Where to takeout in LA
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! SFV 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. 14949 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91411 818-949-8352 www.cremecaramella.com El Torito (Sherman Oaks)* – Time to enjoy Taco Tuesday again. Think taco ‘kits’ and margaritas. Available at all locations. www.eltorito.com
Fatamorgana – Roman-based gelateria with homemade and all-natural gelato. You can order your own multi-scoop concoction of cream-based or sorbet flavors or take a pint for the grab-n-go. 12021 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 818-606-0273 www.gelateriafatamorgana.com Grandma’s Thai Kitchen – We all need a little comfort and Grandma’s has soups, rice and noodle dishes. Enjoy a steaming bowl of tom yum or master the noodle pull with pad see ew. 13230 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 818-785-9036 www.grandmasthaila.com Kobee Factory – A Jonathan Gold favorite, this Syrian restaurant is known for their namesake dish: kobee (kebbe), a patty of bulgur stuffed with ground beef. Vegetarian options available. 14110 Oxnard St. Van Nuys, CA 91401 818-909-2593 www.kobeefactoryla.com Machu Picchu Restaurant – Authentic, home-style Peruvian cuisine. This casual restaurant has all the favorites like ceviche and lomo saltado. 6465 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91401 818-997-3394 Mercado Buenos Aires – Argentinean restaurant will full-service coffee bar, pastries, deli, and mini market. Try the empanadas, also available frozen. 7540 Sepulveda Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91405 818-786-0522 www.bainla.com 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. 3103 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 818-845-3516 www.montecarlodeli.com 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. 3614 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 818-846-9100 www.portosbakery.com World Empanadas – Argentine-style empanadas with vegan and gluten-free options. You can also order these for “take and bake” and keep in the freezer. Catering options available. 1206 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 818-561-4999 www.worldempanadas.com Xechivez Sushi Bar* – Sushi with a Mexican twist. These rolls deliver on the familiar flavors, like their aguachile roll. Alcohol options available. 14117 Hubbard St. Sylmar, CA 91342 818-336-6054 www.xevichezsushibar.com SGV
Amara Chocolate & Coffee – Venezuelan cafe with a menu full of chocolate, coffee, arepas and an assortment of pastries. Order online for pickup, currently only open on select days. 55 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-744-1765 www.amaracafe.com 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. 808 Fair Oaks Ave. South Pasadena, CA 91105 626-799-3251 www.gussbbq.com 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. 25 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-795-3131 www.mipiace.com The Original Top’s – Classic joint made famous for their pastrami. Also enjoy their chili bowl, steak and egg burrito, French fries and an old-fashioned shake. 3838 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 626-449-4412 www.theoriginaltops.com 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. 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 626-441-3136 www.theraymond.com Westside 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. 6245 W. 87th St. Los Angeles, CA 90045 310-410-8848 www.ayarathai.com 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. 3828 Willat Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 310-280-6004 www.dragobakery.com Kappo Osen – Traditional Japanese. Call for delivery and takeout options. 702 Arizona Ave., Suite BB Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-260-0085 www.kappoosen.com Open Face Food Shop – Danish-inspired takeout options for lunch and dinner as well as boxes of organic farmer’s market produce. 5577 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016 855-676-3223 www.openfacefoodshop.com SHU–Sushi House Unico – Offering a limited menu of their Japanese-Italian fusion dishes. Call for their menu options and to place takeout order. 2932 ½ Beverly Glen Circle Bel Air, CA 90077 310-474-2740 www.shusushi.com Tacos Tu Madre – Available at all locations. Fusion Mexican dishes boasting tacos, burritos, bowls and brunch favorites. 1945 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 424-832-7092 www.tacostumadre.com 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. 1556 Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 323-461-8226 www.trejostacos.com 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. 301 N. Canon Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-275-2900 www.viaalloro.com Eastside Coffee MCO – You can order your favorite espresso and tea beverages or from their limited food menu, including sandwiches, toasts and other small bites. 