The Best LA Brunch Spots for Takeout and Delivery by Neighborhood
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LA’s a brunch town. On any given Saturday and Sunday – at least in the pre-March 2020 glory days – most of the city’s best restaurants serve some form of morning-into-afternoon eggy goodness, and there’s a whole second subset of restaurants that exist on brunch and brunch alone, complete with everything from vegan avocado toast to 5,000-calorie peanut butter-bacon brioche French toast, all accompanied by endless mimosas and icy Aperol spritzes. As we’ve shifted to a takeout-only restaurant world for the time being, brunch offerings have been the first to get the kibosh in many kitchens. After all, perfectly poached eggs and extra-crispy short rib hash aren’t necessarily dishes that travel well.
But many places around town are hanging in there, offering a condensed pickup and delivery menu of their best brunch hits that can handle the trip, along with market items like smoked salmon and housemade granola for creating your own home-grown morning meal. And since no one is keeping track of a modern-day calendar anymore, we’re here to remind you that this Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day when, in years gone by, you might have treated mom to a real-life brunch (which once involved tables and waiters and stuff that’s now a distant memory). Luckily, there are several spots offering family-style brunch packages, breakfast-in-bed kits, and specials you can pair with flowers and booze. Might as well cover all the bases in one fell swoop and look like a quarantine MVP. Here now, top takeout brunch options in LA neighborhoods from the beach to Downtown.
The longtime neighborhood Italian favorite from Gino Angelini is offering a Mother’s Day brunch menu that will transport you to Italy (since going there IRL won’t be happening for a while.) The multi-course menu comes with Italian bread pudding, smoked salmon toast, zucchini frittata, tagliolini limone, a pastry box and fresh OJ for $49 a person with a two-person minimum. You can amp things up with a Moet Mimosa kit, too. For non-Mother’s Day Sunday noshing, the restaurant’s fast-casual sister restaurant, Angelini Alimentari, is selling brunch items – including baked eggs, avocado toast, and a breakfast panino to-go daily.
Mother’s Day brunch available May 9 and 10, from 11am. Regular brunch menu available 11am to 4pm daily. Order for pickup by phone 323-297-0070 or email info@angelini or delivery through delivery apps including Postmates.
Just across the street from the architectural gem that houses his exclusive tasting-menu powerhouse Vespertine, chef Jordan Kahn usually does a daily-changing menu of innovative Nordic-inspired brunch and lunch dishes. While the tiny minimalist venue has shifted to selling more market items right now, he’s still doing a pared-down menu of brunch dishes, including his signature play on an avocado toast, confit style with burnt onion and country bread; Koshihikari rice porridge with poached egg; whimsical pastries like yuzu-poppy brioche and savory monkey bread; and market goods featuring housemade almond and oat milks, jams, bread, and coffee bar drinks.
Takeout menu available from 8am to 5pm daily, marketplace menu until 8pm. Order for pickup or delivery via Caviar.
The grand space that is chef Neal Fraser and restaurateur wife Amy Knoll Fraser’s Redbird once served as a rectory for the adjacent historic cathedral-turned-event-space Vibiana. It’s always been the perfect glam restaurant for lingering over a long brunch, and the menu is a varied one with influences from just about everywhere. While the spot has temporarily pulled the plug on brunch during this takeout-only time while it focuses on a la carte and family-style dinner offerings in addition to cocktail kits, the restaurant is rolling out a breakfast-in-bed brunch for two for the big day. The meal includes local strawberry financiers, beet salad, house-cured salmon, and heat-at-home entree options including a veggie-and-gruyere quiche or Basque beef stew with soft eggs, all topped off with a blackberry Yuzu bar for dessert for $38 per person. If you’ve got a bigger (or boozier) group, opt for an extra upgrades like the BLD ricotta blueberry pancake kit, one of those bottled specialty cocktails from bar director Tobin Shea, or a DIY Bloody Mary or Mimosa kit.
Order Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed brunch via Tock for curbside pickup May 7-9.
True Food Kitchen
Most of the TFK locations are only serving a limited menu of its healthy, veggie-forward fare and have nixed most weekend breakfast dishes (like that veggie scramble we love so much) for now, but you can still order up good-for-you items like their miso sweet potato-portobello ancient grain bowl and chicken-avo wrap for pickup as early as 11am if you’re the savory brunch type. True Food Kitchen is also offering a Mother’s Day brunch basket filled with eggs and organic veggies to make your own garden scramble (recipes included), strawberries, lemon loaf mix, and a bottle of bubbly for $60.
Pickup and delivery starting at 11am to 8pm daily. Mother’s Day Brunch Basket available for pre-order for pickup on Saturday, May 8. Order online.
