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What Do a Giant Donut, CSA Veggies, and a Yakitori Spot Have in Common?

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When it comes to drive-thru food, Los Angeles may well have put the trend on the map in the 20th Century. Now, one list picks out three area spots as being among the most unusual drive-thrus in the nation--and not one of them serves up a burger!

The list from Delish lauds 10 spots around the country for being "unique dining establishments" that "are taking the drive-thru to new culinary levels."

Here are the three local spots that made the list:

9. Tokyo Yakitori (Burbank, CA) In Japan, Yakitori is a style of grilled food (usually different parts of chicken) eaten with beer at rollicking, smoke-filled bars. But in Burbank, California, you can have the salty, crispy pleasures of yakitori without ever leaving your car. (Although the beer is notably missing from the mix.)

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6. The Donut Hole (La Puente, CA) Nothing creates a doughnut craving like driving through a giant doughnut. Luckily at The Donut Hole you can pick some up on your way through. The huge local landmark has been curbing doughnut cravings since 1968.

4. Multeepurpose Café (Los Angeles, CA) Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA's, have become more and more prevalent in cities across the country. But not everyone has the time to drive to a farm or meeting place, park, choose vegetables, pack them up, and return to the car. Luckily for car-reliant Los Angeles veggie-enthusiasts there's the Multeepurpose Café, where CSA members can have crates of produce delivered to them through their car windows.

In the #1 spot? Something we won't ever, ever, ever have here in Los Angeles: A drive-thru daiquiri bar. You'll have to hit the road in New Orleans to check that out.