These last two weeks have been difficult for Los Angeles. We are currently undergoing the effects of a countywide quarantine with local businesses being affected the most. Many restaurants, cafés, and fast-casual establishments cannot operate their dining areas to serve their customers, but rather are allowed to sell their food and beverages for takeout (in some cases, this includes alcohol too). Whether you’re ordering takeout, delivery, curbside pickup or ordering through a third-party delivery (Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats, Caviar, etc.), you’re helping a small business stay open and allowing an individual to continue to be employed – THANK YOU!
There are many restaurants that continue to operate and I am very thankful to each and every person working the frontlines. I’ve compiled a list of restaurants and have listed them based on the following locations in LA: SFV, SGV, Westside, Eastside, DTLA, and South Bay. While some eateries may have multiple locations throughout LA, I am listing the location I know to be open.
Also, if the restaurant has an asterisk, they are currently serving alcohol to-go. Please drink responsibly and drink in the comfort of your home. Let's keep each other safe!
Crème Caramel LA – Known for their Filipino-style custards and desserts, this cafe serves up a variety of sweet and savory pastries, tea, and a full-service espresso bar.
Monte Carlo Deli & Pinocchio’s Restaurant* – A casual Italian restaurant serving up the staples like lasagna, meatballs, pizza alongside their deli with a variety of Italian pantry staples and wine. Don’t forget to take some gelato home.
Porto’s Bakery & Cafe (Burbank) – LA’s favorite Cuban bakery is running a limited menu of their sandwiches and pastries. Call or go online to find out what is available for order. They are also selling their “bake at home” pastries.
Gus’s Barbecue* (South Pasadena) - Available at all locations. Enjoy the best of Southern BBQ: Memphis baby back ribs, Texas beef brisket, St. Louis spare ribs, Carolina-style pulled pork. This’ll pair nicely with their Southern sangria or a Gus’s old fashioned.
Mi Piace* – Old Town Pas neighborhood favorite. Their Italian cuisine includes bruschetta, pappardelle Bolognese, linguine pesto, and a variety of pizza and panini options. Wine, beer, and cocktails available.
The Raymond 1886* - Known for their delectable drinks and creative cocktails, they’re currently offering a la carte menu options including a kid’s menu, and family meals for two (2) or four (4). Wine, beer and pre-made cocktails available. Wine by the bottle, 6-pack beer and large cocktails (4 servings). 10% discount of food orders when calling the restaurant direct for curbside pickup.
Ayara Thai – Offering a variety of northern Thai dishes including their family recipe for khao soi. They are offering pad thai kits as well as Thai Thursday Pinto – a meal subscription that feeds 2-4 people.
Drago Bakery – Fresh bakery options for breads, pastries and sweets (cheesecake and flourless chocolate cake). Cold or frozen options available on lasagnas, soups, roasted vegetable sides and main courses including chicken breast with marsala and mushrooms or beef stew with red wine and spices. Servings for up to 10 people – vegetarian options available.
Trejo’s Tacos – La Brea and Westside (Colony Kitchen) locations open. A la carte bowls, tacos, soups, burritos and salads. Family meal (feeds 4) and Burrito Box (feeds up to 20) available. Vegan and vegetarian options available.
Via Alloro* – Specifically tailored menus for Family of 6, Vegetarian Family, and Pescatarian Family options. A la carte menu available for pizzas, pastas, main dishes, and desserts. Wines by the bottle available and 25% off all wine orders made directly through the restaurant.
Georgia’s Restaurant* - Located at the Long Beach Exchange, this restaurant showcases soul food and southern comfort food. Family feasts available that include their southern fried chicken and fried catfish, family-sized jambalaya, or a family bucket special. Wine and beer available.
HopDoddy* (El Segundo at The Point) - Burgers, shakes and unique beers. Meal kits and margaritas by the glass and pitcher available. Current promo: buy a burger and HopDoddy will give a burger to those working the frontlines at local hospitals.
850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite #116 El Segundo, CA 90245 310-414-2337 www.hopdoddy.com
Mama Terano – Rustic and homestyle Italian dishes.
If your favorite restaurant isn’t currently open, you can still support them by buying a gift card to use in the future when they’re back in operation. As everything seems to be changing on a dime, I will be updating this blog.