2580 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90006 213-674-7381 www.coffeemco.com Counterpart – Vegan restaurant featuring plant-based family meals. Full menu available. 1559 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 213-221-7198 www.counterpartdeli.com Hi-Fi Kitchen – Filipino-American comfort food with family meal options. Vegetarian and vegan options available. 1667 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 213-258-90026 www.hifi-kitchen.com Izakaya Osen – Japanese izakaya. Call for delivery and takeout options. 2903 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026 323-928-2220 www.osenizakaya.com Roll Call LA – Sushi bar with options for rolls, soups, bowls, and bento boxes as well as a limited menu for Chinese food. 3183 Wilshire Blvd., Unit 186 Los Angeles, CA 90005 213-908-5091 www.rollcallla.com The Pollo LA – Flame-broiled rotisserie chicken served alongside Mexican food: tacos, salads, chimichangas, chilaquiles and burritos. 3183 Wilshire Blvd., Unit 172 Los Angeles, CA 90005 213-529-4188 www.thepollolosangeles.cafenear.space DTLA (Inc. Little Tokyo & Chinatown) Barcito* – Coffee, cocktails, and Argentinean bar bites. Empanadas and slow-cooked beef (asado) sandwiches are some of the items you will find on their menu. 403 W. 12th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-415-1821 www.barcitola.com Café Dulce – Famous for their several donut options, this cafe also specializes in coffee, sandwiches, salads, pastries and desserts. 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-346-9910 Donatsu – Donut shop with creative flavors like ube, matcha, black sesame, dragonfruit, and crème brûlée. Coffee bar available. 330 E. 2nd St., Suite C Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-265-7545 www.donatsu.com Fry Madness – Must love fries. This shop sells a variety of french fry-based dishes. You can order from their sister restaurant next door: The Red Chickz. 555 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-797-2847 www.frymadness.com
Lately – Featuring breakfast and lunch options and a full-service coffee bar. 970 N. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-278-0101 www.eatlately.com The Red Chickz* - Nashville-style hot chicken served between two buns, on a tortilla or with waffles. Options for sides and canned beer. Shrimp available. 557 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-607-2962 www.theredchickz.com Tsurumaru Udon – Japanese noodle soups, curries, tempura, and sides. 333 S. Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-625-0441 www.tsurumaruudon.com South Bay California Fish Grill* – Specializing in charbroiled and fried seafood. Beer and wine available. 720 Allied Way, #H El Segundo, CA 90245 310-322-1200 www.cafishgrill.com Gabi James* - Full menu featuring Spanish and French-influenced cuisine. Family meal packages available. Wine, beer, and specialty Aviation Gin Jell-O shots available. 1810 S. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277 310-540-4884 www.gabijames.com 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. 4101 McGowen St., Suite 115 Long Beach, CA 92630 714-906-1900 www.georgias-restaurant.com 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. 815 Deep Valley Dr. Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 310-377-5757 www.mamaterano.com Mendocino Farms (El Segundo at The Point) – Gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads featuring local and seasonal ingredients. $40 family meals available. 840 N. Sepulveda Blvd., #100 El Segundo, CA 90245 424-218-4400 www.mendocinofarms.com Mickey’s Deli* – Neighborhood deli serving pizza, pasta, cold sides, and liquor store items. “Isolation starter pack” includes prepackaged dry pasta and their homemade pasta sauce for $11.99. 101 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 310-376-2330 www.mickeysdeli.com North Italia* (El Segundo at The Point) - Upscale Italian cuisine featuring house-made pizza and pastas with wine and cocktails. 840 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #110 El Segundo, CA 90245 310-469-7695 www.northitalia.com Peet’s (El Segundo at The Point) – Coffee, tea, and blended beverages and pastries. 820 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #A100 El Segundo, CA 90245 424-367-3977 www.peets.com Pressed Juicery (El Segundo at The Point) – Cold-pressed juices and cleanses. 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. El Segundo, CA 90245 310-364-126 www.pressedjuicery.com Tocaya Organica (El Segundo at The Point) – Modern Mexican food made with locally sourced organic produce. Meal prep and family meals available. 820 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #112 El Segundo, CA 90245 424-352-0876 www.tocayaorganica.com Umi Hamasaku – Seafood izakaya and sushi restaurant. 820 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #116 El Segundo, CA 90245 310-524-9980 www.umibyhamasaku.com Veggie Grill - Vegan restaurant offering sandwiches, salads, and sides. 720 Allied Way El Segundo, CA 90245 310-535-0025 www.veggiegrill.com 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.