Ever get the storybook sense that you’ve wandered into a place built just for you? That’s how discovering Broome Street General Store felt to me. Like someone had collected all the essentials for my best, most active self.
The self that drinks hot coffee from a mint thermos on a blustery day. Preferably atop a hill and a blanket both.
The girl who never runs out of clean, striped shirts…
and stashes goodies for sharing in her market tote.
The friend who has on hand the secret ingredient to a Sailor’s Ale…
and nuts, chocolate and (Sqirl!) jams to satisfy your sweet cravings.
The friend who makes a mean cup of coffee.
A word about this last. As far as I know, Broome Street General Store is the only spot in LA that actually sells gimme! coffee. Brooklynites as well those who have had the joy of calling Ithaca, NY, home will understand when I say that stumbling upon those red labels and exclamation marks warmed my heart.
Broome Street also carries Weck jars in all shapes and sizes, acacia cutting boards, wooden salad spoons, cast-iron pans, and pantry basics like sriracha and Bob’s Red Mill grains. It’s where I’ll head for housewarming gifts and stocking stuffers.
They serve local pastries and sandwiches daily as well as fried chicken every Friday night.
What’s not to love?
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Neighborhood: Silver Lake