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Echo Park Fishing

Imagine being able to fish in the middle of Los Angeles and get a taste of nature and/or an escape without traveling too far. You can appreciate the beauty of natural elements while practicing a fun hobby in the city you call home through fishing in Echo Park.

Echo Park Lake                        

Fishing in Echo Park is available at Echo Park Lake; you can also fish in nearby lakes, including MacArthur Park Lake, Hollenbeck Park Lake, Belvedere Park Lake, Lincoln Park Lake, etc. Just make sure you have a California fishing license and that you check the Fishing and Hunting Regulations of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).


Echo Park Lake via Splash of Pretty

Echo Park Lake contains trout during the winter and catfish during all the other times of the year. Additionally, you may come across carp, bluegill and largemouth bass in the lake.

There are photos of people fishing at the lake since the late 1940s. Today, the city allows fishing at Echo Park Lake between the months of June and September. See the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and the Parks and Echo Park Recreation Center for more information.

Fishing in the City

Since 1993, the CDFW has provided a city program named Fishing in the City. If you can find an opportunity near you, it includes free fishing day clinics for people who want to fish for the first time. The clinics go over fishing methods, like how to catch fish and how to get it ready for dinner.


Girl fishing at Echo Park Lake in 1958 via Echo Park Forums

Free Fishing Days

Consider getting a California fishing license, because without one you could be fined for fishing at Echo Park Lake or other bodies of water in the state of California. Licenses are required for people who are 16-years-old and older. The city offers a couple days a year during which people can try fishing for free to see if it’s something they enjoy. If so, the person can think about getting the license without paying for it upfront.

The Free Fishing Days always fall in July and September. The first one of the year was on July 4, 2015, and the next one will take place on September 5, 2015. The next Free Fishing Day is coming up very quickly, so get ready if you want to take advantage of it and try fishing this year.

While you’re fishing in Echo Park Lake, check out the other things you can enjoy there. At Echo Park Lake, you can take out a pedal boat and take in the view from within the lake, walk on the trails surrounding the water and/or visit the famous lotus flower beds. Also, consider the real estate available to you in Echo Park.


Vegan Restaurants Near Echo Park

Earlier on the blog, we covered New Eateries in Echo Park. Today, we’d like to explore some of the vegan options in the neighborhood. If you’re vegan and living in Echo Park, or thinking of moving to Echo Park, this is the post for you!

Veganism & Benefits A vegan diet excludes dairy, meat and eggs from food, as well as anything that comes from animals. Many people choose a vegan lifestyle because of the maltreatment of animals in the food industry and/or because of the negative impact the meat industry has on the environment.

A vegan diet is mostly compromised of vegetables and can contain fruit, beans, soy, tempeh and satay. Many people on a vegan diet will experience weight loss and benefit from the natural vitamins and minerals (protein, iron, calcium, etc.) in the produce they eat.

The Vegan Scene in Echo Park These vegan restaurants support local farmers, and thus support local businesses. They support the concept that we should know where our food comes from and we should eat high quality, organic produce.

Sage Vegan Bistro This restaurant believes in the “from the field to the table” mentality and supports the “farm to table movement.” Sage Vegan Bistro, on W Sunset Blvd in Echo Park, carries menu items created with produce that is in season from local farms. Sage offers a brunch menu, lunch menu and dinner menu. There’s also locations in Culver City and Pasadena, a mobile food truck, and the same owner runs Kindkreme (a vegan ice cream store). Stop by Sage Vegan Bistro for lunches like the buffalo chicken wing salad or the tempeh avocado pesto burger.

Vegan Restaurants in Echo Park

Bowl of Soul via Yelp

Elf Cafe El Cafe is another farm to table establishment. This restaurant features Eastern Mediterranean food and has been open since 2006. The original chef was Lebanese and the owners were inspired by Greek influences. The current chef, Dave Martinez, brings elegance and creativity to the menu. Some dishes to enjoy at Elf Cafe include the baked tarte with mushroom, caramelized onions and mozzarella; the chickpea flour crepes with truffle cream, and the kofta with saffron cous cous.

