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LA Hangover Cures: 16 Affordable Spots to Help You Recover the Morning After

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With so many amazing cocktails in the City of Angeles, it can be hard to avoid the occasional head-pounding, body-aching hangover that result from a night of overindulgence. We asked Eater LA readers for their go-to morning after cures, and added some of our own. From gut-busting grease bombs to restorative soups and green juice, we've got the goods that will have you rearing for another night on the town. Here now, 16 of the best (and reasonably priced!) hangover cures in Los Angeles, in no particular order.

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1. Bulrocho

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955 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006

While Korean cuisine has a lengthy repertoire of hangover remedies, chief among them is haejangguk, which literally translates to “soup to chase a hangover.” Beef broth comes laden with thinly sliced steak, tripe, bean sprouts, and congealed blood cakes, and is exactly the thing you need to get over your morning-after body aches. [Photo: Yelp]

2. La Abeja Restaurant

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3700 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 221-0474
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La Abeja’s red menudo, chock full of tripe and served with a side of lemon, onion, and cilantro, satisfies even the most discriminating abuelas. And at $6 for a large bowl, it’s a small price to pay for the ultimate hangover cure. [Photo: Yelp]

3. Cofax

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440 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 424-7485
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There’s a reason Cofax’s breakfast burrito has had its fare share of media attention: it’s damn delicious. With crispy tortilla strips and plenty of chorizo (don’t forget to add avocado!) it’s the salty grease bomb your body craves. Just beware of lines can feel especially brutal when nursing a hangover. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

4. Urban Garden

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7563 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 951-0990
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There’s no doubt falafel is a rather unlikely hangover cure, but there’s something about the balls of chickpeas wrapped in za’atar bread that fulfills fried cravings without being overly heavy. Urban Garden offers some of the best, with a dedication to authenticity in every element of the sandwich: housemade za’atar bread is made to order on custom dome-shaped grills, the sesame-studded falafel are extraordinarly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, and fried shallots add subtle sweetness and crunch. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

5. Phorage

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3300 Overland Ave #105
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 876-0910
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This modern Vietnamese restaurant offers a variety of pho varieties like American Wagyu, Mary’s chicken, and an exceptional oxtail, made with full-bodied broth and tender, fatty meat falling off the giant bones. The deeply rich and meaty soups are a gentle way to ease you into the day. [Photo: Yelp]

6. Han Bat Sul Lung Tang

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4163 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 388-9499

A leading suhlungtang specialist in Koreatown, Han Bat’s OG bone broth with sliced brisket is just the thing you need to restore you to health. The cloudy, off-white soup is best eaten with scallions and salt to taste with some rice on the side or thrown in. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

7. Lucy's Mexican Drive-in

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1373 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 938-4337

Lucy's classic breakfast burrito is stuffed with bacon, fluffy egg, hash browns, and the option to add cheese (which is a no brainer) along with a salsa that gives it just the right amount of punch to kick the hangover right out of you. If the burrito weren’t enticing enough, not having to get out of the car is a great incentive to come to Lucy’s after a long night out .—NL [Photo: Yelp]

8. Beijing Pie House

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846 E Garvey Ave #A
Monterey Park, CA 91755
(626) 288-3818

While Beijing Pie House is known for their meat pies, their spicy lamb noodle soup is a great way to get rid of an awful hangover headache, especially on a cold day. The hearty bowl is chock full of ground lamb, greens, and a spicy broth. While there, grab some delicious lamb dumplings as well. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

9. Taco Sinaloa

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1647 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 328-4208

The more hungover you are, the more you will appreciate the monstrosity that is the carne asada fries at Taco Sinaloa. Smothered with carne asada, beans, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos, onions, and salsa verde, these fries are guaranteed to not only rid you of your hangover but also keep you stuffed until the next morning. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

10. locali

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5825 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-1360
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If a McMuffin is your go-to hangover food, Locali is the place for you. This ultra-healthy eatery seems like the antithesis of hangover food, until you bite into their Baaadasss Breakfast Sandwich. Think vegan sausage patty, vegan soy-free cheddar, vegan chipotle sauce and maple syrup on a sprouted English muffin. Although everything in the sandwich is vegan, it is nothing short of delicious. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

11. Pink's Hot Dogs

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709 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 931-4223
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The double bacon chili cheese burger at Pink’s is worth the wait, especially after a long night of partying. It has the perfect amount of grease and fat to wipe any traces of alcohol from your system. Don’t forget to add fries, onion rings, and chocolate milk to your already insane order. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

12. Du-par's

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6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-8446
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13. Bonjuk

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3551 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 380-2248
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For those extra potent hangovers where it’s difficult to keep just about anything down, there’s juk, the Korean porridge of rice, water, and a hint of sesame oil. The extra bland gruel can be had with pumpkin or abalone if you can stomach it, and is the miracle cure-all for those head-throbbing morning afters. [Photo: Yelp]

14. Komodo Venice

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235 Main St
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 255-6742
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Just about everything on Komodo’s “Munchies” menu would work to cure those pesky hangovers, but the Brutus “salad” takes greasy cravings to new heights. Crispy tater tots are smothered in melted cheddar, steak, and bacon and topped with sour cream, pico, and a jalapeño aioli for Caesar salad’s ultimate counterpart. [Photo: Komodo]

15. Phở Consommé

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1850 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 217-1130
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This Gardena gem delivers a broth unlike that from trendier parts of town. Flavored with cinnamon, cloves, and star anise, this pho packs an aromatic punch, and at $6.75 for a large bowl, it is as unpretentious as it gets. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

16. Moon Juice

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507 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-2929
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A great alternative to the go-to greasy hangover cure, Moon Juice’s Canyon Greens is filled with collards, rainbow chard, parsley, ginger, celery, and cucumber. While the juice is one of the more expensive items on the list, it will leave you feeling nourished and energized all day long. —NL[Photo: Moon Juice]

