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11 Killer LA Takeout Options for All Your Netflix Needs

Your couch is your new favorite restaurant

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If it’s Netflix and chilling with a styrofoam box of food you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place — your couch. It's the kind of intimate dinner destination where a "selection of small plates" refers only to your smaller-than-average dinnerware, and the only "wine pairing" is the half-finished bottle oxidizing in your refrigerator door. And, best of all, you couldn't be happier about it.

As thrilling as the Los Angeles dinner scene is, there’s little that can keep a weekday warrior from heading directly to the couch come six o’clock. And why should you be stopped? With takeout programs and drive-thrus that are as eclectic and interesting as the main event, there’s something for the pad see ew-minded and the pizza fanatic alike.

While the most traditional spots on this list are still cash-only, click through and you’ll find several capable of delivering your online order faster than you can say "binge watch." These aren't just sit-down restaurants that happen to offer some level of takeaway service, either; this list is full of tried-and-true takeout options where leaving with your meal is entirely the point (or at least the smart move). Here now, presented in alphabetical order: 11 quintessential Los Angeles takeout spots that give you a license to chill.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bludso's BBQ

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811 S Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 637-1342
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The takeout-only Compton classic (which now has a full restaurant and bar off of La Brea) serves the best no-frills ribs and tips, delivered in aluminum foil. Just remember to BYOWipes.

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2. GTA (Gjelina Take Away)

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1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-7575
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By now, Travis Lett’s trio of Venice restaurants are an L.A. mainstay, but his real ingenuity may be in the to-go counter he built adjacent to his mother ship, Gjelina, which serves wood-fired pizzas at a Domino’s level of convenience.

3. Handy Market

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2514 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3330
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From takeaway sandwiches to weekend barbecue, eating on the go never tasted so good in the Valley as at Handy Market. Known for their Saturday barbecue sessions, this longtime spot serves up some of the best takeout in the area.

4. Jim Dandy's Fried Chicken

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11328 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044
(323) 779-5567

Should you find yourself in the heart of Inglewood (or hungry on your way to LAX), make a pit stop at Jim Dandy Fried Chicken, where the menu is limited, but the chicken comes in two options: fried and spicy. Either is correct, just so long as you grab an order of fritters for dessert.

5. KazuNori Hand Roll Bar

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421 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 493-6956
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Another brainchild of the Sugarfish-Nozawa team, this “fast food” hand-roll joint (with locations Downtown and in Westwood) only asks that you pick a number from three to six. They do the rest, by selecting the fish based on the number of rolls you’ve picked, then packing it into a beautiful box.

6. Mozza2Go

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6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-1130

Mozza2Go is the takeout version of Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s joint venture, Pizzeria Mozza, but even the person manning the cash register will tell you it’s “mostly Nancy’s.” This means a menu bookended by her classic chopped salad and wood-fired pizzas, with a killer wine selection that’s reason enough to stop in.

7. Orean's Health Express

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817 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 765-9638
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No one told Orean’s The Health Express that drive-throughs are for grease-soaked burgers—and thank goodness for that. Otherwise, the dream of diving into bean burritos, vegan pastrami sandwiches, and tofu scrambles from the comfort of the driver’s seat would be a figment of our imagination.

8. Pine & Crane

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1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 668-1128
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The Taiwanese menu at Pine and Crane is exactly what your green juice-drinking friend would put in your hands if you suggested, “Chinese takeout.” It diplomatically balances the heavy-hitters like mapo tofu with locally-sourced vegetables and lots of love, so everyone wins.

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9. Sack Sandwiches - Sunset

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8915 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 777-0113
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Remember sack lunches? Now reimagine them with spicy tuna sandwiches, homemade Old Bay potato chips, and nitro tea, delivered in neatly-wrapped packages, begging to be spilled onto your dinner table.