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Fromage Rigatoni with Charred Cauliflower via Yelp

Vegan House Vegan House offers vegan Thai cuisine in an environment that feels like home. The Thai menu offers favorites, such as pad thai, orange soy chicken, satay chicken and spring rolls. Also stop by for their creative sushi items, including grilled veggie sushi. Don’t forget dessert; try the coconut ice cream. This is Thai food done right with healthy cooking as the priority. Tip: there’s free parking towards the back of the building.

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Green Curry via Yelp

Tribal Cafe Tribal Cafe calls itself the “the Eat Good Do Good Cafe.” This vegan restaurant definitely has flair with its colorful and attention-grabbing decor. Patrons of the Tribal Cafe enjoy deli sandwiches, espresso, fruit juice, green smoothies and a variety of dishes. The veggie mushroom burger, spinach and mushroom tamale, Reuben tempeh sandwich, spicy Filipino chicken adobo panini and the Asian veggie wrap all look equally tempting and appealing. In addition to the healthy and delicious menu, Tribal Cafe offers open mic nights, which are recorded for YouTube, and also hosts local cultural events (such as art shows).

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Tempeh Tacos via Yelp

Bon appetit!

The Best Food Delivery Services in Echo Park

Food delivery services are becoming more commonplace as people want more convenience at an affordable cost. There are many services to choose from and each has its own specialty or way of doing things. If you’re new to the food options in Echo Park, and would like an idea of the food delivery services available, read on to learn more.

Some food delivery services in Echo Park offer readymade food brought to your door, while others deliver boxes of food that need to be cooked for the meal. These options are perfect for those of us who don’t have the time to shop for food and prepare it. It’s also a great idea for those who want to learn how to cook gourmet dishes without the hassle of grocery shopping.

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Blue Apron Food Service                                                                                                      

Oftentimes, having the exact amount of food delivered to you that you need to cook a meal is economical because you won’t have any leftover ingredients in your fridge that will go to waste. For example, some ingredients only come in bulk sizes, but you may only need a small portion of a specific ingredient for a recipe you’re only going to make one time.

Other times, you may be craving take out but don’t want to stop the movie you’re watching or leave the party you’re at to pick up the food. In those cases, you can use a delivery service that brings you food from restaurants in Echo Park.

The following are some of the food delivery services available:

Blue Apron – The service from Blue Apron will deliver three boxes of food to your home each week. Each box contains everything you need to cook one meal using locally grown ingredients. The cost is $9.99 per person.

Yummy – Forget about driving to the store and waiting in line; Go to Yummy.com to order groceries and other items that will be delivered to your home or workplace within 30 minutes.


food delivery echo park

LAbite – LAbite offers delivery from a network of1757 restaurants in Southern California brought to you by teams of LAbite drivers. You can order dinner to someone’s home or cater lunch for the entire office. LAbite also offers personal assistance via the phone and order tracking online.

Amazon Fresh – Amazon Fresh, whose offices are located in downtown L.A., offers free delivery on orders over $50. You can order groceries, premade meals and products from local stores via your phone or computer. The membership also comes with other Amazon Prime benefits.

Drizly – This delivery service specializes in delivering alcoholic beverages to your door within half an hour. You order from the app, and you don’t have to worry about sending the designated driver to pick up more drinks.

Farmbox L.A. – With Farmbox L.A., you’ll receive a box of fresh produce and groceries from local farms. You’re in control of how many deliveries you want, whether that’s every week or once a month. You can also customize the contents of the box based on what’s being harvested at that time and your personal preferences.

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DoorDash ­- Have goods and food delivered from local businesses with DoorDash. DoorDash was founded by college students at Stanford back in 2013 to connect consumers with local business. Expect your order to arrive in 45 minutes or less.

Test out food delivery services in Echo Park to see which one best fits your needs. Are you planning on moving to Echo Park? Don’t forget to check out Echo Park real estate with Los Angeles Real Estate Unlimited.

