For Angelenos looking to support their favorite restaurants during this unprecedented time, buying merchandise is a win-win to consider in addition to ordering takeout or purchasing gift cards. From snazzy snapbacks to cozy hoodies and delightful tchotchkes, LA’s food and drink spots are selling marvelous merch to help weather the COVID storm.
The fine folks at West Hollywood’s beloved Chinese-American haunt are selling hats in nearly every hue with bold stitching to boot. The pink and red combination feels both festive and fun.
Tacos 1986 knows the right shade of red to make its classic logo pop — and this red trucker hat is especially fetching. Also available are hoodies, sweatshirts, and even a handsome coach’s jacket.
This one goes out to all the larb kings and queens out there. Snag one of Night + Market’s simple black snapbacks or tees.
Dads don’t have the best reputation for fashion forward wardrobes, but this dad hat from Long Beach newcomer Little Coyote is a good start.
With its signature script and bold blue stitching, Go Get Em Tiger’s snapback is for coffee obsessives with a sense of style. Also in the merch shop are sweatshirts, tees, and tumblers.
From beanies to onesies and even tube socks, there’s plenty to covet when it comes to Prime Pizza’s merch selection but the Jordan-era tee is the one to get.
Long Beach’s Restauration is selling cute tees emblazoned with ‘Mimosa Gangster’ both in-person and online.
The selection of t-shirts and hoodies at Sherman Oaks’s Casa Vega features a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the Foo Fighters.
The aptly named Taco City tee from Guerilla Tacos features the glorious LA skyline tucked into a hardshell with a sunny backdrop.
With just four items in total, Otium’s merch selection is limited but well executed. The gray Elements tee features the restaurants typographic logo on its front pocket and high-contrast renderings of the restaurant’s facade and interior on the back.
The tees from Found Oyster feature a bird’s eye view of a seafood tower, complete with oysters, head-on shrimp, clams, and plenty of crushed ice. All profits from sales go to staff relief.
Support the Little Friend’s staff with a t-shirt featuring artwork by Andre Aaraiva. The $40 tee goes straight to staff and earns you a free drink the first week of reopening.
Who doesn’t want a hoodie that confidently declares one’s super-fine status?
This ivory pullover from All Day Baby is as fun and carefree as the restaurant itself. Also on hand is a tiki-inspired black hoodie from now-closed sister restaurant Here’s Looking At You. Order through Toast for in-store pick-up.
Snag one of Clark Street Bakery’s crewneck pullovers for a cozy-soft fit.
This Burritos & Caffeine hoodie is the perfect weight and color for wintertime in LA. Also available are a line of graphic tees and embroidered hats.
Carry this super-stylish canvas tote designed by local artist Lauren Levi in collaboration with this beloved Inglewood coffee shop.
Declare your love for Nicole Rucker’s iconic Key lime pie by carrying this canvas tote with fittingly bright green type.
Great White in Venice is having an outdoor merch sale this Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On sale are tote bags, glassware, t-shirts, and more.
The first LA outlet of Sightglass Coffee opened in mid-March amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s time to give the shop a proper welcome by sporting some sweet merch, like this line of sturdy and stylish totes.
Kismet’s colorful line of totes, which come in lime, gold, lavender, and orange, are in collaboration with Los Angeles-based Everybody World, a socially conscious fashion label.
Get your hands on a fanny pack from Found Coffee. Also for sale are mugs, tumblers, shirts, sweaters, and onesies for the coffee-lover (and their baby) in your life.
The t-shirts, baseball tees, and tube socks available at this LA institution’s shop are nice, but it’s all about Philippe’s hot mustard and chile peppers.
The Spare Room wants to help you pass the time by playing custom Mad Libs ($10). Net proceeds from sales benefit the Spare Room’s staff.
The husband and wife team behind Interstellar designed nail decals with local graphic design firm Play Grnd.
In anticipation of large events resuming next year, don’t sleep on Jon & Vinny’s stadium seat cushions.
These calf-hugging tube socks are made in collaboration with Tailored Union and feature the restaurant’s squiggly noodle logo designed by artist Robbie Simon.
The frosted Tom Collins glasses from Formosa Cafe come four to a set and are adorned with kitschy scenes of rickshaws and pagodas ($48).
Who wouldn’t appreciate a pair of egg-forward socks from Konbi? And best of all, 100 percent of profits are donated to a good cause.
Support Bub and Grandma’s, Holbox, Hop Woo, and Porridge + Puffs by pre-ordering a copy of these upcoming titles. Once successfully funded, these books will go into production and will be printed and shipped in May 2021.