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Mrs. Fish bento box sushi DTLA
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Here are the best takeout and delivery specials to try from L.A. restaurants right now

Find great food in the time of coronavirus with these delivery and takeout specials across the city.

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, and Mayor Garcetti just outlawed all dine-in through the end of the month. Now what? You leave it to some of the city’s top restaurants and bars, who are making your social distancing as painless as possible, that’s what.

Here are a few of the best local delivery deals and menus that have sprouted up; by ordering from local restaurants 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. We’ll be updating this guide as we hear of new takeout and delivery specials, so keep checking back for more delicious, delicious intel.


Breakfast burger at the Win-Dow at American Beauty
Photograph: Courtesy The Win-Dow at American Beauty

American Beauty (Win-Dow)

Restaurants Steakhouse Venice

The sceney, neon-pink–tinged steakhouse isn't fully back yet, but its casual, ulta-affordable walk-up window with killer smashburgers is still serving, and has added even more to the menu. The Win-Dow still serves its signature $4 cheeseburgers and $6 fried chicken sandwiches to-go, and now offers a few new, morning-friendly newbies: There's now a $4 breakfast sandwich available (made with egg, cheese, grilled bologna and spicy sauce), as well as a $9.50 steak-and-egg breakfast burrito stuffed with brisket and french fries. Still want the classic Win-Dow burger? Now you can add an egg for just a dollar more. Find it for takeout or on most delivery apps.

Antico focaccia pizza
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo


Restaurants Italian Koreatown

Clear some freezer space—Chad Colby’s rustic Italian restaurant is now selling some of L.A.'s best desserts by the pint. Antico's new takeout menu offroads from the regular pasta-forward and wood-fired–meats offerings, instead opting for simple, pared-down, satisfying focaccia pizzas, which serve four to six people (a score, if you're feeding a family or looking for leftovers) or come by the slice. There's also plenty of Italian wine, for pairing, and salads, for health. What's more, Colby's stunningly good freshly spun ice cream is now available by the pint in all the usual-suspect flavors—honeycomb, strawberry, and blood orange—with newer options like pistachio and cookies and cream. Call 323-510-3093, email or hit up Caviar to place your order.

Banh Oui Hollywood chicken wings Vietnamese food
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Banh Oui

Restaurants Vietnamese Hollywood

The Vietnamese-meets-French restaurants from chefs Casey Felton and Armen Piskoulian have more than a few delivery specials up their sleeves. Both of Banh Oui's locations, Hollywood and Melrose—offer their stalwart Georgian flatbreads from concept-within-a-concept Tony Khachapuri, plus Banh Oui signatures like spare ribs in Vietnamese caramel sauce and some of the best wings in town. But both have ramped up their jarred goods, marketplace items and hot specials over the last few weeks, including new, limited-time dishes such as chicken pot pie, a muffuletta sandwich and daily-rotating house-baked pastries that are all available for both pickup and delivery.

Birdie G's Santa Monica Jeremy Fox Restaurant
Photograph: Jesse Hsu

Birdie G's

Restaurants American creative Santa Monica

The Rustic Canyon Family's Jewish-Californian-Midwestern mishmash of a glorious restaurant is going big with its delivery and takeout menu, adding family-style matzo ball soup, relish trays, chicken caesar, and noodle kugel to the regular menu.  For those looking to keep goods on hang, Birdie G's is also adding a larder component to its takeout, so you can spruce up your pantry and fridge with chef Jeremy Fox's own salad dressings, house-infused oils, smoked trout dips and more.

Bourbon Steak
Photograph: Courtesy Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak

Restaurants Steakhouse Glendale

The Americana at Brand's modern steakhouse just launched a new delivery and takeout menu that'll feed just one or a whole family. Bourbon Steak's new family meal packages ($39-$89 per package) include a salad, three sides (hello, comfort food like mac and cheese) and your choice of steak dinner, pan-roasted chicken, old-fashioned beef stew, or St. Louis-style pork ribs. You could also opt for à la carte steaks and sauces, and if you're really looking to do it up, there's a $195 dine-in date-night special of caviar and champagne.