New Eateries In Echo Park

Echo Park New Restaurants

Once you’ve checked out the New Eateries in Silverlake, head over to Echo Park to discover more places to grab a bite to eat in Los Angeles, California. (In case you’re wondering, Echo Park is located near Downtown L.A. and Santa Monica Boulevard.)

Browse through these successfully new eateries in the Echo Park area to learn more:

Ostrich Farm – Located near Sunset Boulevard, Ostrich Farm is open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday while brunch is offered on the weekends. There are many different types of items on the menu, ranging from flatbreads to small plates of pork rillettes, mussels and chicken liver to a variety of salads. For dessert, try a dark chocolate tart with sea salt or a vanilla bean creme brulee. The large brunch menu covers tartines; poached eggs with chickpeas; blueberry lemon, ricotta pancakes; and thick cut bricoche French toast (to name a few of the choices).

The Park Restaurant – The Park is self-described as, “a place to relax and get nourished.” This establishment showcases simple food for a great price and provides options for vegetarians and vegans. The Park runs an impressive deal on Tuesdays that includes a 3 course dinner for the great value of $20. Plus, on Wednesdays, the eatery advertises a burger for $6. Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner at The Park for a casual atmosphere with great food. The food served includes a wide variety of cuisine, including American, Greek and Italian. Keep an eye out for the Happy Hour, which takes place from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm on weekdays.

The Park’s Finest BBQ – This isn’t just your average BBQ place; The Park’s Finest serves none other than Filipino barbeque. This location is close to Downtown. Visit The Park’s Finest for delicious BBQ in a casual dining environment. The menu was perfected by different families in L.A. who designed recipes and sauces like the ones enjoyed at family barbeques. At this eatery, you can try dishes like spicy sausages, longanisa, roasted chicken, pork ribs and riblets, pulled pork, tri tip and coconut beef. The restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and a side of elote (corn flavored with mayo, cheese and cayenne pepper). Don’t forget that you don’t have to wait for those holiday parties to start to enjoy good, family barbeque.

As you can see, there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to dining in Echo Park. In addition to trendy homes and trendy nightlife, Echo Park has a lot to offer in terms of where to eat and where to try new dishes. If you are looking for real estate in Echo Park, be sure to check out our website Los Angeles Real Estate Unlimited for more information on home listings and property in Los Angeles, CA.

Top Things to do in Los Angeles for Free

Who says you can’t do anything on Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, or anywhere else in Los Angeles for free? If your answer is yes, we’ll prove you wrong. Courtesy of L.A. Weekly’s Best of L.A., here’s a list of the things you can do here without spending a buck.

30. Admire artwork with celebrities at Subliminal Projects

29. Watch free Improv shows at The Clubhouse

28. Hike at the Musch Trail in Topanga Canyon State Park

27. Go to The Brewery Artist Loft and join the biannual Brewery Art Walk

26. Visit Little Tokyo during their Tuesday Night Cafe and enjoy free performances

25. Listen to renowned authors as they read their work at Hammer Readings

24. Dance your heart out as Glen Roberts Big Band play swing.

23. Visit the controversial America Tropical.

22. Climb the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

21. Pay respect to Jazz legends in their resting place at Inglewood Park Cemetery

20. Imagine wearing the famous costumes displayed at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

19. Stroll along the ruins of the Old Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park

18. Enjoy free drinks and music at Sonos Studios

17. Ride a bike along Metro Orange Line Bike Path

16. Travel back to 1917 Spanish colonial era by walking along Ojai Valley Trail

15. Visit the Murphy Ranch, a 1930’s Nazi compound

Read the rest of L.A. Weekly’s list here: 30 Free Things to Do in L.A. Any Time


2101 Park Dr Los Angeles, CA 90026

List Price: $925,000

Property details:

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath 1950’s Echo Park real estate property for sale is located near Elysian Park. It is outsized in style and great design with curvilinear lines and Streamline Moderne references.

This house for sale boasts of a white-wall living room with commanding window walls which opens to a spacious balcony with a picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean – makes you feel like you’re aboard an ocean liner. All rooms have access to the wonderfully designed patio.