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1. Bulrocho

955 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

While Korean cuisine has a lengthy repertoire of hangover remedies, chief among them is haejangguk, which literally translates to “soup to chase a hangover.” Beef broth comes laden with thinly sliced steak, tripe, bean sprouts, and congealed blood cakes, and is exactly the thing you need to get over your morning-after body aches. [Photo: Yelp]

955 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006

2. La Abeja Restaurant

3700 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065

La Abeja’s red menudo, chock full of tripe and served with a side of lemon, onion, and cilantro, satisfies even the most discriminating abuelas. And at $6 for a large bowl, it’s a small price to pay for the ultimate hangover cure. [Photo: Yelp]

3700 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065

3. Cofax

440 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

There’s a reason Cofax’s breakfast burrito has had its fare share of media attention: it’s damn delicious. With crispy tortilla strips and plenty of chorizo (don’t forget to add avocado!) it’s the salty grease bomb your body craves. Just beware of lines can feel especially brutal when nursing a hangover. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

440 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

4. Urban Garden

7563 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

There’s no doubt falafel is a rather unlikely hangover cure, but there’s something about the balls of chickpeas wrapped in za’atar bread that fulfills fried cravings without being overly heavy. Urban Garden offers some of the best, with a dedication to authenticity in every element of the sandwich: housemade za’atar bread is made to order on custom dome-shaped grills, the sesame-studded falafel are extraordinarly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, and fried shallots add subtle sweetness and crunch. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

7563 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Phorage

3300 Overland Ave #105, Los Angeles, CA 90034

This modern Vietnamese restaurant offers a variety of pho varieties like American Wagyu, Mary’s chicken, and an exceptional oxtail, made with full-bodied broth and tender, fatty meat falling off the giant bones. The deeply rich and meaty soups are a gentle way to ease you into the day. [Photo: Yelp]

3300 Overland Ave #105
Los Angeles, CA 90034

6. Han Bat Sul Lung Tang

4163 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

A leading suhlungtang specialist in Koreatown, Han Bat’s OG bone broth with sliced brisket is just the thing you need to restore you to health. The cloudy, off-white soup is best eaten with scallions and salt to taste with some rice on the side or thrown in. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

4163 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

7. Lucy's Mexican Drive-in

1373 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Lucy's classic breakfast burrito is stuffed with bacon, fluffy egg, hash browns, and the option to add cheese (which is a no brainer) along with a salsa that gives it just the right amount of punch to kick the hangover right out of you. If the burrito weren’t enticing enough, not having to get out of the car is a great incentive to come to Lucy’s after a long night out .—NL [Photo: Yelp]

1373 S LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019

8. Beijing Pie House

846 E Garvey Ave #A, Monterey Park, CA 91755

While Beijing Pie House is known for their meat pies, their spicy lamb noodle soup is a great way to get rid of an awful hangover headache, especially on a cold day. The hearty bowl is chock full of ground lamb, greens, and a spicy broth. While there, grab some delicious lamb dumplings as well. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

846 E Garvey Ave #A
Monterey Park, CA 91755

9. Taco Sinaloa

1647 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

The more hungover you are, the more you will appreciate the monstrosity that is the carne asada fries at Taco Sinaloa. Smothered with carne asada, beans, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos, onions, and salsa verde, these fries are guaranteed to not only rid you of your hangover but also keep you stuffed until the next morning. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

1647 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90501

10. locali

5825 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

If a McMuffin is your go-to hangover food, Locali is the place for you. This ultra-healthy eatery seems like the antithesis of hangover food, until you bite into their Baaadasss Breakfast Sandwich. Think vegan sausage patty, vegan soy-free cheddar, vegan chipotle sauce and maple syrup on a sprouted English muffin. Although everything in the sandwich is vegan, it is nothing short of delicious. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

5825 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

11. Pink's Hot Dogs

709 N LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The double bacon chili cheese burger at Pink’s is worth the wait, especially after a long night of partying. It has the perfect amount of grease and fat to wipe any traces of alcohol from your system. Don’t forget to add fries, onion rings, and chocolate milk to your already insane order. —NL[Photo: Yelp]

709 N LA Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

12. Du-par's

6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Yelp

]

6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036

13. Bonjuk

3551 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

For those extra potent hangovers where it’s difficult to keep just about anything down, there’s juk, the Korean porridge of rice, water, and a hint of sesame oil. The extra bland gruel can be had with pumpkin or abalone if you can stomach it, and is the miracle cure-all for those head-throbbing morning afters. [Photo: Yelp]

3551 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

14. Komodo Venice

235 Main St, Venice, CA 90291

Just about everything on Komodo’s “Munchies” menu would work to cure those pesky hangovers, but the Brutus “salad” takes greasy cravings to new heights. Crispy tater tots are smothered in melted cheddar, steak, and bacon and topped with sour cream, pico, and a jalapeño aioli for Caesar salad’s ultimate counterpart. [Photo: Komodo]

235 Main St
Venice, CA 90291

15. Phở Consommé

1850 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

This Gardena gem delivers a broth unlike that from trendier parts of town. Flavored with cinnamon, cloves, and star anise, this pho packs an aromatic punch, and at $6.75 for a large bowl, it is as unpretentious as it gets. [Photo: Crystal Coser]

1850 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

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16. Moon Juice

507 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, Venice, CA 90291

A great alternative to the go-to greasy hangover cure, Moon Juice’s Canyon Greens is filled with collards, rainbow chard, parsley, ginger, celery, and cucumber. While the juice is one of the more expensive items on the list, it will leave you feeling nourished and energized all day long. —NL[Photo: Moon Juice]

507 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Venice, CA 90291

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