Broad Street Oyster Co lobster roll in Malibu Los Angeles
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Broad Street Oyster Company

Restaurants Seafood Malibu

One of our favorite seafood shacks in town just made it more convenient than ever to slide through for some oysters, lobster rolls and fried shrimp. In fact, now you can slide through without even leaving your car. The Broad Street Oyster Co. team build a drive-thru around the back of Malibu Village, transforming one of the restaurant's windows into a pickup station. They've even added options to the menu, so in addition to the fish and chips, the clam chowder, the calamari steak and all the spot's usual suspects, you can also pick up spaghetti and meatballs, uni spaghetti and more. And they're giving you 50 percent off bottles of wine. Just call 424-644-0131 with a pickup time. (Pssst—don't want to check out the new drive-thru? They're also locally available through a few delivery apps, even if you're in DTLA.)

<p>Chorizo burrito and cold brew Stumptown coffee.</p>
Photograph: Erin Kuschner


Restaurants Coffee shops Fairfax District

The Fairfax coffee spot and bakery that’s also home to some of the best breakfast burritos in L.A. is doing one of the smartest deals we’ve seen yet: Starting March 15, you’ll be able to get Cofax’s eggy, cheesy burritos in sealed packages of six and delivered right to your door. Much like at the shop, you can order them in a variety of flavors (though pricing varies, so orders of six should be unified): Find them filled with vegetables; bacon; chorizo; hot links; Impossible “meats”; or, our personal favorite, the pit-smoked Pastrami that’s been sourced from Ugly Drum. Cofax is even selling these six packs frozen, so you’ll always have some on hand. Call 323-424-7485 to order.

Wood-fired meaty lasagna at Crossroads
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman


Restaurants Vegan Melrose

Tal Ronnen's innovative and trailblazing plant-based restaurant is now serving up some of its greatest hits via the regular menu—and as make-at-home meal kits. You can find Crossroads's usual vegan fare on almost all delivery platforms, but you can also call in (323-782-9245) to get kits for Ronnen's beloved lasagna, chickpea masala, tagliatelle bolognese, French onion dip with chips, kale caesar and more, with each kit serving two people and ringing in at $30 or less. What's more, they take within 15 minutes to prepare, and can even wait in your fridge for three to four days, so you can really stock up.

Crustacean garlic noodles
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo


Restaurants Seafood Beverly Hills

Helene An's trailblazing Vietnamese fine dining concept is going big on delivery and pickup in Beverly Hills, sporting all the signatures such as garlic noodles with tiger prawns 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're also running a killer daily happy hour special, where if you order between 2 and 5pm, you get a free small plate of your choice.

Employees Only cocktail delivery
Photograph: Courtesy Employees Only

Employees Only

Bars Cocktail bars West Hollywood

Employees Only is delivering cocktails in a cup (formerly DIY kits), and thanks to a new order from Mayor Garcetti, they now even include the alcohol—of course they’re also delivering rolls of toilet paper, not to mention a fresh pizza from popular pop-up Elio's Wood Fired Pizza, who's temporarily taking over the kitchen. 

Photograph: Courtesy Factor's Famous Deli/Aliza Sokolow

Factor's Famous Deli

Restaurants Delis Westside

On May 8, the Pico institution returns with pickup and local delivery of all its Jewish-deli staples. You can order lox, matzo ball soup, borscht, pastrami and beyond from the 72-year-old go-to, and if you really want to stock up, Factor’s offers pints and half-gallons of soups, not to mention frozen trays of meatloaf, lasagna and more. Call 310-278-9175 to place your order.

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


Hinoki & the Bird's Brandon Kida is now bringing dumplings directly to your door with Go-Go-Gyoza, the chef's crazy-affordable delivery service. The hand-folded potstickers arrive in a few forms—beef, chicken or vegetable—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? After all, at $5 per dozen, you can probably try them all.

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

Hatchet Hall

Restaurants American Culver City

One of the best restaurants in L.A. is finally back, reopening with a limited menu of its hearth-cooked, Southern-leaning, wholly craveable cuisine. It feels impossible to not want the whole menu at Hatchet Hall, which makes its new family-style meal a savior: The prix-fixe menu is available for dinner only, and features some of the restaurant’s greatest hits so you won’t have to worry about missing out. It includes the house-made potato rolls with honey butter; Edwards country ham; salad in garlic dressing; marinated game hen (which you’ll roast at home); scalloped potatoes with Hook’s white cheddar; mushroom gravy; and butter-braised cabbage; and brown-butter chocolate chip cookies, all at $79, and it feeds two. Of course it you do feel like choosing, there are à la carte options, including new daytime sandwiches, plus market goods such as flour, sugar, toilet paper, dried black-eyed peas, beer, wine and batched cocktails. Its next-door drinking destination, Old Man Bar, is even selling a few of its rare whiskeys and other favorite bottles of spirits. Order it all online for Culver City pickup or find it on Postmates for delivery.

