Leo's Tacos Truck Los Angeles

Leo’s Tacos Truck

Leo’s Tacos Truck is a place where fine dining chefs, college students, and perhaps even their parents end up after a long night out. The li...
Mashti Malone Hollywood Los Angeles

Mashti Malone

Don’t be a killjoy: at Mashti Malone, you don’t want to order a vanilla and chocolate ice cream. It would be a shame to miss out on perfumes...
Mh Zh Silverlake Los Angeles

Mh Zh

Mh Zh stands for mah zeh, Hebrew for ‘what is that?’, but it could easily be a play on words on mezze, Middle-Eastern tapas. Order as many s...
Friends and Family East Hollywood Los Angeles

Friends & Family

Los Angeles has waited and waited for chef Daniel Mattern and baker Roxana Jullapat (formerly at Campanile, A.O.C., and Cooks County) to ope...
The Juice Atwater Village Los Angeles

The Juice

There's something about "The Juice". You instantly want to like it, just like "The Dude". And then you find out there are even more reasons ...
Chaumont Bakery Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Chaumont Bakery

The key to a great croissant lies in its lamination. Frederic and Laila Laski, the French husband-and-wife team behind Chaumont Bakery, know...
Sapp Coffee Shop East Hollywood Los Angeles

Sapp Coffee Shop

Sapp Coffee Shop should be called Sapp Noodle Shop. You want to come here for their jade noodles: green vermicelli with crab, duck and caram...
We Have Noodles Silverlake Los Angeles

We Have Noodles

It may say ‘We Have Noodles’ on the front door, but don’t sleep on the appetizers. These chicken and truffle dumplings in brodo probably fel...
Guisados Echo Park Los Angeles

Guisados

Guisados is a family affair: Armando De La Torre Sr. takes orders, his son is in the kitchen, and her grandchildren at the tables. And their...
Eggslut Downtown Los Angeles

Eggslut

Welcome to the temple of food porn. The place where you get your fingers dirty, and you enjoy it, especially when it is captured on camera. ...
Van Leeuwen Culver City Los Angeles

Van Leeuwen

It took a New Yorker to create the most Californian ice cream: vegan scoops with raw cocoa, cashew milk, matcha... or even turmeric! The non...
Salt & Straw Larchmont Los Angeles

Salt & Straw

L.A. no longer needs to envy Portland, the hipster-foodie capital of the West Coast: we now have Stumptown, Blue Star Donuts, and Salt &...
Jeni's Ice Cream Los Feliz Los Angeles

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

It’s always hotter on the East Side. And when it's hot, all you need is candied ginger ice cream, right? This microclimate might be the reas...
Lodge Bread Co Culver City Los Angeles

Lodge Bread Co

"NO BAD VIBES!" says proudly (and loudly) the slate on Lodge Bread Co’s main wall. Only good vibrations for these Culver City Beach Boys who...
Afghani Kabob House Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Afghani Kabob House

Lost in the heart of Beverly Hills, Afghani Kabob House contrasts with the neighborhood: a quiet terrace, affordable prices, warm service an...
Feu Pho Studio City Los Angeles

Feu Pho Kitchen

Being lost in the Valley can happen to anyone — but when you’re lost AND looking for Vietnamese food, Feu Pho Kitchen is the only answer to ...
Saffron & Rose Ice Cream Westwood Los Angeles

Saffron & Rose

On this busy stretch of Little Tehran, you’ll find rose ice cream made with fresh organic whole milk and thousands of rose petals distilled ...
Ta-Eem Grill West Hollywood Los Angeles

Ta-Eem Grill

  Where? 7422 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 When? Sunday-Thursday 11AM-10PM, Friday 11AM-4PM What? ta-eemgrillinc.com...
Pa Ord East Hollywood Los Angeles

Pa Ord Noodle

Don’t be fooled: at Pa Ord, you want to order carefully because even their mild dishes are on the fiery side. Get the kuay tiew rua, i.e. bo...
Sticky Rice Downtown Los Angeles

Sticky Rice

  Where? 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 When? Monday-Sunday 8AM-10PM What? grandcentralmarket.com How? No reserv...
Rice Bar Downtown Los Angeles

