We don’t have to state the obvious - right now, grocery stores are crowded, chaotic, and probably out of what you’re looking for. Luckily, restaurants across the cities have stepped up and become fully functioning marketplaces that serve all the kitchen essentials you need for the upcoming week. No lines, no stress, and a lot of very delicious food - these restaurants are here to make your quarantine life a bit easier.
“Bodega Avalon” is now selling discounted wine and provisions from their Echo Park location. Expect everything from vegetables to pasta to yes, even White Claw. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
On top of their regular menu being available, Birdie G’s is offering sundries and selections from their larder that range from chicken stock and schmaltz to rye flour and spice mix. Available daily for pick-up or delivery, 12-7pm. Check their Instagram or call (310) 310-3616 for the latest details.
The classic deli in Northridge is offering grocery staples like eggs, milk, cheese, and meat available for both takeout and delivery, 9am - 5pm. Available from their Westlake Village location as well. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
The Venice location of the vegan cafe chain is now operating as “Butcher’s Bodega.” On top of a regular food menu, there’s a grocery menu as well that features things like granola, bread, pancake mix, and even vegan collagen. Available for pick-up or delivery from 9am-9pm. Check their Instagram or call (310) 981-3004 for the latest details.
The popular taco shop has recently reopened their Culver City location (Downtown is still closed), selling pantry and produce essentials, as well as household goods.Think toilet paper, gloves, paper towels, and face masks. In other words, the quarantine holy grail. Available for pick-up or delivery Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6pm.
The roaming Coolhaus truck has been completely transformed into the “LA Bodega On Wheels”, featuring prepared food, beverages, sweets, produce, and pantry staples from several different restaurants around LA, including the 101 Coffee Shop and MiniBar. Order online and the truck will deliver your goods right to your doorstep Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
This cafe/market on Pico is now offering curbside pickup for anything they have currently on their shelves. Call (310) 441-7770 and fill your bag full of fresh produce, milk, eggs, and flour, and pick it up almost immediately. Check their Instagram for the latest details and information on what’s in stock.
Available in most of their outlets citywide (not online), this cafe/coffee shop is selling “pantry offerings” that include chickpea frittatas, jasmine rice, chai concentrate, and much more. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
The popular brewery is currently offering daily produce boxes from their Chinatown location. They sell out extremely fast, so definitely keep an eye on their Instagram as that’s where they’ll post about it first. And then pick up some West Coast IPAs while you’re at it.
Located in West Adams, Highly Likely is an all-day cafe selling all kinds of pantry essentials. There are dried goods like pasta and pretzels, coffee beans, milk and eggs, jams and dressings, and so much more. Everything is available for either curbside pickup or delivery (within five miles).
Both the Highland Park and Los Feliz locations of this hyper-popular Tex-Mex restaurant have transformed into “General Stores.” On top of a few taco items, they are selling pantry essentials like eggs, flour, whole chickens (at HLP only), limes, margs, beer, and wine. Takeout and delivery available, hours vary. Keep an eye on their Instagram for the latest details.
With everything from $30 produce boxes to pantry essentials and “take and bake” cooking kits, Huckleberry in Santa Monica has just about anything you could want for your quarantine kitchen. Open daily from 9am-3pm, call (310) 451-2311 for takeout. Delivery is also available on most major platforms.
Tuesdays from 11am-4pm, this Japanese cafe/wine bar hosts a “produce pick-up” in collaboration with County Line Harvest, as well as pizza kits from Lupa Cotta. Be sure to order in advance online. They’ve also opened an online bottle shop where you can pick up wine and sake. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
Though Kismet is closed until further notice, the Mediterranean restaurant is selling produce and other goods every day from 12-7pm at their space in Los Feliz. They have fruits and vegetables a la carte as well as in family-sized produce boxes, but if it’s your pantry or spice rack that need replenishing, they’re selling everything from buckwheat flour to cinnamon sticks. Be sure to place your order at least one hour before pick-up.
This Hollywood pizzeria has one of the largest marketplace menus in town, featuring an extensive list of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, vacuum-sealed meats, pasta, sauces, and more. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
Lady & Larder
Lady & Larder is a tiny shop on Sawtelle best known for creating fantastic cheese and meat boards, but they’ve fully transitioned into a “Lady Bodega” concept. Available for both takeout and delivery, the extensive menu has produce boxes, pantry essentials, and even kitchen utensils, but don’t skip the rare cheese and meat options. You’re drinking wine tonight, so you might as well have a charcuterie board to go with it.
