J Brand's Favorite LA Lunch Spots

J Brand's Favorite LA Lunch Spots

Every woman has that pair of jeans that makes her feel the most like herself, and for good reason: Denim has long been the go–to for achieving effortlessly cool style. And while we love our skinnies and boyfriend jeans, each season brings new denim trends that are just begging to be taken for a spin. Here, we're showing you how to style the of–the–moment silhouettes from AG, L'Agence and J Brand. Discover more in our Denim Report.

It's no secret that LA's food scene has something for everyone, from 24-hour taco trucks to Michelin–starred restaurants. The only problem? Picking just one for lunch. We turned to the Los Angeles–based team at J Brand, whose range of denim silhouettes are the perfect thing for a casual bite, to get their take on the best spots for a midday meal. Check out their picks below, plus an outfit for each.

Eric Musser, Director of Visual Merchandising
Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
"I love the atmosphere and al fresco dining at Gracias Madre. The maître d' is a character, she's really great. I like it all but if I had to choose, I would say my favorite dishes are the Grilled Zucchini Tacos and Coconut Bacon."

Talya Spiwak, International Sales & Marketing Account Executive
Yxta Cocina Mexicana, 601 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles
"The best Mexican food in LA—and I love Mexican food. The kale salad is to die for and you can't go wrong with the cips and guac."

Carli Merzi, Marketing Coordinator
Zinc Cafe, 580 Mateo St., Los Angeles
"I love the open, airy vibe at Zinc, and their patio is a great little oasis in Downtown LA. My favorite thing on the menu is definitely the Carpese Sandwich, and you can't go wrong with their bakery treats."

Dena Bickerstaffe, Director of Women's Design
Daily Dose Cafe, 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles
"I live in the Arts District in LA, so i can easily walk to Daily Dose. It's so cute and the owner is super cool. I get an almond milk latte and the Farmer Sandwich."

Brittany Cohen, Women's Merchandiser
Croft Alley, 8428 Melrose Pl., Los Angeles
"There's an open kitchen and cute outdoor seating area at Croft Alley. Even though you're right in the heart of West Hollywood, you feel like you're at someone's house. My favorite thing to order is the French Scramble with prosciutto."

Laura Pizzarelli, VP of Marketing & Creative
Mendocino Farms, 631 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
"They have amazing vegan sandwiches, specifically the TLT (tempeh bacon, lettuce and tomato) and Spicy Vegan Potato Salad."

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