Articles in the “food” category

Maps: LA & OC Families In Need Can Get Free Food At These Places While Schools Are Closed

Maps: LA & OC Families In Need Can Get Free Food At These Places While Schools Are Closed

We are updating this list as we hear more - and we want to hear from you.

Mis Ángeles: It Hurts To See Los Angeles This Way

Mis Ángeles: It Hurts To See Los Angeles This Way

What's happening to L.A.'s service industry right now is terrible but necessary. What's going to happen to the street vendors will likely be worse. 

Here's What Happened The First Day LAUSD Handed Out Free Meals

Here's What Happened The First Day LAUSD Handed Out Free Meals

There are 60 spots around the district where kids can pick up breakfast and lunch while schools are closed.

Some Grocery Stores Are Letting Seniors Shop For Food An Hour Before Everyone Else

Some Grocery Stores Are Letting Seniors Shop For Food An Hour Before Everyone Else

Does it actually reduce the coronavirus risk? And where can you find Southern California stores doing this?

Your No-Panic Guide: The Supply Chain Is Fine. So When Will Everything Be Back In Stock?

Your No-Panic Guide: The Supply Chain Is Fine. So When Will Everything Be Back In Stock?

We asked experts to help us understand the supply chain and let you know what to expect to see on the shelves of your local stores.

Here Are Places That Will Provide Food To Families In Need While Schools Are Closed

Here Are Places That Will Provide Food To Families In Need While Schools Are Closed

We are updating this list as we hear more - and we want to hear from you.

7 Takes On Pao Doce, The Portuguese Treat Also Known As Hawaiian Sweet Bread

7 Takes On Pao Doce, The Portuguese Treat Also Known As Hawaiian Sweet Bread

Portuguese laborers and traders brought pao doce to the world -- and the world has brought it to Los Angeles.

Alpine Village Says Auf Wiedersehen To Its Restaurant

Alpine Village Says Auf Wiedersehen To Its Restaurant

The Bavarian hamlet off the Harbor Freeway is shutting down after 51 years of sausages, schnitzel and sweets.

Why Did Curry House's Closure Break LA's Heart?

Why Did Curry House's Closure Break LA's Heart?

After 37 years, the chain's demise was nasty, brutish and swift. Its most devoted fans roux the day and attempt to curry on.

Whatever Your Valentine's Mood, There's An LA Bar For You

Whatever Your Valentine's Mood, There's An LA Bar For You

On February 14th, revel in or renounce your romantic choices. Either way, we salute you.

13 Of The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In LA

13 Of The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In LA

Sandwiches don't get more basic than cheese and bread yet a grilled cheese sandwich is much more than the sum of its parts.

In-N-Out Is Selling Sneakers -- For Real This Time

In-N-Out Is Selling Sneakers -- For Real This Time

Remember those faux In-N-Out sneakers that weren't actually sanctioned by In-N-Out? These are different.

A Natural Wine Happy Hour For Every Day Of The Week

A Natural Wine Happy Hour For Every Day Of The Week

From Monday through Sunday, we've got you covered.

Crimes Against Hummus-manity: Or Why Most Hummus In LA Is So Terrible

Crimes Against Hummus-manity: Or Why Most Hummus In LA Is So Terrible

In a world of bastardized, barely edible supermarket hummus, what is truth?

Are Coronavirus Fears Keeping Diners From Chinese Restaurants? The Answer May Be Regional

Are Coronavirus Fears Keeping Diners From Chinese Restaurants? The Answer May Be Regional

It's a different tale at two acclaimed San Gabriel restaurants, and it's Chinese diners who are steering clear of the one specializing in Wuhan cuisine

How To Find SoCal's Best Olive Oil -- And What You Need To Know About It

How To Find SoCal's Best Olive Oil -- And What You Need To Know About It

Your perfect bottle is out there. Here's how to find it.