Honey Hi
Photograph: Courtesy Honey Hi

Honey Hi

Restaurants American Echo Park

After a brief closure, one of Echo Park’s most darling restaurants is back in action for all of your grain bowl/turmeric pickle/smoothie needs. Honey Hi is selling a few of its signature breakfast bowls, sandwiches and sides, plus a range of smoothies and caffeinated drinks from a full espresso bar. Its new “digital marketplace” offers the same kind of care that the café puts into its health-minded prepared foods, so you can score items like their house-made almond milk, grain-free granola, nettle-and-basil pesto, lactofermented hot sauce, and bone broth from pasture-raised chickens. Look for produce boxes and à la carte vegetables, too, plus baking goods and specialty items such as cashew yogurt, halloumi and local bee pollen.

Photograph: Courtesy Huckleberry


Restaurants Sandwich shops Santa Monica

Rustic Canyon Family's darling café is extending its delivery and takeout menu with new family-style meals, so in addition to fresh pastries and bake-at-home brownie mixes, you can opt for whole roast chickens with sides like mac and cheese and lentil pot pie. Just remember hours are limited (breakfast and lunchtime only).

Jewel cafe in Silver Lake  vegan and vegetarian food restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Jewel


Restaurants Silver Lake

Looking for lacto-fermented veggies, cold-pressed juice and a vegan-friendly menu without any pretension? Silver Lake's Jewel is back after a temporary closure, and they're offering tons of new pantry items in addition to their stellar dairy-free menu. They're selling small-batch nut butters, house-made loaves of bread, jars of kimchi and plenty of plant-based milks and butter, with a full espresso menu, to boot. They've even got produce boxes—dubbed "treasure boxes"—so you can keep eating well at home long after your freshly made breakfast burritos and Jewel pizzas run out.

Krispy Rice sushi delivery
Photograph: Courtesy Krispy Rice

Krispy Rice

Restaurants Japanese Hollywood

Upscale sushi chain Katsuya's got a new, more casual sibling concept, a delivery-only restaurant that specializes in one of Katsuya's specials: the spicy tuna krispy rice. but the charred rice nigiri isn't just available in tuna anymore; Krispy Rice dishes out truffled avocado versions, salmon takes on the dish and more, including hand rolls, cut rolls and sashimi.

L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele delivery pasta and pizza
Photograph: Courtesy L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

Restaurants Italian Hollywood

One of the world's most famous—and oldest—pizza operations in the world touched down in Hollywood, and now its pizza and pasta are touching down in your own kitchen. L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele is offering its usual Neapolitan-style pizzas and fresh, handmade pastas ready to eat, but now it's also offering pizza and pasta kits, which arrive with everything you need for a pizza party in your own oven.

Lady Byrd Cafe in Echo Park
Photograph: Courtesy Lady Byrd Cafe

Lady Byrd Cafe

Restaurants Cafés Echo Park

If you’re looking for something completely new, Echo Park’s got a cute, brand-new spot that just opened. Lady Byrd Cafe, located in the former Pollen space, offers fresh juice, a full coffee and espresso bar, all-day breakfast (we’re talking frittatas, lox, breakfast burritos and plenty of pastries) and sandwiches, soups, salads and a limited menu of pastas. It also sports an affordable kids’ menu, plus produce and “nesting” boxes to help you keep your home well equipped. You can also snag bags of coffee here, as well as fresh baguettes.

Pizza with sunny side up egg at Little Dom's
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Little Dom's

Restaurants Italian Los Feliz

Los Feliz's go-to Italian-American corner spot just set up a special "Pandemic 2020" menu, which not only includes subs, pastas, pizzas and breakfast for delivery, but also a section devoted to frozen meals (baked ziti for two! frozen meatballs! ravioli!), plus mason jars of cocktails, beer, wine and even pantry staples like cartons of eggs, baguettes, sliced meat by the pound, uncooked Italian sausage, and grated parmesan.

