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15 Places to Eat And Drink Exceptionally Well in Echo Park

From deep dish pizza to cocktails and pre-game snacks — this neighborhood has it all

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A double cheeseburger from Lowboy in Echo Park.
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Echo Park’s food and drink options are as varied as they are spectacular, with garden dining, burgers, and ube coffee drinks mixing seamlessly with old-school breakfasts and sourdough pizzas. Whichever night you choose to have, Echo Park has it covered. Here now are 15 fantastic places to eat or drink in Echo Park.

Added: Quarter Sheet Pizza, Ototo, Lowboy, Bacetti

Removed: Trencher, Happy Tom’s Restaurant, Tacos Arizas, Blue Corn Quesadilla Cart, Tsubaki, Lady Byrd Cafe

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Greekman's

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Greekman’s, which straddles the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake, is a recent rework of the Freedman’s address, with a new white and blue patio out front serving all manner of Grecian treats. Look for lamb and wagyu kefta, Greek beer and wines, and cocktails perfect for any season.

An overhead shot of Greek food on blue plates and a marble tabletop.
A Grecian feast at Greekman’s.
Andrea D’Agosto

Cosa Buona

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What’s not to love about natural wine, puffy-crusted pizza, and mozzarella sticks? It’s all possible at Zach Pollack’s busy Cosa Buona, right on the corner of Sunset and Alvarado. The tight spot stays bustling most days, particularly on weekend evenings when a hopeful line can be seen spilling out the door.

Pizza and salad at Cosa Buona in Echo Park
Cosa Buona
Wonho Frank Lee

On the border of Echo Park and Westlake is Grá, which means love in Gaelic. It’s a cozy spot offering sourdough pizza and natural wines. Enjoy pies topped with everything from pistachio pesto to kimchi to bacon and spicy pineapple, as well as shared plates like a pickled cucumber salad, in Grá’s rustic dining room Wednesday through Sunday nights.

Laveta settled in to this south of Temple stretch of Echo Park two years ago. The cafe opens on the early side with ube-flavored coffee drinks and a daytime menu that ranges from eggs to burgers with a side of minimalist aesthetic.

Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe

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The legendary Masa of Echo Park has a lot to offer on its menu, though most folks rightfully know it as one of LA’s enduring homes for deep-dish pizza. Expect the red sauce staple to be mobbed during Cubs games, though it’s likely to find at least a few tables ordering the massive pizza any night of the week. Need a plant-based option? Masa’s got that too.

Honey Hi

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Honey Hi is a near-perfect encapsulation of a certain type of Los Angeles dining, found at other spots like Kitchen Mouse in Highland Park. There are bowls, healthy drinks, and well-sourced animal proteins galore, served up with a smile inside a picture-perfect and awfully colorful dining room right on Sunset.

A bowl at Honey Hi restaurant in Echo Park
Honey Hi
Honey Hi [Official Photo]

Bar Flores

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Bar Flores is just gorgeous. Nab a stool overlooking the open windows on Sunset near Echo Park Avenue, and watch the city speed by while taking things slowly with a gin beet cordial, or the incredible aged-rum cocktail with coconut milk, lemongrass, basil, galangal, and lime.

There is, truly, no other place to get the Lowburger than the home of the Lowburger. If big, meaty sandwiches aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty of reason to swing through this vibey neighborhood joint. Sad Girl Country Night, when fans can drink their sorrows away in an actual boot and listen to country-themed DJ sets, a must-hit.

Patra Burgers On Sunset

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Every neighborhood needs its burger and burrito place, and thankfully Echo Park has Patra. This is the spot for a simple afternoon bite to eat, or better yet, a very necessary weekend morning breakfast burrito.

Bacetti

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This ode to Rome is a love letter to gorgeous architecture and rich pasta, like the campanelle with chanterelle mushrooms. Opened last November, chef Joel Stoval dishes up everything from fresh focaccia to octopus and tiramisu, while Christian Clarke manages the natural wine selection.

Valerie Echo Park

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Valerie is tucked away up Echo Park Avenue, into the hills and warrens of single-family homes. As one of the only enduring businesses in that far stretch, the place has become an every day go-to with eggs in the morning, quick-service coffee and pastry, and mellow midday meals for those able to linger.

Quarter Sheets Pizza

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This pizza parlor is so much more than a place to nab a topping-laden sheet of pie on the weekend. The wizards at this shop also whip up delectable cakes, too; it’s not uncommon to score a thick slice of polenta and olive oil chiffon or an ultra-rich serving of spumoni.

Pizza from Quarter Sheets on white paper and plates with a can of beer. Allen Yelent

Thunderbolt

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When first visiting Thunderbolt, take a look around to study the room. There’s likely a large group of friends, people on dates, and the lone sipper. Thunderbolt is the place for all types of drinkers with varied cocktails and solid food.

The original Konbi is still busy in Echo Park, even with a new location in Culver City. The hyper-focused Japanese spot does pickled vegetables, coffee, pastries, and of course those Instagrammable sandwiches, be they made of egg salad or pork katsu.

From the same owners as ultra-popular Tsubaki, the “sake situation” at this mini Japanese restaurant and bar is not to be missed. Little bites like kara-age and buta shumai (both for $13) are meant to wet the whistle while the sake flows. One could even join the sake club for three premium bottles each month to bring a bit of that joy home.

