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Num pang sandwich at Gamboge on a plate.
Num pang sandwich at Gamboge
Wonho Frank Lee

10 Restaurants to Grab Takeout for Games at Dodgers Stadium

Taiwanese bowls, Mexican seafood, and Cambodian num pang sandwiches to eat at the game

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Num pang sandwich at Gamboge
| Wonho Frank Lee

As one of the nation’s last standing original ballparks, Dodger Stadium holds a special spot for Angelenos. It’s been a tough road as the Boys In Blue suffered heartbreaking losses over the last few seasons. Last year they finally brought home a championship after more than thirty years. A pro tip for anyone visiting the stadium is that fans can bring food inside (the stadium vendors have some mild hits like the nachos baseball helmets and garlic fries), but the area has some incredible neighborhood options for pre and post-game dining.

A handful of restaurants are even within walking distance from the Dodger Stadium Express shuttle, which departs from Union Station every 10 minutes. Here now, ten places to grab delicious takeout that will hold up to the journey to the stadium, and taste a lot better than Dodger dogs.

Added: Katsu Sando, Gamboge, Lao Tao, Playita, Triple Beam Pizza

Removed: Little Jewel of New Orleans, Guisados, Winsome, Button Mash, Baby Blues BBQ

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cosa Buona

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2100 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5211
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Zach Pollack’s Cosa Buona is an Echo Park staple on the corner of Sunset and Alvarado. Pick up some blistered pizzas, eggplant parm, and smoky mozzarella sticks to take to the game.

2. Patra Burgers On Sunset

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1524 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-0301

Every LA neighborhood has some version of a Patra Burgers on Sunset. For decades, these solid spots serve burgers, burritos, tacos, fries, and pastrami. And Patra’s is that unfussy Echo Park staple, where an impressive consistent burger, fries, and drink will cost around $10.

Patra Burgers
Patra Burgers
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3. Eastside Market

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1013 Alpine St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 250-2464
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Nestled near the 101 and 110 Freeways, the Eastside Market Deli was founded in 1929. Picture Italian sandwiches doused with red sauce, pastrami, and chicken parm. They also make a distinctly LA dish: the DA Special, with with sausage, meatballs, pastrami and roast beef. Take the cannoli.

Eastside Market

4. Philippe the Original

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1001 North Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3781
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Rumor has it that Philippe the Original made the world’s first French Dip in 1918, so it is only appropriate to eat there before watching one of MLB’s oldest teams. Everything is made to order, especially the beef double dip with jus. But the sandwich must be layered with Philippes’ house made mustard which packs a bit of heat, but in the best way possible.

5. Imperial Western Beer Company

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800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 270-0035
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Union Station’s impressive Imperial Western Beer Company created a home game special before jumping on the Dodgers Stadium Express. Pick up some sausages and a soft baked pretzel, then head to the line for the shuttle because it’s right outside Imperial Western’s door.

Imperial Western Beer Company
Imperial Western Beer Company’s home game special during Dodger games
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6. Katsu Sando

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736 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 395-0710
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Daniel Son and his family churn out reasonably priced, flavor-packed Japanese-style convenience store sandwiches at this humble Chinatown restaurant. Classics like the pork katsu or chicken katsu sandos are excellent, while the slightly sweet crispy shrimp and candied walnuts sando is a gamechanger for the genre.

For the hottest new takeout spot in Chinatown: Katsu Sando.
Shrimp and walnut katsu sando from Katsu Sando
Matthew Kang

7. Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food

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727 North Broadway #207, 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 372-5318
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While noodle soups might not be the easiest thing to eat while watching baseball, the pork belly over rice, popcorn chicken with rice, or sweet Taiwanese sausages over rice would be excellent things to eat while sitting inside Blue Heaven. Or just order up a bunch of popcorn chicken and pork wontons to wolf down in the stands.

Beef Ban Mien at Lao Tao
Beef Ban Mien at Lao Tao
Farley Elliott

8. Gamboge

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1822 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 576-2073
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Cambodian food has yet to make larger inroads in LA’s food culture, but places like Gamboge are helping to pave the way (outside of the prolific Little Cambodia in Long Beach). This casual Lincoln Heights restaurant has a slew of take-out worthy fare like num pang sandwiches that will taste even better when paired with a few home runs.

Num pang sandwich at Gamboge on a plate.
Num pang sandwich
Wonho Frank Lee

9. Playita Restaurant

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2200 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 343-0945

The Guisados team continues to operate one of the best pre-Dodger game spots in the area. The crew just took over a former Mexican seafood spot and are now serving containers of ceviche with tostadas, quesadillas, and crispy shrimp tacos that should travel pretty well into the stadium.

