Celebrities are just like us, they eat too! A lot of guides on how to dine like a celebrity in Los Angeles or other cities often focus on high-end restaurants. Of course, celebrities do eat at places like that. They also love places that are budget-friendly. It is possible that you can see a celebrity at one of the places on this list but that’s not what this is about. Here are 5 budget-friendly spots where celebrities eat in Los Angeles.

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Alfred’s Coffee

Located on Melrose in Hollywood, Alfred’s is a cute coffee shop that celebrities like to visit. Recently Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson shared a picture from here on her Instagram account. Shawn isn’t the only celebrity who has visited Alfred’s. The drinks are delicious and the coffee shop is a fun place to hang out.

Aroma Coffee and Tea 

aroma coffee and tea

This has become my favorite place to eat in Los Angeles. You’ll find Aroma in Studio City and it is a hot spot for locals and occasionally celebrities. When I took my parents here we saw Oscar winner JK Simmons. My friend saw an actor from A Cinderella Story one time when she was here. Plus, the food is fabulous.

Bob’s Big Boy

bob's big boy

This diner-style restaurant has been serving celebrities for years from James Dean and Debbie Reynolds to Taylor Swift. Bob’s Big Boy is located in Burbank near the Warner Bros. Studio. In addition to being a popular spot for celebrities, the restaurant has also been in a few movies and tv shows. Some of my favorite items on the menu are a chocolate milkshake, a veggie quesadilla, or the original big boy combo. Costs vary depending on what you order but it should be around $10-$15 per person to eat here.

In-N-Out Burger

in n out burger secret menu

In-N-Out Burger is not exclusive to California but it is arguably the most popular fast-food chain in the Golden State. It is often a must-do for those visiting California and the locals love it. Celebrities from Beyoncé to Adele eat here. The food is fresh and tasty! Plus, it is inexpensive. The menu is simple with three burger choices, fries, drinks, and milkshakes.

The not-so-secret menu includes ordering your burger protein style or animal style. Protein style replaces the buns with lettuce. The animal style adds mustard and grilled onions.


sprinkles cupcakes california

Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba are among the celebrities who are big fans of Sprinkles cupcakes. I am a big fan of Sprinkles too. The cupcakes are delicious and Instagram-worthy. My favorite flavor is chocolate peppermint which is only available during the holiday season. You can get a cupcake from here for under $5.

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Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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