings, oversized windows and hardwoods. Apex is also stocked with community amenities, ranging from a pool and lounge areas decked out with fire pits in creative entertainment areas and a screening room.
7. Waterstone at Metro
Culver City living comes with ample conveniences. Here at the Waterstone at Metro, you’re next door to a Vons, and less than a mile from Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Smart & Final, Ralph’s and a co-op market.
Oh, did we mention the beaches? Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and the famed Venice Beach are just five miles west.
Stylish apartments feature 9-foot ceilings, stainless appliances, central heat and air, hardwood flooring and a dishwasher (not to be taken for granted in LA). You’ll also appreciate the courtyard, gym, pool and bike storage area. A Metro station is nearby if you can manage to tear yourself away from the Westside to explore LA.
6. 825 South Hill
We’ve already established downtown’s South Park as a grocery-central hood, so it’s no surprise to see 825 South Hill is our number 8 spot. This tony 53-story high rise is just a few blocks from the Pershing Square Farmers Market and Grand Central Market, along with the Downtown LA Farmers Market. Beyond the usual grocery suspects (a la Ralphs and Whole Foods), you’re just blocks away from Little Tokyo’s international markets.
Open-concept living spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows, Nest thermostats, private balconies and high-end finishes. Design-centric community amenities are equally high end. Think fire pits, cabanas and a rooftop pool with killer views.
5. Ten Thousand
Located at the intersection of Beverly Hills and Century City, Ten Thousand offers luxurious living that’s a cross between an upscale condo and a five-star resort in the confines of a gleaming 40-story high rise.
At these prices (10K a month for a two-bedroom), it’s possible you won’t be doing your own grocery shopping. However, should you decide to slum it at the store, you’re super close to a Gelson’s, the Century City Farmers Market and many more options.
Your very posh apartment comes equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views from the ocean to downtown LA. Expect top-shelf amenities to the tune of 75,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor community areas.
There’s a private one-acre park, screening room, tennis court, outdoor chef’s kitchen, boardrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and a staff of 80 to tend to your every need.
4. LEVEL Furnished Living
Forget about furniture, LEVEL‘s all-inclusive apartments in DTLA’s South Park district take care of all the details for you. Groceries, of course, are super convenient. You’ve got a Whole Foods a single block away, plus a Ralphs and beer-and-wine store both within two blocks.
High-end hotel-style apartments feature gourmet kitchens with Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances, furnished balconies and weekly housekeeping. Beyond your posh pad, you can take advantage of the sauna, steam room, heated outdoor pool, fire pit lounge areas and even a rooftop basketball court. Oh, and valet parking. Welcome home, high roller.
3. Alina Los Angeles
One of DTLA’s newest high-rise apartment buildings, Alina is located in the scenic and grocery-rich South Park district. Whether you stock up on staples from Ralphs, Whole Foods or Smart & Final, you’ll only have to walk a block or two (literally) to fill up those reusable bags.
Luxurious living seems to be the norm for this neighborhood, and the Alina doesn’t disappoint. Beyond the keyless entry and video access, your home features floor-to-ceiling windows with motorized shades, quartz countertops, custom cabinets and a washer and dryer. Plan to take full advantage of community amenities, including the resort-style pool, movie theater and rooftop deck.
2. Gayley & Lindbrook Apartments
Located in lively Westwood Village next to UCLA, Gayley & Lindbrook Apartments are within a half-mile of Whole Foods, Westwood Farmer’s Market, Trader Joe’s, Bristol Farms and Ralphs. Essentially, the best of LA grocery stores are right at your doorstep. You’ve also got easy access to everything from the beaches to Beverly Hills.
Creative, design-driven apartments with open floor plans feature 9-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances and a washer/dryer. High-end amenities include a rooftop soaking pool, subterranean parking and indoor-outdoor social space.
1. Westwood Village Furnished Apartments
A close neighbor to our number two spot, Westwood Village Furnished Apartments are cozied up to all of the conveniences UCLA co-eds depend upon. That, of course, includes everything from healthy food shops to an eclectic Persian market. Suffice it to say, you’ll find ample variety in Westwood Village, enough to land these apartments in our runner-up spot.
Offering both unfurnished long-term rentals and short-term units designed to be a hotel or extended-stay alternative, apartments include plank flooring, spacious closets and fireplaces. You can also choose a unit that includes a balcony or breakfast bar. Community amenities include a rooftop fitness center and resort-style pool.
We looked at all apartments in Los Angeles and rated them on the number of grocery businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, supermarkets located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings and may not reflect recent openings and closings.