LA's Vintage Diners, Then And Now

LA's Vintage Diners, Then And Now

Old-school cool still reigns in Southern California... except when it's being demolished by developers.

How To Shop A Chinese Supermarket Like A Pro

How To Shop A Chinese Supermarket Like A Pro

Black fungus, pi dan, haw flakes and taro rolls. Happy eating!

The Northwest Pasadena Taco Survey, A Comprehensive Study

The Northwest Pasadena Taco Survey, A Comprehensive Study

Ever wonder how many places in your area make a great taco? Someone decided to find out... for one 'hood.

It's Lights Out For Pho Broadway In Chinatown, But No One's Getting The Secret Recipe

It's Lights Out For Pho Broadway In Chinatown, But No One's Getting The Secret Recipe

The beloved restaurant is in a strip mall that's set to become a 25-story apartment complex, as Chinatown continues to gentrify.

The Best Café De Olla In Los Angeles -- And Why You Need To Drink It

The Best Café De Olla In Los Angeles -- And Why You Need To Drink It

At its most basic, café de olla is an old timey way of making instant coffee. It's also a ritual that nourishes the soul.

8 Of LA's Most Fabulous Falafels

8 Of LA's Most Fabulous Falafels

Crunchy on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside, falafel is a simple food prepared with exceptional technique.

7 Of The Best Lomo Saltados In LA

7 Of The Best Lomo Saltados In LA

Starchy, beefy and satisfying, lomo saltado is one of Peru's most popular culinary exports.

13 Places To Find Pork-Free Ramen In Los Angeles

13 Places To Find Pork-Free Ramen In Los Angeles

Ramen isn't just for pork lovers. Warm up to these vegetarian, chicken and beef bowls.

Is LA Ready For New Street Vending Rules?

Is LA Ready For New Street Vending Rules?

As of Jan. 1, every L.A. street vendor of tacos, pupusas, hot chicken sandwiches, even clothes, or anything really, will have to buy a permit or eventually face fines.

 18 Years Of Al Pastor At Taqueria Vista Hermosa

18 Years Of Al Pastor At Taqueria Vista Hermosa

For Raul Morales, the road to success was paved with slowly roasted pork.

LA's Street Vendors Won't Be Fined -- At First -- As City Rolls Out New Rules

LA's Street Vendors Won't Be Fined -- At First -- As City Rolls Out New Rules

LA City officials appear to have heard the please of street vending advocates who have been warning for weeks neither the authorities or the vendors seem ready for the new rules that go into effect Jan. 1.

Sweet, Fruity, Boozy Ponche Is The Flavor Of Christmas

Sweet, Fruity, Boozy Ponche Is The Flavor Of Christmas

The aromatic Christmastime staple conjures memories of childhood -- and has a high-octane kick.

Grab Your Spoon For A Country-By-Country Tour Of SoCal's Porridge Scene

Grab Your Spoon For A Country-By-Country Tour Of SoCal's Porridge Scene

Congee. Bobar. Chok. Juk. Bubur ayam. One of the most comforting comfort foods, it goes by many names and has many preparations.

Your Essential Los Angeles Cookbooks

Your Essential Los Angeles Cookbooks

Give everyone on your gift list -- or yourself -- a taste of Los Angeles.

Is It OK To Take Avocados And Other Fruits From Your Neighbor's Tree? LA's Favorite Question, Revisited

Is It OK To Take Avocados And Other Fruits From Your Neighbor's Tree? LA's Favorite Question, Revisited

One of our colleagues asked if she should take avocados from her neighbor's tree. We decided to ask all of Los Angeles for the answer. 

The Best Fresh Kimchi Shops In Los Angeles

The Best Fresh Kimchi Shops In Los Angeles

Get ready to go hard on Napa cabbage, mu radish, garlic chives and petite cucumbers.

LA's Street Vendor Permit Program Is About To Begin. Why One City Councilman Is Already Trying To Tighten It

LA's Street Vendor Permit Program Is About To Begin. Why One City Councilman Is Already Trying To Tighten It

It took years of debate before L.A.'s City Council passed the new law. Now a motion seeks to tighten street vendor permit enforcement just weeks before it starts.

