1. Ricky's Fish Tacos1400 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles
2. ink.sack8360 Melrose, Los Angeles
3. 800 Degrees Pizza1146 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles
4. Fat Sal's950 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles
5. Top Round Roast Beef1000 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
6. Sapp Coffee Shop5183 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
7. Mexicali Taco & Co.702 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles
8. Wah's Golden Hen709 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles
9. Hannosuke3760 S Centinella, Los Angeles
10. Guisados1261 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
11. Kobawoo House698 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles
12. Dream Korean BBQ100 S Western Ave, Los Angeles
13. Chego!727 N Broadway, Los Angeles
The menu is simple -- as a taco stand's should be. Try their fish or shrimp tacos which are always, for lack of a better and more accurate word, perfect.
Ink's a hole-in-the-wall gourmet sandwich stand lined w/ graffitied blackboards and not much else, opening from Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio, who managed to pull off a somehow under-the-radar build-out despite obsessive scrutiny from media, food blogs, and Val Kilmer's stomach.
Having mastered the art and science of the Neapolitan pizza, 800 Degrees passes along the opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Order from a pre-made menu, or customize the toppings yourself -- you can even watch at the counter as they dress your pie and feed it to the wood-fired oven. Voila, thin crust perfection ready in a minute flat.
When all of the sandwiches at an establishment begin with the word “Fat” you know it's going to be good. Try out their classic “Fat Sal” which has roast beef, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, and brown gravy all crammed into one perfect sandwich.
A surprisingly gourmet sandwich shop that's serving up fancified roast beef eats.
If you're a fan of boat noodles and happen to be in Hollywood, you'll wanna check out this Thai-style coffee shop. Don't know what boat noodles are? No, problem. Still pop in for some Thai tea or coffee and some food that's anything but the norm.
Make sure you bring cash with you so when you run into this place you don't miss out on all the Mexican goodness that abounds like their carne asada tacos and Horchata.
Wah's hands down is some of the best Chinese food in all of LA. Whether you get the Wonton Soup or opt for something of the noodle variety you seemingly can't go wrong.
Remember the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indiana Jones navigates those seemingly impossible-to-navigate booby traps all in an effort to get that little bald buddha dude statue? Well, Hannosuke is kinda like that, except the seemingly impossible-to-navigate place is the Mitsuwa Japanese Marketplace and the bald buddha dude statue is battered-and-fried-goodness from Japan.
With a straightforward approach to tacos (you can choose from a selection of various meats, fish, or vegetarian options, that's it), the second branch of this wildly popular East LA taqueria is just a bit west of the Boyle Heights original. Located closer to Echo Park, this one sticks to its winning menu that come in homemade tortillas and adds a patio into the mix. The liquor menu is equally pared down to keep things simple.
The Kobawoo House is serving up some great Korean-style food right here in Koreatown. With a menu that has some of your favorites like Kimchi, Bibimbamp and other hot-pots, Kobawoo is definitely a place that's worth stopping by.
Dream KBBQ has the best of both worlds, Korean BBQ and all-you-can-eat buffet options to go along with your food choice. But make sure you're sufficiently hungry so you get your moneys worth and when you leave you'll have to loosen up that belt a few notches.
Chego! offers up a wide array of cuisine-types in this downtown brick-and-mortar location. From rice bowls to something called a "Sriracha Bar" for dessert, this restaurant is sure to have your taste buds singing.