Food & Drink in Los Angeles

48% Off Organic Produce

Farm Fresh To You

Downtown Los Angeles

$33 $17

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Local farm packs boxes of seasonal, certified organic vegetables, fruits, or a mix with delivery to your doorstep

Up to 58% Off a Wine-Tasting Membership

Santa Barbara Passport

Online Deal

$59 $29

Access to free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at more than 10 Santa Barbara wineries

42% Off Creole and Cajun Brunch and Jazz at Nola's

Nola's

Downtown Los Angeles

$84 $49

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Fried chicken, jambalaya, and other New Orleans–inspired creole and Cajun dishes at a restaurant with frequent live music

50% Off at Potato Corner

Potato Corner

Northridge

$10 $5

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Choose from tots, chips, or original, curly, or waffle fries, dusted with flavorful seasonings such as BBQ, sour cream & onion, and cheddar

47% Off Brian's Shave Ice

Brian's Shave Ice - Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks

$4.50 $2.40

More than 30 flavors such as watermelon, mocha frappe, and strawberries-and-cream filled with ice cream, kochi, or dole whip

Up to 51% Off Hollywood Heist Dinner Show at Next Door Lounge

Next Door Lounge

Hollywood

$75 $37

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Guests dine on three courses as a theatrical heist provides entertainment in a stylish, welcoming speakeasy

Up to 50% Off at Polka Polish Cuisine

Polka Polish Restaurant

Polka Polish Restaurant

$39.98 $20

Polish dishes such as kielbasa and pierogies at an eatery featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

$12 for Seafood at Fish Grill

Fish Grill

West Los Angeles

$20 $12

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Kosher seafood feasts include mesquite-grilled fish such as sea bass and boston blue, salmon wraps and sandwiches, and manhattan chowder

Up to 52% Off Tea Events at Chado Tea Room

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Fest brings together experts the world over; sommelier class teaches the finer art of tasting; afternoon tea includes scones and sandwiches

Up to 78% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

$45 $10

Comedy club once home to Jim Carrey and George Carlin hosts showcases of nationally known comics and surprise guests

Up to 47% Off Caribbean Cuisine at Prado Restaurant

Prado Restaurant

Mid-Wilshire

$30 $16

Executive chef Javier Prado cooks up Latin-Caribbean fusion cuisine presented to diners seated under 18th-century-style murals

Up to 50% Off Hookah

Midnight Boba Hookah Lounge

Los Angeles

$20 $11

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Groups share hookahs redolent of fruits and pleasant fragrances

Up to 46% Off Mediterranean Food at Layla's Cafe & Catering

Layla's Cafe & Catering

West Los Angeles

$50 $28

Italian- and Greek-style tapas, market-fresh salads, chicken and beef kebabs, and pastas, with many wine options

Up to 50% Off at Label's Table Deli

Label's Table Deli

Beverlywood

$20 $12

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This traditional Jewish deli serves specialties like hot pastrami or white fish salad sandwiches, along with matzo ball soup and bagels

50% Off Lunch from Vee's Cafe - On the Run

Vee's Cafe - On the Run

Boyle Heights

$15 $7.50

Organic salads, as well as wraps, sandwiches, and paninis with chicken, turkey, and tuna

Up to 40% Off at Little Ethiopia Restaurant

Little Ethiopia Restaurant

Little Ethiopia

$20 $12

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Spicy plates of gored gored's raw beef cubes tossed with jalapeños and doro wot's marinated chicken legs pair with rice and injera bread

Up to 51% Off Bagels, Breakfast, and Coffee from Bagel Broker

Bagel Broker

Mid-Wilshire

$15 $8

18 kinds of house-baked bagels & variety of creamy spreads; catered breakfasts include granola or pastries & drinks

Up to 42% Off Caribbean Food and Drinks at Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha

Silver Lake

$24 $14

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Brightly colored tablecloths heaped with classic paellas and Caribbean specialties such as jamaican jerk chicken

Up to 61% Off Mexican Food at Plancha Tacos Venice Beach

Plancha Tacos Venice Beach

Venice Beach

$10 $6

Steak, chicken, seafood, and veggie tacos served in tortillas or lettuce cups; 40-taco catering package adds flavor to parties

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At the French restaurant where they both got their start, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger discovered decidedly un-French cuisine in the privacy of the kitchen: homespun Oaxacan and Yucatan recipes prepared by their fellow chefs. The duo promptly untied their aprons, loaded them into a VW Beetle, and took off for a road trip to Mexico in 1985, where they sampled and studied delicacies prepared at beachside taco stands and family barbecues. Three restaurants, two gourmet food trucks, five cookbooks, hundreds of episodes of Food Network's Too Hot Tamales, and sizzling appearances on Top Chef Masters later, their Border Grill eateries add contemporary twists to authentic Mexican cuisine. Guests are greeted by dining rooms originally designed by the architect Josh Schweitzer, who is Mary Sue's husband and Susan's childhood friend. Within their walls, healthful plates enhanced by seasonal fruits and vegetables and fresh salsas roll into handmade tortillas or revel beneath cotija cheese. Devoted to sustainable eating, Border Grill infuses its dishes with sustainable seafood, organic rice and beans, and hormone-free meats, as well as Good for the Planet, Good for You meals made from at least 80% plant-based ingredients, just like Captain Planet's faux-leather jacket.