The 7 Best Holiday Foods At Disneyland And Disney California Adventure

The 7 Best Holiday Foods At Disneyland And Disney California Adventure

No one goes all out for the Christmas season like Disney does -- and that includes the food.

Where To Find Great Holiday Tamales In SoCal

Where To Find Great Holiday Tamales In SoCal

Christmas is barreling down on us, as relentless as a winter storm. So order your tamales now.

A Few Of LA's Best Vegan Tamales

A Few Of LA's Best Vegan Tamales

These aren't your mama's tamales but they are packed with flavor and they have the texture you've come to expect from this holiday heavyweight.

The Source, LA's Cult Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant, Returns -- For One Night

The Source, LA's Cult Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant, Returns -- For One Night

Here's how a dude named Jim Baker rechristened himself Father Yod and planted the seeds for a food revolution.

I Attended A Natural Disaster Dinner Party And It Made Me Feel Better About The Big One

I Attended A Natural Disaster Dinner Party And It Made Me Feel Better About The Big One

Your Twitter followers won't be around to dig you out of the debris -- but your neighbors might.

How Hot Chicken Sandwiches Conquered San Fernando Valley Car Washes

How Hot Chicken Sandwiches Conquered San Fernando Valley Car Washes

Want to find the best spicy fried chicken in the 818? Head to a car wash after dark.

Where To Find The Best Poutine In Los Angeles

Where To Find The Best Poutine In Los Angeles

Here in Los Angeles, poutine is having its deep-fried, stains-on-the-shirt moment.

Cha Cha Cha Rises Like A Neon Phoenix In Virgil Village -- Except Now It's Condos And No One Asked About The Name

Cha Cha Cha Rises Like A Neon Phoenix In Virgil Village -- Except Now It's Condos And No One Asked About The Name

If you want a microcosm of gentrification in Los Angeles, circa 2019, you won't find a better case study.

A Love Letter To The Lynwood Pizza Parlor That Raised Me

A Love Letter To The Lynwood Pizza Parlor That Raised Me

For 56 years, this unassuming pizzeria has been serving delicious, ultra thin pies and their trademark shredded pepperoni.

This Saturday Experts Prep You For The Holidays At The Original Farmers Market on 3rd & Fairfax

This Saturday Experts Prep You For The Holidays At The Original Farmers Market on 3rd & Fairfax
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Artisan grocers, butchers, and retailers will be open for the event, along with 10 workshops lead by specialists in each topic.

What Even Is Local LA Seafood?

What Even Is Local LA Seafood?

California produces plenty of squid but most of it ends up halfway around the world. Meanwhile, most of the squid we eat comes from South America. This is how globalization tastes.

The Weird And Wild Flavors Of Musso And Frank's Most Old Timey Dishes

The Weird And Wild Flavors Of Musso And Frank's Most Old Timey Dishes

Sauerbraten. Diplomat pudding. Stuffed celery. As palates evolve and tastes change, some dishes stay on the menu for 100 years.

The Best L.A. Neighborhoods To Go Trick-Or-Treating

The Best L.A. Neighborhoods To Go Trick-Or-Treating

We know where to find the best spots for scoring seasonal sugar on Halloween.

Dum Dum Lollipops Are The Worst Halloween Candy -- And We Have Proof

Dum Dum Lollipops Are The Worst Halloween Candy -- And We Have Proof

We conduct a semi-secret social experiment and we gleaned some important scientific-adjacent results.

How To Shop A Oaxacan Market Like A Pro -- With Bricia Lopez Of Guelaguetza

How To Shop A Oaxacan Market Like A Pro -- With Bricia Lopez Of Guelaguetza

Mamey, tejate, tlayudas, chilacayote and so many delicious foods you'll find in a Oaxacan market.

