A Foodie’s Guide to Los Feliz

Leave your sack lunch at home and take an hour lunch break at one of these Los Feliz hotspots. Below are all the best dining options in Los Feliz.

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Alcove Bakery & Cafe
Alcove Bakery & Cafe and Big Bar are neighborhood favorites because of the great outdoor patio. Sure, the line can sometimes be a bit long but the casual LA ambiance and the fresh and simple dishes are worth the wait. For brunch, try the smoked salmon omelette and get a fruit and nutella crepe or two for the table. Alcove’s “Pimped Out Bloody Mary” could be a meal in itself.

Bar Covell and HomeState – Bar Covell and HomeState have teamed up on Saturday and Sundays for cocktails and tacos. Has there ever been a better combination? Snag a table at the dimly lit Covell and order and a mimosa, sangria, or michelada, then place an order by text to HomeState and wait for their refreshing breakfast tacos and their decadent frito pie.

Best Fish Taco in Ensenada – A great and quick option for lunch or dinner, especially if you live or work in the area. The Baja-style shrimp & fish tacos aren’t too heavy, plus their salsas are made in house and there are several kinds to try. The patio area is great for a no frills lunch and, for dog owners, you can bring your pup with you!

Cheech’s Pizza – Maybe the best pizza in Los Feliz? If I’m wrong, let me know what you think! Cheech’s is a nice little shabby chic neighborhood pizzeria. Keep things simple and go for a cheese or a pepperoni. Great option to share a pie with your co-workers in the office.

Community – Community offers an amazing friends with benefits style program, Friends of Community, where you can build points to a free dessert for the table to a hosted chef’s tasting dinner for you and three of your friends. And it’s surprisingly easy to build up your points because you’ll want to come back often for the food. The fried chicken meal is a popular neighborhood favorite. I like the vegan “sorta banh mi” made with panko crusted tofu, citrus-soy aioli, house-pickled carrot, daikon & jalapeño,  cucumber, shredded cabbage, & cilantro on ciabatta bread.

Farfalla – Farfalla is a small and cozy Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere. A paired down wine list makes ordering easy. You’ll love their house cabernet. For food, “le pizze” is thin and crunchy. Pasta dishes include rigatoni pollo e broccoli and gnocchi di patate. The pasta is, of course, made in-house.

Figaro Bistrot – Figaro has been around for quite a while now and nobody in the neighborhood does a better happy hour. Where else can you get a glass of pinot grigio for $5 dollars, a Kronenberg for $3, and prosecco and champagne for $6? That’s quite a steal. Burrata croustinis and spinach raviolis are great to share after a long day at work. For dinner, I’m told their boeuf bourguignon is legendary.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – Innovative and inventive ice cream flavors are the norm at Jeni’s. Sure, it’s now a chain, but don’t let that fool you. There’s nothing ordinary about Jeni’s. Sweet corn and black raspberries aren’t exactly two ingredients one would think would work together but somehow they do. Same goes for the thai curry and pumpkin.

Little Dom’s – A neighborhood classic, especially on Monday nights when Little Dom’s offers a three course prix fixe meal for $18 PLUS a bottle of wine. Favorite dishes include Fried Oyster Sandwich, Crescenza & Burrata Agnolotti, and you’ll just love the Wood Oven Cedar Roasted Salmon with roasted fennel. Certainly one of our best Los Feliz restaurants.

Maru Coffee and Go Get ‘Em Tiger – The perfect cup of coffee North of Hollywood Boulevard or South. Maru is a sleek and stylish coffee destination on Hillhurst. Go Get ‘Em Tiger is a more comfortable just-opened hotspot.

Mustard Seed Café – The other cafe on Hillhurst. Mustard Seed is a longtime Los Feliz institution and it’s not just an option if the Alcove’s line is out the door. Lowkey, fuss free, and all organic, Mustard Seed offers sidewalk seating and amazing breakfast and brunch. Get a refreshing wake up call with Green Eggs and Ham, thick sliced Canadian bacon accompanied by farm fresh eggs, scrambled with a garlic basil pesto. Served with fruit or roasted potatoes. In a pinch, try the bagel sandwich to go, served with sun-dried tomato, artichoke pesto, lettuce, red onions, tomato, & basil and it comes with fruit or roasted potatoes. A deal at $9.95.

Stamp Proper Foods – Are you a sandwich lover? Who isn’t, right? This comfy cafe offers a variety of organic, vegetarian & gluten-free options for breakfast and lunch. I love the Roasted Sweet Potato Sandwich, made with roasted sweet potato, organic arugula, sun-dried tomato and goat cheese spread, served on grilled buckwheat bread. And the Grilled Salmon Sandwich made with wild salmon, organic red leaf lettuce and tomato with lemon dill caper sauce on an artisan sandwich roll is seriously addictive. You’ll want it for lunch every day.

Ye Rustic Inn – If chicken wings are your thing there’s no better place in Los Feliz then this dark and dive-y bar hotspot.

Yuca’s and Yuca’s on Hollywood – I prefer the Yuca’s on Hillhurst because the outdoor eating area is so cute, but both Yuca’s offers farm fresh tacos and tortas that are the perfect anecdote to a weekday food hunt.

What are your favorite Los Feliz restaurants? Am I missing one of our best? Happy dining! Enjoy!

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    Kenny Catanzano

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