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28 Droolworthy Junk Food Treats To Eat In L.A.

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1. Ooey Gooey Fries from Chego

They're ooey. They're gooey. They're beer-battered and then covered with sour cream sambal, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese, cotija, chillies, cilantro and pickled garlic. *Drool.* Grab some at 727 N. Broadway.


7. Tacos from Guisado's

Literally any taco on the menu at Guisado's will be delicious. They're not the fancy tacos you'll find at a lot of restaurants. They're minimalist. Made on homemade tortillas, they feature very few ingredients but have maximum flavor. So get one in Echo Park at 1261 W Sunset Blvd.


13. Thai Tea Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches from Milk

We all know that ice cream sandwiches are good. But Milk has found a way to make them even better: They swap the cookie for a sweet, crispy French-style macaron. Once you try it at 7290 Beverly Blvd., you'll never go back.

14. Pig Ear Nachos from Petty Cash Taqueria

Yes, they're undeniably pig ears, but they're also covered in poblano pepper crema and a fried egg. So give it a shot. If you're still hungry afterward, the cheesy churros are there for you. Check 'em out at 7360 Beverly Blvd. in Fairfax.

15. Sausages and Fries from Wurstkuche

This downtown “exotic sausage grill” features more than 20 varieties of sausage, served with a great array of dipping sauces to match. But the unusual meats are the real draw: Rattlesnake and rabbit with jalapeños, anyone? Great! Meet you at 800 E. 3rd St.


17. Pig's Ear "Cheetos" from The Church Key

No one really knows how Church Key makes fried pig's ears taste like the most delicious snack in the world, but it doesn't matter. These piggy chips are paired with a guacamole-esque avocado "fluff" for the fancy eater. Check it out at 8730 Sunset Blvd.

19. A Bajillion Tacos from Tito’s Tacos

The fatty factor at Tito’s, an L.A. Mexican food staple since 1959, is not in the size of the tacos, but in the sheer number one can eat in a sitting. Orders regularly come in double digits, so plan to go big or go home at 11222 Washington Pl. in Culver City.

20. Deep Dish Pizza from Hollywood Pies

That raw, vegan pizza just not working for you anymore? Well, Hollywood Pies (at 6116 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.) has your back with its thick, saucy, gooey Chicago-style deep dish. It'll make you say, “Ohmyholypepperoni."

21. Kouign Amann from Superba Food and Bread

A kouign amann is a crispy round pastry made with bread dough, butter (LOTS of butter) and sugar, folded into an almost-infinite number of delicate layers. It will melt in your mouth and you'll never be the same. Order one at 1900 S. Lincoln Blvd.


22. Everything Croissant from Superba Food and Bread

Speaking of Superba, they also make an "everything" croissant that you should eat immediately. It's like an everything bagel had a light, flakey, perfect baby with a croissant. Eat this treasure at 1900 S. Lincoln Blvd.

28. Fatty Sandwiches from Fat Sal's

If all of these artery-clogging treasures still aren't enough, then there's only one place for you: Fat Sal's, at 1300 N. Highland Ave. Its heroes are essentially an entire meal in one sandwich and will fill you up for days. Try the classic Fat Sal (roast beef, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fries, brown gravy, and mayo on a garlic hero).

Or, if you're bound and determined to go ALL OUT, there's always the "food challenge" for $49.99. You'll have 40 minutes to eat a Big Fat Fatty: a 27-inch garlic hero loaded with cheesesteak, cheeseburgers, pastrami, chicken fingers, bacon, mozzarella sticks, fried eggs, jalapeño poppers, fries, onion rings, chili, marinara sauce and the house signature "fat sauce." Not, needless to say, for the faint of heart.

Looking to find out where these delicious treats are located? Use this handy map to plan out your eating adventure.

Big ups to the users at Gogobot for their delicious suggestions.


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