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Eater 38 Restaurants That Are Still Open for Top-Notch Takeout and Delivery in LA

28 of Eater LA’s Essential 38 restaurants are still open with mole, hot chicken, and Korean barbecue

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| Farley Elliott

Many of the restaurants on the 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants list are open for business through the pandemic — 28 of them now, to be exact. From world-class sushi to Taiwanese tasting menus, the restaurants on this list are still serving some of the best food in the city — in some cases pivoting in smart, creative ways to make their offerings takeout- and delivery-friendly. In lieu of the 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants list that is on pause during the coronavirus shutdown, here now are the 28 essential LA restaurants that are open for takeout and delivery.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lum-Ka-Naad

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8910 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 882-3028
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Northridge Thai food hit Lum-Ka-Naad — one of the best Thai restaurants in a stacked city — remains open for a full array of a la carte dishes available for takeout and delivery.

2. Mizlala

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4515 Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 783-6698

This Valley restaurant continues to prepare its Middle Eastern-inflected fare for delivery and takeout —its famous Moroccan fried chicken and “World’s Best Greek Salad” are highlights. The smaller West Adams outpost has salads, pita sandwiches, and falafel plates as well.

Mizlala
Mizlala
Joshua Lurie

3. Sushi Note

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13447 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 802-3443
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Valley omakase specialist Sushi Note is once again open, offering takeout for some of the area’s best nigiri.

5100 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 999-7642
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Highland Park hit Joy, the sister restaurant to Silver Lake’s Pine & Crane, returned on May 20 for timed takeout and delivery service only. Expect the same a la carte Taiwanese menu as before, but now without the big crowds and long lines. Bonus points for doing takeout beer, wine, and sake as well.

Joy, a modern Taiwanese restaurant, shows off its menu with some flowers around.
Joy on York
Wonho Frank Lee

5. Golden Deli Restaurant

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815 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 308-0803
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After a month-long hiatus, Golden Deli is open for takeout and delivery on Grubhub. It’s hard to go wrong with the broken rice platters, pho, or blistered cha gio.

6. Ma'am Sir

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4330 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 741-8371
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Charles Olalia’s Silver Lake Filipino restaurant has takeout and delivery from Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with big shareable family meals, Filipino bento boxes (baon), and longganisa burgers.

7. Kali

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5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-4160
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Michelin-level food is back at Kali with staples like Flannery beef and black barley risotto on the new family-style menu.

8. Mian

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301 W Valley Blvd #114-115
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 693-6888

This glorious noodle and dumpling destination from the founders of Chengdu Taste is open for takeout and delivery. The noodles come in spicy broths and sauces that span the range of Sichuan flavors.

9. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

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3939 N, Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 288-3939

Chef Tony Ho continues to serve some of the city’s most impressive Cantonese food — from fresh seafood to top-grade dim sum — for takeout and delivery.

10. Spoon By H

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7158 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-0789
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Yoonjin Hwang’s plucky Beverly Grove restaurant is serving a variety of dishes that change daily — from spicy pork dumplings in chile oil to rich chicken ramen. The sensational Korean lunch box dosirak is only available on Mondays — call the restaurant directly to reserve one.

Dosirak from Spoon by H
Spoon By H
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11. Tsubaki

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1356 Allison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 900-4900
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Echo Park’s modern Japanese restaurant Tsubaki is serving meals for pick-up Wednesday through Friday. Priced at $39 per person, each set comes with a choice of main dish, accompanying sides, and dessert.

12. Republique

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624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
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Republique is La Brea’s most famous restaurant, housed in a gorgeous, sun-drenched building with its own culinary past. While diners can’t eat inside at the moment, the takeaway roast chicken meals and pastries from James Beard-nominated Margarita Manzke are solid reasons to swing by.

13. Howlin' Ray's

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727 N Broadway Children's Seating
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 935-8399
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Vaunted Chinatown hot chicken shop Howlin’ Ray’s is back and on Postmates. Fans will find it difficult to land some hot chicken during prime meal hours, but keep trying because it’s worth the extra effort.

