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Canvas tote from Venice’s Great White.
Canvas tote from Venice’s Great White.
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Pick Up Some Restaurant Merch for Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

Handy totes, rad snapbacks, cozy hoodies, and more

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.


Little Coyote dad hat
Little Coyote dad hat
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Hats

Gengis Cohen

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

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.

Night + Market

This one goes out to all the larb kings and queens out there. Snag one of Night + Market’s simple black snapbacks or tees.

Little Coyote

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.

Go Get Em Tiger

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.


T-Shirts

Prime Pizza t-shirt.
Prime Pizza t-shirt.
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Prime Pizza

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.

Restauration

Long Beach’s Restauration is selling cute tees emblazoned with ‘Mimosa Gangster’ both in-person and online.

Casa Vega

The selection of t-shirts and hoodies at Sherman Oaks’s Casa Vega features a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the Foo Fighters.

Guerilla Tacos

The aptly named Taco City tee from Guerilla Tacos features the glorious LA skyline tucked into a hardshell with a sunny backdrop.

Otium

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.

Found Oyster

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.

The Little Friend Bar

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.


Outerwear

Clark Street Bread pullover sweatshirt.
Clark Street Bread pullover sweatshirt.
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Superfine

Who doesn’t want a hoodie that confidently declares one’s super-fine status?

All Day Baby

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.

Clark Street Bakery

Snag one of Clark Street Bakery’s crewneck pullovers for a cozy-soft fit.

Cofax

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.


Totes

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen tote.
Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen tote.
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Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen

Carry this super-stylish canvas tote designed by local artist Lauren Levi in collaboration with this beloved Inglewood coffee shop.

Fat & Flour

Declare your love for Nicole Rucker’s iconic Key lime pie by carrying this canvas tote with fittingly bright green type.

Great White

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.

Petite Peso

The official Peso Goods store is stocked with plenty of casual wear and even a few totes that work for any occasion.

Sightglass Coffee

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

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.


Miscellaneous

Interstellar x Play Grnd nail decals.
Interstellar x Play Grnd nail decals.
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Found Coffee

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.

Petit Trois

In collaboration with local candlemaker Rukske, Petit Trois is selling two scents. Trois No. 1 smells of sage, sea salt, and santal, while Trois No. 2 smells of grapefruit, cedarwood, and vetiver.

Philippe’s the Original

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

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.

Interstellar

The husband and wife team behind Interstellar designed nail decals with local graphic design firm Play Grnd.

Jon & Vinny’s

In anticipation of large events resuming next year, don’t sleep on Jon & Vinny’s stadium seat cushions.

Woon Kitchen

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 Formosa Cafe

The frosted Tom Collins glasses from Formosa Cafe come four to a set and are adorned with kitschy scenes of rickshaws and pagodas ($48).

Konbi

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.

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