Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski have slowly been taking over L.A.’s coffee-shop scene, and over the last couple years they’ve nearly cornered the market on great merch, too. Almost no restaurant, bar or café takes retail and apparel as seriously—or has more fun with it—than Go Get Em Tiger. Some of GGET’s merchandise can be found year-round (never leave us, “COFFEE” snapback or tumblers), but the café also releases limited-run seasonal items, too, so it’s always worth checking back. There are hoodies, crew necks, dad hats, tees and even ceramics, most made through collabs with local makers and printers. And if you really pledge your allegiance to this coffee shop, the’ve even got a coffee subscription service.
There’s never been a better time to support—and rep—your favorite local restaurants. And if you’ve tried to find parking on Fairfax during a major streetwear drop, you know just how hard Angelenos go for new fits, and how long they’ll wait in line; it almost rivals how hard we all go and how long we wait for new restaurants, so it should come as no surprise that L.A.’s recently found major overlap between the streetwear and food worlds.
Chefs at some of L.A.’s best restaurants and designers are teaming up now more than ever, giving us some of the finest merch the city’s ever seen. Here’s your guide to the top tees, sweatshirts, food-inspired sneakers and snapbacks so you can show some love for your favorite restaurant (or just your favorite plate of pasta).