Echo Park’s gourmet grocer opens Highland Park market

HIGHLAND PARK —   Cookbook, the pint-sized Echo Park grocery, opened the doors today to a much more spacious market on Figueroa Street.

The new Highland Park shop would still seem small compared to a typical supermarket – or even a convenience store. But it’s twice the size of the original Echo Park location, said co-owner Marta Teegan, who was tending to customers at the new shop on opening day while partner Robert Stelzner worked the original location.

While much more spacious, the new Cookbook stocks much of the same high-quality and pricey produce, meats, cheeses and other items found in the original store. Like Echo Park, the Highland Park shop will be open every day from 8 am to 8 pm.

The new shop, housed in a renovated storefront with large windows, sits on a stretch of Figueroa that has seen the arrival of new restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Teegan and  Stelzner opened their Echo Park shop five years ago in an Echo Park Avenue storefront.

“We’re happy to bring it to this side of the river,” Teegan said of the shop.

Cookbook Highland Park is at 5611 Figueroa Street.

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  1. Now if we can just get 365 or Trader Joes to open in the Superior space, that would be the best thing ever.

    • Why? I shop at Superior. You don’t like a Mexican grocery store in a Mexican neighborhood?

    • A 365 would be a game changer! I was skeptical of the Silver Lake location before it opened but it doesn’t feel low rent like I feared it would at all. In fact the way people dress up to shop there and make it such a fashion show it feels like a high end experience.

    • Don’t fuck with superior. That’s a really disappointing comment and I’m all for the new highland park.

  2. Cookbook folks are super nice grocers, says an Echo Park neighbor!

    Best wishes and Great luck to you in Highland Park.

  3. I’m so happy for Highland Park to see them get more and more upscale amenities like this. Goodness knows the neighborhood has earned it by now.

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