Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Trails (Snack Shack) to You - Griffith Park

Griffith Park is over four thousand acres of rugged trails, golf courses and world-class activities like Griffith Observatory (you may know it from the movie Rebel Without a Cause), The Greek Theater and the LA Zoo to name a few. If you are visiting from out of town and want a perfect view of the Hollywood sign, the hike around the observatory is mandatory. I live at the base of the park, so it's a very accessible, very big part of my life. Thanks to a back injury my hiking lately has been limited to the steps of this snack shack in the woods! What awaits me there is home-baked goodies like savory and sweet tarts, cookies, pies, yummy sandwiches and lemonade or latte to wash it all down. There are plenty of Vegan offerings as well. To find this shady shack just head north on the Fern Dell entrance to the park and you'll eventually see it tucked away to the left. No need for guilt - you can always enjoy working off the calories in the nearby trails!

 My selections included a maple scone, a cheese and chive scone, a lavender vanilla shortbread cookie and strawberry lemonade!
... all enjoyed under the canopy of the most beautiful tree...
There is also a playground area on the other side of the street - be sure to bring the whole family!


Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar said...

It seems such an interesting place ;)

Aggie602 said...

Wow I wish I couldve gone here I was actually in LA Fri and Sat and San Diego Sun, Mon. Now back In AZ i miss youre great weather thats for sure (116 here)

Lady and Olga said...

smells of peace and well being, love it :)


devorelebeaumonstre. said...

nice! xo


Shervin Nassi said...

radical blog!


letizia said...

I love the pics because the place is so...american ! You know we don't have this in France or Spain!
I would love to try the shive scone !

Sakuranko said...

You have a great Blog!! The ictures are beautiful!! God Bless you to you and yur family!!

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Lindsay said...

i went to griffith park for the first time last week on my vaction in LA! i went to the observatory to see the Hollywood sign and the view was incredible. there's actually some photos of it on my blog right now :)


ZombieLace said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This is such a charmin place you photographed. I hope I can make it to this part of the country someday.

tessa said...

ahhh. LOVE scones.


Bad Joan said...

looooove trails! isn't the vanilla lavender cookie amazing?! yum!


Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so sweet. x hivenn

Tam said...

How funny, Trails is such an odd spot...I went there for breakfast about a year ago and still remember their waffles! They were delicious

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