Where to Order Takeout and Delivery in LA Right Now

All the best food you can order from your couch, whether you want tacos, fried chicken, or a luxurious Beef Wellington.

Everytable takeout or delivery
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Before the pandemic, it was nearly unheard of for fine-dining restaurants to offer takeout or for premium seafood vendors to sell their goods to the public. But COVID-19 forced hundreds of restaurants and suppliers to start doing just that, and although our “normal” lives are mostly back in full swing, many continue to offer the option. Over time, these local establishments—in addition to some that have long provided their food to go—have perfected their services, and refined them into some of the best takeout and delivery in LA.

When you don’t feel like playing chef, check out these 20 stellar restaurants including essential Mexican cuisine, killer pizza, upscale Southeast Asian fare, and more. Grab something for easy pickup or delivery—and don’t forget to order directly from the restaurant whenever you can to help their bottom line.

Interstellar LA
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Santa Monica
Interstellar, which reopened last fall with expanded breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, is one of Santa Monica’s most intriguing restaurant concepts. Owned by husband-and-wife team Chef Angie and Daniel Kim, who are both of Korean descent, the menu is strongly influenced by ingredients from Korea, Japan, and other Asian countries—like gochujang, ponzu, sambal, and nuoc mam—blended with American and Italian flavors. Popular dishes include the Korean Bulgogi Burger, which teams garlic-soy-sauce-marinated meat with mozzarella and aioli, as well as the Chicken & Waffle, which uses Japanese panko-fried chicken breast. Interstellar also enjoys an exclusive partnership with Ginza Nishikawa, the Japanese bakery behind LA’s cult-favorite artisanal milk bread, which is featured on the new lunch menu as part of several Japanese-style sandos.
How to order: Call the restaurant directly at 310-310-8820 to order takeout.

Wellington's LA
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West Hollywood
Beef Wellingtons are notoriously luxurious and labor-intensive, but thanks to this pandemic-born concept by Arya Alexander and Anastasia Geroulis, you can enjoy the puff-pastry-wrapped roast anytime. Early on in the pandemic, the couple was inspired by Gordon Ramsay’s signature Beef Wellington to make their own—which was so good they started selling them and even getting creative with fillings. Smothered in a shallot and garlic mushroom duxelle, their classic filet mignon is a standby, but they’ve also got double cheeseburger, a breakfast-inspired take stuffed with egg, hash browns, and turkey sausage, and a dessert version oozing Nutella and cannoli cream. Wellys are delivered either ready to bake or already baked.
How to order: Local delivery available through Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats with nationwide shipping available via their website.

Madre in LA
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Multiple Locations
The Oaxacan specialties at this restaurant with locations in Torrance, West Hollywood, and Palms, always deliver—from tender and heavily spiced barbacoa to rich mole negro that sings with chiles and unsweetened Oaxacan chocolate. The family pack for four is a no-brainer, including chips, guac, salad, rice, beans, eight tacos ranging from carnitas to fish, and two margaritas and two agua frescas. Of course, ordering takeout or delivery from here means you’re limited on your choice of artisanal mezcals; Madre’s renowned as a mezcaleria and carries hundreds of options, many of which are sourced from small, indie producers. But have no fear: depending on location, Madre also offers cocktails, margarita kits, and even a select few of their mezcal bottles to go.
How to order: Available for pickup and delivery through their website.

Photo by Eddie Sanchez @HungryInLA / Courtesy of Willie Mae's

This legendary New Orleans transplant recently opened its first brick-and-mortar shop outside of Louisiana in Venice, bringing some of the country’s best fried chicken to the West Coast. Run by Willie Mae’s great-granddaughter Kerry Seaton-Stewart, the James Beard award-winning restaurant serves up delicious bone-in fried chicken renowned for its absurdly satisfying crunch, in addition to an array of deftly flavored accompaniments like Southern-style mac and cheese, butter beans, candied yams, and cornbread.
How to order: Go through their website for pickup and delivery.

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Multiple Locations
This LA-based restaurant is taking over Southern California and beyond with a noble goal: trying to make fresh, nutritious food accessible and affordable for all. At their dozens of outposts, you’ll find grab-and-go meals that start as low as $6, and which are priced according to neighborhood—ranging from globally inspired, chef-crafted bowls like Homegirl Salmon Adobo and Chicken Shawarma to healthy wraps and salads. If you’re feeling like a good samaritan, purchase a Pay It Forward meal (available in-store or online), which the restaurant will provide to a community organization that addresses food security issues for those in need.
How to order: Available for pickup and delivery through their website.

Alfalfa in LA
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Santa Monica
After starting out of a weekly farmers market in New Jersey, Alfalfa has since expanded to become a bicoastal operation with outposts in Hoboken and Santa Monica. Healthy, nourishing, and substantial salads make up the bulk of the menu; while you can build your own with dozens of premium toppings and garnishes, their pre-selected options are also excellent, ranging from Peruvian Chicken with queso fresco to Wild Harvest with wild rice and creamy goat cheese. Because Alfalfa’s entire ethos is based on the idea of balance, they’ve also got hefty breakfast burritos and gluten-free glazed doughnuts.
How to order: Available for pickup and delivery through their website.