An overhead look at an orange tray filled with different types of seafood, including tacos.
Seafood tostadas and tacos from Playita
Farley Elliott

10. Triple Beam Pizza

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1818 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 281-9753
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Roman-style pizza might not come first to mind as great ballpark food, but this version from Nancy Silverton is terrific to take into Dodger Stadium. Choose between a variety of topping combinations and lug in a box while they’re still warm. Even when cooled down the crusts hold up and the cheesy, mostly vegetable toppings will be delicious.

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1. Cosa Buona

2100 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Zach Pollack’s Cosa Buona is an Echo Park staple on the corner of Sunset and Alvarado. Pick up some blistered pizzas, eggplant parm, and smoky mozzarella sticks to take to the game.

2100 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

2. Patra Burgers On Sunset

1524 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Patra Burgers
Patra Burgers
Patra’s website

Every LA neighborhood has some version of a Patra Burgers on Sunset. For decades, these solid spots serve burgers, burritos, tacos, fries, and pastrami. And Patra’s is that unfussy Echo Park staple, where an impressive consistent burger, fries, and drink will cost around $10.

1524 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

3. Eastside Market

1013 Alpine St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Eastside Market

Nestled near the 101 and 110 Freeways, the Eastside Market Deli was founded in 1929. Picture Italian sandwiches doused with red sauce, pastrami, and chicken parm. They also make a distinctly LA dish: the DA Special, with with sausage, meatballs, pastrami and roast beef. Take the cannoli.

1013 Alpine St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

4. Philippe the Original

1001 North Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Rumor has it that Philippe the Original made the world’s first French Dip in 1918, so it is only appropriate to eat there before watching one of MLB’s oldest teams. Everything is made to order, especially the beef double dip with jus. But the sandwich must be layered with Philippes’ house made mustard which packs a bit of heat, but in the best way possible.

1001 North Alameda
Los Angeles, CA 90012

5. Imperial Western Beer Company

800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Imperial Western Beer Company
Imperial Western Beer Company’s home game special during Dodger games
Courtesy of Imperial Western Beer Company

Union Station’s impressive Imperial Western Beer Company created a home game special before jumping on the Dodgers Stadium Express. Pick up some sausages and a soft baked pretzel, then head to the line for the shuttle because it’s right outside Imperial Western’s door.

800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

6. Katsu Sando

736 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
For the hottest new takeout spot in Chinatown: Katsu Sando.
Shrimp and walnut katsu sando from Katsu Sando
Matthew Kang

Daniel Son and his family churn out reasonably priced, flavor-packed Japanese-style convenience store sandwiches at this humble Chinatown restaurant. Classics like the pork katsu or chicken katsu sandos are excellent, while the slightly sweet crispy shrimp and candied walnuts sando is a gamechanger for the genre.

736 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

7. Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food

727 North Broadway #207, 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Beef Ban Mien at Lao Tao
Beef Ban Mien at Lao Tao
Farley Elliott

While noodle soups might not be the easiest thing to eat while watching baseball, the pork belly over rice, popcorn chicken with rice, or sweet Taiwanese sausages over rice would be excellent things to eat while sitting inside Blue Heaven. Or just order up a bunch of popcorn chicken and pork wontons to wolf down in the stands.

727 North Broadway #207, 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

8. Gamboge

1822 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Num pang sandwich at Gamboge on a plate.
Num pang sandwich
Wonho Frank Lee

Cambodian food has yet to make larger inroads in LA’s food culture, but places like Gamboge are helping to pave the way (outside of the prolific Little Cambodia in Long Beach). This casual Lincoln Heights restaurant has a slew of take-out worthy fare like num pang sandwiches that will taste even better when paired with a few home runs.

1822 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031

9. Playita Restaurant

2200 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
An overhead look at an orange tray filled with different types of seafood, including tacos.
Seafood tostadas and tacos from Playita
Farley Elliott

The Guisados team continues to operate one of the best pre-Dodger game spots in the area. The crew just took over a former Mexican seafood spot and are now serving containers of ceviche with tostadas, quesadillas, and crispy shrimp tacos that should travel pretty well into the stadium.

2200 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90031

10. Triple Beam Pizza

1818 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Roman-style pizza might not come first to mind as great ballpark food, but this version from Nancy Silverton is terrific to take into Dodger Stadium. Choose between a variety of topping combinations and lug in a box while they’re still warm. Even when cooled down the crusts hold up and the cheesy, mostly vegetable toppings will be delicious.

1818 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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