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The 9 Best Food Trucks in South Park, LA

It’s an exciting time for foodies. Why? The whole country is in the midst of a food truck revolution! And, if there is anyone to thank for this scrumptious movement, it would be Los Angelinos. Not only is Los Angeles the birthplace of the food truck craze, it’s home to the top food trucks in the country. Since WREN’s DTLA apartments are centrally located, we’re quite familiar with the best bites on wheels. When it comes to food trucks in DTLA, these are the nine that you absolutely must try!

1. Kogi BBQ

Kogi in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

Korean tacos and burritos made with fresh ingredients, BBQ meats, and topped with delicious sauces? Yes, please! Oh, and there are quesadillas, hot dogs, hamburgers, too! And, as if WREN and the South Park neighborhood couldn’t get any better, Kogi BBQ rolls into our area every Friday!

2. Son of a Bun

Son of A Bun in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

* Image from Son of A Bun’s Facebook

Son of a Bun hangs out in the LA Arts District, which is only a couple of miles from our DTLA apartments. This truck is all about freshness, and when you bite into one of their gourmet burgers, you can tell. (We recommend biting the AvoEgg Burger.) So, for a tasty, juicy, toasty, cheesy experience, make sure to keep an eye out for Son of a Bun.

3. El Chato Taco Truck

El Chato FoodTruck in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from El Chato’s Facebook Page

Really, all El Chato has to do is serve up their mouthwatering street tacos and everyone is happy. But, they don’t stop there. They go on to blow us all away with incredible mulitas, burritos, and quesadillas as well. 

4. The Holy Grill

The Holy Grill in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*Image from The Holy Grill’s Facebook

People who seek glatt kosher meals often hit up The Holy Grill. This truck usually stakes out a spot on S. Los Angeles and E. 16th Street, which is about a 10-minute walk from WREN’s apartments in DTLA. From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, you’ll find them serving up awesome traditional Israeli fare.

5. Ta Bom Truck

Ta Bom Truck in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*Image from Ta Bom’s Facebook

If flavor is your thing, then Ta Bom is your truck. For nearly a decade, Ta Bom has been delighting DTLA-ers with authentic Brazilian food. In fact, they are one of the few food trucks in DTLA that can say they were the first in their space! So, for an amazing home-cooked Brazilian meal, check out Ta Bom’s truck on 123 S. Figueroa Street.

6. Mr. V’s Cheesesteak on Wheels

Mr V's Cheesesteak in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from Mr V’s Yelp Page

It’s probably no surprise to hear that the specialty of Mr. V’s is the cheesesteaks, but what you might not know is that their burritos are also fantastic. Some might even say shockingly fantastic. Our DTLA apartments are only about a mile from a Mr. V’s truck on 7th Street and Hill.

7. Poke 2 Go

Poke 2 Go in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*Image From Poke 2 Go’s Facebook page

Hawaiian poke is all the rage right now and given how delectable it is, it’s easy to see why. Poke 2 Go combines high-quality tuna with fresh, locally-sourced vegetables and ingredients to create bowls that are just to die for. The truck is typically stationed in Santa Monica’s Food Truck Alley.

8. White Boy Tacos

White Boy Tacos in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from White Boy Tacos Website.

Simply put – you must try the killer tacos, quesadillas, and burritos at White Boy Tacos. But, you don’t have to take our word for it – just check out their five-star rating on Yelp. As you can imagine, we’re very pleased that White Boy Tacos is under a mile from our apartments in DTLA.

9. Guerilla Tacos

Guerilla Tacosin in South Park, LA near WREN Apartments

*image from Guerilla Tacos Facebook

Chef Wes Avila has turned his pop-up taco cart into one of the most sought-after food trucks in downtown Los Angeles. Every day, Guerilla Tacos is dishing out inventive street tacos that are “bursting with culture” and pleasing to the masses! Just be sure to check their website regularly because the truck location changes all the time.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what kind life you lead, there are food trucks in DTLA that cater to your tastes, and just as many that will expand your culinary horizons.

Did you know that the kind of versatility you get with food trucks is also the kind of versatility you should expect with DTLA apartments? That’s what we believe at WREN. In addition to being in the heart of the diverse and flourishing culture of South Park and DTLA, we’ve created an apartment community that appeals to every kind of lifestyle.

