Roast chicken might be one of the culinary world’s agreed-upon truths (sorry, vegetarians!) — chicken on a spit is simply one of its optimal methods of preparation, dating back even to before when turnspit dogs were bred for the purpose of, well, running in a wheel contraption designed to turn a spit. The tradition is famous the world over, and with such a rich range of cultural representation, the healthy (and delicious) dish is nowhere more at home than Los Angeles where carnivores and the figure-conscious can all tuck in to one of the healthiest and affordable sources of animal protein. From Peruvian-style pollo a la brasa, to Armenian-style rotisserie, Los Angeles is one of the few cities in America that can justify the sheer demand volume required to run so many competitive rotisserie chicken operations. Here are some of the best places to get roast chicken in Los Angeles.
Pro tip for the uninitiated: Rotisserie chickens are best during the first peak lunch hours, when the first chickens prepared that morning are being moved off the spits and into the hands of hungry Angelenos. As the day progresses chickens are more likely to be reheated (and thus lose some of their tenderness and juiciness), though in many cases a second round of dinner chickens will be prepared.
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.Read More