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12 Restaurants For Easy Contactless Pickup in LA

Order food, park, and either have it dropped in your trunk or in a designated pickup area

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Dining out is a challenge during COVID-19. While many don’t give a second thought to sitting on a patio for a meal in the middle of a pandemic, others cannot take the risk. Social distancing is key for the vulnerable and those who come into contact with them, whether a family member, friend, or roommate.

With restaurants fully invested into delivery or takeout, some businesses are making sure that contactless pickup is precisely that. Upon arrival, interactions between restaurant staff and customers is very limited. These precautions are not just for diners, restaurant staff comes into regular contact with countless individuals everyday, and wants to minimize coronavirus exposure as well.

The options vary from high end pasta in Downtown, to SoCal’s legendary Cuban bakery, or Tex Mex-inspired margaritas in Playa Vista. Here now are 12 restaurants doing contactless pickup in Los Angeles.

A number of LA restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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AltaEats

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Since COVID-19, Altadena’s AltaEats put together a homey packaged meal every week, with dinners that include a dry-rubbed flank steak, roasted cauliflower, mushroom potato cakes, salad and two loaves of house made bread. Once ready, staff will walk the order right to your car.

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Golden Deli was one of the first San Gabriel Valley restaurants to reopen after the stay-at-home order. The iconic Vietnamese restaurant utilizes an outdoor pickup area with plenty of hand sanitizer. Call when you arrive and they’ll place your order in the pick-up window.

All Day Baby

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Curbside pickup is a breeze at All Day Baby. Order online, then pull-up to the Silver Lake location to nab the smoked pork spare ribs or hot catfish sandwich. Call upon arrival, and staff brings it curbside.

Exterior All Day Baby on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, California.
All Day Baby
Wonho Frank Lee

When approaching Mian’s converted entrance/pick-up window, staffers place your order on a designated table for pickup. Make it especially easy by ordering Mian’s zhajiangmian, the signature handmade noodle dish with with Sichuan pickles, and massive amounts of chile heat.

To minimize contact, chef Chad Colby fashioned a massive piece of plexiglass with a pass through window on Antico’s front door. He’s also cooking vegetables, pizzas, and serving Antico’s signature ice cream. Or try a combination dinner like the pizza, caesar salad, honeycomb ice cream, and a bottle of lambrusco/rosé, or four bottles of Mexican Coke.

Antico’s takeout window in Los Angeles, California
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Spoon By H

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With parking spots right next to Spoon by H, the pickup process is easy. Call upon arrival, pop open your trunk, and a staff places the innovative Korean dishes by Yoonjin Hwang right into your car.

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Wonho Frank Lee

Porto's Bakery and Cafe

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Southern California’s beloved Cuban bakery put together a seamless pickup process. Though the menu is slightly limited, Cubano sandwiches, potato balls, and entire cakes are available. An online order confirmation also comes with a designated and numbered parking spot. Pull-in, and a Porto’s employee will walk the order to your car.

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Porto’s cubano sandwich
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LA’s iconic restaurant Spago resides on a cul-de-sac, making it easy for diners to wait in their cars. Try Wolfgang Puck’s classic Austrian veal weinerschnitzel, or corn agnolotti. Spago also has an incredible wine selection, which is also available to-go.

Smoked salmon pizza at Spago.
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Zinc Cafe & Market

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Zinc Cafe uses a popular model for contactless pickup, though still open for in-house dining. Place an order for brunch, burgers, salads or pastry online, and food awaits on a table for quick pickup.

The pickup area for Zinc Cafe & Market
Zinc Cafe & Market
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Rossoblu

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Steve and Dina Samson’s Rossoblu implemented an easy pickup. Place an order, pay in advance, and a staff member drops a seven-course dinner, or a la carte tagliatelle ragu in the back seat.

Rossoblu dishes from its Downtown LA restuarant
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Chicana Vegana

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Fullerton’s plant-based Mexican restaurant takes online orders. Next, a text notification indicates a specific arrival time. Park in front of the restaurant, and wait for a masked and gloved employee to deliver it curbside. Unsure of what to get? Start with the tacos.