9 Of Koreatown's Best Happy Hours

9 Of Koreatown's Best Happy Hours

L.A.'s most densely developed neighborhood has a good drinks, good food and good deal$. You just have to know where to look.

After 90 Years, Eastside Deli Still Serves Massive Meaty Sandwiches And A Side Of Italian American History

After 90 Years, Eastside Deli Still Serves Massive Meaty Sandwiches And A Side Of Italian American History

The Great Depression, changing demographics, development, recessions, politics, evolving palates. This old school Italian deli has endured it all.

8 Of LA's Best Halloween And Fall Foods

8 Of LA's Best Halloween And Fall Foods

We love skeleton-shaped cakes and pumpkin-spiced lattes as much as the next basic witch but there is more to fall food.

What Did People Eat On LA's Beaches 100 Years Ago?

What Did People Eat On LA's Beaches 100 Years Ago?

Hint: It was all about tamales, abalone and hot dogs.

Dear LAist: What's Up With The Circular Restaurant At LAX?

Dear LAist: What's Up With The Circular Restaurant At LAX?

It's the first thing we see when we leave and when we arrive. So what's the latest?

These LA Cafes Let You Pay What You Want... Only Not Really

These LA Cafes Let You Pay What You Want... Only Not Really

How do you serve people who can't afford what you're selling? And how do you make a buck while doing it?

11 LA Coffee Bars With Fantastic Food

11 LA Coffee Bars With Fantastic Food

Here's where you go when you need your caffeine fix AND a bite to eat.

Happy National Taco Day! Here's Your Guide To Finding The Most Interesting Tacos In Los Angeles

Happy National Taco Day! Here's Your Guide To Finding The Most Interesting Tacos In Los Angeles

There are so many taco spots in L.A., but these places have caught our eye.

We Went To WeHo's Cannabis Cafe And Got High On (Their) Own Supply

We Went To WeHo's Cannabis Cafe And Got High On (Their) Own Supply

Here's what happened at the Original Cannabis Cafe in West Hollywood, the first cannabis cafe in the United States.

7 Of LA's Best Mangonadas

7 Of LA's Best Mangonadas

One of Mexico's most magnificent concoctions is an icy, spicy, sweet and sour flavor bomb.

For LA's Hare Krishnas, The Way To God's Heart -- And Yours -- Is Through The Stomach

For LA's Hare Krishnas, The Way To God's Heart -- And Yours -- Is Through The Stomach

Every Sunday evening, the International Society of Krishna Consciousness in Culver City puts out a "feast" for the public. Some show up for the faith, some show up for the slow-cooked butternut squash and black beans.

The Complicated Comfort Of Syrian Grape Leaves

The Complicated Comfort Of Syrian Grape Leaves

And the epic struggle to find the perfect ones.

Sweet And Cheesy Knafeh Is An Ancient Dessert Going Big In Modern LA

Sweet And Cheesy Knafeh Is An Ancient Dessert Going Big In Modern LA

The Middle Eastern classic is delicious combo of crisp, flaky dough and soft, gooey cheese.

These San Gabriel Valley Restaurant Owners Think Giving Up Gas Stoves Will Make Their Food Mushy

These San Gabriel Valley Restaurant Owners Think Giving Up Gas Stoves Will Make Their Food Mushy

Some Chinese restaurant owners in the San Gabriel Valley are supporting the gas industry's bid to stay alive, if it means they can keep their gas stoves. 

How To Host A Dodgers Party And Still Enjoy The Game

How To Host A Dodgers Party And Still Enjoy The Game
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Chef Jamie Gwen is offering some great recipes, shopping tips and tricks on how to be the MVP at your party this October.  

How To Shop A Thai Market Like A Pro

How To Shop A Thai Market Like A Pro

From naamwa bananas and nam phrik phao to fish sauce, chili powder and the fiercest instant noodles.

