If fresh fruit is your jam, swing by La Mexicanita for a tasty juice drink.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from La Mexicanita.
Just a pinch of one of the seasonings and spices available here will help take your meal to greatness.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
When you're pulling long hours at the office, you don't want to come home and spend hours slaving over a hot stove. Fix that potential problem by exploring the frozen food options offered here.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at La Mexicanita for all your protein and calcium needs.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
Next time you're in a rush, check out the amazing TV dinners available here to get you going out the door.
If you're in the need for some protein, this is THE place to go, as they have wonderful and various meats for purchase.
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at La Mexicanita.
Pick up a loaf of bread from La Mexicanita and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Keep your whole family healthy and full with a selection of tasty canned good items from La Mexicanita.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, La Mexicanita has all of your pasta necessities.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Every kitchen requires oil and vinegar. When you need something acidic to balance out a recipe, vinegar will do the trick, or when you need something slick to grease the pan, oil is often a cook's first choice.
Fortunately for all, there's space to park close to La Mexicanita for your convenience.
Perfectly-plated pad thai and scrumptious satay more than justify the stellar ratings awarded to Soho Thai.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Soho Thai has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Soho Thai also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
You want food. You can take it or we'll leave it — just as simple as that. Let us know your preference.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Soho Thai.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Soho Thai.
So if curry and peanut sauce is what makes you happy, make sure to try the much-talked-about Thai fare at Soho Thai.
Your hunt for the best Thai in town is over. A no-frills vibe and sky-high ratings make Soho Thai the spot to try.
Flavorful Thai food makes eating out a breeze at Soho Thai.
Order all of your favorite Thai dishes at Soho Thai and eat your way through the trends of Thailand.
Come to Soho Thai for creative cooking at its best, where Asian-inspired dishes merge with ingredients from around the globe.
Next time you're ready to explore a fabulous blend of Asian cuisine, head to Soho Thai for a casual get-together or low-key dinner.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at Lomita's Szechwan Chinese Food.
Feeling healthy? Head to Szechwan Chinese Food for some delicious gluten-free fare.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Szechwan Chinese Food has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
Get online for free courtesy of Szechwan Chinese Food's wifi.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Szechwan Chinese Food is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Szechwan Chinese Food is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Szechwan Chinese Food.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Szechwan Chinese Food s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Szechwan Chinese Food provides service throughout the day.
It's no secret, Szechwan Chinese Food has the best Chinese food in town! Check them out today.
Whether you prefer white or red sauce, Alfredo's Restaurant offers a wide variety of authentic Italian pastas.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Alfredo's Restaurant.
Not to be overlooked is Alfredo's Restaurant's no-charge wifi.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Alfredo's Restaurant's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
We're not like any other place. We've prepared parking onsite for you.
Commute by bike to Alfredo's Restaurant and find easy bike parking.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, Alfredo's Restaurant hits the nail on the head.
Alfredo's Restaurant knows how to serve up amazingly tasty dishes that keep you full for days, which is why you should head there straight away for the best meal this week!
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Red West Pizza Lomita have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Red West Pizza Lomita is serving up not just healthy gluten-free meals but tasty gluten-free meals.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this pizzeria, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this pizzeria.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Red West Pizza Lomita will ensure that it is delicious.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this pizzeria.
The parking options near Red West Pizza Lomita are quick and painless.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Red West Pizza Lomita's pizza say it is the absolute best.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Red West Pizza Lomita, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
Red West Pizza Lomita serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
Select your toppings and create a delicious pizza made from scratch by visiting Red West Pizza Lomita.
Reviews don't lie: Tasty Siam's authentic Thai fare is chock-full of grade-A goodness.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
The restaurant takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
You can also serve food from Tasty Siam at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Tasty Siam is surrounded by endless parking options.
Commute by bike to Tasty Siam and find easy bike parking.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Tasty Siam since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So if curry and peanut sauce is what makes you happy, make sure to try the much-talked-about Thai fare at Tasty Siam.
So swing by Tasty Siam for some quick Thai flavor and find out what all the hype is about.
The Thai food at Tasty Siam makes eating out easy while keeping your meal delicious.
If you're looking for an authentic Thai restaurant in the area, make your way over to Tasty Siam and enjoy some good eats.
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.