Fogo de Chão in LA
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Multiple Locations
Yes, you’ll miss out on the full churrasco experience—fire-roasted meats carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs and a gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar serving up salads, soups, and sides—if you order takeout or delivery. But if you’re craving their sirloin picanha or bacon-wrapped chicken, luckily for you, Fogo de Chão makes it easy to enjoy them at home. Meats are sold by the pound or packaged for cooking at home. Plus, their curated to-go packages make it easy to prepare a Brazilian-inspired meal in your own kitchen with an assortment of meats and sides (including their addicting warm cheese bread called pão de queijo).
How to order: Pickup or delivery available through their website.

Leimert Park
Caribbean food isn’t as readily available around much of LA as we’d like, but if you live within the delivery radius of Leimert Park, you have easy access to some of the best in town. Ackee Bamboo has been knocking out outstanding Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, Beef Patties, and more Jamaican classics since 2004. It’s hard to resist those patties, but don’t overlook anything with their namesake Ackee fruit, and the saltfish is a rare treat.
How to order: Pickup or delivery available through their website.

Glendale and North Hollywood
When considering takeout and delivery meals, it’s important to factor in a bit of transit time—some things just don’t hold up over 15-ish minutes in a box on the front seat of a car. But that’s never a problem with the lovely kebab plates at Skaf’s—a little extra time just allows all the juice to fully saturate the rice beneath. The Kafta Kebab is a perfectly-spiced standout, their Shawarma is up there with the best in town, and if that transit time is a little shorter their Falafel are always fried just right.
How to order: Pickup or delivery available over the phone, through their website, or through all the usualapps.


Some of LA’s best pizza is available for curbside pickup or delivery as chef couple Caitlin and Daniel Cutler keep their dream alive on Melrose. The EZPZ with lemon, young pecorino, and fennel pollen is a beauty, while the Spicy Chomper is blanketed with soppressata bits and chili oil. Pizzas come with reheat instructions, so you know exactly how to achieve that same just-out-of-the-oven taste. They also sell dough balls, pestos, and sauces, so people can make pizza at home. Ronan’s crispy grilled chicken with pistachio olive pesto is one of LA’s best birds.
How to order: Available for pickup and delivery through ChowNow or Tock.

Mid-City and Downtown
During the pandemic, this Fashion District phenom (which opened a sister location in Mid-City last year) from Teodoro Diaz-Rodriguez, Jr. and Jennifer Feltham started supplementing their regular menu with four monster family meals that are available through curbside pickup or delivery. Chivichangas, compact Sonora-style burritos, feature the restaurant’s stupendous house-made flour tortillas. Their Chivi Party includes six chivichangas with shredded beef and/or chicken filling, two bean and cheese burritos, chile de arbol and tomatillo salsas, and the requisite fixings. Meats are available by the pound and salsas come in half-pint containers.
How to order: Available for pickup by calling 213-628-3710 or for delivery through Postmates or Uber Eats.

Cosa Buona
Cosa Buona

Echo Park
Zach Pollack, who also owns Alimento in Silver Lake, is cooking dinner at this neighborhood Italian-American gem on a prime corner. Their Cosa Deluxe deal feeds four to five people and includes salad, antipasta, and pizza, along with a side of garlic bread and a bottle of wine. Imagine a meal with smokey mozzarella sticks, Caesar salad, a ricotta- and mozzarella-topped pie, and an excellent red. Dinner specials include deluxe Italian subs and substantial chicken parm.
How to order: Available for pickup or delivery through their website.

This popular Taiwan import is open for pickup, offering award-winning braised beef soup (add noodles) and handmade dumplings from their freezer. Six different dumpling varieties are available to boil, pan-fry, or steam at home, including classic coriander cabbage pork, the assertive black pepper onion beef, and luxurious “big prawns” with leek sprouts, and seafood. Frozen dumplings can last for weeks…if you let them.
How to order: Call ahead to 626-348-8335 to confirm your chosen dumpling is in stock or simply swing by the restaurant freezer.

Pitfire Pizza in LA
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Multiple Locations
Known for their spectacular sourdough crust, this respected local chain offers share-friendly packages that make it ridiculously easy to feed groups of up to 20 people. Their family meal includes salad, pasta, two pizzas of your choice (anything from Pesto Chicken to Sausage Party), and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, but for a more DIY experience, order their pizza-making kit. It comes with balls of pizza dough, sauce, cheese, and all the fixings to craft your own pies at home. To round out the meal, add on apps and sides like cheesy knots, charred Brussels sprouts, or kid-friendly dishes.
How to order: Call individual branches or schedule delivery through their website.

