The best biscuits in Los Angeles

Butter up the best biscuits in LA at these carb-friendly eateries (and hey—a side of fried chicken can't hurt, right?)
Biscuits with honey butter at E.R.B.
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Biscuits with honey butter at E.R.B.
By Erin Kuschner |
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When was the last time you paid attention to a biscuit? Often relegated to the role of side dish or appetizer, the fluffy golden discs can be an overlooked item on your table. But sink your teeth into a great biscuit and it can suddenly turn into the main event. Whether used as bread in a fried chicken sandwich or offered as a small bite at a cocktail bar, biscuits can be the ultimate comfort food (not to mention a perfect cheap eats option). We found some of the city's best for those days when all you want is a piping hot carb slathered in butter.

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Best biscuits in Los Angeles

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<p>Buttermilk biscuits with orange honey butter at Willie Jane</p>
Restaurants, Soul and southern American

Willie Jane

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"One or two?"—you might be asked this when ordering biscuits at Willie Jane. Even if you're dining solo, opt for two. The pillowy biscuits arrive with a luxurious honey butter, only surpassed by the creamy pimento cheese and bacon jam you can order as extras—which you should definitely do. $3, $1 each for extra spread

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Bacon chedder buttermilk biscuits at MB Post
Photograph: Rick Poon
Restaurants, American

Manhattan Beach Post

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Manhattan Beach Post's biscuits are practically legend at this point: bacon, cheddar, buttermilk beauties, served with a side of maple butter. Once they land on your table, steaming from the oven, you'd be wise to gobble them up before anyone else heads in for seconds. $6

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Biscuit at Sqirl
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Cafés

Sqirl

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One of the more savory biscuits on this list, Sqirl's version is peppered with herbs and spices that lend an addictive quality to the breakfast item. You might find yourself skipping over Sqirl's other dishes and just ordering three of these for brunch—and skipping the line, too, if you use the eatery's takeaway option (just head straight to the counter and ask for your biscuits to go). $3

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English muffins at Love & Salt
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Italian

Love & Salt

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Technically, the biscuits at this Manhattan Beach hot spot are called English muffins, but who's keeping track? These warm, airy discs of dough come with a butter topped with  fried rosemary and sea salt, and we'd like to have these every morning, thank you very much. $7

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Biscuits with honey butter, persimmon preserves and pimento cheese at The Hart and the Hunter
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Soul and southern American

The Hart and the Hunter

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While everything is served family-style here, you might want to order an extra plate of these buttery biscuits all for yourself. The hearty bread is made outstanding with sweet and savory spreads—honey butter, persimmon preserves and savory pimento cheese. Hot damn. $10

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Biscuits at Honey's Kettle
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Soul and southern American

Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken

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Honey's Kettle is already worth a trip for the phenomenal fried chicken, but its biscuits, which come with a side of maple syrup, are delicious in their own right. Drizzle the syrup into a conveniently created dimple on top for maximum flavor in each bite. $0.95 each

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Biscuit with maple syrup at Eggslut
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, American creative

Eggslut

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Put in the effort to stand in line at Eggslut and you'll probably be getting more than the biscuit. But just because your heart is set on a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich doesn't mean you can't also tack on the eatery's delicate buttermilk biscuit, which comes with butter and a small tub of maple syrup. Get 'em while they're hot—and still available. $3

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Biscuits with honey butter at E.R.B.
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Bars, Cocktail bars

Everson Royce Bar

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Everson Royce Bar—or E.R.B., as it's more affectionately known—has already drawn praise for its craft cocktails and decadent burger, but the biscuits here are a sleeper hit. Super flaky buttermilk discs come with a healthy helping of honey butter, so creamy and sweet you could almost eat it on its own. $7

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Biscuits at Maple Block Meat Co.
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Barbecue

Maple Block Meat Co.

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It’s not a bad thing to fill up on bread at this Culver City BBQ joint: light and slightly salty, the biscuits come three to a basket with a honey butter that quickly melts into each piping hot roll. Just make sure to save room for the pork ribs, the undeniable star here. $7

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