Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
The flagship of this charming chain looks and feels as good as ever. Designated as a State Point of Historical Interest, this is the first Bob's Big Boy! Take a moment to admire the huge Big Boy statue before you head inside this child-friendly spot. Enjoy classic American diner food that feels like the type of dishes Fonzie would approve of. There is even car-hop service on the weekends. Friday night brings loads of car enthusiasts showing off their hotrods.
Established in 1946, only a well-worn spot could offer such specialties like steak with all the trimmings. Forget the diet, you're eating well tonight. Right across from the Warner Bros Studios, the most famous item on this menu isn't meat related—it's the cheesy garlic bread. Try the early bird specials for a great discount. No matter when you arrive, however, you'll get a great meal that is worth the price.
Locals trek to Coral Cafe day and night for the wide selection of inexpensive food. Open 24 hours, it is the perfect for lunch or stopping by after a night at the bars or clubs. The simple layout and sparse decorations may not add to the ambiance, but it creates a mom-and-pop feel. Make sure to order the tortilla soup, topped with a mound of cheese, it's simply one of the best soups in the city. Coral Cafe also has a great breakfast menu.
Since 1918, this place has been serving some of the best French dip sandwiches in the world. That seems logical because it was Philippe, The Original who claims to have invented the juicy concoction over 100 years ago. Besides the tender and succulent meat, the prices haven't changed much since either; a roast beef, pork, turkey, ham or leg of lamb sandwich will satiate your palate and leave your pocket without a dent! Want a cup of coffee? Head here for a steaming cup that will leave you feeling energized for the day.
There's nothing fancy about eating tender BBQ ribs at this casual hang. The atmosphere here makes it the perfect spot to get that delicious sauce all over your face. Free peanuts are available in huge barrels and most of the shells wind up on the floor. For those who'd prefer to pass on the red meat (which is a shame) there's always Mary's Delight, a skinless, boneless breast of chicken covered with that same, sweet sauce.
The Truckit Fest LA Art Walk is held on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30p to 11:30p within a parking lot near the intersection of 3rd and South Spring Streets. The fest is a part of larger DTLA Art Walk and draws in thousands of visitors every month. With live music, craft stalls and games alongside the usual Truckit Fest gourmet food trucks, the Truckit Fest LA Artwalk has come to be a monthly ritual for many. Some of the regular food trucks include street kitchen, the Lobos, Currywurst, Kabob Express, Me So Hungry and Belly Bombz.
If you find yourself in Little Tokyo with a hankering for some delicious Japanese fare, then head on down to Mitsuru Cafe. The restaurant is a casual little eatery that is far removed from the upscale sushi bars that can be found throughout the city. The fluffy and delicious Imagawayaki are by far their most popular treats; prepared fresh by the window, these red bean filled girddle cakes are truly a delicacy and can be enjoyed on the go. Apart from sushi and sashimi, the restaurant also serves a selection of other Japanese dishes including octopus filled takoyaki, Mitarashi Dango or Mochi balls, Pork Shu Mai, Okonomiyaki and a variety of skewers. Breakfast is served all day.
Eggslut, as its name suggests, uses eggs in every dish, thus transcending the concept of an egg as only a breakfast item. The kitchen serves items like the Gaucho, which is a tri-tip Wagyu steak stuffed in between a warm Brioche bun then topped with egg, Chimichurri, red onions and dressed Arugula. Other options include an Egg Salad sandwich that uses a honey-mustard aioli or the Bailey Biscuit, the delectable home-made biscuit made-from-scratch. It is just one of the many excellent eateries inside Grand Central Market.
Ramen Hood is a petite shop in Los Angeles' Grand Central Market bringing you the traditional Japanese Ramen in vegan. The ramen broth is made of sunflower seeds in the signature Ramen Hood style making sure it's thick and creamy. The menu is restricted to two types of ramen, a regular ramen and a spicy variation of it. Add on sides like pickles and tofu can be added to your ramen. Be sure to try out the trademark Ramen Hood vegan boiled egg among other extras that are optional. Ramen Hood is one hundred percent vegan and is great for those who are on a diet or are vegan as well.
Oft credited with the foundation of California cuisine, chef Mark Peel is the brains behind this casual eatery at the historic Grand Central Market. Broth-based dishes cooked in steam kettles form the core of the seafood-focused menu, with flavorful options like fish stew, clam chowder and curried shrimp to choose from. Alongside these you'll find a few sandwiches, salads and grain bowls as well. The menu is succinct yet packed with oodles of flavor, keeping diners coming back for seconds and thirds. To help quench your thirst, iced tea, lemonade and bottled water can be purchased is also sold here.
Belcampo Meat Co. has on sale organic, grass-fed meats meanwhile also doubling up as a burger joint. You can choose between their burgers, stews and sandwiches among other goodies and wash down the dishes with a glass of beer or wine. The Belcampo Burger prepared with caramelized onions, white cheddar, house sauce, lettuce and bread bar brioche bun as well as the Beef Tallow Fries are particularly delightful. If you find yourself impressed by the quality of the meat in the food served, certainly take a pound of ground beef home to delight other friends and family members too.