The all-encompassing swath of flat land in northern Los Angeles known as the San Fernando Valley (or just the Valley) offers a wealth of exceptional cuisines, from Thai to Japanese to old-school American and red sauce Italian. The vastness of the Valley can be intimidating to tackle — and, in its total scope, has far too much to offer for one single map — so here now are just 20 of the San Fernando Valley’s most essential restaurants, presented west to east.
Removed: Krimsey’s Cajun Kitchen (closed), Cemitas Don Adrian, Scratch | Bar, Cavaretta’s, Nat’s Early Bite
Added: Tel Aviv Grill, Gorilla Pies, Pasta | Bar, Apey Kade, Gasolina Cafe, Tortas Ahogadas la Ramadita
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More