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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!

10 Best Spots for a Quick Bite in South Park, DTLA 2017

Los Angeles is constantly growing and evolving, and the neighborhood of South Park is getting more and more exciting by the day. At WREN apartments, we’re proud to be able to provide the residents of our apartments in South Park, LA with the opportunity to live and flourish in a dynamic and eclectic urban atmosphere.

It’s no secret that one of the reasons that DTLA is so great is because of all the amazing dining options, especially if you’re on the go. So here they are: the ten best quick places to eat in South Park, LA.

1. The Briks

The Briks is known for its innovative dishes and unique atmosphere. You’ll enjoy watching classic movies while Chef Mario Christerna provides you with a variety of surprisingly affordable North African and Mexican dishes. The Briks offers brunch, lunch and dinner, and between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., you can take advantage of an awesome happy hour.

Directions to the Briks from WREN

2. EJ’s Bites

Fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy food. Since 2015, EJ’s has proven this by serving delicious and healthy pitas, bowls and salads. Only fresh, raw ingredients are used in their meals, and the pitas and falafel are made daily. Residents of WREN apartments have found that this is one of the best places to eat in South Park, LA if you’re in a hurry. The service is prompt, attentive and friendly. So, if you need to quickly get your protein on, definitely check it out.

Directions to EJ’s bites from WREN

3. Arashi Sushi

Many of our residents have had the pleasure of experiencing Arashi Sushi since it is just a 7-minute walk from WREN’s apartments in South Park, LA. For 20 years, Chef Ken Park has been using his skill and creativity to turn sushi into true works of art. It’s no wonder why Arashi calls the menu “art” and the chef an “artist”.

Directions to Arashi Sushi from WREN Apartments

4. COW DTLA

            COW, which is literally just around the corner from WREN, has become a favorite among our leasing staff. It’s probably because they crank out deliciously wholesome breakfast food and unbeatable coffee nice and quickly – perfect if you’re on the go. Taking inspiration from mediterranean and vegetarian foods, COW is the #1 spot if you’re after quick breakfast eats in DTLA. 

Directions to Cow from WREN

5. Tom’s Urban

Tom’s Urban made our list of the best places to eat in South Park, LA because it’s perfect for drinking a beer, savoring some high-end comfort food and watching a game, if you have some time. Plus, the Staples Center is right next door, so if you plan to see the action in person, Tom’s is perfect for both pre and post game!

Directions to Tom’s Urban from WREN

6. B.S. Taqueria

B.S. Taqueria, a modern Mexican restaurant known for its delectable tacos and margaritas, is less than a mile from WREN apartments. The atmosphere is casual and fun and, if you or your friends are vegetarian, there are many meatless options available. In fact, the staff will kindly modify dishes to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Directions to B.S. Taqueria from WREN

7. Live Basil Pizza

Everybody loves a good pizza! This is why Live Basil Pizza is known as one of best places to eat in South Park, LA. Live Basil prides itself in using natural, quality ingredients. In addition to being just a few minutes from our DTLA apartments, Live Basil is also right next to several of DTLA’s sports and entertainment venues, which is why many of our tenants have made it their go-to spot for a quick bite before a game or show.

Directions to Live Basil Pizza

8. California Kabob Kitchen

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention California Kabob Kitchen when talking about the best places to eat in South Park, LA. This spot is a favorite of WREN apartments. Regulars always make sure to show up hungry for the large portions of mouthwatering Persian and Mediterranean food. Make sure you come ready to eat!

Directions to California Kabob Kitchen from WREN

9. Hoke Poke

Poke has become incredibly popular over the last couple of years, and when you taste Hoke Poke, you’ll understand why. Chef Lauren Haas creates scrumptious poke bowls using only sushi-grade fish and fresh, sustainable ingredients. Hoke Poke offers traditionally Hawaiian dishes with hints of Japanese influence. For many DTLA-ers, Hoke Poke is arguably the best poke in all of Los Angeles.

Directions to Hoke Poke from WREN

10. Impresso

The best places to eat in South Park, LA are not always full-service restaurants. Impresso is small hidden café that is about a 5-minute walk from our apartments in South Park, LA. Outside of the java that satisfies even the hardest-to-please coffee critics, Impresso also serves breakfast, salads, sandwiches, breads and croissants.

Directions to Impresso from WREN

When it comes down to it, it was an easy decision to choose South Park as a home for WREN apartments. We continuously work to create unique and vibrant living experiences, and DTLA perfectly complements the culture of our community. When our residents are not out exploring the city, they’re enjoying our stylish, modern apartments and top-of-the-line amenities that encourage comfort and balance.

Are you ready to live a balanced lifestyle? Contact WREN today!