Built in 1976, the Far East Plaza food mall in Chinatown has become iconic for its mix of old-school and new, creating a buzz among L.A.’s foodie crowd since local chef Roy Choi relocated his first brick-and-mortar there in 2013.
Since then, this unassuming two-story space has become a culinary destination for people from all over. Visitors come for authentic regional Asian bites, restaurant-hop for a taste of everything, or hunker down in line with coffee and ice cream, waiting for service at a trendy pop-up. Communal tables arranged between stands selling knick-knacks serve the many fast-casual options along the corridor. Positioned in the heart of Chinatown, the plaza is worth checking out whether you’re a fan of traditional Asian street food or seeking out the next big food thing.
Parking is easily found at surrounding paid lots; street parking is also available, but hard to come by with busy weekend crowds.
The eclectic Atwater Village dining scene offers a wide range of flavors and price points. Head down to Los Feliz and Glendale Boulevards for the most options, ranging from budget-friendly snacks to more upscale, sit-down dinners. You'll find international favorites - Indian curries, Salvadoran pupusas, Armenian chicken - as well American classics in the restaurants that line Atwater Village streets. There are a lot of new, hip flavors to try too, like the out-of-the-ordinary ice cream selection at Wanderlust or the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern fusion dishes at Momed and Dune. Be forewarned: It's hard to eat just one meal in Atwater Village.
Now that you've explored Part One of our Ultimate Guide, read on for more great Valley breakfast spots, from Lake Balboa to Canoga Park.
The San Fernando Valley is one of the largest regions in L.A. County. So naturally, it deserves an epic dining guide to breakfast. If you have a morning meet-up in the Valley, the age-old question is “where should we meet”? Well, look no further. From classic diners to modern eateries, here are 46 restaurants serving the most important meal of the day!
Are you following a plant based diet or perhaps flirting with veganism? Taking place now through Friday, July 28, the summer edition of dineL.A. offers a taste of everything, so now you can indulge and get your veggies in, too. A few participating restaurants are featuring vegan lunch and dinner prix fixe menus. Dig deeper and you'll find vegetarian menu options as well. Remember, there are no tickets or passes required for dineL.A. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
dineL.A. is back with its Summer Edition from July 14-28, featuring special prix fixe lunch menus for $15, $20, and $25. This is the best time to try restaurants you have always wanted to visit, or a chance to revisit some of your favorites. Read on for 15 restaurants offering two- and three-course lunch menus that are truly real deals. To check out the full list of participating restaurants and their dineL.A. lunch and dinner menus, click here.
Coffee houses and dessert are synonymous in Koreatown as an any-time-of-day kind of thing—whether for a snack, after dinner, a night of karaoke, or while studying. Many are Wi-Fi connected haunts and can be found on virtually every corner serving specialty cakes, patbingsoo (shaved ice), ice cream, and other sweet confections. Here are twelve spots to check out.
When in Eagle Rock, make sure you eat. This L.A. neighborhood is well-known for its mom-and-pop eateries that range from local institutions to foodie hot spots. Here, you'll find a wide variety of cuisines and plenty of restaurants that offer vegetarian options as well as joints that make serving locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients part of their mission. Whether you're in Eagle Rock for brunch or dinner, here are ten great neighborhood dining spots.