Photograph: Courtesy Lucques


Restaurants Californian West Hollywood

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s long-running restaurant is closed for good but you can still get a taste of the trailblazing Lucques. How? The chef-restaurateur pair operate a robust catering arm under the same name, and it just launched a few of the original restaurant’s most famous items—including the beloved Sunday Supper series. Each weekend Goin now whips up a prix-fixe meal of hyper-seasonal dishes at $45 per person, and if that’s not your thing, you can opt for weekend brunch packages, pantry items and bottles of wine for both pickup and local delivery.

Mel's Drive-In
Photograph: Courtesy Mel's Drive-In

Mel's Drive-In

Restaurants Diners West Hollywood

This bright diner icon is going old-school for the pandemic, relaunching carhop service at all of its locations for the foreseeable future. Simply drive up, call in your order and enjoy your meal in the car (or take it to go)! If you're looking for a sweet delivery or pickup deal, too, Mel's is giving away free kids' meals for every child under 12, for asl ong as the schools are closed, with purchase of an adult entrée.

Mini Kabob Plate at Mini Kabob
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Mini Kabob

Restaurants Mediterranean Glendale

The G.O.A.T. returns: Glendale's beloved Armenian hole in the wall serving some of the best grilled meats and hummus in the city is back after a temporary closure. The husband-and-wife team of Ovakim and Alvard Martirosyan and their son, Armen, just relaunched pickup and delivery for combo plates brimming with shish, chicken thighs, lule and lamb chops, all delivered with garlic sauce, rice and charred tomato and jalapeño. Our advice? Order some for now and some for later, and be sure to stock up on sides of their hummus and that smoky ajvar-like eggplant spread. (And remember: If you're picking up, the restaurant is cash-only.)

Mrs. Fish bento box sushi DTLA
Photograph: Courtesy Mrs. Fish

Mrs. Fish

Restaurants Japanese Downtown Historic Core

DTLA subterranean sushi den Mrs. Fish recently launched new, colorful, weekday-only lunchtime bento boxes complete with sushi, truffled ginger salad and edamame, along with add-ons like uni and fatty tuna. Given recommended social distancing, Mrs. Fish is now extending its bento delivery to dinnertime, too, until 10:30pm on weekdays.



Restaurants Diners West Hollywood

One of L.A.'s longest-running diners and a Googie-architecture icon is helping you dine affordably if you've got little ones at home. To help ease stress, NORMS not only offers takeout and delivery 24/7, it's also giving you a free kids meal with the purchase of any entrée.

Philippe the Original
Photograph: Courtesy Philippe the Original

Philippe the Original

Restaurants Sandwich shops Chinatown

Thank god, we can finally get Philippe's again. In business since 1908, Philippe the Original—and most likely the inventor of the French dip sandwich—is available for takeout and delivery as of April 1. All the classics are there: beef dip, lamb dip, pork dip, pastrami dip, ham dip, turkey dip—you can even get the sides of potato salad or pickled eggs. Everyone knows the French dip sandwich is also incomplete without some of the sinus-clearing house mustard, which, of course, you can now order for delivery by the bottle. You can even throw it back with beer or wine, and finish it all off with a slice of cheesecake.

Plant Shop vegan bowl delivery
Photograph: Courtesy Plant Shop

Plant Shop

Sweetfin's new, delivery-only sibling concept is all about vegetables, which we're pretty certain we could all use some more of right about now. The vegan restaurant offers grain bowls, salads and soups with ingredients like miso-marinated tofu; taro chips; and Sweetfin's own signature kelp noodle salad. What's more, Plant Shop also sells produce boxed filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, so you don't even need to brave the market to stock up.

Playa Provisions cookie decorating kit delivery special
Photograph: Courtesy Playa Provisions

Playa Provisions

Restaurants Californian Playa del Rey

Playa del Rey's beachy multi-concept all-day hotspot from a Top Chef alumn is making quarantine a little more bearable. TV's own Brooke Williamson and husband Nick Roberts are offering their full breakfast, lunch, dinner and pastry menus for delivery and pickup, but now they're also offering take-and-bake cookie dough, plus cookie decorating kits—probably a lifesaver if you've got kids trapped in the house, or simply if you're a kid at heart.

