Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
The Holy Grill
When you have dietary restrictions, finding food on the go can be very limiting. But when walking around USC and the Fashion District, glatt-kosher breakfast and lunch cuisine can always be found at The Holy Grill. Inside the food truck, chefs spend their days grilling up meats to create Middle Eastern cuisine influenced by American taste buds. They start with their supply of freshly baked pitas, laffa, baguettes, and tortillas. They use these to bookend juicy portions of beef and lamb kabobs, chicken shawarma, beef fajitas, and the house specialty, pargiot, which is chicken marinated overnight in the house's special dressing. A variety of sides are available, including rice, hummus, as well as soda and bottled water, so diners don't have to try and quench their thirst with salty Dead Sea water.