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Great White Rotisseria roast chicken
Photograph: Courtesy Great White Rotisseria/Brecht Vanthof

Here are the best takeout and delivery restaurants in L.A.

When you can't stand the thought of cooking, leave it to the pros for the best tacos, sushi and even fine dining and take it easy.

By Stephanie Breijo

You’ve eaten through two bags of beans, six cans of chickpeas and all of L.A.’s delivery-only virtual restaurants. Now what? You leave it to some of the city’s best restaurants and bars, who are making ordering from home as painless as possible, that’s what.

Stop making the same six dishes you always whip up and order from local restaurants and instead try these spots for takeout and delivery. You can help support L.A.’s service industry while also maintaining safe distance from everyone until, hopefully, we all come out healthy on the other side.

Here's where to order the best takeout and delivery in Los Angeles

Lobster Roll at Connie & Ted's
Photograph: Noé Montes

Connie and Ted's

Restaurants Seafood West Hollywood

Michael Cimarusti's WeHo take on the seafood shack brings a little bit of New England to you with takeout, delivery and some of the best bivalves in town. The Michelin-starred chef of Providence fame whips up hearty seaside favorites at his more casual restaurant, where you'll find the likes of grilled calamari, fried calamari, mussels and clams, fish and chips, bowls of chowder, and lobster (excuse us, "lobstah") rolls, plus sides and salads. Like a trip to the sea from your couch.

Crossroads Kitchen
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Crossroads Kitchen

Restaurants Vegan Melrose

Tal Ronnen's innovative and trailblazing plant-based restaurant is serving up some of its greatest hits in a deliverable format. It's not the same as sinking into one of those plush booths, but all the signatures and must-orders are there. You can find Crossroads Kitchen's vegan fare on almost all delivery platforms—bringing dairy free lasagnas, meat-free burgers and other truly delectable vegan spins on American classics straight to you. 

Crustacean garlic noodles
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo


Restaurants Seafood Beverly Hills

Helene An's trailblazing Vietnamese fine dining concept comes straight to you from Beverly Hills, sporting all the restaurant's signatures such as garlic noodles and the whole dungeness crab, not to mention smaller bites, daily dim sum specials, cocktails, and one-offs like matzo ball pho. Of course An and executive chef Tony Nguyen aren't just stopping there: They've got exclusive items for their "An the Go" menu, including chicken potstickers with truffled ponzu; honey chili wings with Thai basil; steamed shrimp-and-lobster dumplings with saffron; crispy orange-peel chicken; misoyaki butterfish; and those lauded garlic noodles, but this time, they can come topped with grilled prawns. Order for pickup or delivery.

Go Go Gyoza Brandon Kida dumpling delivery
Photograph: Courtesy Go-Go-Gyoza

Go Go Gyoza

Hinoki & the Bird's Brandon Kida is bringing dumplings directly to your door with Go Go Gyoza, the chef's crazy-affordable delivery service with an impressive radius. The hand-folded potstickers arrive in a few forms—beef, chicken or vegetable, plus a rotating selection of fundraising dumplings from chefs around town—and while they're freshly made, it's up to you to decide how you want to cook them: steam? pan-fry? boil in a soup? freeze for later? Why not order a few and experiment? You can spruce up your order with jars of house-made chili oil, fresh desserts, and drinks to wash it all down such as sparkling yuzu water. Opt to pick them up in Century City, or request delivery if you're in L.A., South Bay, SFV and beyond—even northern Orange County.

Great White Rotisseria roast chicken
Photograph: Courtesy Great White Rotisseria/Brecht Vanthof

Great White (Rotisseria)

Restaurants Cafés Venice

Venice's chipper all-day Aussie café offers gorgeous pizzas, salads, sandwiches, smoothie bowls and a killer tater-tot–laden breakfast burrito, all available for pickup and delivery along with Great White's espresso program, beer and wine, but it doesn't stop there. In 2020 the restaurant launched a takeout-and-delivery–only concept that offers some of the most succulent rotisserie chicken in the city—and you'd better believe it comes with all the bells and whistles of a full and well-rounded meal. Great White Rotisseria does the rotisserie chicken with flair and Mediterranean-leaning spices and sides. Family-style combo meals, individual plates and à la carte items make for the ultimate mix and match, and when sides include house-made hummus, roasted tahini vegetables, savory whipped beets, chicken spice fries, and babbaganoush, you're going to want to order family-style to get it all, even if you're just ordering for one. (Don't worry, it all reheats great.) 

Guerrilla Tacos
Photograph: Courtesy Guerrilla Tacos

Guerrilla Tacos

Restaurants Mexican Downtown Arts District

L.A.'s genre-bending and otherworldly-good Arts District taco mecca is giving us all of the hits for takeout and delivery, plus the mackdaddy of to-go packages. You can find the famed sweet potato taco, potato taquitos, hamachi tostadas and other classics on Guerrilla's to-go à la carte menu, plus desserts, cocktail kits, ready-made cocktails, and specials like oysters. Still hungry? Guerrilla offers massive taco kits that include options for two, three or four varieties, plus rice, beans, chips and salsas, add-ons, additional side options and tortillas, and it can even arrive with a sheet tray of tres leches cake.

