· By Claire Hoppe
The Neighborhood Guide: ALTADENA
Home to towering Deodar cedars, dreamy craftsman bungalows,
and under-the-radar eateries, Altadena is a quiet gem perched
in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains.
With sweeping views of L.A, a mountain(ish) climate, and an
equestrian tradition (you might see a horse trotting
up Lincoln Blvd), Altadena is a unique and charming
neighborhood that balances history with a burgeoning
creative and food scene.
Our designer, Claire, highlights a
few favorite neighborhood gems.
Parks at Ventura St &, N Fair Oaks Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
The best in town. Birria, asada, and all the usuals
plus an array of veg options (the baja-style
crispy brussel sprouts taco is a must).
900 E Altadena Dr. Altadena, CA 91001
Authentically Italian thin crust, inventive toppings,
and fresh locally sourced ingredients
(with a side of mountain flair).
2477 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Curated menu of high quality drip, espresso
classics and the delectable Chai Chata
(chai + horchata over ice).
Santa Rosa Ave, Altadena, CA
A seasonal tradition for area locals; a mile
of Christmas trees maintained and lit yearly by
volunteers. It's only lit through the Holidays but
worth bookmarking for next year.
2605 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
This quirky stop dedicated to the bunnies is perfect
to visit during the Year of the Rabbit. Over
35,000 rabbit related items will delight
lovers of all things kitsch.
209 E Mariposa St, Altadena, CA 91001
Toxin-free toys, gifts, art supplies and home goods, located
on the bucolic campus of a Waldorf School.
Winter 2022 shot on location in Altadena, CA.