For tasty Mexican fare, Los Angeles' Anamarias Mexican Restaurant is hard to top.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Parking is accessible and not far from the restaurant.
Delicious food is never hard to find, but it is hard to find at the right price. Anamarias Mexican Restaurant is making it happen.
Anamarias Mexican Restaurant serves up some of the best Mexican fare in town, so head on over today and treat yourself to some authentic eats.
Kick your diet into high-speed gear with some new and healthy grocery items from Vallarta Supermarket in Pacoima.
Dinner is on the table in one, two, three with a microwavable meal (you'll be surprised how great it tastes, too!).
If you're worried about your protein intake, you'll rest assured that great, delicious meats are available here.
Vallarta Supermarket's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Vallarta Supermarket? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Vallarta Supermarket makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Vallarta Supermarket and slurp your way to happiness.
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Vallarta Supermarket and feel energized all day.
When you're a busy parent on the go, shopping at Vallarta Supermarket for some canned food might be the perfect way to save you hours a week.
You'll definitely not want to miss the terrific vinegar and oil deals available at this location. You'll find top notch ingredients to transform your cooking when you stop in here.
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen...or at least don't spend a lot of time in it. The frozen food here is a great way to whip up a meal in minutes.
The seasonings and spices here will make any cook feel like a true chef. Pick some up today.
If you plan on driving, you'll appreciate the great parking options nearby Vallarta Supermarket.
Make freshness a regular part of your diet when you shop at Vallarta Supermarket in Pacoima.
If you are starting to run low on oil and vinegar, head on over here and pick up your favorites.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Spices and seasonings make every meal more flavorful, so expand your horizons and try some new ones.
When you're looking for dinnertime shortcuts, Sara Lee Coffee and Tea provides an eclectic assortment of canned foods to make the most of your time while keeping you nourished.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Sara Lee Coffee and Tea.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
Frozen food will fill you up, so you can eat some now and save the rest for later.
Experience a new blend of coffee or tea from Sara Lee Coffee and Tea and sip your way to happiness.
Grab a loaf of bread from Sara Lee Coffee and Tea and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
If you're in the need for some protein, this is THE place to go, as they have wonderful and various meats for purchase.
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.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Sara Lee Coffee and Tea for all your protein and calcium needs.
At Sara Lee Coffee and Tea, you can safely park just around the corner.
Ojo De Agua serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Don't settle for bland meals. Add some pizzazz to your food with an extensive selection of seasonings and spices.
More often than not, their patrons leave with the best, delicious meats the city has to offer.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Ojo De Agua.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
When you need a quick meal after a long and hard workday, a canned good item from here makes for an easy and tasty dish.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Ojo De Agua.
Vinegar is a great way to add that extra zing of flavor, and oil goes quickly in the kitchen. Pick these up now and use today or save for later.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Ojo De Agua and feel energized all day.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Ojo De Agua.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Ojo De Agua? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
The area has many parking options for customers.
Grab a seat and dig in! Ocean Cafe and Restaurant in Northridge offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy.
Ocean Cafe and Restaurant knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
This restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Ocean Cafe and Restaurant provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
At Ocean Cafe and Restaurant, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Wifi here is on the house.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Treat yourself to a high-end evening at Ocean Cafe and Restaurant, where formal attire is the only acceptable attire.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Ocean Cafe and Restaurant for catering.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Ocean Cafe and Restaurant.
Taste the greatness Ocean Cafe and Restaurant is serving up with meals around $30.
Ranch Side Cafe in Sylmar offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
At Ranch Side Cafe, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Ranch Side Cafe provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Four-legged friends are welcome at the restaurant.
The restaurant takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
Throwing a big party? Count on Ranch Side Cafe to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
At Ranch Side Cafe, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Ranch Side Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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.