Howlin’ Rays
Howlin’ Ray’s
Cathy Chaplin

14. Langer's

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704 S Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 483-8050
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Langer’s has always done a prodigious takeaway business, but now the place is cranking out even more #19 sandwiches and other Jewish deli staples thanks to curbside pick-up.

#19 sandwich at Langer’s Deli
Langer’s
Wonho Frank Lee

15. Park's BBQ

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955 S Vermont Ave G
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 380-1717
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Koreatown’s finest barbecue restaurant still has its full menu available via takeout on Yelp and Ubereats, with daily specials like beef short rib soup and spicy black cod.

16. Pizzana

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11712 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 481-7108
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West Hollywood and Brentwood pizza restaurants Pizzana have been busy putting out some of the best wood-fired pies in town throughout the pandemic. Chef Daniele Uditi also prepares weekly sandwich specials like the Padrino stuffed with prosciutto, spicy sorpressata, pepperoncini, and provolone on plush ciabatta bread.

Pizzana in West Hollywood and Brentwood California
Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

17. Kato Restaurant

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11925 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 535-3041
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West LA Taiwanese fine dining option Kato is serving some of its signature dishes in a new way, offering Michelin-level takeout at a reasonable per-person price.

18. Sonoratown

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208 E 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 628-3710
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There may be no busier restaurant right now than Sonoratown, which has turned its tiny Downtown dining room into a speedy home for takeout tacos, burritos, and those all-important handmade flour tortillas.

Sonoratown’s flour tortilla taco with guacamole salsa on top.
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19. Bavel

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500 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 232-4966
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Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are serving set menus through Tock. Priced at $49 per person, the Bavel at Home experience includes a slew of mezze, a main course, and dessert.

Spread at Bavel
Bavel
Nicole Franzen

20. Gish Bac

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4163 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 737-5050
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One of LA’s best Oaxacan restaurants continues to serve the community with hearty favorites like barbacoa, tlayudas, and of course, mole from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with delivery available in central LA neighborhoods like Mid-City, Jefferson Park, and Pico Union.

Gish Bac dish
Gish Bac
Matthew Kang

21. Rossoblu

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CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-1099
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Rossoblu has managed to make it through the pandemic by selling a gorgeous rotating collection of dishes, available as a prepared meal with up to seven courses inside.

22. Bestia

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2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 514-5724
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Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are offering a rustic Italian feast at home for $49 per person through Tock. On the menu are Bestia’s beloved meatballs, pastas, and more.

Cavatelli alla norcina at Bestia
Bestia
Bestia

23. n/naka

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3455 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Arguably the most sought-after takeout meal of the past few months, N/Naka’s gorgeous bento boxes seem to sell out within minutes whenever reservations are posted on Tock. Loaded with sushi, tuna karaage, tamagoyaki, and more, it’s the ultimate Instagram flex for just $38 a person. A more substantial kaiseki runs $85 a person, though both offerings are a fraction of this special occasion restaurant’s normal sit-down prices.

24. Mariscos Jalisco

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3040 E Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 528-6701
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While there is no shortage of outstanding taco trucks in Los Angeles, Mariscos Jaliscos may very well be the most beloved thanks to Raul Ortega and his crispy shrimp tacos. The Boyle Heights truck is operating usual business hours.

Fried shrimp tacos at Mariscos Jalisco
Mariscos Jalisco
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25. Felix Trattoria

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1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 387-8622
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Evan Funke has adapted this ambitious Venice restaurant’s menu for a takeout system with pasta kits, pizza, and more at attainable price points. Even the famous foccacia is available for to-go at $7.

Felix
Felix Trattoria
Felix

26. Teddy’s Red Tacos

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46 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 452-7910
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Teddy’s remains open at multiple locations for cheesy, crispy birria tacos with lots of consomme. Just remember to not crowd the ordering window of the truck.

teddys red tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos Venice
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27. Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen

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202 E Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 671-3345
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Crenshaw district soul food king Dulan’s has remained plenty busy during the pandemic, turning out near-endless plates of dishes like mac and cheese, peach cobbler, and more.