We offer a variety of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans that provide the perfect amount of space for singles and families alike. We combine modern designs and finishes with natural tones to create a balance of both style and comfort. And, we include amenities like a private park, dog runs, two rooftop decks, large pool and poolside cabana, a club/game lounge, fitness center/yoga studio, business center, onsite restaurant and many others. These features not only maximize the living, working, and entertaining space, but also to help residents form a genuine connection with their community. 

Trust us – we have an apartment that is right for you! Find out more about our DTLA apartments!

WREN’s Grand Opening in South Park, DTLA

It’s been an exciting month for WREN! The recent Grand Opening Celebration for our DTLA apartments was a HUGE success – so much so that it was recently covered on South Park’s de-facto business website SouthPark.LA!

The event was actually twofold: We officially unveiled our brand new apartments, and we also donated $150,000 to Metro Charter Elementary School. We wanted to make sure to give back to a South Park community that has been so incredibly warm and welcoming to us. It was amazing to be able to share a special occasion with so many beautiful, shining faces! So, now that WREN is officially open, we’d like to share with you some exciting things that are happening with us!

Metro Charter Elementary School Donation South Park LA

WREN’s DTLA Apartments Are Going Fast!

Two luxurious buildings, seven stories, 362 apartments, and a laundry list of state-of-the-art amenities and features. We pretty much thought of everything that a DTLA-er might want and need and we made sure to design it all into our community. The result of our efforts: We are already 20 percent leased up!

WREN’s DTLA Apartments Are Going Fast in DTLA South Park

In fact, many tenants signed on well before our grand opening. If you’re wondering how we could possibly be leasing up so fast, read on. We have so much to explain!

Cutting-Edge Amenities and Features Balance Wants and Needs

Let’s get down to the brass tacks. You’re probably wondering what kinds of fantastic amenities and features we provide when you become a resident of WREN’s DTLA apartments.

Hold onto to your hats; this is going to be quite a list:

Cutting-Edge Amenities and Features at DTLA Apartments

The Community

  • Centrally located near DTLA’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment
  • Easy access to DTLA public transportation
  • An open, well-appointed fitness center and yoga studio
  • Indoor/outdoor rooftop decks with BBQs and fire pits
  • Large pool and spa with poolside cabana and lounge
  • Two gorgeous lobbies with coffee machines and a concierge
  • Bike parking and maintenance room
  • Business center with six co-working spaces
  • Conference room with tables and seating
  • Club lounge with games, TVs, and full-service kitchen
  • Private park
  • Two dog runs and a dog bathing area (Do you know many DTLA apartments that have this?!)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Two loading docks with elevator
  • Mailroom with delivery storage
  • Automated package delivery lockers
  • Storage lockers
  • 19 electric vehicle charging stations
  • Reserved parking available

 Olive Lobby Section at Wren's DTLA Apartments

Our Apartments

  • Modern, European-style cabinetry
  • Quartz countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Crisp subway tile backsplashes
  • Beautiful wood-like plank flooring
  • Tall 9-foot ceilings
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Electronic, keyless entry
  • Homes with balconies available

And, We Have Our Own Restaurant!

total control over your entire drinking and dining experience

Ah, yes! The pièce de résistance! It’s not like we’re trying to make other apartment communities jealous, but yeah – our DTLA apartments are going to have an awesome onsite restaurant. In the fall, First Draft Taproom & Kitchen will be opening their doors to serve up delicious bites, beers, and wine in our 4,000 square-foot retail space. But, that’s not even the best of it! First Draft is a pour-your-own-drink experience! With wristbands loaded with credits, you’re able to pour as little or as much as you like from 60 taps of beer, wines, ciders, coffee, and kombucha.

We couldn’t be more ecstatic to be a member of the South Park community! To be a part of a vibrant and growing South Park neighborhood is truly an honor. We are also proud to be able to provide an incredible living experience for our residents. Everything we do is to help them feel like they have everything they need right at their fingertips. It’s a part of a philosophy we call “Thoughtful Living”.

Does this sound like your kind of lifestyle? If it does, find out more about our DTLA apartments!

