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The Local's Guide to DTLA

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Downtown Los Angeles has been having a major "moment" going on three years now. But, with so many new businesses in the 'hood, how do you decipher the best from the rest? Easy! Just let us be your guide.
Ahead, a nail salon from the future, ice-cream churned by bicycles, a macaron shop that gives Ladurée a run for its money, and much more!
SlideIllustrated by Gabriela Alford. Neihule
From the pod-like pedicure chairs that resemble individual, little white spaceships — and come complete with personal iPads — to the glass of complimentary champagne, Neihule redefines pampering. Plus, there's even an herb bar to select which essential oils you'd like incorporated into your pedicure. See you there on Sunday?
Neihule, 607 South Olive Street (near West 6th Street); 213-623-4383.

Peddlers Creamery
Is it an ice-cream shop? Or a bike store? Well, technically, Peddler's Creamery is both. The newly opened business makes artisan ice cream churned from — you guessed it — a manual bicycle. Sure, you'll likely consume the calories you would lose in an average Soul Cycle class, but a scoop of the Salted Carmel or Mint Chocolate Cookie is definitely worth the splurge.
Peddler's Creamery, 458 South Main Street (at East Fifth Street); 213-537-0257.

THVM
An acronym for This Here Very Moment, THVM Atelier offers a carefully curated mix of local indie designers like Raquel Allegra, Cerre, and, of course, their own eponymous line of perfectly tailored denim, in a creepy-cool warehouse setting.
THVM, 1317 Palmetto Street (near Mateo Street); 213-617-0667.

TLT Food
What started as an insanely popular food truck, TLT Food officially opened its second storefront location this week. While we've heard rumors of exclusive additions to the DTLA menu, we can't imagine it'll be easy to order anything other than those short rib quesadillas. And, a massive sized limeade — obviously.
TLT Food, 225 West 7th Street (near Broadway); 213-377-5333.

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