Where to Eat in Eagle Rock

Shrimp and grits at Eagle Rock Brewery Public House | Instagram by @jenn.pan

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.

Photo courtesy of Aslan Catering

Aslan Catering



Located in a small strip mall next to Eagle Rock Plaza, Aslan Catering is a tiny restaurant that serves big plates of food. The vegetarian combo, which includes sarma (stuffed grape leaves), taboule and cabbage salad along with babaganoush and hummus to go with pita bread, is incredibly filling. Big plate meals also include a variety of kebabs, shawarma and falafel. For a smaller meal, look for the salads and pita sandwiches. If you're staying within three miles of Aslan, note that the restaurant delivers with a $25 minimum order.

Seared duck breast at Eagle Rock Brewery Public House | Instagram by @jenn.pan

Eagle Rock Brewery Public House



The main attraction at this Colorado Boulevard gastropub are the beers from Eagle Rock Brewery, served on tap and in bottles, but don't neglect the food options here. The Medianoche is a Cuban pork sandwich that is perfectly gooey and their BLT simple and delicious. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner six days a week. Closed on Tuesdays.

Cannolis at Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli | Instagram by @bella_borchelli

Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli



Eagle Rock Italian Bakery & Deli opened in 1949 and remains a popular destination for deli meats and sweet treats. In 2014, their cannolis were named the best in the city by Los Angeles Magazine and their dessert collection includes a wide variety of pastries, cookies and cakes. Hungry customers can pick up sandwiches and sides to go. If you're in the mood to cook yourself, you can pick up pastas, pizza dough, housemade meatballs and more for your feast at home.

Strawberry Fields salad at Four Cafe | Instagram by @veganeastsider

Four Café - Eagle Rock



Four Cafe emphasizes local, seasonal ingredients in its ample menu of lunch and snack items. Even if you aren't particularly hungry, this is a good place to stop and catch up with a pal over coffee or drinks. They do have a wine and craft beer menu, but their house made sodas are also a refreshing treat on a warm afternoon. If you have a taste for something tart, go for the mojito soda made with mint, lime, agave and sparkling water.

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Know Reality Pie



Tracy DeVore has earned plenty of local press for her award-winning pies and and the accolades are much-deserved. She sells her delicious, home-baked desserts out of a tiny Eagle Rock shop called Know Reality Pie, where you can pick up a personal pies that are flavorful without being overwhelmingly sweet. (There are savory pie options here too.) Know Reality is popular and the shop's website asks that customers place orders by Wednesday if they're looking for a specific pie to pick up over the weekend. Check the website to keep up with what's on the rotating menu.

Milkfarm



Milkfarm sells a global variety of high-end cheeses, but there's more than just dairy in this Colorado Boulevard shop. Here you'll find everything you need to build a picnic basket or party platter, from olives to salami to jams and candy. Milkfarm serves lunch in-house and their menu changes daily. You can also order a cheese and charcuterie board or a picnic box to go. The store hosts events for food lovers that include raclette nights during the cooler months and "Meet the Maker" tasting parties.

The Oinkster



Food Network viewers may recognize The Oinkster from its appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This "slow fast food" restaurant has become a major point of interest for Eagle Rock, where diners can indulge in modern takes on classic grub like pastrami sandwiches, reubens and milkshakes.

Pollos a la Brasa | Photo by Ruth Moussavi, Facebook

Pollos a la Brasa



You'll start to get hungry as soon as you see the rotisserie chicken spinning in the window of this Peruvian restaurant. Pollos a la Brasa serves up tender chicken with all the fixings at reasonable prices. In addition to the chicken dinners, the menu offers a bevy of Peruvian specialties. There are also a few small shelves filled with groceries like quinoa, salty fried corn and Inca Kola.

Doner at Spitz Eagle Rock | Instagram by @rocheelleekang

Spitz - Eagle Rock



Spitz is a small döner kebab chain with roots in Eagle Rock, where it was founded by two friends after one returned from Europe with a hankering for the popular street food. Spitz mixes döner kebab sandwiches with foodie mash-ups like the Döquitos, which are similar to taquitos, but made with lavash and Mediterranean fillings, and fries topped with items like feta cheese and tsatsiki sauce. Be sure to try the Crisy Garbanzo with Olives, which is a nice, salty side that comes in a serving big enough to share.

Swork | Instagram by @jmoms17

Swork



Traveling with your dog? Then you might want to stop by Swork. This Colorado Boulevard coffee house has pet-friendly sidewalk seating and even sets up little water bowls in case your pup needs a drink too. Swörk's human drinks include cold brew on tap, a good variety of teas and plentiful coffee and espresso drinks. There are snack foods available and while you're at it, you can pick up dog biscuits for your fur baby.