Some of LA’s most exciting meals can be found on the back patio of a wine bar or under an EZ-up on a neighborhood corner. Pop-ups are ingrained in the dining culture of the Southland, whether they’re a preview of a more permanent space or just a one-off. This is a guide to new and ongoing pop-ups around town.
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Bridgetown Roti is bringing back its oxtail pizza in collaboration with Quarter Sheets for two weekends in February. The whole operation is first come, first served, so be ready to camp out outside of Quarter Sheets’ Echo Park location. 1305 Portia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Ojai’s Pinyon is popping up at Bucatini in Echo Park for one night on February 18. The team at Pinyon has promised “all the hits” and “tomato pie” on the menu. 2146 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Dig into xôi thịt chả trứng, a savory Vietnamese sticky rice, at Nam Coffee this weekend from Tóp Tép. Pre-orders are available via Tock and include an egg coffee from Nam in addition to the sticky rice. 4876 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029.
Head to Dayglow Coffee in Silver Lake this weekend to try pastries including a yuja kumquat tart from Bakery By Jiyoon. Be aware that limited quantities are available starting at 9 a.m. and that they’ll likely go fast. 3206 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Find Smash N’ Bite in Studio City Wednesday through Sunday every week doling out wagyu smash burgers fresh off the grill. In addition to beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, a turkey burger is also on the menu. 10968 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604.
For evening sweets in Altadena, seek out Soul Brotha Sweets. The brown butter cinnamon roll, which comes with a healthy dose of cream cheese frosting, is not to be missed. The pop-up bounces around Altadena throughout the week, so make sure to check Instagram for the latest hours and locations. Rotating locations announced on Instagram.
Catch Mort & Betty’s, a vegan Jewish deli, at the Atwater Village farmers’ market every Sunday. On the menu find deli classics including bagels, schmears, rugelach, and more. 3528 Larga Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039.
For a weekly bagel fix, head to Smogen Appetizers at Vintage Wine + Eats in Studio City. Find sourdough bagels and ample toppings available every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 12023 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604.