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15 Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Carryout in Los Angeles

Because little ones deserve more than a Happy Meal

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Eating out with kids doesn’t have to mean a steady diet of chicken fingers and grilled cheese sandwiches. With a bit of advance planning, exploring restaurants with children can be a fun diversion and a great way to experience Los Angeles — even during a pandemic. Here now are 15 Los Angeles restaurants serving kid-friendly carryout.

Removed: Sushiya, Kitchen Mouse, Antico, HiHo, Golden Deli, Triple Beam Pizza, the Serving Spoon

Added: Lodge Bread Company, the Window, Honeybird, Paper Rice, Yi Mei Deli, Fato a Mano, Toyitos Chicken

A number of LA restaurants have resumed on-site dining service. However, this map 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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Honeybird

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714 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 415-0489
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Fried chicken and scratch-made pies are a timeless pairing for any age group. Round out lunch or dinner with crowd-pleasing side orders of flaky biscuits and macaroni and cheese.

2. Lodge Bread Company

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20929 Ventura Blvd #22
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(747) 888-3398
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Stop into Lodge Bread Company in Woodland Hills or Culver City for the child who can’t resist carbohydrates of all stripes. Toast topped with cinnamon and sugar is sure to please and it’s impossible to go wrong with a fresh-from-the-oven croissant.

3. Pasadena Fish Market

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181 E Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 792-9233

Don’t be fooled by this hidden gem’s name — there’s more here than just fish for sale. The menu of expertly fried seafood (think: shrimp, fish, oysters, etc.), as well as solid Jamaican cooking, is as good as it gets. Open for takeout daily except Sundays.

4. Elena's Greek Armenian Cuisine

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1000 S Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 241-5730
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Heaping plates filled with fluffy rice, pita bread, and flame-kissed meats is what it is all about at Elena’s. Simpler palates can select chicken or quail, while those seeking more flavor can lean into lamb chops. Open for takeout and delivery.

A plate of grilled kebabs and yellow rice at Elena’s Greek Armenian Cuisine.
Elena’s Greek Armenian Cuisine
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5100 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 999-7642
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Parents have been waiting with bated breath for Joy to reopen following the citywide lockdown. Finally, cheese-stuffed thousand-layer pancakes and oodles of noodles are available for takeout and delivery daily.

6. Goldburger

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5623 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Goldburger’s grass-fed cheeseburgers, curly fries, and homey pies make for a crowd-pleasing lunch or dinner. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Monday from noon to 8 p.m. for takeout and delivery. It’s always best to order ahead.

Cheeseburger at Goldburger in Highland Park.
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7. Tasty Noodle House

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827 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 284-8898
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Tasty Noodle House is open for takeout through the pandemic. Avoid a wait by calling ahead to order pan-seared dumplings, cold sesame noodles, and the butteriest scallion pancakes around.

Dumplings on a plate from Tasty Noodle House.
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8. DeSano Pizza Bakery

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4959 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 913-7000
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DeSano’s fantastic wood-fired pizzas and not-to-be-missed cannolis are available for takeout and delivery on Santa Monica Boulevard.

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9. Liliana's Tamales

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3448 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 780-0829
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The kids menu at Liliana’s Tamales stretches beyond the restaurant’s namesake masa parcels and includes deep-fried tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and soft tacos. Every dish is served with rice and beans, and can be customized when it comes to the level of heat.

10. Huckleberry Cafe

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1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
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Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan designed Huckleberry’s kids’ menu with their three young children in mind. There are chicken fingers made with organic birds from Mary’s and a grilled cheese sandwich made with organic American cheese on pain de mei. With food this good, adults will certainly be sneaking in some bites. Open for outdoor dining, takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery daily.

11. Yi Mei Deli

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18414 Colima Rd
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 854-9246
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Taiwanese breakfasts go heavy on kid-friendly things like fried dough, sticky rice, and scrambled eggs. The straightforward sesame flat breads and egg omelets go down easy, while the slightly more complicated fan tuan with pork floss and pickled mustard greens is ideal for more adventuresome eaters.

12. The Window

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1827 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 259-4834
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There’s no need to pack a lunch for a day at the beach now that the Window is open on the Venice boardwalk. Smashed cheeseburgers and really great fries are just the thing to feed a hungry brood.

13. Sunday Gravy

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1122 Centinela Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302
(424) 227-6500
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For old-school Italian that’ll satisfy your little one, head to Sunday Gravy for sure-fire hits like spaghetti with meatballs and cheesy garlic bread. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

14. Toyitos Chicken

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8510 Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 927-3080
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A meal of Peruvian-style roasted chicken with french fries and Inca Kola will please just about any kid on the block. Everything’s served up fresh and fast for the family on-the-go at this well-loved neighborhood spot.

