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Delmy's pops up at various farmers markets, so you'll have to plan. But it's worth it because these pupusas have a flawless masa-to-filling ratio and ooze mozzarella.
September 29, 2023
Furn Saj is an incredible Lebanese bakery in Granada Hills where you should prioritize bread of all kinds.
September 28, 2023
Tacos La Rueda is a Sonoran-style taquería in Bellflower where the asada is juicy, the tripe is extra crispy, and the flour tortillas defy gravity.
September 13, 2023
Tre Mani is a lunchtime collab between Santa Monica's Ghisallo and Jyan Isaac. Come for their incredible Roman-style flatbread sandwiches.
August 24, 2023
Pearl River Deli is a new-wave Chinese spot in Chinatown with fantastic Hainan chicken.
August 21, 2023
Rely on Taquería Carne & Asada in San Gabriel for quick service and decent tacos on warm, freshly made corn tortillas.
August 7, 2023
Pizza Wagon of Brooklyn is a NY-style slice shop in Sherman Oaks. Ditch the slices and get a whole pie instead.
Ghost Pizza Kitchen is a pizza shop in Beverly Grove that generally serves soggy, greasy slices. The one bright spot? Decent vegan options.
If you're looking for a quick lunch spot in Studio City, it doesn't much get better—or easier—than Avi Cue.
July 13, 2023
Flour Cafe is a great New York-style slice shop if you're in the Pacific Palisades and looking for a quick lunch option.
This takeout window in Sherman Oaks serves nothing but perfectly decadent bourekas, and that's perfectly fine by us.
July 5, 2023
Knead Noods is the fantastic pasta stand in the Grand Central Market.
July 3, 2023
For The Win is a smashburger mini-chain with a couple of locations across LA. It's one of our favorites spot for gooey, lacy-edged burgers.
June 30, 2023
Sogo Roll Bar in Los Feliz rolls up some of highest quality and most interesting fish in LA.
June 28, 2023
Yuca’s is a small roadside Mexican spot in Los Feliz that's great for a quick burger or cochinita pibil taco.
Black Sheep Burgers is a fusion-y burger spot in Sawtelle that's great for a quick, casual bite.
June 16, 2023
Maíz Picante is a modern taquería in Oak Park that you can take anyone to, vegans included.
June 9, 2023
Taqueria La Unica is a modern taquería in North State that offers all kinds of Mexican street food classics, like excellent tacos al pastor.
Casa Comal is a small Mexican restaurant on Lower State Street with a not-so-small menu. Get the tacos.
Saint Bibiana is a pizza shop right off State Street that’s a solid option for a quick slice.
Bread Head is a great sandwich counter in Santa Monica that makes its own focaccia. Try the Muffuletta.
Tenkatori is a Japanese fried chicken chain that’s perfect for a quick hearty lunch.
This Rome transplant (with locations in Beverly Hills and Studio City) stocks over 60 gelato flavors, and you’ll want to sample as many as possible. Plan accordingly.
May 30, 2023