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Greekman's

An overhead shot of Greek food on blue plates and a marble tabletop.
A Grecian feast at Greekman’s.
Andrea D’Agosto

Greekman’s, which straddles the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake, is a recent rework of the Freedman’s address, with a new white and blue patio out front serving all manner of Grecian treats. Look for lamb and wagyu kefta, Greek beer and wines, and cocktails perfect for any season.

An overhead shot of Greek food on blue plates and a marble tabletop.
A Grecian feast at Greekman’s.
Andrea D’Agosto

Cosa Buona

Pizza and salad at Cosa Buona in Echo Park
Cosa Buona
Wonho Frank Lee

What’s not to love about natural wine, puffy-crusted pizza, and mozzarella sticks? It’s all possible at Zach Pollack’s busy Cosa Buona, right on the corner of Sunset and Alvarado. The tight spot stays bustling most days, particularly on weekend evenings when a hopeful line can be seen spilling out the door.

Pizza and salad at Cosa Buona in Echo Park
Cosa Buona
Wonho Frank Lee

Grá

On the border of Echo Park and Westlake is Grá, which means love in Gaelic. It’s a cozy spot offering sourdough pizza and natural wines. Enjoy pies topped with everything from pistachio pesto to kimchi to bacon and spicy pineapple, as well as shared plates like a pickled cucumber salad, in Grá’s rustic dining room Wednesday through Sunday nights.

Laveta

Laveta settled in to this south of Temple stretch of Echo Park two years ago. The cafe opens on the early side with ube-flavored coffee drinks and a daytime menu that ranges from eggs to burgers with a side of minimalist aesthetic.

Masa of Echo Park Bakery & Cafe

The legendary Masa of Echo Park has a lot to offer on its menu, though most folks rightfully know it as one of LA’s enduring homes for deep-dish pizza. Expect the red sauce staple to be mobbed during Cubs games, though it’s likely to find at least a few tables ordering the massive pizza any night of the week. Need a plant-based option? Masa’s got that too.

Honey Hi

A bowl at Honey Hi restaurant in Echo Park
Honey Hi
Honey Hi [Official Photo]

Honey Hi is a near-perfect encapsulation of a certain type of Los Angeles dining, found at other spots like Kitchen Mouse in Highland Park. There are bowls, healthy drinks, and well-sourced animal proteins galore, served up with a smile inside a picture-perfect and awfully colorful dining room right on Sunset.

A bowl at Honey Hi restaurant in Echo Park
Honey Hi
Honey Hi [Official Photo]

Bar Flores

Bar Flores is just gorgeous. Nab a stool overlooking the open windows on Sunset near Echo Park Avenue, and watch the city speed by while taking things slowly with a gin beet cordial, or the incredible aged-rum cocktail with coconut milk, lemongrass, basil, galangal, and lime.

Lowboy

There is, truly, no other place to get the Lowburger than the home of the Lowburger. If big, meaty sandwiches aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty of reason to swing through this vibey neighborhood joint. Sad Girl Country Night, when fans can drink their sorrows away in an actual boot and listen to country-themed DJ sets, a must-hit.

Patra Burgers On Sunset

Every neighborhood needs its burger and burrito place, and thankfully Echo Park has Patra. This is the spot for a simple afternoon bite to eat, or better yet, a very necessary weekend morning breakfast burrito.

Bacetti

This ode to Rome is a love letter to gorgeous architecture and rich pasta, like the campanelle with chanterelle mushrooms. Opened last November, chef Joel Stoval dishes up everything from fresh focaccia to octopus and tiramisu, while Christian Clarke manages the natural wine selection.

Valerie Echo Park

Valerie is tucked away up Echo Park Avenue, into the hills and warrens of single-family homes. As one of the only enduring businesses in that far stretch, the place has become an every day go-to with eggs in the morning, quick-service coffee and pastry, and mellow midday meals for those able to linger.

Quarter Sheets Pizza

Pizza from Quarter Sheets on white paper and plates with a can of beer. Allen Yelent

This pizza parlor is so much more than a place to nab a topping-laden sheet of pie on the weekend. The wizards at this shop also whip up delectable cakes, too; it’s not uncommon to score a thick slice of polenta and olive oil chiffon or an ultra-rich serving of spumoni.

Pizza from Quarter Sheets on white paper and plates with a can of beer. Allen Yelent

Thunderbolt

When first visiting Thunderbolt, take a look around to study the room. There’s likely a large group of friends, people on dates, and the lone sipper. Thunderbolt is the place for all types of drinkers with varied cocktails and solid food.

Konbi

The original Konbi is still busy in Echo Park, even with a new location in Culver City. The hyper-focused Japanese spot does pickled vegetables, coffee, pastries, and of course those Instagrammable sandwiches, be they made of egg salad or pork katsu.

Ototo

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From the same owners as ultra-popular Tsubaki, the “sake situation” at this mini Japanese restaurant and bar is not to be missed. Little bites like kara-age and buta shumai (both for $13) are meant to wet the whistle while the sake flows. One could even join the sake club for three premium bottles each month to bring a bit of that joy home.

Ototo Farley Elliot

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