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Tinfoil, Highland Park
Tinfoil, Highland Park

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There's a Secret Deli Hidden Inside this Highland Park Liquor Store

You’ve got to be in the know to really experience Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Highland Park’s coolness factor just jumped a whole bracket with the arrival of Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery, a speakeasy that turns out top-quality deli sandwiches instead of Prohibition-era cocktails. Yep, you heard that right: a hidden deli, with late night hours and actual tin foil on the ceiling.

You might know the Tinfoil space as the corner store on Figueroa that long advertised having the Coldest Beer in Town, but it’s been reimagined this time around by Jeremy Fall, the nightlife impresario who’s been pulling tricks out of his restaurateuring bag lately with Nighthawk and Easy’s Burgers.

The place has been seriously scrubbed over, even earning a new floor made up of some 60,000 nickels. There are still racks of chips and bottles for purchase, but if you step to the cashier and (apparently) utter the phrase "Do you sell birthday candles?" you’ll gain access to the back door deli hidden behind an employees only sign.

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That’s where you can find house-cured meats and sandwiches — sold by the 1/4 loaf, half loaf, and full loaf for a stiff $25. Work between options like corned beef, roasted eggplant, and roast beef, with salad sides and available add-ons to boot. The menu is done in collaboration with Fall and Unit 120’s Alvin Cailan, along with Lung Ly who should be on site daily to oversee things.

Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery officially comes to life on Sunday, November 13 at 11 a.m. Daily hours run from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. too, making this stop a great evening option for those needing a bite post-bar. Or, you know, to pick up a bottle of something extra.

Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery
5900 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA

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