Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Are you hungry? Where to eat in L.A.



Recently I was asked by someone to provide a list of some of my favorite restaurants in the L.A. area.  I had fun compiling it and thought I'd share that list with my fellow foodie blog readers.  

I can't take the time to list all my favorite dishes at these places but if you do want to know about a certain place, feel free to drop me an email at harasick@ca.rr.com.  

Also please comment if you have a suggestion for my list-  I love recommendations of new/unknown places to eat in this great city.

On my current list of places to try:  
Casa Bianca - Eagle Rock
Proof Bakery - Silver Lake 
Canele - Los Angeles
L.A. Cafe - Los Angeles
Nobu - Malibu 
Pedaler's Fork - Calabasas (been for coffee but not food)
 
Some of the restaurants here are longtime old favorites (and/or nostalgic L.A. eateries) and some are new discoveries.  Enjoy!

Italian & Pizza
Boccali’s – Ojai  http://www.boccalis.com/Menu.html
Tony’s Bella Vista – Burbank  http://tonysbellavista.com/
Dino’s Pizza  - Burbank   http://www.dinosburbank.com/
Pitfire Pizza – North Hollywood   http://www.pitfirepizza.com/#Home
Pizzeria Mozza – Los Angeles  http://pizzeriamozza.com/
Spaghetti Factory – various locations   http://www.osf.com/
Il Piccolo Ritrovo – Pacific Palisades  http://www.piccoloritrovo.com/
Gjelina -Venice  http://www.gjelina.com/
Piccola Trattoria – Santa Clarita  http://www.piccolatrattoria.com/

Mexican
Cacao Mexicatessen - Eagle Rock  http://cacaodeli.com/

American
Off Vine – Hollywood  http://offvine.com/
Green Street – Pasadena   http://www.greenstreetrestaurant.com/
Urth Caffé – Los Angeles & Pasadena (coming soon)  http://www.urthcaffe.com/
Aroma Coffee & Tea – Studio City  http://www.aromacoffeeandtea.com/
Philippe – Los Angeles  http://www.philippes.com/
Oinkster  - Eagle Rock  http://www.theoinkster.com/
Bottega Louie -  Los Angeles http://www.bottegalouie.com/
Sweet Salt - Toluca Lake http://sweetsaltfood.com/
Gjelina  - Venice  http://www.gjelina.com/

Seafood
Crab Cooker – Newport Beach   http://crabcooker.com/
Malibu Seafood –Malibu   http://www.malibuseafood.com/
Roy’s – various locations  http://roysrestaurant.com/


Jewish Deli
Brent’s – Northridge or Westlake  http://www.brentsdeli.com/

Breakfast
Green Street – Pasadena  http://www.greenstreetrestaurant.com/
Black Cow Café – Montrose  http://theblackcowcafe.com/
Marston’s – Pasadena & Valencia  http://www.marstonsrestaurant.com/
Bricks & Scones – Larchmont village  http://bricksandscones.com/
Aroma Coffee & Tea – Studio City  http://www.aromacoffeeandtea.com/
Urth Caffe– Los Angeles & Pasadena (coming soon)  http://www.urthcaffe.com/

Bakeries
Back Door Bakery – Sunland  http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-back-door-bakery-sunland-2
Berolina – Glendale   http://www.berolinabakery.com/
Porto’s – Glendale or Burbank  http://portosbakery.com/
Bottega Louie - downtown L.A.  http://www.bottegalouie.com/

Asian
Ginger Grass – Silver Lake  http://gingergrass.com/
Luscious Dumplings – San Gabriel  http://www.yelp.com/biz/luscious-dumplings-san-gabriel
Golden Deli - San Gabriel   http://www.goldendelirestaurant.com/

Middle Eastern
Zankou Chicken – various locations http://zankouchicken.com/
Raffi’s Place – Glendale  http://www.raffisplace.com/

Burgers
Pie n Burger – Pasadena   http://pienburger.com/
Umami – various locations   http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/
Bob’s Big Boy – Toluca Lake  http://bigboy.com/
Hook Burger – various locations  http://hookburger.com/

Ice Cream
Haagen Dazsvarious locations
Bulgarini -  Altadena   http://bulgarinigelato.com/index.php
Carmela’s – Pasadena  http://carmelaicecream.com/

Coffee
Urth Caffé – Los Angeles & Pasadena (coming soon)  http://www.urthcaffe.com/
Intelligentsia – various locations  http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/


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2 comments:

Serving and Seeking said...

Thanks Karen! I look forward to trying some of these. Joe and I are enjoying going out and enjoying good food at fun places more. We just took a road trip and we really had a good time finding one of a kind places to eat. I finally did some blogging of our trip. I always enjoy yours! Michelle

Mrs. Thistle said...

If I still lived there and had this list? T-R-O-U-B-L-E!