Rice Bar

  Where? 419 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 When? Monday-Friday 11AM-5PM, Saturday 11AM-3PM What? ricebarla.com How? No ...
Proof Bakery Atwater Village Los Angeles

Proof

"The proof is in the pudding", they say. Well it is also in this financier which is a big as a fist, if a fist could have such a good butter...
Wax Paper Frogtown Atwater Village Los Angeles

Wax Paper

  Where? 2902 Knox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039 When? Monday-Saturday 11AM-4PM What? waxpaperco.com How? No reservations ...
Side Chick Arcadia Los Angeles

Side Chick

  Where? 400 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 When? Monday-Saturday 11AM-9PM, Sunday 11AM-8PM How? No reservations ...
Blossom Downtown Los Angeles

Blossom

You’ll like Blossom for its food, but you’ll love it for its owner, Duc Pham. Duc is a Swiss knife at Blossom, bouncing from chef, bartender...
Mini Kabob Glendale Los Angeles

Mini Kabob

  Where? 313 1/2 Vine St, Glendale, CA 91204 When? Monday-Saturday 11AM-8PM, Sunday 11AM-6PM What? mini-kabob.com How? ...
Lalibela Little Ethiopia Los Angeles

Lalibela

Lalibela is a tiny haven in Little Ethiopia: a charming outdoor terrace, an entire family managing the front and back of house, and a lack o...
Howlin Rays Downtown Los Angeles

Howlin’ Ray’s

At Howlin’ Ray's, you’re going to enjoy the pain. After waiting in line for more than an hour in Chinatown, it’s your turn to order hot chic...
Al-Noor Lawndale LAX Los Angeles

Al-Noor

  Where? 15112 S Inglewood Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260 When? Tuesday-Sunday 11AM-9:30PM What? alnoor-restaurant.net How? No...
Cento Pasta Bar Downtown Los Angeles

Cento Pasta Bar

With Cento Pasta Bar, Avner Lavi created a new restaurant model — but most of all he found the way to serve exceptional pasta for less than ...
Sweet Rose Creamery Brentwood Los Angeles

Sweet Rose Creamery

Ranking #2 after the Smurf flavor (which can be found in the best gelaterias in Rome), the mint flavor is probably the most hazardous choice...
Guelaguetza Koreatown Los Angeles

Guelaguetza

Very fun fact: the URL of Guelaguetza’s website is "i love mole dot com ". Before even setting foot in this Mexican temple of Koreatown, we’...
Everson Royce Bar Downtown Los Angeles

Everson Royce Bar

  Where? 1936 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 When? Monday-Saturday 5PM-2AM, Sunday 5PM-12AM What? erbla.com How? (213)...
Pho Cafe Silverlake Los Angeles

Pho Cafe

Pho Cafe isn’t your typical Vietnamese restaurant you’d find in Little Saigon, Orange County. It has a Silverlake vibe to it, you might even...
Luv2Eat Thai Bistro Hollywood Los Angeles

Luv2Eat Thai Bistro

If you allow yourself to be discouraged by the ridiculous name, or by its strip-mall location (between a 7-Eleven, a Subway, and a Pizza Hut...
Sweet Nuns_Mid-City_Los Angeles

The Sweet Nuns

When the French feel homesick in Los Angeles, the remedies are few: Petit Trois’ omelette, Republique's baguette, raw milk cheese from DTLA ...
Nong La West Hollywood Los Angeles

Nong La

Can’t get enough of these buns! Rice vermicelli served with cucumber, carrots, daikon, bean sprouts, cilantro and peanuts — sprinkled with s...
Tumaca Food Truck

Tumaca

Victor and Sibyle left Spain without thinking twice in order to open a Catalan food truck in Los Angeles — and, nine months later, Tumaca wa...
Ruen Pair East Hollywood Los Angeles

Ruen Pair

Two words: Morning Glory. It’s the first dish you should order at Ruen Pair, right when you sit down, before even opening the menu. If you’r...
Pita Bar & Grill West Hollywood Los Angeles

