There are few things as quintessential to a well-rounded Los Angeles experience as spending time in a diner. Preferably one away from the tourist crowds and weekend gawkers, where time moves a little slower and you can really sink into a plate of eggs and some black coffee.
Thankfully this city is full of just such places, from the far reaches of the Valley to San Pedro and beyond. You'll find hidden gem diners in all the best corners of LA — including, in many cases, tucked into a side room off your neighborhood bowling alley — if you're willing to look. And as with almost all great food in the Southland, digging just below the surface is the best bet.
So here now are 13 of the city's best diner jewels, shining alone as beacons to cheap AM meals (usually served seven days a week) that have kept everyone from dockworkers to film extras alive for decades. Presented, of course, in alphabetical order.Read More