Busy professionals can go in and out of El Oasis in La Puente in a flash and stock up on all of their grocery items.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
Feeling hungry? Make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner even better with some great seasonings and spices from here.
Grab a loaf of bread from El Oasis and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Maximize your evening time by relying on the amazing TV dinners available here.
What's better than soup on a rainy day? Be sure you have some on hand.
Looking for tender and juicy meats? Here you can find delicious cuts of meat all year long.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at El Oasis and sip your way through tasty goodness.
For cool, refreshing H20, El Oasis' got you covered.
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from El Oasis.
Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
Without a doubt, the best vinegar and oil options are stocked on the shelves at their terrific store.
You can find great parking in the surrounding area.
After learning all that El Oasis has to offer, you'll satisfy your craving for groceries by heading there now.
For fast food in Hacienda Heights' Hacienda La Puente neighborhood, check out the burger menu at McDonald's.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, McDonald's has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Dine out in the open during McDonald's' summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Seating is readily available at McDonald's for those with large parties.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at McDonald's.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to McDonald's.
McDonald's is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Listen up, penny pinchers! McDonald's serves lip-smacking dishes that are full of flavor for next to nothing.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
So when you're pressed for time or just want a really great burger, enjoy a quick meal at McDonald's.
When you're on the hunt for a delicious and affordable fast food restaurant, look no further than McDonald's.
Fragrant Indian fare and five-star ratings are the name of the game at Manohar's Dehli Palace in Rowland.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Manohar's Dehli Palace.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here.
Manohar's Dehli Palace offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Prices at Manohar's Dehli Palace typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Whether it's curry or somosas you love, it's time to try the oh-so-highly-praised Indian recipes at Manohar's Dehli Palace.
The Indian food at Manohar's Dehli Palace will blow your mind. Come try it today!
Whether you prefer a turkey burger or beef burger, Chris' Burgers has a wide variety of burgers for everyone.
Eat healthy and feel better with Chris' Burgers' low-fat and gluten-free plates.
Take the kids along too — this burger joint is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
For comfortable outdoor service, Chris' Burgers sets up a seasonal patio.
Lines can get long with no reservations, so be sure to plan for an early arrival.
Folks tend to dress down at Chris' Burgers, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the burger joint.
Want to enjoy this burger joint without the wait? Get it to go.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Chris' Burgers makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Chris' Burgers and taste test your way through the menu.
Juicy burgers await your palette at Chris' Burgers. Don't wait another minute to have this glorious experience.
Any time is a good time for a burger at Chris' Burgers.
For a quick and tasty midday meal, bite into a burger at Jack In The Box.
Quit fat and gluten at Jack In The Box, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Reservations are not accepted at Jack In The Box, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
The dress code at Jack In The Box is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Don't fuss with street parking. We've got some parking available.
Jack In The Box's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Jack In The Box — they're open for all three meals.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
So when you're pressed for time or just want a really great burger, enjoy a quick meal at Jack In The Box.
Jack In The Box's mission is certainly clear: fantastic food without the wait.
At El Pollo Loco — a relaxed Mexican restaurant — you can enjoy a classic margarita and bottomless chips and salsa.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! El Pollo Loco has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Loud is an understatement when it comes to the decibel levels at this restaurant, so it's best to save conversation for another location.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at El Pollo Loco is all about comfort.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
El Pollo Loco is just steps away from a parking lot.
Cyclists are in luck. El Pollo Loco provides bike parking.
If you prefer casual dining, head on over to El Pollo Loco and enjoy some Mexican fare in a comfortable setting.
El Pollo Loco serves up a variety of Mexican eats, so head on over today and indulge in some of your favorites.
Ordering a Dodger Dog is a ritual. Customers queue up in one of two lines—one for grilled dogs and the other for classic steamed. They inch ever closer to the counter where stadium workers dole out foot-long franks that stretch far beyond the confines of steamed buns. Finally they head over to the condiment stations to load up on mustard, ketchup, chopped onions, or relish.
Dodger stadium’s divide-and-conquer approach is the product of years of experience. Many estimate that the millions of Dodger Dogs sold each baseball season outrank sales of any other frank in the league. But once foodies have had their fill of the gargantuan Dodger dogs at the stadium, or even purchased at local markets, they’ve only just begun exploring the diverse hot-dog scene in Los Angeles.
