🍫 Cultura Chocolate
Yes, this small-batch chocolate company serves up some of the best chocolate bars in the city, but its distinct drinks will keep you coming back. Specializing in drinking and sipping chocolates, the Cultura team crafts a variety of rich, flavorful atole, highlighting ingredients like cinnamon, cacao, and blue corn — YUM.
🍨 Bule Bule
This family-owned nevería with that vintage soda fountain flair is the perfect dessert spot, serving up icy raspados, creamy malts and shakes, warm churros, and more. (They also have elote, tortas, and chili cheese fries if you’re hungry for something savory!)
🎶 D3 Arts
As a gallery, art studio, and concert space, this community gathering spot shows off what makes Westwood so incredible — its artists. All are welcome, but D3 is geared toward youth in the neighborhood, hosting punk shows, mariachi classes, and even 12-step support groups for young people.
👍 Other Faves
Check out Kahlo’s for vegan grilled nopales asados; explore Morrison Road’s galleries and shops at First Fridays in Westwood; and, if you’re a chef looking to share your culinary magic with the city, check out The Kitchen Network, an awesome, affordable commissary kitchen that supports up-and-coming cooks of all levels in building their business and cooking skills.