A Tlayuda Pop-Up Speaks The Language of South LA's Indigenous Community

A Tlayuda Pop-Up Speaks The Language of South LA's Indigenous Community

When Odilia Romero isn't busy running Poncho's Tlayudas, she's helping interpret sometimes obscure languages for migrants in L.A.

Fosselman's Turns 100 -- And Opens A New Ice Cream Shop In Glendora

Fosselman's Turns 100 -- And Opens A New Ice Cream Shop In Glendora

Every day is like a sundae at The Ice Cream Shop, a sleeker, trendier extension of the family business.

Meet Evil Cooks, The Flan Taco's Devilish Masterminds

Meet Evil Cooks, The Flan Taco's Devilish Masterminds

Alex Garcia and Elvia Huerta are the rock stars driving the nomadic food pop-up.

The Best Happy Hours In Echo Park -- Especially If You're Going To A Dodgers Game

The Best Happy Hours In Echo Park -- Especially If You're Going To A Dodgers Game

Need a place to pregame before a baseball game? We got you.

Former Staffers Accuse Owner Of Cafe Stella In Silver Lake Of Sexual Harassment

Former Staffers Accuse Owner Of Cafe Stella In Silver Lake Of Sexual Harassment

Five women and one man say restaurateur Gareth Kantner sexually harassed them -- and others.

All The Best New -- And Old -- Food Halls Taking Over Los Angeles

All The Best New -- And Old -- Food Halls Taking Over Los Angeles

What used to be touristy rarities have become landmarks of Southern Californian cuisine.

All The Food We Tried At The LA County Fair

All The Food We Tried At The LA County Fair

You don't need permission to eat your heart out. Well, maybe from your cardiologist.

LA Has Awesome Burmese Food. Here's Where To Find It

LA Has Awesome Burmese Food. Here's Where To Find It

SoCal's Burmese food scene is a wonderfully wild stew of disciplines, recipes and locations.

If A Restaurant Adds A Surcharge, Do I Still Have To Tip?

If A Restaurant Adds A Surcharge, Do I Still Have To Tip?

A practice gaining traction at restaurants and businesses across Los Angeles is triggering discomfort, discord, and discussion among Angelenos.

Tour LA's Best Distilleries And Say 'Bottoms' Up'

Tour LA's Best Distilleries And Say 'Bottoms' Up'

Sip and sample spirits as you see where the booze is born. Los Angeles, you've come a long way since Prohibition.

Where To Eat In Inglewood Right Now

Where To Eat In Inglewood Right Now

Award-winning seafood. Belizean garnaches. Cuban vegan food. And, of course, donuts. This city has it all.

LA's Coolest, Weirdest, Most Immersive Themed Bars

LA's Coolest, Weirdest, Most Immersive Themed Bars

A Star Wars-themed pub, a throwback 1980s nightclub, an homage to Titanic, a steampunk speakeasy... they're all here.

7 Of LA's Best Risottos

7 Of LA's Best Risottos

Creamy. Buttery. Carby. Welcome to L.A.'s spin on this delicious Italian dish.

How A Former Talent Agent Made Famous Amos So Famous. (Hint: Marvin Gaye Helped)

How A Former Talent Agent Made Famous Amos So Famous. (Hint: Marvin Gaye Helped)

His name is Wally Amos and it was the '70s. "Everyone was stoned and had the munchies so he was always warmly greeted."

How To Have Fun -- Or Look Like You Are -- At The Taco Bell Hotel

How To Have Fun -- Or Look Like You Are -- At The Taco Bell Hotel

Your move, Del Taco. I'm waiting for my invite to the Del Scorcho Cruise.

The Formosa Cafe Still Has Its Swagger -- And A Room Devoted To Asian Actors

The Formosa Cafe Still Has Its Swagger -- And A Room Devoted To Asian Actors

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something red. The Formosa is an authentically inauthentic jumble of Chinese, American and Hollywood history.