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10. Secret Chinese Delivery

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199 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This hole-in-the-wall self-proclaimed “American-Chinese” restaurant is self-aware enough in its title to know it might not jump out at you at first, but it’ll become your go-to when you discover that their online ordering system is as convenient as their food is delicious.

11. SUGARFISH | Santa Monica

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1345 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-3338
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The to-go menu at this cult-favorite sushi spot includes all of their greatest hits, like their original omakase “Trust Me” menu, accommodated for at-home dining. The compartmented white boxes that hold the sushi come with separately-packed sauces and do-it-yourself instructions for recommended pairings.

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1. Bludso's BBQ

811 S Long Beach Blvd, Compton, CA 90221
Bludso's

The takeout-only Compton classic (which now has a full restaurant and bar off of La Brea) serves the best no-frills ribs and tips, delivered in aluminum foil. Just remember to BYOWipes.

811 S Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221

2. GTA (Gjelina Take Away)

1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

By now, Travis Lett’s trio of Venice restaurants are an L.A. mainstay, but his real ingenuity may be in the to-go counter he built adjacent to his mother ship, Gjelina, which serves wood-fired pizzas at a Domino’s level of convenience.

1427 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

3. Handy Market

2514 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

From takeaway sandwiches to weekend barbecue, eating on the go never tasted so good in the Valley as at Handy Market. Known for their Saturday barbecue sessions, this longtime spot serves up some of the best takeout in the area.

2514 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505

4. Jim Dandy's Fried Chicken

11328 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044

Should you find yourself in the heart of Inglewood (or hungry on your way to LAX), make a pit stop at Jim Dandy Fried Chicken, where the menu is limited, but the chicken comes in two options: fried and spicy. Either is correct, just so long as you grab an order of fritters for dessert.

11328 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90044

5. KazuNori Hand Roll Bar

421 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Another brainchild of the Sugarfish-Nozawa team, this “fast food” hand-roll joint (with locations Downtown and in Westwood) only asks that you pick a number from three to six. They do the rest, by selecting the fish based on the number of rolls you’ve picked, then packing it into a beautiful box.

421 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

6. Mozza2Go

6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Mozza2Go is the takeout version of Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s joint venture, Pizzeria Mozza, but even the person manning the cash register will tell you it’s “mostly Nancy’s.” This means a menu bookended by her classic chopped salad and wood-fired pizzas, with a killer wine selection that’s reason enough to stop in.

6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

7. Orean's Health Express

817 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

No one told Orean’s The Health Express that drive-throughs are for grease-soaked burgers—and thank goodness for that. Otherwise, the dream of diving into bean burritos, vegan pastrami sandwiches, and tofu scrambles from the comfort of the driver’s seat would be a figment of our imagination.

817 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104

8. Pine & Crane

1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Bill Addison

The Taiwanese menu at Pine and Crane is exactly what your green juice-drinking friend would put in your hands if you suggested, “Chinese takeout.” It diplomatically balances the heavy-hitters like mapo tofu with locally-sourced vegetables and lots of love, so everyone wins.

1521 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

9. Sack Sandwiches - Sunset

8915 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Sack Sandwiches

Remember sack lunches? Now reimagine them with spicy tuna sandwiches, homemade Old Bay potato chips, and nitro tea, delivered in neatly-wrapped packages, begging to be spilled onto your dinner table.

8915 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

10. Secret Chinese Delivery

199 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

This hole-in-the-wall self-proclaimed “American-Chinese” restaurant is self-aware enough in its title to know it might not jump out at you at first, but it’ll become your go-to when you discover that their online ordering system is as convenient as their food is delicious.

199 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

11. SUGARFISH | Santa Monica

1345 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The to-go menu at this cult-favorite sushi spot includes all of their greatest hits, like their original omakase “Trust Me” menu, accommodated for at-home dining. The compartmented white boxes that hold the sushi come with separately-packed sauces and do-it-yourself instructions for recommended pairings.

1345 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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