On top of a full market component inside, Little Dom’s is offering frozen sauces and pasta as well as fresh meats, cheeses, and bread for delivery or curbside pick-up from 11am - 9pm. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
Masataco is a popular taco shop in Whittier that is now selling some of the most important quarantine essentials on a daily basis via their market drive-thru. Think toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wipes, and more. Shipments come in daily, so keep an eye on their Instagram for important details. Supplies don’t last long.
The Maude Marketplace in Beverly Hills is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm. Available from takeout and curbside pickup only, bring your grocery bag and fill it up with everything you need. They’re selling fresh baked goods, pantry essentials, produce, and more.
Every Tuesday from 11am-2pm, this coffee shop on La Brea is hosting a drive-thru market featuring a multitude of produce and pantry items. Think eggs, hummus, yogurt, bread, coffee, and any fresh fruit or vegetable you need for the week from County Line Harvest. Ordering is done on-line, then head to the back alley for pickup.
The modern Spanish restaurant in Highland Park has transitioned into “Otono Mercat”, a specialty market featuring Spanish wines, liquors, groceries, and other provisions. Open Thursday-Sunday 12-8pm, call (323) 474-6624 to order.
The all-day Thai cafe on La Brea is open daily from 11am-8pm for takeout and delivery, and offers a grab-and-go market as well. Pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, garlic, eggs, and more. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
The tremendous French bistro in Franklin Village has transitioned into a daily marketplace selling breads, cheeses, and more, plus discounted wine and beer. Open 12-8pm for takeout, call (323) 871-2026 to order. Keep an eye on their Instagram for the latest details.
The popular Downtown rooftop is now offering “Perch Pantry” for either pick-up or delivery. Items include fresh produce, baked goods, prime meats like filet mignon, Impossible burgers, plus wine and beer. Delivery available on most major platforms.
After briefly closing at the start of the quarantine, Petit Trois in Sherman Oaks is back open under the name “Petit Trois Goods”. They’re selling everything from canned tomatoes to Greek yogurt to all the fresh produce you could possibly want. Ordering is done Wednesday-Sunday 10am-6pm, with pick-up the following day. Takeout only, call (818) 989-2600.
Poppy + Rose
Skip all the lines at Downtown grocery stores and just head to this neighborhood breakfast cafe instead. Open daily from 9am-3pm, Poppy + Rose is selling a wide array of produce, toiletries, and other cooking essentials. Available for pick-up or delivery, call (213) 995-7799, or check their Instagram for more information.
Every day from 10am-7pm, you can stop into this iconic French restaurant on La Brea and take advantage of their “Republique Market.” Expect plenty of dairy, grains, meats, produce, and plenty of wine. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
The popular beer garden in Long Beach has reopened as a completely outdoor pop-up market. Open Monday-Saturday from 11:30am-3pm, you’ll find all the essentials like milk, produce, meat, bread, pasta, and more. Curbside pick-up and credit cards only. You can also order groceries through their website. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
As part of their “lockdown menu,” Salt’s Cure is offering eggs, sausage by the pound, bread, and perhaps most importantly, griddle cake mix. Your quarantine breakfast just got a lot more interesting. Open daily from 10am-3pm, takeout and delivery available on most platforms. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
No longer just a place to grab a quick combo plate during lunch hour, this salad chain has gone all-in on groceries and produce as well. They’ve got everything from fruit and vegetable boxes to quarts of rice and indoor picnic baskets available for both takeout and delivery (free if you order through their app) at every location.
The upscale brasserie on the Sunset Strip has completely rebranded as a marketplace selling just about anything you need for your at-home feast. Fresh pasta, produce, meats, bread, olive oil, herbs, and so much more. Be sure to check out the $20 wine bottle section. Open every day from 8am-8pm for both takeout and delivery. Credit cards only. Check their Instagram for the latest details.
Valerie Echo Park
This Echo Park sweet shop has shown they can pivot with the best of them, transforming into a mini-market selling prepared foods, petit fours, and pantry items like salad mix, rice, sugar, baker’s flour, sauces, and pastas. Available for curbside pick-up and limited delivery. Order through their website.
With everything from bananas to DIY pizza kits to toilet paper, this Silver Lake pizzeria has all your quarantine needs taken care of. Also, all wine is 50% off. Open daily from 11am-11pm, takeout and delivery available by calling (323) 667-9940. Check their Instagram for the latest details.