Who lives in Hollywood? What do you think is the best grocery store? The best pharmacy?
Note: Hollywood, not West Hollywood.
Like, Western Ave Hollywood? Or Vermont?
Vermont, or further west, like La Brea.
I'm bicoastal now.
Is rock n roll Ralphs still there?
rock n roll ralphs was the best...hope it's still there
There are a million stores in that area OP -- perhaps you might check Yelp.
Rock and roll Ralphs is still there.
You will think I am very low rent but I really like Jons Market. Not for everything but they have a lot of imported stuff in bulk (spices, herbs, nuts, etc) for low prices and their produce is always the cheapest. Most everything else I buy at Trader Joes.
Jon's is amazing for that stuff, esp the produce and fresh herbs.
Thanks. How about a pharmacy? I really don't like using Rite Aid or CVS, I prefer the neighborhood drug stores. Anyone use Ideal Pharmacy at Hollywood and La Brea? Others?
For groceries, I'd go a little farther afield and hit Gelson's on Franklin -- much better than Ralph's.
Independent Drug Store? Go into the valley, Dana Drug on Pass in Burbank. And there's a great card store connected to it.
What do you want the pharmacy for, OP? To fill prescriptions? If so, then just go to Target (La Brea and Santa Monica) if you don't like RiteAid and CVS. There are very few independent pharmacies left in the city and the chains do it just as well and cheaper. And DEFINITELY check out Dana Drug - they have the best selection of small gifts and cards of anywhere around!
If you want a cheap, big grocery store, there's a Food 4 Less on Western and Santa Monica. It's the same as Ralphs, but with lower prices and a lot more ethnic foods.
Why do you not want to venture out of Hollywood, OP? There's not a lot of services in the area, and as LA is a car culture, people think nothing of driving a few miles to get what they need. You'd be better off going into West Hollywood or the mid-Wilshire/Hancock Park neighborhood (nice big Ralphs on Third and La Brea) or even Beverly Hills than trying to find what you need in Hollywood.
When I was a kid in Hollywood, it had everything in spades. Now it has nothing much, and all in belligerent (as opposed to relieved) foreign tones...
Rodeo Drive has some nice stores. Just don't walk into them clutching a hanfull of crumpled notes and say "I've got money".