Dune might appear at first to be just another neighborhood falafel joint, but this small shop is bordering on legend status around these parts. Why? Because that falafel is some of the best you’ll get anywhere in LA - and same goes for their hummus and fried chicken shawarma sandwich. The interior of this place is basically just the counter where you order, but their front patio is exactly where you want to be eating your Mediterranean feast.
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Spoke Bicycle Cafe
Spoke Bicycle Cafe is an outdoor cafe and bike rental shop in Frogtown that you’ll want to visit even if you have no plans to ride a bike today.
Hail Mary Pizza
Hail Mary is LA’s version of a NY slice shop or a Chicago deep dish tavern - an ideal neighborhood pizza spot built for this city.
Wax Paper is a tiny sandwich counter in a shipping container by the LA river, and yes - it’s as cool as that sounds.
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Carnival is a solid Lebanese restaurant in Sherman Oaks where the people-watching is the main event.
Khinkali House in Glendale is home to Georgian soup dumplings and a quiet patio for a low-key date night.
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All'acqua has solid, if slightly underwhelming cocktail and salad menus, but they set the course for some absolutely magical entrees. When taken as a whole, it makes for a more than solid meal.
The Tam O'Shanter
The Tam O'Shanter is an LA classic and where you go when you want to eat prime rib and feel like you're a character on Game of Thrones.
Mizlala West Adams
Mizlala West Adams is a more casual, order-at-the-counter version of the Sherman Oaks location, but with the same excellent Israeli food.
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