15. Fatto a Mano, The Pasta Shop

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610 Torrance Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 316-5111
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Kids and pasta go together like peas and carrots. Here at Fatto a Mano, kids can customize their meals with a variety of sauces and seven house-extruded pastas including pappardelle, spaghetti, and linguini.

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1. Honeybird

714 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Fried chicken and scratch-made pies are a timeless pairing for any age group. Round out lunch or dinner with crowd-pleasing side orders of flaky biscuits and macaroni and cheese.

714 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

2. Lodge Bread Company

20929 Ventura Blvd #22, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Stop into Lodge Bread Company in Woodland Hills or Culver City for the child who can’t resist carbohydrates of all stripes. Toast topped with cinnamon and sugar is sure to please and it’s impossible to go wrong with a fresh-from-the-oven croissant.

20929 Ventura Blvd #22
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

3. Pasadena Fish Market

181 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

Don’t be fooled by this hidden gem’s name — there’s more here than just fish for sale. The menu of expertly fried seafood (think: shrimp, fish, oysters, etc.), as well as solid Jamaican cooking, is as good as it gets. Open for takeout daily except Sundays.

181 E Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

4. Elena's Greek Armenian Cuisine

1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205
A plate of grilled kebabs and yellow rice at Elena’s Greek Armenian Cuisine.
Elena’s Greek Armenian Cuisine
@GastronomyBlog

Heaping plates filled with fluffy rice, pita bread, and flame-kissed meats is what it is all about at Elena’s. Simpler palates can select chicken or quail, while those seeking more flavor can lean into lamb chops. Open for takeout and delivery.

1000 S Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91205

5. Joy

5100 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Parents have been waiting with bated breath for Joy to reopen following the citywide lockdown. Finally, cheese-stuffed thousand-layer pancakes and oodles of noodles are available for takeout and delivery daily.

5100 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

6. Goldburger

5623 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Cheeseburger at Goldburger in Highland Park.
Goldburger
Cathy Chaplin

Goldburger’s grass-fed cheeseburgers, curly fries, and homey pies make for a crowd-pleasing lunch or dinner. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Monday from noon to 8 p.m. for takeout and delivery. It’s always best to order ahead.

5623 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

7. Tasty Noodle House

827 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Dumplings on a plate from Tasty Noodle House.
Tasty Noodle House
Matthew Kang

Tasty Noodle House is open for takeout through the pandemic. Avoid a wait by calling ahead to order pan-seared dumplings, cold sesame noodles, and the butteriest scallion pancakes around.

827 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

8. DeSano Pizza Bakery

4959 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
DeSano Pizza Bakery
DeSano Pizza Bakery
DeSano Pizza Bakery [Official Photo]

DeSano’s fantastic wood-fired pizzas and not-to-be-missed cannolis are available for takeout and delivery on Santa Monica Boulevard.

4959 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

9. Liliana's Tamales

3448 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063

The kids menu at Liliana’s Tamales stretches beyond the restaurant’s namesake masa parcels and includes deep-fried tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and soft tacos. Every dish is served with rice and beans, and can be customized when it comes to the level of heat.

3448 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90063

10. Huckleberry Cafe

1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan designed Huckleberry’s kids’ menu with their three young children in mind. There are chicken fingers made with organic birds from Mary’s and a grilled cheese sandwich made with organic American cheese on pain de mei. With food this good, adults will certainly be sneaking in some bites. Open for outdoor dining, takeout, curbside pick-up, and delivery daily.

1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

11. Yi Mei Deli

18414 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Taiwanese breakfasts go heavy on kid-friendly things like fried dough, sticky rice, and scrambled eggs. The straightforward sesame flat breads and egg omelets go down easy, while the slightly more complicated fan tuan with pork floss and pickled mustard greens is ideal for more adventuresome eaters.

18414 Colima Rd
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

12. The Window

1827 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291

There’s no need to pack a lunch for a day at the beach now that the Window is open on the Venice boardwalk. Smashed cheeseburgers and really great fries are just the thing to feed a hungry brood.

1827 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

13. Sunday Gravy

1122 Centinela Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302

For old-school Italian that’ll satisfy your little one, head to Sunday Gravy for sure-fire hits like spaghetti with meatballs and cheesy garlic bread. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

1122 Centinela Ave
Inglewood, CA 90302

14. Toyitos Chicken

8510 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90240

A meal of Peruvian-style roasted chicken with french fries and Inca Kola will please just about any kid on the block. Everything’s served up fresh and fast for the family on-the-go at this well-loved neighborhood spot.

8510 Paramount Blvd
Downey, CA 90240

15. Fatto a Mano, The Pasta Shop

610 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Kids and pasta go together like peas and carrots. Here at Fatto a Mano, kids can customize their meals with a variety of sauces and seven house-extruded pastas including pappardelle, spaghetti, and linguini.

610 Torrance Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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