While going out to eat is often a social affair, a place to meet friends or loved ones to break bread, restaurants are also a place to find nourishment alone. Food writer M.F.K. Fisher popularized the notion of eating with yourself, but the whole thing really doesn’t have to be a big deal. There’s something pleasant and wonderful about not having to engage in conversation with a dining partner and just relax. Often, staff will find the right balance of bantering with customers and leaving them to enjoy the solitude. At these restaurants, there are usually handy bar seats that serve full meals and drinks, or dining rooms that feel conducive to dining by yourself. Here now, a guide to dining solo in Los Angeles.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More