Santa Monica's Best Happy Hours Want You To Lift Your Glass

Santa Monica's Best Happy Hours Want You To Lift Your Glass

Want Westside watering holes where you won't need wads of cash to have a good time?

Popcorn Chicken. Brick Toast. Bubble Waffles. Here Are LA's Best Boba Snacks.

Popcorn Chicken. Brick Toast. Bubble Waffles. Here Are LA's Best Boba Snacks.

You've already ordered the milk tea. This is what you eat with it.

9 Kinds Of Shave Ice From Around The World -- And Where To Find Them In LA

9 Kinds Of Shave Ice From Around The World -- And Where To Find Them In LA

Raspado. Pat bing soo. Halo halo. Cool down with shave ices from around the world in L.A.

LA County Has 12 Tiki Bars, And This Summer, We Want To Try Them All

LA County Has 12 Tiki Bars, And This Summer, We Want To Try Them All

Can't afford to sail to a tropical island? You can drink away your cares in a place pretending to be one.

Eating Glow-In-The-Dark Ramen Is The Most LA Way To Change Your Aura

Eating Glow-In-The-Dark Ramen Is The Most LA Way To Change Your Aura

"Curious but also scared" -- that's how our friends felt when we told them we were going.

How One LA Charity Is Keeping Food From Being Wasted -- And Feeding Needy Families

How One LA Charity Is Keeping Food From Being Wasted -- And Feeding Needy Families

Way too much food goes bad before it reaches the people who need it. The Produce Pit Stop is on a mission to change that.

When Hong Kong Immigrants Want A Taste Of Home, They Come To This San Gabriel Cafe

When Hong Kong Immigrants Want A Taste Of Home, They Come To This San Gabriel Cafe

Delicious Food Corner dishes up the best breakfast outside of Wan Chai -- and brings the cha chaan teng experience to the 626.

LA's Best Pupusas? Here Are A Few Of Them

LA's Best Pupusas? Here Are A Few Of Them

Not all pupusas are created equal, especially in Los Angeles where the popular Salvadoran dish is everywhere.

Meet The Taco Scout Who Found All Of 'Taco Chronicles' Best Eats

Meet The Taco Scout Who Found All Of 'Taco Chronicles' Best Eats

Javier Cabral has one of the best gigs on the planet. Here's how he went from anxiety-ridden teen to associate producer on the Netflix series.

27 Uniquely LA Ice Cream, Gelato And Paleta Peddlers

27 Uniquely LA Ice Cream, Gelato And Paleta Peddlers

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday but any day is a perfect day to scream for ice cream. And paletas. And gelato. And mangonadas. And soft serve.

85 Year Old Farmers Market Celebrates With 11th Annual Tasting Event

85 Year Old Farmers Market Celebrates With 11th Annual Tasting Event
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On July 23rd, The Original Farmer's Market host 'Taste of Farmer's Market' where guests will have access to 50 tastings from many eateries and merchants.

Move Over, Sichuan Cuisine. Now, There's Something Spicier

Move Over, Sichuan Cuisine. Now, There's Something Spicier

While Sichuan cuisine relies on peppercorns that numb your palate, Hunan dishes are typically piled with peppers that produce wave after wave of unrelenting heat.

You'll Soon Be Able To Take Your Reusable Containers To Festivals, Concerts And Your Favorite Restaurant

You'll Soon Be Able To Take Your Reusable Containers To Festivals, Concerts And Your Favorite Restaurant

Starting in January 2020, food vendors and restaurants will also have the option to provide reusable products... or you can just bring your own container, too.

How To Shop A Korean Grocery Store Like A Pro

How To Shop A Korean Grocery Store Like A Pro

Noorongi. Chamoe. Jjajangmyeon. Buchu. These and other fabulous items await you at your local Korean market.

The Best LA Places To Eat Brunch With Your Dog

The Best LA Places To Eat Brunch With Your Dog

Day-drinking, dogs, mimosas and eggs Benedict. Your weekend just got better.

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