|Happy shopper Beth with her Cookbook purchases|
Cookbook is a charming little grocery that pretty much puts the seal on the gentrification of Echo Park. Owned by Marta Teegan, who is a gardener, chef and author, Cookbook is a greengrocer with a small but careful selection of organic fruits and vegetables, but it's much more than just produce: despite its small size, there's a smattering of all the things you've suddenly remember you needed.
|A sweet idea: branches of Oregon blackberries for a vase|
|A small but excellent selection of cheeses and butters|
|Olive oil in bulk is reasonably priced (just don't leave it in a hot car - the cork might pop)|
|A good selection of vegetables and herbs|
Everything is impeccably sourced: Coffee comes from San Francisco's Sightglass, eggs from Teegen's favorite egg farm in Paso Robles, Strauss creamery milk, Dr. Bob's ice cream, Morning Glory brittle. I like that Cookbook is a local business that encourages people to actually cook instead of just buying coffee and cupcakes -- in fact I think every neighborhood could use a store like this. A Cookbook next to McCall's Meat and Fish, for example, would be the perfect combo!
1549 Echo Park Ave.
Open daily 8 am - 8 pm