Rice Box Cantonese food in Spring Arcade Building Downtown
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Rice Box

Restaurants Chinese Downtown Historic Core

Some of the best Cantonese BBQ in the city is coming straight to your house, and now it's coming in stockpilable amounts. DTLA's darling fast-casual Chinese restaurant from the husband-and-wife team of Leo and Lydia Lee just launched a new bulk takeout menu, also available for delivery, which involves party packs of frozen dumplings and other goods—perfect for families and for storing til later. You can now order their bao in packs of six or 12; their gooey, fantastic cheesy char siu egg rolls in six or 12; their shrimp dumplings in 12 or 24; just call 213-988-7395 to order, and find their regular menu of all these and more (including curry porchetta) on most delivery apps.

Sonoratown Restaurant Los Angeles DTLA
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Restaurants Mexican Downtown Fashion District

Oh hell yeah: One of L.A.'s best taco providers is doing up your quarantine in style with a special taco party packs, which include everything you need to bring the Sonora-style, char-grilled–meat tacos home for a feast. In addition to a few items off the regular menu, you can order delivery or swing by the DTLA spot for kits involving one or two pounds of meat with 12 of their award-winning, handmade flour tortillas, plus salsas and all the accoutrements. They've also got chivichanga party packs, plus a vegan meal option. If you're in DTLA, you might even be in their delivery radius; call 213-628-3710 to order or find out more.

Yapa Bar LA DTLA Little Tokyo Nikkei Peruvian
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Bars Cocktail bars Little Tokyo

To help us cope with the times, Little Tokyo’s Peruvian-Japanese cocktail den and restaurant YAPA is launching a Wednesday-to-Sunday comfort-food menu, which kicks off on March 17. There’ll be “soul-warming” beef soup with dry-aged rib eye in corn broth; a baby-back ribs bowl with Japanese rice and grilled long beans; roast chicken stew with baby kale and pickled fennel, and more. You’ll be able to order it for delivery or pickup.

Yeastie Boys frozen pizza bagels
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Yeastie Boys

Restaurants Trucks

L.A.'s favorite roaming bagels are back, and this time, they're chiller than ever. You can now find Yeastie Boys doing frozen pizza bagels—delivered to you vacuum-sealed—in both cheese and pepperoni varieties, topping the classic Yeastie sesame round with gooey mozz and bright tomato sauce. Deliveries take up to one week after payment, so order a bunch while you're at it and you'll always have them on deck. DM Yeastie and owner Evan Fox on Instagram to order.


<p>Duck 'nduja hummus</p>
Photograph: Jesse Hsu


Restaurants Israeli Downtown Arts District

One of the best restaurants in the city just launched family-style takeout menus with some of the most sought-after dishes in town. Find Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis's vibrant jaunt through Middle Eastern cuisine in your own home with a weekly-rotating menu and the kind of add-ons we regularly lose our minds over in the restaurant. At $49 per person, Bavel's new pickup menu includes the likes of hummus, saffron cakes, the famed lamb-neck shawarma, marinated olives and spiced apple cake, and the add-on menu offers frozen versions of their phenomenal house-made pita, plus quarts of hummus, the malawach and even the buckwheat bread loaf. Place your orders online.

<p><em>Agnolotti</em> stuffed with braised beef cheeks at Bestia</p>
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman


Restaurants Italian Downtown Arts District

Bavel isn't the only Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis concept launching a special takeout menu: Their first restaurant—and still one of L.A.'s most popular—is getting in on the action, too. Also at $49 per person and rotating weekly, mirroring Bavel's, Bestia's family-style meals include dishes like salumi, house-made ricotta, marinated olives, cavatelli pasta, balsamic-braised wagyu short ribs, and dessert from one of the best pastry chefs in town, naturally. Also like Bavel's, you can expect add-ons, but at their modern-Italian mainstay, look for pizze in various flavors, plus bottles of wine. You can place your orders here.

Lamb neck tamales at Broken Spanish
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Broken Spanish

Restaurants Mexican South Park

Ray Garcia’s spectacular modern Mexican spot in DTLA just launched a curbside-pickup menu that can help you stock up or eat well immediately. Starting March 17 through the foreseeable future, you can order tamales vacuum-sealed and ready for the freezer. Opt for a rotating rainbow of tamales im flavors like broccoli-stuffed or those filled with oxtail, at around $19 per half dozen and around $35 per dozen. They’ve also got rotating family-style meals, plus mole sauce by the quart, along with salsas and lentils to keep you well stocked. Order via this form; some delivery is also available, and you can email to learn about their delivery radius.

Burmese Please pop up Los Angeles LA
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Burmese, Please!