HomeState

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The Homestate crew has the contactless process down. Order a brisket taco and batch of margaritas, let them know you’ve arrived, staff leave the goods on a table, and backs away before you’re able to fetch it.

Lonestar Migas at HomeState
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AltaEats

Since COVID-19, Altadena’s AltaEats put together a homey packaged meal every week, with dinners that include a dry-rubbed flank steak, roasted cauliflower, mushroom potato cakes, salad and two loaves of house made bread. Once ready, staff will walk the order right to your car.

Golden Deli Restaurant

Golden Deli was one of the first San Gabriel Valley restaurants to reopen after the stay-at-home order. The iconic Vietnamese restaurant utilizes an outdoor pickup area with plenty of hand sanitizer. Call when you arrive and they’ll place your order in the pick-up window.

All Day Baby

Curbside pickup is a breeze at All Day Baby. Order online, then pull-up to the Silver Lake location to nab the smoked pork spare ribs or hot catfish sandwich. Call upon arrival, and staff brings it curbside.

Exterior All Day Baby on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, California.
All Day Baby
Wonho Frank Lee

Mian

When approaching Mian’s converted entrance/pick-up window, staffers place your order on a designated table for pickup. Make it especially easy by ordering Mian’s zhajiangmian, the signature handmade noodle dish with with Sichuan pickles, and massive amounts of chile heat.

Antico

To minimize contact, chef Chad Colby fashioned a massive piece of plexiglass with a pass through window on Antico’s front door. He’s also cooking vegetables, pizzas, and serving Antico’s signature ice cream. Or try a combination dinner like the pizza, caesar salad, honeycomb ice cream, and a bottle of lambrusco/rosé, or four bottles of Mexican Coke.

Antico’s takeout window in Los Angeles, California
Antico
Courtesy of Chad Colby

Spoon By H

With parking spots right next to Spoon by H, the pickup process is easy. Call upon arrival, pop open your trunk, and a staff places the innovative Korean dishes by Yoonjin Hwang right into your car.

Spoon by H dosirak
Spoon by H
Wonho Frank Lee

Porto's Bakery and Cafe

Southern California’s beloved Cuban bakery put together a seamless pickup process. Though the menu is slightly limited, Cubano sandwiches, potato balls, and entire cakes are available. An online order confirmation also comes with a designated and numbered parking spot. Pull-in, and a Porto’s employee will walk the order to your car.

Cuban Sandwich Los Angeles
Porto’s cubano sandwich
Joshua Lurie

Spago

LA’s iconic restaurant Spago resides on a cul-de-sac, making it easy for diners to wait in their cars. Try Wolfgang Puck’s classic Austrian veal weinerschnitzel, or corn agnolotti. Spago also has an incredible wine selection, which is also available to-go.

Smoked salmon pizza at Spago.
Spago
[Official Photo]

Zinc Cafe & Market

Zinc Cafe uses a popular model for contactless pickup, though still open for in-house dining. Place an order for brunch, burgers, salads or pastry online, and food awaits on a table for quick pickup.

The pickup area for Zinc Cafe & Market
Zinc Cafe & Market
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Rossoblu

Steve and Dina Samson’s Rossoblu implemented an easy pickup. Place an order, pay in advance, and a staff member drops a seven-course dinner, or a la carte tagliatelle ragu in the back seat.

Rossoblu dishes from its Downtown LA restuarant
Rossoblu
[Official Photo]

Chicana Vegana

Fullerton’s plant-based Mexican restaurant takes online orders. Next, a text notification indicates a specific arrival time. Park in front of the restaurant, and wait for a masked and gloved employee to deliver it curbside. Unsure of what to get? Start with the tacos.

HomeState

The Homestate crew has the contactless process down. Order a brisket taco and batch of margaritas, let them know you’ve arrived, staff leave the goods on a table, and backs away before you’re able to fetch it.

Lonestar Migas at HomeState
Homestate
Farley Elliott

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