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    Nov 14, 2018

    Just 15 Really Delicious Places To Eat At In Los Angeles

    I'm not drooling, you're drooling.

    1. The Griddle Cafe, Hollywood

    The only thing better than pancakes? Giant pancakes. This place serves ones that are literally as big as your head in flavors that range from blueberry to red velvet to Frosted Flakes and seemingly everything in between.

    Handmade pasta served by an Italian "prince"? Yes, please. The menu here changes seasonally and mixes locally sourced fresh produce with Italian staples like olive oil, flour, and truffles (a regal staple?). If you can get your hands on it, the maccheroni alla Bolognese is always a winner. Check the truck locations.

    3. Voodoo Doughnut, Hollywood

    Maple Bacon Bar, Memphis Mafia, and Mango Tango are just some of the notable flavors on offer at Voodoo Doughnut. The only Los Angeles outpost of this Portland-based chain is located inside Universal Studios, but, if you ask us, it's well worth the trip.

    4. Gracias Madre, West Hollywood

    Inspired by traditional Mexican recipes, the menu here is 100% organic and plant-based. While it's (unsurprisingly) loved by vegans, the food is so hearty and delicious that it'll satisfy meat-eaters too.

    Still saving for that round-the-world trip? Each flavor at this ice creamery is inspired by a different place in the world, so you can travel from Thailand (with a scoop of sticky rice and mango) to Great Britain (with a lick of Earl Grey)!

    If you haven't eaten a katsu sando before, Kora's Katsu Sando pop-up at Smorgasburg is a great place to take your first bite. Their take on the popular Japanese snack features deep-fried waygu (in place of a pork cutlet) and house-made milk bread. Hot tip: Before you go, check their Instagram to make sure they're there.

    7. Ramen Hood, Downtown Los Angeles

    The ramen here is hands down some of the best in LA — and it's completely vegan. Made with kelp, shiitake mushrooms, miso, and sunflower seeds, the broth is rich and brimming with umami goodness.

    8. Nighthawk Breakfast Bar, Venice

    Nothing says "I'm an adult and I do what I want" more than eating breakfast for dinner — except maybe adding alcohol. You can do all of the above at this restaurant serving breakfast burgers, spiked cereal milk, and brandy-soaked French toast.

    9. B Sweet, West Los Angeles

    This dessert bar puts ube (aka purple yam) in everything from doughnuts to cheesecake to halo-halo (a cold Filipino dessert). That's like five servings of vegetables right there!

    10. Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

    Fancy some cheese porn? At Osteria Mozza's dedicated mozzarella bar, you can sit and watch the chefs put together antipasti in the same way you'd watch a sushi master at work. If you don't completely fill up on cheese (no judgment), the pastas are also delicious.

    11. Trejo's Coffee & Donuts, Hollywood

    Just when you thought nachos couldn't get any better, someone turned them into a doughnut. If savory isn't your thing, there are a bunch of other equally fun sweet flavors like margarita, vegan coco loco, and café con leche.

    12. Shin-Sen-Gumi 2GO, Gardena

    As if ramen weren't already the most convenient food on the planet, Shin-Sen-Gumi 2GO has a drive-through so you can get your fix without leaving the car. Just be careful going over speed bumps.

    If you couldn't tell by the name, this place specializes in soft-serve ice cream. Everything is made from scratch, and the menu changes daily. They're most famous for their corn almond flavor, and instead of just choosing between a cup and cone, you can kick things up a notch and order a soft-serve pie (!!!).

    14. Dominique Ansel Bakery, Los Angeles

    Owned by (and named after) award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel, at this bakery the sweet treats are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. If you can't decide what to try, order the avocado toast–shaped ice cream, frozen s'mores, or Irish cream cookie shot. Or all three.

    15. Jinya Ramen Bar, various locations

    Yes, more ramen. 16 more kinds of ramen, to be exact. Jinya Ramen Bar offers three types of broth — pork, chicken, or vegetable — each cooked for over 10 hours, with handmade noodles and topped with everything from Brussels sprouts to lobster and shrimp wontons.

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    CORRECTION

    An earlier version of this post misspelled Gardena.