One of our favorite pop-ups is thankfully popping back up again. Burmese, Please!, now a Smorgasburg staple, has found itself without a storefront now that the weekly food festival is on indefinite hiatus. Fortunately, the Burmese-food concept is returning and taking pickup orders for curry party packs, coconut chicken soup, tea-leaf salad kits, flaky paratha bread, coconut rice and more. Simply DM your order for pickup every second Tuesday of the month, then grab your order in the Arts District at 672 S Santa Fe Ave. Find the menu here.

Button Mash
Photograph: Courtesy Button Mash

Button Mash

Restaurants Contemporary Asian Echo Park

Echo Park’s choice arcade bar and restaurant just leveled up with takeout. Now you can find Button Mash cooking up a prix-fixe, Pan-Asian meal on the weekends, and there’s even a vegan option. Look for dishes such as sticky short rib lettuce wraps, sesame cold noodle salad, and tofu grilled with red curry, plus dessert. Need something to wash it down? You can even add beverage pairings.

Lobster enchiladas
Photo courtesy Casa Vega

Casa Vega

Restaurants Mexican Sherman Oaks

This Sherman Oaks Mexican-food mainstay just reopened, and now it’s got a drive-through. Casa Vega’s new takeout menu is full of the generational restaurant’s biggest hits all available for drive-up pickup, plus a handful of margaritas to-go and a limited marketplace, which sports tortillas, produce, eggs, milk and more. Our advice? Snag some of the combo plates (and especially some taquitos), plus family trays and à la carte beans and rice so you’ll have leftovers. Order online or call 818-788-4868 ahead of your visit.

 Pasta Night pop up from Francesco Lucatorto
Photograph: Courtesy Pasta Night/Francesco Lucatorto

Ceci's Oven (formerly Pasta Night)

Fresh, handmade pastas from a Providence and Angelini Osteria vet? And at only $15 per massive tray? Dreams really do come true. Chef Francesco Lucatorto hails from Genova, Italy, and he's bringing his nonna-approved pastas to Echo Park every day via Instagram. Simply follow Pasta Night and look for the weekly menus, then DM the account or email to place your order with at least one day of notice. You'll receive the pickup address, pay, then drive off with your insanely delicious lasagna bolognese or cacio e pepe gnocchi or pasta al forno—you name it—and don't forget the cups and trays of fresh tiramisu, either. Find more on Pasta Night and what to expect right over here.

Photograph: Courtesy Charcoal Venice

Charcoal Venice

Restaurants American Venice

After a temporary closure, Josiah Citrin’s smoky, grill-happy restaurant is back in business and it’s serving up weekend-only family meals. Expect Charcoal classics such as the cabbage baked in embers, as well as the insanely delicious grilled chicken wings. You’ll get plenty of grilled and hearth-roasted veggies, steaks and seafood, not to mention dessert, with a rotating menu.


Connie and Ted's

Restaurants Seafood West Hollywood

Michael Cimarusti is back, baby. The Michelin-starred chef of Providence fame just reprised his more casual New England-style seafood restaurant, Connie and Ted’s, which means more lobstah rolls for us all. Simply pick the date and time for your pickup, then pick and choose through the brief menu of serious seafood: grilled calamari, fried calamari, mussels and clams, fish and chips, bowls of chowder, and lobster rolls, plus sides and salads. Like a trip to the sea while our beaches are closed.

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Photograph: Jesse Hsu


Restaurants Santa Monica

Dave Beran's Dialogue is typically a procession of 20-or-so hyper-seasonal courses, but now you can taste it in three: The one-Michelin–starred, 18-seat restaurant is offering one of the best values of all with a $35 three-course takeout dinner. (We know, we can hardly believe it ourselves.) Available in both an omnivorous and a vegetarian track, courses can include options such as ponzu-glazed pork belly with mustard greens or some curry roasted cauliflower, and both options end with Beran's beloved off-menu burnt Basque cheesecake. You can even tack on bottles of wine and beer, and if you really love that cheesecake, you can now order it whole, for $65, and 100 percent of the cake’s proceeds benefit the staff’s healthcare. Orders can be placed here.