Pita Bar & Grill

We could not have asked for more: in the heart of Fairfax Village, Pita Bar & Grill makes some of the best falafels and shawarmas in Los...
Loqui Culver City Los Angeles

Loqui

Except for few food trucks, the West Side doesn’t have any decent tacos — and Loqui came to shake things up. Here the tacos are called "prim...
Angelini Alimentari West Hollywood Los Angeles

Angelini Alimentari

Gino and his team have kept only the best of the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles (Angelini Osteria) to create a small canteen right n...
Dune Atwater Village Los Angeles

Dune

Fun fact: falafel means "little ball" in Arabic. Real fact: Dune has some of the best falafels in LA, and they are curled up in soft thick p...
Baroo East Hollywood Los Angeles

Baroo

Are the best restaurants in Los Angeles necessarily hidden on a strip mall? Nestled between a 7-Eleven and a fast-food place, but most impor...
Cassell's Koreatown Los Angeles

Cassell’s

Al Cassell began serving burgers in 1948, and they have the best ones in Los Angeles for a while. After he passed away, Cassell's was recrea...
Pine and Crane Silverlake Los Angeles

Pine & Crane

Pine & Crane is a polarizing restaurant: adored by some, misunderstood by others — it leaves no hipster indifferent. Always packed durin...
Jones Hollywood Los Angeles

Jones

Although its pizzas are correctly seasoned, Jones should be taken with a grain of salt: the kitsch tablecloths, the Italian-American dishes,...
Guerrilla Tacos Food truck Los Angeles

Guerrilla Tacos

In 2012, a small street stand had great ambitions: take tacos out of their straightjacket and treat them with the highest respect... a real ...
Gjusta Venice Los Angeles

Gjusta

If the early bird catches the worm, it would certainly catch Gjusta’s baklava croissant as well. A perfect puffer, a buttery taste which can...
Falafel Arax East Hollywood Los Angeles

Falafel Arax

The name is misleading: at Falafel Arax, treat yourself to the kebab rather than the falafels. Don’t get us wrong, they’re the best in the n...
Habayit Santa Monica Los Angeles

Habayit

An Israeli restaurant lost on the East side of Santa Monica, in Los Angeles’ culinary no man's land, closed at night and almost all weekend:...
Go Get Em Tiger Los Feliz Los Angeles

Go Get Em Tiger

Being called “The best iced latte in America" by the New York Times’ Oliver Strand, that sets the bar high. Charles Babinski and Kyle Glanvi...
Mapo Galbi Koreatown Los Angeles

Mapo Galbi

Those who read Lucky Peach (the Momofuku-born bible of food weirdos) know that Mapo Galbi is David Chang’s favorite restaurant in the whole ...
Cofax West Hollywood Los Angeles

Cofax

Everyone runs to Cofax for their breakfast burrito (don’t get us wrong, they’re incredible), but we’re all about Nicole Rucker’s donuts. Thi...
Mainland Poke West Hollywood Los Angeles

Mainland Poke

There was a time when a poke was a (doubtful) flirting move on Facebook. Today, it’s a trend of colorful bowls that seem to be invading our ...
Honey Hi Echo Park Los Angeles

Honey Hi

There are restaurants that pretend to be healthy, and there's Honey Hi. Owned by two resplendent healthy gals (one of which is a nutritionis...
Daily Dose Cafe Downtown Los Angeles

Daily Dose Cafe

Daily Dose Café is a little corner of paradise. Hidden away in the Arts Districts, between two large industrial buildings, a narrow alley wi...
Larchmont Wine and Cheese Larchmont Los Angeles

Larchmont Wine & Cheese

The sign says "Larchmont Wine, Spirits and Cheese" but you’re here for the sandwiches. Served only from 11 am to 5 pm and very often out of ...
Wexler's Deli Santa Monica Los Angeles

Wexler’s Deli

Whether you’re team Lox Bagel or Pastrami Sandwich, Wexler's Deli is here to save Santa Monica from the lack of cool lunch spots that are no...
Sun Nong Dan Koreatown Los Angeles

Sun Nong Dan

The problem with hidden gems is that we would like them to stay that way. Sun Nong Dan is every chef’s favorite spot, a hole-in-the-wall whe...