It's no secret: LA restaurants and their employees are hurting, due to the temporary government regulations designed to restrict the spread of COVID-19. Restaurateurs are being forced to take drastic measures and gut-wrenching decisions to survive -- and as a result, LA’s seen a tidal wave of hospitality layoffs.
In response, many restaurants have pivoted to exclusively offer delivery and takeout, serving special menus, entirely new dishes, and even selling key ingredients from their pantries for home cooks. In doing so, these restaurants are actually providing a culinary lifeline to older and immune deficient people who are at especially high risk from COVID-19 if they leave home, along with parents who no longer have access to outside child care. Below, you'll find a lineup of restaurants offering compelling pickup and delivery, plus recommended dishes. For a more complete roster, refer to the dineL.A. To Go website.
You can find more ways to help support the restaurant industry on our in-depth guide. By supporting the restaurants that are still standing now, we’ll have a better chance of seeing them in business on the other side of this crisis.
Note: This situation is fluid, so call ahead to restaurants to confirm offerings are still available.