Additional features include an automatic gate, exterior security lights, and 2-door garage good for 2 vehicles.

Interested In This Los Angeles Real Estate Property?

Are you interested in this Echo Park, Los Angeles Real Estate property? Contact one of our Echo Park real estate agents. Get a free consultation, answer questions, or set up a walk though by calling Real Estate Unlimited Agency, toll free at 213-923-8797 , or contact us online.

*This property is not a current listing of Real Estate Unlimited, but if you are interested in taking a look, please contact us at 213 923-8797.







1428 Laveta Ter, Los Angeles (City), CA 90026

List Price: $779,999.00

Property Details:

This contemporary Echo Park real estate property for sale is centrally located in the area. It is just a walk away from local cafes and restaurants, the newly renovated Echo Park and of course, the Dodgers Stadium. Access to Downtown LA is easy because do you not have to pass the freeway.

Built in the 1920’s and renovated 2 decades later, the 1,596 sq. ft. house has three spacious bedroom and 2 full baths. The large kitchen has tile countertops and lots of cabinet space for storage. There is a stairway which leads down to a bonus basement room. The huge back yard has lots of fruit trees and plenty of space for family events and bonding with friends and guests.

Interested In This Los Angeles Real Estate Property?

Are you interested in this Echo Park, Los Angeles Real Estate property? Contact one of our Echo Park real estate agents. Get a free consultation, answer questions, or set up a walk though by calling Real Estate Unlimited Agency, toll free at 213-923-8797 , or contact us online.

*This property is not a current listing of Real Estate Unlimited, but if you are interested in taking a look, please contact us at 213 923-8797.

echo park real estate for sale

echo park real estate for sale

echo park real estate for sale

echo park real estate for sale

echo park real estate for sale

Famous Echo Park Del Mor Apartments to be Sold

Del Mor Apartments Echo Park, CA Del Mor Apartments, a 1920’s four-story Echo Park real estate property which currently houses 44 apartments, is in the process of being sold to Sherman Oaks Real Estate Investment company through M West Holdings.

Currently owned by Positive Investments of Arcadia, this iconic brick building is home to many established Echo Park shops selling organic produce, lattes, vintage clothing and other services. Del Mor is most famous for its appearance in the 1990’s film Mi Vida Loca, a film tackling Echo Park gang life.

Commercial tenants who currently occupy the 10 storefronts in the said building are worried about the future of their business once the sale is complete. Many of them do not have leases and pay their space on a monthly basis. Apartment residents however are protected by the city’s rent control laws.

Read more about Del Mor Apartments’ future here | Landmark Echo Park apartment building being sold

Echo Park Discount Store to be Transformed to Restaurants

Echo Park real estate owners have something to look forward to by 2014 as Gareth Kantner, owner of Sunset Junction-based restaurant Café Stella, plans to transform an old discount store and snack stand into a pair of new restaurants.

In an interview, Kantner said that the current building which houses E’Pack Family Clothing Store and the Sunset Snack stand will be the new site of two new eateries. Dinette, expected to open by February 2014, will serve sandwiches with Vietnamese, Cuba, and of course, American flavor. The other resto-bar, called Libre, is poised to serve grilled meats, vegetable dishes, salads and oven-baked pizzas.

To learn more details about the store, click here | Cafe Stella Owner Opening Dinette and Libre in Echo Park

Residential Unit to Rise in Long-Standing Vacant Lot in Echo Park

The barricaded vacant lot at Temple St. and Union Avenue in Echo Park will now be the new site of an apartment project with small space for retail.

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This triangular property at 330 N Union Avenue was supposed to be a site for a four-story, 52-unit condo development but ended into foreclosure. Now, the unknown new owner, who paid more than $2 million for the property, seeks to build a 69-residential unit apartment with 98 parking pace and 500 sq ft of commercial retail space.

Read more about this newly acquired property here: More Action On Temple: Developer wants to fill big Echo Park pit with residential project