Those looking for a real authentic Italian deli stop by this longtime Santa Monica staple for cold cuts, cheeses, and gourmet specialties, which also offers online pre-orders for those hoping to save on time. The lunchtime crowd take a number and queue up for some of the city's best sandwiches. Order the legendary Godmother ($5.74, small)—piled high with salami, mortadella, Prosciutto, coppa, ham, Provolone cheese, mild or spicy peppers and served on freshly baked, housemade bread.
Since 2020, you're probably no stranger to ordering takeout and delivery from the city's best restaurants, who have converted white tablecloth fine-dining plates, date night fare and other dishes normally eaten while dining at a restaurant into travel-ready takeout fare. Now, we've updated this guide to include both longtime takeout and delivery favorites, as well as a few other restaurants who have kept their to-go programs around in conjunction with on-site dining.
Whether you're not feeling well, exhausted after a long week or simply want to grab a delicious meal, turn to these excellent L.A. restaurants and cafés for nourishing food that travels well.