445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles,
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Before you die, you must eat one of Chichen Itza Restaurant’s panuchos. At least that’s the opinion of LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold, who included the appetizer on his list of 99 essential L.A. eats. The turkey-stuffed corn tortillas kick off chef Gilberto Cetina's menu, which contains original recipes as well as Mayan, Spanish, and Lebanese dishes traditionally found in Cetina's native Yucatan. Among the selection of mesquite-grilled entrees is the cochinita pibil, a pork dish that Gilberto marinates with sour orange juice and spices before cooking it in banana leaves. The dish's “succulent, aromatic, tender, irresistible pork” is so sought after that Gilberto makes up to 60 pounds a day, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Chichen Itza is located inside Mercado La Paloma, an upscale food court whose restaurants, bakery, and juice bar have attracted attention from local press. Patrons approach the restaurant’s counter to order their meal and then wait at linen-dressed tables for servers to present their selected dishes.

3655 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles,
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After opening their first store in Anaheim in 1993, the grocery gurus behind Super King Markets noticed the globe-spanning diversity of their customer base. This keen insight led them to stock shelves with brands from across the world and around the corner, a policy which helped them win LA Weekly's Best Ethnic Deli Counter of 2009, Best Place to Buy Nutella of 2010, and Best Palace of Cheap Produce of 2011. Now expanded to five locations, the store still fills each outpost with fruits and vegetables, quality meats and private-label seafood, and an assortment of shells in the mixed-nut bar. Staff members behind the service deli weigh imported salamis, caviar, and cheeses for their upcoming high-school wrestling matches, and clerks in the liquor aisle dole out advice on each spirited beverages. Additionally, the Los Angeles, Altadena, and Claremont locations invite shoppers to linger longer with an expansive fresh bakery.

2716 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles,
CA
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When co-founders Luis Quismorio, Ruben Perez, and Anthony Bermudez began plotting their market, they envisioned a place where fresh, healthy produce, groceries, and meats met the standards of upscale stores and the budget of an average Joe. At Figueroa Produce, their dream is realized thanks to groceries that, like new slang words for "tractor," are sourced from local farmers and small foreign distributors alike. Colorful bouquets of freshly plucked fruits and veggies claim a big chunk of the shop's floor space, appealing to both the mouth and eyes with organic produce from the South Central Farmers Co-op and regional farmers who form personal rapports with store staff. The grocery section represents exotic locales from New Zealand to Mexico in its bounty of mostly organic and all-natural products, many of which are free of artificial components. At the deli, staff members slice grass-fed beef from Open Space Meats, organic and free-range poultry, and specialty cheeses for at-home use or service in overstuffed sandwiches. Vegan or vegetarian eaters can also get in on the deli action, devouring sandwiches loaded with ingredients from brands including Teese, Diva, and Tofurkey.

6312 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles,
CA
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The complexity involved in the creation of traditional Polish cuisine presents an overwhelming obstacle for many new restaurants. Not so for Polka Polish Cuisine, where husband-and-wife team Andrew and Katherine Dabrowski turned the savings from Andrew's big rig career and staggering credit-card loans into a success story. Now in the capable hands of Katherine's relative Mike Budny, the medium-sized strip mall eatery has blossomed into an area gem featured in a segment on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Budny's chefs grill up regular and spicy kielbasa, marinate beef stew gulasz (goulash) for 24 hours, and hide sauerkraut, potatoes, or cheese inside pierogies' doughy pockets. Amid Polka's kitschy, playful décor of trophy buck heads, whimsical signs, and multicolored ceiling tiles, patrons slake thirsts with 10 varieties of herbal tea and end meals on a dulcet chord with nalesniki, crêpes stuffed with sour cherries and cheese, drenched in vodka, and set ablaze as a tribute torch to a memorable meal and to the infamous flaming peaks of Poland's Carpathian Mountains.

4112 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles,
CA
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When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway boasts more than 34,000 locations around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway’s website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutritional information and fastest mile time online.

2805 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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