28. The Arthur J

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903 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 878-9620
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Manhattan Beach’s popular steakhouse from chef David LeFevre prepares everything from grilled steaks and requisite sides to specials like a burger, steak frites, or shrimp spaghetti arrabiata. Raw steaks can be taken home to grill as well.

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1. Lum-Ka-Naad

8910 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

Northridge Thai food hit Lum-Ka-Naad — one of the best Thai restaurants in a stacked city — remains open for a full array of a la carte dishes available for takeout and delivery.

8910 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324

2. Mizlala

4515 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Mizlala
Mizlala
Joshua Lurie

This Valley restaurant continues to prepare its Middle Eastern-inflected fare for delivery and takeout —its famous Moroccan fried chicken and “World’s Best Greek Salad” are highlights. The smaller West Adams outpost has salads, pita sandwiches, and falafel plates as well.

4515 Sepulveda Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

3. Sushi Note

13447 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Valley omakase specialist Sushi Note is once again open, offering takeout for some of the area’s best nigiri.

13447 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

4. Joy

5100 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Joy, a modern Taiwanese restaurant, shows off its menu with some flowers around.
Joy on York
Wonho Frank Lee

Highland Park hit Joy, the sister restaurant to Silver Lake’s Pine & Crane, returned on May 20 for timed takeout and delivery service only. Expect the same a la carte Taiwanese menu as before, but now without the big crowds and long lines. Bonus points for doing takeout beer, wine, and sake as well.

5100 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

5. Golden Deli Restaurant

815 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

After a month-long hiatus, Golden Deli is open for takeout and delivery on Grubhub. It’s hard to go wrong with the broken rice platters, pho, or blistered cha gio.

815 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

6. Ma'am Sir

4330 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Charles Olalia’s Silver Lake Filipino restaurant has takeout and delivery from Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with big shareable family meals, Filipino bento boxes (baon), and longganisa burgers.

4330 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

7. Kali

5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Michelin-level food is back at Kali with staples like Flannery beef and black barley risotto on the new family-style menu.

5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

8. Mian

301 W Valley Blvd #114-115, San Gabriel, CA 91776

This glorious noodle and dumpling destination from the founders of Chengdu Taste is open for takeout and delivery. The noodles come in spicy broths and sauces that span the range of Sichuan flavors.

301 W Valley Blvd #114-115
San Gabriel, CA 91776

9. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

3939 N, Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

Chef Tony Ho continues to serve some of the city’s most impressive Cantonese food — from fresh seafood to top-grade dim sum — for takeout and delivery.

3939 N, Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770

10. Spoon By H

7158 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dosirak from Spoon by H
Spoon By H
Matthew Kang

Yoonjin Hwang’s plucky Beverly Grove restaurant is serving a variety of dishes that change daily — from spicy pork dumplings in chile oil to rich chicken ramen. The sensational Korean lunch box dosirak is only available on Mondays — call the restaurant directly to reserve one.

7158 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11. Tsubaki

1356 Allison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park’s modern Japanese restaurant Tsubaki is serving meals for pick-up Wednesday through Friday. Priced at $39 per person, each set comes with a choice of main dish, accompanying sides, and dessert.

1356 Allison Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

12. Republique

624 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Republique is La Brea’s most famous restaurant, housed in a gorgeous, sun-drenched building with its own culinary past. While diners can’t eat inside at the moment, the takeaway roast chicken meals and pastries from James Beard-nominated Margarita Manzke are solid reasons to swing by.

624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

13. Howlin' Ray's

727 N Broadway Children's Seating, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Howlin’ Rays
Howlin’ Ray’s
Cathy Chaplin

Vaunted Chinatown hot chicken shop Howlin’ Ray’s is back and on Postmates. Fans will find it difficult to land some hot chicken during prime meal hours, but keep trying because it’s worth the extra effort.

727 N Broadway Children's Seating
Los Angeles, CA 90012

14. Langer's

704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
#19 sandwich at Langer’s Deli
Langer’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Langer’s has always done a prodigious takeaway business, but now the place is cranking out even more #19 sandwiches and other Jewish deli staples thanks to curbside pick-up.