Commuting Through DTLA From WREN Apartments

It’s no secret that getting around the city usually tops the lists of concerns for people who are on the hunt for DTLA apartments. It’s understandable since Los Angeles just so happens to be the second most populated city in the United States, and getting from point A to point B can sometimes be a pretty involved endeavor. But, we at WREN are here to put those concerns to rest. Because of our central location, we’ve cracked the code on how to easily commute through DTLA!

Commuter Express 431 and 437

The Commuter Express program

The Commuter Express program is an incredibly convenient and quick way to get to and from downtown and other major LA spots. A Commuter Express bus limits the number of stops it makes so you have more of a straight shot to your destination. Two popular routes are just a few minutes from WREN’s DTLA apartments. Route 437 runs between downtown and Culver City and is easily accessed on Grand and Pico. The 431 stop is on Venice and Grand and runs from downtown to Palms.

Santa Monica Expo Line

The Santa Monica Expo Line

The Santa Monica Expo Line is a new light rail system that allows you to get from DTLA out to Santa Monica in under an hour! If an hour commute from DTLA to Santa Monica sounds like a long time then you’re obviously not from LA. During rush hour, this drive can sometimes take up to two hours. A public transportation service that can get out to the Santa Monica Pier in under an hour has long been awaited, and residents of DTLA are thrilled that they can finally ride the Santa Monica Expo Line.

7th Street/Metro Center

The LA County Metro Rail System

The LA County Metro Rail System consists of two subway lines and four light rail lines. The Blue, Red and Purple lines are all served from the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in the Financial District. The Blue Line is a light rail route, while the Red and Purple are both subway routes. The Blue Line runs between DTLA and Long Beach, the Red Line goes from downtown to North Hollywood, and the Purple Line runs between downtown and Koreatown. Our DTLA apartments are just 10 minutes from the 7th Street/Metro Center Station!

DASH Line

The DASH bus service

The DASH bus service is a great way to make your way through the various downtown neighborhoods. The purpose of the program is to provide a more localized bus service. Buses mainly serve their own individual neighborhoods but will feed into other major transportation services like the Metrolink and Metro Rail System. There are several DTLA routes to choose from:

  • Little Tokyo/City West,
  • Chinatown/Financial District
  • Union Station/South Park
  • City West/Fashion District
  • Financial District/Exposition Park/USC

Many of the DASH stops are less than a 10-minute walk from WREN’s DTLA apartments including Hill and Pico, Olive and Pico, Los Angeles and 12th, and Figueroa and Pico.

At WREN, we listen to what matters most to our residents. We make sure they have everything they need to feel productive and fulfilled. We can do this for you as well! A location that’ll make your commute a breeze is the tip of the iceberg at WREN.

We have other amenities and features that will meet all your professional, social and health needs. As a tenant, you get access to a business center and conference room with free WIFI, a private fitness center you can visit at your leisure, and community spaces that give you the opportunity to connect with friends, family and neighbors. And, of course, our apartment floor plans and finishes are designed to maximize space, comfort and functionality.

You deserve to live in DTLA apartments that complement your lifestyle! Get in touch with WREN Apartments!

L.A. Live – Right Around the Corner From WREN’s DTLA Apartments

As one of the premier apartments in DTLA, we’re proud to be situated in one of the most exciting neighborhoods – South Park, LA. We’ve watched it develop into a hotbed of fun where there’s truly something for everyone. One gem in DTLA that you must definitely check out, and one we’re thrilled to be right around the corner from, is LA Live – the self-proclaimed most entertaining place on the planet. It’s a huge entertainment complex, complete with some amazing restaurants and bars, some fantastic music venues, movie theaters – all sorts of amazing fun. If you ever find yourself in South Park and you’re looking for something to do, make sure to check out LA live, right around the corner from WREN’s DTLA apartments.

STAPLES Center Arena

Get Some Great Food

We know that the area is chock full of some spectacular dining options. Here are just a couple of our favorites at LA Live.

  • At Live Basil Pizza, you’re served only the freshest pizza. How do you know that it’s really fresh? It’s made right in front of you.
  • Tom’s Urban is a great spot for gathering up your friends, getting some drinks and sharing some locally sourced bites.
  • For fancier fare, try hitting up Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. A scrumptious steak with some tasty wine is the perfect way to prepare for watching a game or show.

