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The Insider’s Guide To Dining In Los Angeles
You don’t have to be a movie star to feel like one when you’re dining in Los Angeles. The constant sunshine, tropical plants, and magenta sunsets that set the sky on fire envelope the city, and everyone in it, with an aura of laid-back glamour. But it’s not all old Hollywood, beaches, and beautiful people. Los Angeles is undergoing an exciting renaissance that’s transforming the city into something fresh, cutting-edge, and unexpected.
And food is the most exciting part of this renaissance. Ken Friedman was spot-on when he recently said, “L.A. is the hottest and best food city in the world right now.”
Here’s everything you need to know about eating well in Los Angeles in 2018.
Los Angeles Dining Trends & Cultural Influences
Out of town, A-list chefs are flocking to Los Angeles.
In the past, entrees meant meat. But things are changing as vegetarian and vegan foods become more popular. Veggie-focused cuisine is no longer exclusive to specialty restaurants – delicious vegetable main dishes are commonplace in the best restaurants across the country now. And top chefs can’t seem to resist the gorgeous, high-quality, year-round produce available in Los Angeles as they create more seasonal and produce-driven dishes.
Also, thanks to the rise of ride-sharing, L.A. diners are able to stay out late and enjoy a few extra drinks without a worry about driving themselves home. Because unlike walkable big cities with public transportation, going out for a nice dinner in Los Angeles used to be a cumbersome event. More diners seeking the best dining experiences equates to more opportunities for big-name chefs to succeed – and they’re showing up by the dozen, ready to make their mark on the city.
Female-led kitchens are everywhere.
California has given us the culinary genius of female trailblazers Alice Waters, Judy Rogers, and Suzanne Goin. Women were a huge driver behind new California cuisine and the obsession with local ingredients that it ushered in. Chefs like Niki Nakayama, April Bloomfield, Dahlia Narvaez, Sarah Hymanson, Sarah Kramer, and Roxana Jullapat are continuing the legacy set by their groundbreaking predecessors while becoming legends in their own rights.
Female chefs shouldn’t be a novelty or anomaly and these talented chefs are setting a new standard. Female chefs shouldn’t be deemed remarkable because of under-representation; they should be celebrated because they cook incredible food… and in Los Angeles – they are.
Middle Eastern cooking is in high demand – with a focus on Israeli cuisine.
With such similar climates and local produce, it’s no wonder that Middle Eastern food is so delicious and popular in Los Angeles. Olive oil, lemon, and pomegranate feature in many Israeli dishes and you can easily find these fruit trees are tucked away in many Los Angeles yards.
But L.A.’s Middle Eastern food isn’t all hummus – just watch Michael Solomonov’s Netflix special to see for yourself. Israeli food, more than any other Middle Eastern cuisine, celebrates the best flavors and textures that the region offers. Israel’s culinary identity is an evolving mash-up of adopted traditions, inherited from immigrants from every Middle Eastern and Mediterranean country. It’s a fusion of the entire region refined into something new but familiar, borrowed but distinct, and healthy but decadent.
Where to eat in Los Angeles in 2018
Rustic Canyon – Family style platters of plant-based food sourced from ranchers, fishermen, and local farmers dedicated to sustainable agriculture. Their menu changes frequently to showcase seasonal produce. Michelin-starred Executive Chef Jeremy Fox delivers exciting and delicious dining.
Bavel – Chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis of Bestia bring an irresistible Middle Eastern menu to L.A. With diverse family roots lead back to Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, and Israel they’ve shared the best foods from each of these cultures for your dining pleasure at Bavel. Just make sure you’ve secured a reservation – this recently opened restaurant fills up fast.
Republique – Referred to as a “super-bistro” by the Los Angeles Times, Republique lures you in with the promise of an unexpected take on the familiar. From french fries to duck-liver mousse – each dish offers an unexpected and brilliant twist. What else could one expect from chefs as accomplished as Walter and Margarita Manzke?
Tasting Kitchen – There’s a lot more to this Venice favorite than pasta and charcuterie – though we don’t suggest missing out on one of the most delicious plates of carbs you’ll find anywhere. Tasting Kitchen offers some of the best cocktails, creative plates, and a can’t-miss brunch. Just make sure to get a reservation so you don’t miss Chef Casey Lane’s magic.
Shibumi – Jonathan Gold praised Shibumi saying that “It feels like a Tokyo restaurant,” which on its own is a solid enough recommendation. The real magic of Shibumi comes from the almost manic level of detail that Chef David Schlosser infuses into every element of the dining experience. From the discreet location to the 400-year old cypress counter to the beautiful local