Tomato soup and Fritos for supper? Again? Get out of that rut, starting with this very easy shopping list from Cookbook, the newly opened neighborhood market and takeout in Echo Park that’s stocked with pantry delights and tasty groceries.
1. Maestri Pastai flown in from Naples.
2. Organic pumpernickel flour.
3. Sustainably grown produce from local farmers (look for tomatoes, peaches, and melons).
4. Honey from California bees.
5. VK Food’s fresh soy milk.
6. Free-range eggs from Mill Road Orchard in Paso Robles.
7. San Francisco’s Sightglass Coffee.
8. Cookbook’s own olive oil (buy a bottle once, take it back for refills).
9. Dr. Bob’s seasonal ice cream.
10. Artisan brittle from Morning Glory Confections (we like the Bacon Spanish Paprika).
11. Fresh-cut, pesticide-free flowers (for good measure).
Need extra help? The collection of Marta Teegen’s favorite cookbooks for sale at the counter inspires the weekly prepared food menu provided by catering darlings Heirloom L.A., and the deli case stocks salads, sandwiches, fresh-baked breads, fruit galettes, and savory tarts to go. Much tastier than Fritos.
Cookbook, 1549 Echo Park Avenue, between Scott and Morton Avenues, Echo Park (213-250-1900 or cookbookla.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Cookbook
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