Music

LA Live - South Park neighborhood

LA Live is an entertainment hub for the South Park neighborhood, just like LA is an entertainment hub for the entire country. Here’s some of the best spots for a musical experience at LA live.

●    The Conga Room

  • A world famous music venue house in LA Live co-owned by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, WillI.am, among others, the Conga Room severs amazing Pan-Latin Cuisine and live entertainment in the styles of salsa and world-beat, rock en Español, jazz, urban, R&B, and pop/rock.

●    The Novo

  • Once known as club Nokia, the Novo adopted it’s new name in march 2016. An indoor club with 2,300 capacity, it’s the go-to spot in South Park, LA for seeing bigger touring acts in both music and comedy.

●    Microsoft Theater

  • Similarly to the Novo, Microsoft Theater was formerly known as the Nokia theater – it’s a 7,000+ person auditorium which holds one of the largest stages in the country. It’s home to massive award shows like the ESPY’s, AMAs, and the Emmys and it’s the #1 spot in LA to see massive touring acts, aside from the Staples Center across the street.

●    The Grammy Museum

  • If Music History is of interest to you, then you’ll love the Grammy Museum at LA Live. The Museum has four floors full of musical artifacts, along with interactive touchscreens, recording booths, and instrument stations to allow for hands on learning throughout. Since opening in 2008, the museum has hosted all sorts of exhibits that pay tribute to music’s rich cultural history, along with over 300 public educational programs.

Nightlife

Happy hour is serious business at LA Live. Many spots do both afternoon and late night happy hours (add that to the list of perks at WREN’s DTLA apartments). So, if you find yourself craving cheap food and drinks before or after dancing or rocking out all night, just remember that you’ll have some epic happy hour options to choose from! Here are a couple of our favorites at LA Live –

  • Triple 8
    • Happy Hour (3PM – 7PM) & Late Night Happy Hour (10PM – 2AM)
    • $4 – $8 food menus, and $6 signature cocktails.
    • See the Menu Here.
  • Tom’s Urban
    • Monday – Friday 3PM – 6 PM
      • Booze + bites start at just $3 at 3 pm and prices rise every hour
    • Sunday – Thursday late night 10PM – 1AM
      • Booze + bites start at $5 at 10 pm and prices go down every hour
    • See the Menu Here
  • Katsuya
    • Monday – Friday from 5PM – 7PM
      • Discounted cocktails and appetizers
    • See the menu here

Movies

When it comes to a movie watching experience, you can’t help but have high expectations. After all, we’re close to Hollywood, the birthplace of modern cinema. Fortunately, South Park DTLA is likewise the forefront of movie theater technology.

  • The RealD Premiere Cinema allows you to enjoy 3D like a celebrity. This theater boasts 774 stadium seats, a private green room, and an elegant lobby and staircase. It’s no surprise that movie premiers are often held here.
  • If you want to step it up a notch, then 4DX is where it’s at. Regal utilizes special effects and motion seats, giving you an evening more intimate experience of the film you’re watch.
  • Barco projects films onto panoramic screens that wrap around you. There theaters also include special sound design, which combined with the screen, makes you feel as though you’re in the world of the move, not separate from it. It’s a truly futuristic experience.

fantastic aspects of South Park LA

Thanks to LA Live, and to many of the other fantastic aspects of South Park LA, residents of WREN’s DTLA apartments get to take advantage of an exciting and dynamic neighborhood every day. And, when they leave the hustle of the outside world, they have the opportunity to retreat to world all their own.

Are you ready to live in one of the most engaging and exciting neighborhoods in DTLA? Check out WREN’s DTLA apartments today!