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Felix Trattoria

Restaurants Italian Venice

This is a big one: Evan Funke's stellar Venice pasta den is offering takeout and delivery for the first time ever. You can expect fresh bread such as Funke's trademark Sicilian focaccia, plus antipasti, burrata, panzanello, and wines by the bottle, but even more fun are the pasta kits for two, which include fresh pasta, sauce, cheese and cooking instructions. Want to stock up? You can even order pints of Felix sauces in varieties like bolognese, duck ragu and pesto. On the way are options like take-and-bake lasagna and ready-to-eat Roman pastas. Find the full menu here, under the "ALL DAY/TAKE AWAY" tab.

Broccoli and egg taco at Guerilla Tacos
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Guerrilla Tacos

Restaurants Mexican Downtown Arts District

Wes Avila's genre-bending and otherworldly-good Arts District taco mecca is giving us the mackdaddy of to-go packages: For $150, you can get five pounds of roast chicken, five pounds of carne asada, four rolls of that ever-elusive toilet paper, two quarts of salsa, plus taco fixings, rice and beans, 30 eggs, and plenty or tortillas. This kit should keep whole families fed and give you a few ingredients to freeze,if you want to save some for later. What's more, four percent of the fee helps provide their employees with health insurance. Order via this form, then pick up from Guerrilla Tacos within two hours.

Fresh pasta at Jame Enoteca Italian restaurant in El Segundo
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Jame Enoteca

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 which, given all the news of late, seems like something most of us could use: Jame Enoteca's offering a special of 40 percent off of all wine and beer to-go. This means you can enjoy a great pasta dinner and restock your wine rack at a huge discount, and do it while supporting a local business. Cheers to that.

Metztli Taqueria
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo

Metztli Taqueria

You can't find Metztli Taqueria at its usual full-service residency in Melody Wine Bar, but you can find it there to-go: One of L.A.'s best taco pop-ups just launched weekend service, offering deluxe taco kits and ready-made, à la carte dishes such as burritos, tacos and an otherworldly hot chicken mulita. The salsas are bright and herbaceous, the meats are tender with incredible depth of flavor, and even the beans (silky with dashi) are worth an order alone. Keep your eyes on their Instagram page for weekly menus and ordering info, but the general rule of thumb is order online, then pick it up at the Virgil Village wine bar.



Restaurants Japanese Palms

Niki Nakayama's two-Michelin–starred kaiseki restaurant is giving us one of the most beautiful specials in the city, and at an incredible price. Nakayama's skilled hand and attention to detail can normally be enjoyed in her $200+ tasting menu, but given the dining room's temporary closure, now you can find it two new ways. The first is in $38 bento boxes bursting with color, where bites include miso black cod with sunchoke purée; sashimi; panko-fried shrimp; A5 wagyu nikogori and more. The other is a pared-down kaiseki to-go, priced at $85, with dishes such as braised Monterey Bay abalone; Japanese-style smoked duck; sushi selection; and fried lobster. These both sell out fast, so keep your eyes on the Tock ordering page to get yours.

Old Place restaurant in Cornell
Photograph: Courtesy the Old Place

The Old Place

Restaurants American Santa Monica Mountains

After a temporary closure, the rugged mountain restaurant built on fire cooking is back. The Old Place, a gem tucked into Cornell’s hilly terrain, now sports a window just for ordering takeout, and it’s jumping back into service with weekend-only steak dinners, beer, wine and their “manmosas” (made with a 50/50 ratio of orange juice and sparkling wine). Call 818-706-9001 to order ahead or simply stop by the window to order.

Parm Boyz la pop-up chicken parmesan italian food
Photograph: Courtesy Ronan/Genevieve Adams

Parm Boyz

The Boyz are back in town. L.A.’s favorite red-sauce party pop-up just reemerged with chicken and eggplant parm galore to keep you well-fed every weekend, as opposed to their usual monthly appearance at Ronan. After a brief pause, Parm Boyz have returned with their mouth-watering prix-fixe meal that progresses from antipasti and caesar salad to spaghetti with hearty slabs of breaded chicken and eggplant, plus tiramisu for a sweet finish. Each dinner kit feeds two, and all at $70 (unless you’re going for the vegetarian version, which involves only eggplant parm at $65); all you’ll need to do is toss the parms in the oven for a few minutes. You can add on sides of burrata (always get the burrata) and sourdough focaccia, plus batched cocktails, bottles of wine and items from Ronan’s new market selection (which includes boules of the restaurant’s killer sourdough bread). Find it popping up to-go at Ronan every Sunday. Order online.