Take the Korean-style franks of Seoul Sausage Co.. They’re a bit harder to track down than a ballpark frank. Without a food truck or retail space to call home, these succulent, grilled delicacies crop up at street fairs and catered events all over LA, where their inventive cooks offer up a kalbi-flavored sausage topped with tangy kimchi relish, and a spicy pork sausage crowned with apple-cabbage slaw.
For a taste of the increasingly hard to find LA street dog, enthusiasts can hunt them down at Skooby’s, where decadently bacon-wrapped franks nestle into fresh buns delivered by a local bakery.
Perhaps the crowning glory of LA’s hot-dog inner circle is the chilidog, which local favorite The Hat has been slinging since 1951. Pink’s, on La Brea and Melrose since 1939, is now practically a regular set piece on TV shows and movies set in LA for its addictive dogs and cheerful, familiar sign. Their ode to the chilidog is a love letter to its loyal patrons written with all-beef franks slathered in chili, mustard, and onions.
Elsewhere in the city, more progressive—even avant-garde—culinary sensibilities shape the future of the humble hot dog. At Let’s Be Frank, nitrate- and hormone-free dogs are made fresh from grass-fed beef and layered with toppings and veggies sourced from local farms. At The Stand, diners can customize their low-fat turkey dogs or chicken-apple sausage with quintessentially Californian toppings including avocado and corn salsa. At Vicious Dogs, the whimsical 8-bit-inspired art of cook Stacey Hughes colors the walls. The eatery’s Thanksgiving turkey dogs arrive smothered in all the trimmings—stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Adventurous patrons can even go off the menu and try their hand at topping Stacey by building their own creations, including Latin-inspired, deep-fried doggie flautas.
If the film industry resides in Hollywood, the greater city of Los Angeles is its backyard. Filmmakers have taken to exploring this backyard in their movies, and local residents have come to accept that a routine trip to the deli can quickly turn into a cameo in the latest blockbuster. Though tourists have taken to camping outside celebrities’ homes for a glimpse of fame, there’s a less invasive—and far tastier—method of stargazing. Here, we follow the cameras to seven restaurants made famous by their appearances in film.
If you’re flying in to LAX, your first stop should be Randy’s Donuts on West Manchester Avenue. No, Randy’s was not named after Randy Newman. It was, however, briefly featured in the music video for the singer’s 1983 paean to his native city, “I Love L.A.”. When the giant donut that sits atop the shop isn’t appearing in action films such as 2012 and Iron Man 2, it acts as a beacon, enticing pilots to visit during long layovers at the nearby airport.
Next, take a drive over to Canter’s Deli in the Fairfax District. Though countless celebrities have feasted on Canter’s pastrami sandwiches since 1931, Walter Matthau bears the rare distinction of doing so on camera in Neil Simon’s I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982). Current owner Marc Canter recently penned a book about Guns N’ Roses, whose frequent visits to his deli evince the band’s appetites for things other than destruction.
If pastrami and hair metal don’t satisfy your taste for decadence, head to the lavishly appointed Cicada Restaurant downtown. In a memorable scene from Pretty Woman (1990), Julia Roberts flings a snail across the restaurant’s art deco-inspired dining room. Her costar, Richard Gere, would return to the restaurant just a few years later in Final Analysis (1992). Perhaps he was drawn back by the mallechort elevator doors or gold-leafed ceiling—traces left over from the restaurant’s former life as a 1920s haberdashery.
Cicada’s transformation seems minor compared to that of J & J Sandwich Shop. The 6th Street delicatessen was stripped of its walk-up sandwich counter and injected with a dose of 1950s noir for L.A. Confidential (1997). Recast as the Nite Owl Coffee Shop, J & J became the scene of a multiple homicide and ground zero for the movie’s pulpy action.
Hop on the 101 freeway and exit at Franklin for a post-lunch coffee or milkshake at the appropriately named 101 Coffee Shop. Restaurateur Warner Ebbink carefully designed the shop’s interior—complete with swiveling counter chairs and plush leather booths—to mimic the funky diners of the 1960s. According to the New York Times, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn frequented the diner back when it was called the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop. They repaid the hospitality by immortalizing the shop in their hit comedy Swingers (1996).
Get back on the 101 and take it out to the San Fernando Valley for the last stop of our tour, which brings us to a nondescript strip mall in Granada Hills. This is the site of Vincenzo’s Pizza, which the filmmakers behind the neo-noir Drive converted into Ron Perlman’s latest criminal lair. Though one of the film’s most violent scenes takes place inside the renamed Nino’s Pizzeria, it’s worth risking your life for a slice of Vincenzo’s New York–style pepperoni.