704 S Alvarado St
Los Angeles, CA 90057

15. Park's BBQ

955 S Vermont Ave G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Koreatown’s finest barbecue restaurant still has its full menu available via takeout on Yelp and Ubereats, with daily specials like beef short rib soup and spicy black cod.

955 S Vermont Ave G
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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16. Pizzana

11712 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Pizzana in West Hollywood and Brentwood California
Pizzana
Wonho Frank Lee

West Hollywood and Brentwood pizza restaurants Pizzana have been busy putting out some of the best wood-fired pies in town throughout the pandemic. Chef Daniele Uditi also prepares weekly sandwich specials like the Padrino stuffed with prosciutto, spicy sorpressata, pepperoncini, and provolone on plush ciabatta bread.

11712 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

17. Kato Restaurant

11925 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

West LA Taiwanese fine dining option Kato is serving some of its signature dishes in a new way, offering Michelin-level takeout at a reasonable per-person price.

11925 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

18. Sonoratown

208 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Sonoratown’s flour tortilla taco with guacamole salsa on top.
Sonoratown
Farley Elliott

There may be no busier restaurant right now than Sonoratown, which has turned its tiny Downtown dining room into a speedy home for takeout tacos, burritos, and those all-important handmade flour tortillas.

208 E 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

19. Bavel

500 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Spread at Bavel
Bavel
Nicole Franzen

Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are serving set menus through Tock. Priced at $49 per person, the Bavel at Home experience includes a slew of mezze, a main course, and dessert.

500 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

20. Gish Bac

4163 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Gish Bac dish
Gish Bac
Matthew Kang

One of LA’s best Oaxacan restaurants continues to serve the community with hearty favorites like barbacoa, tlayudas, and of course, mole from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with delivery available in central LA neighborhoods like Mid-City, Jefferson Park, and Pico Union.

4163 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

21. Rossoblu

CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rossoblu has managed to make it through the pandemic by selling a gorgeous rotating collection of dishes, available as a prepared meal with up to seven courses inside.

CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

22. Bestia

2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Cavatelli alla norcina at Bestia
Bestia
Bestia

Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis are offering a rustic Italian feast at home for $49 per person through Tock. On the menu are Bestia’s beloved meatballs, pastas, and more.

2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021

23. n/naka

3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Arguably the most sought-after takeout meal of the past few months, N/Naka’s gorgeous bento boxes seem to sell out within minutes whenever reservations are posted on Tock. Loaded with sushi, tuna karaage, tamagoyaki, and more, it’s the ultimate Instagram flex for just $38 a person. A more substantial kaiseki runs $85 a person, though both offerings are a fraction of this special occasion restaurant’s normal sit-down prices.

3455 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

24. Mariscos Jalisco

3040 E Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Fried shrimp tacos at Mariscos Jalisco
Mariscos Jalisco
Matthew Kang

While there is no shortage of outstanding taco trucks in Los Angeles, Mariscos Jaliscos may very well be the most beloved thanks to Raul Ortega and his crispy shrimp tacos. The Boyle Heights truck is operating usual business hours.

3040 E Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90023

25. Felix Trattoria

1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Felix
Felix Trattoria
Felix

Evan Funke has adapted this ambitious Venice restaurant’s menu for a takeout system with pasta kits, pizza, and more at attainable price points. Even the famous foccacia is available for to-go at $7.

1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

26. Teddy’s Red Tacos

46 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
teddys red tacos
Teddy’s Red Tacos Venice
Teddy’s Red Tacos [official]

Teddy’s remains open at multiple locations for cheesy, crispy birria tacos with lots of consomme. Just remember to not crowd the ordering window of the truck.

46 Windward Ave
Venice, CA 90291

27. Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen

202 E Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301

Crenshaw district soul food king Dulan’s has remained plenty busy during the pandemic, turning out near-endless plates of dishes like mac and cheese, peach cobbler, and more.

202 E Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301

28. The Arthur J

903 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Manhattan Beach’s popular steakhouse from chef David LeFevre prepares everything from grilled steaks and requisite sides to specials like a burger, steak frites, or shrimp spaghetti arrabiata. Raw steaks can be taken home to grill as well.

903 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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