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Photograph: Jesse Hsu


Restaurants French Santa Monica

At Pasjoli, Dave Beran’s elegant French bistro, the pared-down à la carte menu brings a little bit of luxe to your quarantine. Of course, there’s no tableside caviar service, as there is in the restaurant, but you can order Pasjoli’s imported and domestic caviar to enjoy at home, and you can also dig into menu stalwarts like the house-cultured French butter with fresh baguette. The menu rotates and has included options such as cassoulet, and Beran’s team has even started serving some high-end comfort foods: a grilled cheese sandwich with Bayonne ham, for instance, and a French dip sandwich made with braised short rib. Order for pickup by emailing

Ronan pizza los angeles Melrose
Photograph: Stephanie Breijo


Restaurants Italian Fairfax District

Husband-and-wife team Daniel and Caitlin Cutler are still serving some of the best pizza in L.A.—it's just that now, for the time being, you can only eat it in your home. To sweeten the deal they're giving you 10 percent off all curbside pickup orders at Ronan, and, what's more, they've added wine to their pickup options and every bottle can be found under $40. Want to support at a later date? They're even offering specials on gift cards: Snag a $60 card for the cost of $50, and a $125 card for $100.

Photograph: Courtesy RossoBlu


Restaurants Italian Downtown Fashion District

Chef Steve Samson's ode to the Emilia-Romagna region is back, and not just with his glorious handmade pastas. You can opt for à la carte and assemble-at-home kits if you're in the mood for sauces, pastas and sides such as meatballs and marinated olives, plus sweets like gelati and cookie mixes all with that Rossoblu flair. These are available throughout the week—when you can even pick up wooden pasta rollers and other tools to help you make your own fresh pasta at home—but if you're looking for a bit of a special-occasion meal, Rossoblu now offers a weekly seven-course meal for pickup and Fridays and Saturdays, available through Tock at $49 per person.


Rustic Canyon

Restaurants Californian Santa Monica

One of California’s most iconic seasonally-inspired restaurants reopened its Santa Monica doors for dinner takeout. Jeremy Fox’s influential and ever-creative Rustic Canyon is cooking up different prix-fixe meals every Wednesday to Sunday night, when you might enjoy fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits and blackberry hot sauce one evening, and sourdough linguine the next. One thing’s for sure: Each dinner—priced at $49 per person—includes marinated olives, salad, dessert and Fox’s phenomenal lavender almonds, which are worth an order alone. Call 310-393-7050 or order online.

Photograph: Courtesy Shunji

Shunji Japanese Cuisine

Restaurants Japanese West LA

Embraced by all and easily one of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles, the one-Michelin–starred Shunji Japanese Cuisine is amazingly now offering takeout. You won’t be able to see Shunji Nakao (“the Richard Gere of the sushi world”) expertly forming your nigiri for a bit, but in the meantime, he’s launched gorgeous bento boxes that come artfully arranged (and we wouldn’t have expected anything less). Nakao’s bento come sushi-forward, and range between $48 and $70; add-ons for uni are available, as are specials like the $40 bluefin toro dan, which layers slices of luscious tuna over rice. Boxes are limited each day, so call 310-826-4737 to reserve.

Spago smoked salmon pizza
Photograph: Courtesy Spago


Restaurants Californian Beverly Hills

Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. flagship is offering takeout for the first time in its 38-year history, and we couldn’t be more excited. That trademark, caviar-topped smoked salmon pizza in our own homes? Talk about doing quarantine right. Spago’s rolling with the punches and rolling out a family-style meal at a fraction of its usual prices, giving us a multi-course offering—with some of the most famous dishes in the city—for only $49 per person. Each meal includes the beloved agnolotti, choice of appetizer, choice of entrée, and dessert. It's also offering kids' meals à la carte, plus add-ons like bake-at-home cookie dough and bottles of wine.

Vespertine building, Jordan Kahn
Photograph: Courtesy Vespertine


Restaurants Culver City

Chef Jordan Kahn’s immersive, imaginative Culver City tasting-menu temple to precision and the otherworldly launched family-style delivery and takeout dinners, giving us Vespertine’s two-Michelin–starred technique in comforting, approachable form. Dinners  cost $49 per person, and can be portioned for two to six, and involve wagyu beef brisket, crispy-skinned roast chicken thighs, organic greens with shaved sunchokes, squash gratin, and farro risotto. For dessert? Chocolate chip cookies from sibling spot, Destroyer, and almond and brown-butter brownies.


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