Photo by Ariel Ip / Courtesy of RiceBox

Leo Lee and wife Lydia specialize in Cantonese BBQ in the historic Spring Arcade Building.They’ve become known for serving barbecued, braised, poached, and roasted meats—always locally and ethically sourced, organic, and antibiotic- and hormone-free—in rice boxes with gai lan and pickles. Mix-and-match proteins like crispy seven-spice porchetta crackling spooned with salsa verde, roasted honey-glazed BBQ pork, and soy-poached chicken served with ginger scallion sauce. They also added Saturday-only whole roast duck served with seasonal chutney, which are made in-house like all of their tasty sauces and seasonings.
How to order: Call 213-988-7395 or schedule delivery on one of several delivery apps through their website.

 Birdie G's
Photo by Jeremy Fox / Courtesy of Birdie G's

Santa Monica
Jeremy Fox’s indefinable concept highlights Eastern European cuisine through a California lens, with some midwestern and Southern influences as an homage to where he grew up, which yields some totally unique dishes. We’re not sure where the idea to combine Southern-style sage brown butter kugel with koji-marinated flatiron steak and date bundt cake came from, but we’re happy it’s here. Fox is also a father and places unparalleled emphasis on the kids menu, as in the potato-crusted chicken tenders with honey mustard, and the matzo pizza margherita. Birdie G’s is also selling batch cocktails, plus beer and wine.
How to order: Pickup and delivery is available through Toast.

Photo by Eden Dozier / Courtesy of Crustacean

Beverly Hills
Iconic Vietnamese chef Helene An keeps tight reins on anything made in her “secret kitchen,” but during the pandemic, she unleashed her dishes beyond the walls of her family restaurant. Now you can feast on An’s famous garlic-roasted Dungeness crab, served out of shell or cracked in the shell, and for the first time you can crush the legendary garlic noodles while you’re catching up on all the Oscar nominated movies at home. Other pan-Asian preparations include wagyu and pineapple fried rice and broiled red snapper in the style of Hanoi’s Cha Ca La Vong with plenty of dill and turmeric.
How to order: Pickup and delivery is available through Postmates, Uber Eats, and Caviar.

Jitlada Thai Restaurant
Jitlada Thai Restaurant

Jazz Singsanong carries on her family’s fiery culinary legacy in a beloved strip mall location. LA’s most comprehensive southern Thai menu—150 dishes deep—applies a “real chili, real spicy” touch to everything from tiger prawns to soft shell crabs and lamb rack. Ingredients like bitter sator beans and deep-fried silkworms only add to the adventure, though more straightforward dishes like chicken wings served over turmeric fried rice and a fluffy omelet bursting with ground pork and green chiles are still worthwhile.
How to order: Call 323-667-9809 to schedule pickup and order delivery through their website.

Alvin Cailan, a prominent voice in the Filipino restaurant scene and burger maestro who launched The Usual in Manhattan, returned home to LA during the pandemic to debut a burger stand and butcher shop that’s quickly become a local favorite. Cailan has crafted an inventive menu of burgers with fries, including the Picante with pickled peppers and spicy mayo, and a behemoth 10-ounce, dry-aged DH burger with caramelized onions, provolone cheese, garlic confit mayo, and burger pickles in between a toasted custom burger bun by Bread Bar LA. Breakfast options include savory rice bowls and pan de sal sandwiches, featuring house-made Spam, longanisa, or pork tocino.
How to order: Pickup available through their Square website.

Sherman Oaks
Liwei Liao has turned The Joint into one of LA’s hottest seafood markets, dry-aging and hot-smoking several fish varieties daily. His offerings include black throat sea perch and striped mackerel, smoked salmon bellies and collars, a prime selection of bivalves and crustaceans, and in the frozen section, hairy crab and unagi eel. Red meat eaters aren’t out of luck: The Joint also sells assorted prime ribeye and wagyu strip. Deli items like uni butter and blue crab cakes, as well as squid link loaves and other excellent pastries, are also in play.
How to order: Order by walking in, emailing info@thejointeatery.com, or through their website.

Oyster Gourmet
Oyster Gourmet

When the pandemic severely hampered master écailler Christophe Happillon’s Grand Central Market oyster bar, he figured out a way to deliver fresh seafood (which can pose logistical challenges) and help customers who struggle to shuck oysters. OYTOGO addresses both issues. Happillon preserves dozens of shucked oysters at 37 degrees for up to four hours on a platter in a box. He’s currently offering fresh, briny Kumiai oysters from Baja, which he gets directly from the farms three times a week, served with complementary lemon, mignonette, cocktail sauce, and horseradish.
How to order: Schedule pickup with at least 24 hours notice through their website.

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Echo Park
This cozy sake bar from chefs Charles Namba and Courtney Kaplan of next-door Tsubaki is here to turn you onto a selection of amazing sakes, but they’ve also got a bunch of what they call “drinking snacks,”which can range from heavier fare, like a juicy fried jidori chicken sandwich on toasted milk bread, to lighter bites, such as kabocha tempura or fried silken tofu tossed in housemade Sichuan chili oil. You can order sakes by the cup, starting at $11, or by the bottle, in addition to picking up yuzu lager and other interesting brews by Hitachino, an award-winning beer brand brewed by a Japanese sake brewery that’s been around since 1823.
How to order: Schedule pickups through their website.

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