WREN’s Apartment Amenities Perfectly Balance Your Wants and Needs

If you’ve looked for an apartment before, you might have heard this suggestion: Determine what apartment amenities you can and cannot live without. The problem with this is that, right off the bat, you’re sacrificing something you may want. Why should you make any sacrifices? At WREN, we believe you should never have to compromise your desire for comfort to live in an apartment. It’s is why our community includes all sorts of amenities that other DTLA apartments haven’t considered. At WREN, we make sure residents feel like they couldn’t live anywhere else. We’ve curated a perfectly balanced lifestyle, which is something we call Thoughtful Living. Here’s how we do it:

Pool and Cabana

WREN Amenity Pool and Cabana

It’s just a pool. No big deal, right? Actually, it’s kind of a big deal. In fact, out of all our apartment amenities, we’d say that the pool is one of the most spectacular. Not only is there 31 feet of climate-controlled water, there’s also a large Jacuzzi spa. And, the poolside cabana makes you feel like you’re a guest in a high-end resort. In addition to couches for lounging, there are TVs, microwaves, a food prep area, ceiling fans and – the cherry on top – a kegerator! It’s perfect for entertaining or just as a spot for de-stressing after work.

Outdoor Rooftop Decks 

WREN Amenity Outdoor Rooftop Decks

That’s right – there’s more than one rooftop deck for WREN’s upscale DTLA apartments. Our apartment amenities encompass two spacious indoor/outdoor decks with several BBQ grills and incredible views of the downtown LA skyline! It’s a great opportunity for getting to know your neighbors or, if you’re having your own private soiree, you can take advantage of one of the separate entertaining areas that include seating and fire pits.

Private Fitness Center

WREN Amenity Private Fitness Center

Everyone with a gym membership has probably felt that moment of dread right before having to leave the comfort of home to work out. Exercising with total strangers is not everyone’s cup of tea. If this is you then we’ve got a game changer for you! We have an onsite fitness center that is available 24/7. And, we’re not talking about an exercise bike in the corner of a small room. We have 2,700 square feet for stretching out, doing yoga, and feeling the burn using cutting-edge fitness equipment.

Business Center

WREN Amenity Business Center

If you’re a student or if you work from home, you’re going to love the business center. This area is set up with high-speed WIFI and consists of six private workspaces. Additionally, there is a comfortable seating area for six and two TVs. And, most importantly, a coffee bar! It’s rare to find a community with apartment amenities that truly help you balance a busy work and personal life.

Private Executive Conference Rooms

WREN Amenity Private Executive Conference Rooms

In addition to the business center, our DTLA apartments also include two conference rooms that are ideal for meetings. Each fits up to six people and, in case you require space for some collaborative work, there’s also an open conference table that can accommodate eight people.

Two Luxurious Lobbies

WREN Amenity Two Luxurious Lobbies

Our social spaces are meant to be an extension of your home, and the lobbies are no exception. Both areas include cozy seating vignettes and boast open and modern designs that incorporate natural and soothing tones. Sip some coffee against the backdrop of a gorgeous green space, read a book by a dazzling fireplace or make use of a 24/7 concierge desk!

Resident Club Lounge

WREN Amenity Resident Club Lounge

As yet another extension of home, the Resident Club Lounge is the ultimate hangout spot. Here, you can fix some snacks in the full-service kitchen, relax in front of one of two TVs, or head out to the patio and throw some food on the grill. Or, if you’re looking for a bit more action, try a couple of games on our pool table or shuffleboard. WREN’s apartment amenities provide comfort and relaxation, while encouraging you to engage with others in the community.   

Onsite Private Park

WREN Amenity Onsite Private Park

Remember that green space we mentioned a bit ago? That would be the private park that acts as a sanctuary for residents of WREN’s DTLA apartments. As an oasis among the fast-paced and bustling environment of downtown, it is an ideal spot for an afternoon of reading in the sun, a game of fetch with the dog or just a quick break for some fresh air.  

Restaurant on the First Floor – First Draft TapRoom & Kitchen

You read that right – we share our building with a restaurant! Our residents don’t have to go far to savor some delicious bites, and craft beer, wine and cider at the First Draft Taproom & Kitchen. We totally understand if you consider this to be the piece de la resistance of the WREN apartment amenities!

As you can see, we do things just a little differently at WREN. We don’t pick just one lifestyle and expect you to adapt to it. We balance different tastes and ways of living so you can choose what is home for you. We create harmony between nature and urbanity, the modern and the traditional, style and functionality, and elegance and comfort. We work to simplify and enrich your life all at the same time. We promote Thoughtful Living by carefully balancing your wants and needs in everything we do at WREN.

Let us prove to you how special we are! Come check out WREN Apartments!