Hatchet Hall restaurant in Culver City
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Hatchet Hall

Restaurants American Culver City

Like a glimpse into another era, Hatchet Hall's hearth-cooked, Southern-leaning, wholly craveable cuisine riffs on early American recipes, which still manage to feel modern (and especially modern if you're enjoying it while sitting down to a Netflix binge). The takeout and delivery menu features some of the restaurant’s greatest hits so you won’t have to worry about missing out: It includes the pillowy house-made potato rolls with honey butter; smoky-salty Edwards country ham; smoked chicken wings with Alabama white sauce; perfectly seared scallops; Anson Mills grits topped with a phenomenal shrimp butter; wood-grilled steaks; hearty seasonal salads—really everything you could want in a stick-to-your-ribs meal, up to and including desserts.

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman


Restaurants Japanese Downtown Arts District

There's almost no takeout meal in Los Angeles as elegant as Hayato's bento. Chef-owner Brandon Go's precision and technique shine through each painstakingly-prepared pair of delicate, artful Japanese bites: Agedashi eggplant, fried Gulf-shrimp meatballs, grilled miso black cod, and tender blocks of crab tofu, among others, all get tucked into the colorful and meticulously arranged spread—an undeniably exquisite treat where care is clearly on the menu. Orders for bento get released at the top of the month for the entirety of the month, and they sell out quickly. Plan ahead.

Iki Ramen Koreatown Ktown LA Los Angeles
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Iki Ramen

Restaurants Japanese Koreatown

This minimalist, nouveau ramen den combines a reverence for broth with creativity for toppings, and not only (quite literally) delivers some of L.A.'s most unique ramen, but also some of our favorite sushi. Iki offers traditional ramen—shio, shoyu, tonkatsu, etc.—but even those manage to deviate from the norm with light, bright and nuanced broths. When you really want to mix it up (and we suggest you do), go for options like the yuzu shio, which gets a zing from citrus and the a5 wagyu variety. Donburi, bao, sashimi, sushi bento, classic hand rolls, fun cut rolls, and brothless noodles—such as the terrific uni mazemen—are all on offer here, and they can all come right to you.

Fresh pasta at Jame Enoteca in El Segundo
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Jame Enoteca

Restaurants Italian El Segundo

El Segundo's fresh-pasta champions are cranking out their full menu for pickup and giving us a very boozy addition: Jame Enoteca offers 40 percent off of all wine and beer to-go. This means you can enjoy arancini in vodka sauce, silky mandilli pasta, capellini in the restaurant's signature 36-hour tomato sauce, squid ink bavette, mushroom lasagna, hanger steaks with local vegetables and restock your wine rack at a huge discount, and do it while supporting a local business. Cheers to that.

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Limited-time takeout and delivery specials that you need to try

Antico focaccia pizza
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo


Restaurants Italian Koreatown

With Antico's dining room closed, the restaurant's team reformatted the menu to bring us all-out comfort at home. Chad Colby’s rustic Italian spot offroaded from its regular pastas and wood-fired meats, instead opting for simple, pared-down, takeout-and-delivery–only focaccia pizzas, which serve four to six people (a score, if you're feeding a family or looking for leftovers), plus a couple heat-and-serve soups. There's also plenty of Italian wine, for pairing, and salads, for health. What's more, Antico's stunningly good freshly spun ice cream is available by the pint in glorious seasonal flavors: honeycomb, strawberry, vanilla pistachio crunch, nectarine, and blood orange, to name a few.

Vespertine takeout menu
Photograph: Courtesy Vespertine/Anne Fishbein


Restaurants Culver City

Chef Jordan Kahn’s immersive, imaginative Culver City tasting-menu temple to precision and the otherworldly launched takeout dinners in 2020, giving us Vespertine’s two-Michelin–starred technique in comforting, approachable form. Of late Vespertine's dining is taking a new, imaginative form every month, where the themed dinners might travel to a new spot on the globe or around the country and involve collaborations with some of the world's most notable chefs, including a recent team-up with Husk founder Sean Brock. Sculptural elements and music still play a part in the takeout menus as they do in Vespertine's dine-in, which means a meal that's more than some simple takeout—this is a full-on experience.

Yeastie Boys frozen pizza bagels
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Yeastie Boys

Restaurants Trucks

L.A.'s favorite roaming bagels are now chiller than ever. In 2020 Yeastie Boys started doing limited runs of frozen pizza bagels—vacuum-sealed for freshness—in both cheese and pepperoni varieties, topping the classic Yeastie sesame round with gooey mozz and bright tomato sauce. Keep your eyes on the Yeastie Instagram for news about the next drop, and in the meantime order a killer bagel sandwich or a dozen bagels to keep yourself fed and stocked. 


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