Brentwood Country Mart
This 1950s old-time country mart got a renovation and restoration about a decade ago. Home to a spate of great boutiques (Jenni Kayne, Turpan, Broken English, adorable kids store Poppy), it wins huge points with little ones for its interior food court, where you’ll find the world’s best chicken (Reddi Chick), burgers (Barney’s), and tacos (Frida). There’s also an old-school candy shop (Edelweiss), an ice cream parlor (Sweet Rose Ice Cream), a bookstore (Diesel), a toy store (Toy Crazy), and a mini carousel. We, however are addicted to the delicious salads and seared salmon at the mart’s restaurant. Always buzzing at lunch, the space grows quiet in the early afternoon and is a hidden gem for for a relaxed glass of wine and, in the absence of a friend, your computer for company as you blast through a stuffed inbox.