Go Get Em Tiger
As with the Larchmont, Arts District, Culver City, and flagship Los Feliz shops, expect tons of excellent single-origin caffeinated options at this GGET (like the popular almond macadamia latte). You'll also find fresh baked pastries (cardamom shortbread, anyone?). The venue is still doing a solid selection of its signature brunch fare including a pickled beet-accompanied chickpea frittata, chorizo-and-egg-filled breakfast burrito, yeast-raised waffles, and a sausage-and-egg breakfast sandwich on a housemade English muffin.
Full menu available from 7am to 4pm daily. Order for pickup online or delivery on Caviar or Postmates.
Part restaurant, part butchery, this meaty mainstay -- set inside an industrial-meets-rustic space with a street-fronting patio -- takes its sustainable, local, and humanely raised philosophy seriously, buying its animals whole from local farmers and butchering them in house. The results are meaty plates of pork chops grits, biscuits with chicken mole gravy, and a massive bacon cheeseburger in addition to avocado toast, smoked king salmon with an avocado hummus and a smattering of small plates like a soft pretzel with mustard and pickles, chocolate pudding cup and veggie-cheddar quiche. And of course, their famous oatmeal griddle cakes are a brunch favorite.
Weekend brunch menu available for pickup and delivery from 10am to 3am on Saturday and Sunday. Order via phone at 323-465-7258 or through UberEats or Postmates.
Here’s some irony for you: Little Dom’s was originally the younger sibling of Mid-City’s beloved Italian restaurant Dominick’s, which is now closed. This means that bragging rights belong to the Eastside eatery on egg sandwiches with wild boar bacon on focaccia and speck-and-sunnyside-up-egg breakfast pizza with fennel-pollen hollandaise, as well as espresso and cappuccino. Its extensive “Pan-Domic 2020 Menu” has scaled back on its brunch offerings but still offers all of the above plus ricotta-blueberry pancakes and the wood-roasted eggs with romesco and salsa verde on cauliflower rice. That way you can bank your carbs for later and pick up some Bub & Grandma’s focaccia or sourdough to go.
Full menu available for pickup and delivery from 11am to 9pm daily. Order through Caviar.
The South Bay’s go-to for griddled favorites and delicious Bloody Marys
David LeFevre basically ignited the food world in Manhattan Beach, and his first outpost is still the best brunch spot in the South Bay. While the restaurant pivoted to a focus on nightly family-style takeout dinners in recent weeks, the MB Post crew is bringing back brunch for Mother’s Day, offering a four-person feast loaded with his signature bacon-cheddar buttermilk biscuits, blueberry-ricotta French toast, an asparagus-potato frittata, truffle honey fried chicken, and a strawberry-lemon curd parfait for $120. Tack on a flower bouquet, bottle of bubbly or batch of margaritas while you’re at it.
Mother’s Day brunch is available for pre-order online for pickup Saturday, May 8.
An Aussie-influenced brekkie spot sticks with both Californian faves (avocado toast and grain bowls) and Australian-style staples (vegemite toast and plates of eggs, bacon, and baked beans), plus freshly squeezed juices and dairy-free smoothies chock full of stuff like dates, hazelnuts, and almond milk. And there's also a serious burger menu available all day long. Go ahead, order one at 9am. You’re in quarantine.
Full menu available for pickup and delivery from 9am to 3pm daily. Order online or via phone at 424-322-8535 or through Caviar.
The airy cafe from the Rustic Canyon Family restaurant group has always been popular with Westside residents who pop in for fabled baked goods – from cornbread to cookies – in addition to heartier brunch fare of organic eggs and Niman Ranch bacon plates and quinoa cakes. Currently, the takeout menu includes many signature dishes including perfect pancakes you can top with chocolate and berries, and an egg-topped quinoa and veggie bowl, as well as breakfast pastries, biscuits and other daily baked goods. For Mother’s Day, Huckleberry will be selling mega-versions of many of its fave dishes including frittatas that feed eight to 10 people and platters of huevos rancheros, cinnamon French toast, and roasted breakfast potatoes for three to four people. You can also throw in some heart-shaped “Mom” shortbread cookies for good measure.
Daily menu available 9am to 3pm for pickup or delivery via delivery apps including Caviar. Order Mother’s Day specials by phone 310-451-2311 or email email@example.com by Friday, May 8 at 3pm for pickup Sunday, May 10.
This neighborhood newcomer that opened shortly after the shutdown has been doing a daytime menu of globally-inspired brunch and lunch items, with a full coffee bar, nice selection of pastries and a mix of sweet and savory dishes goods like panko-fried chicken and waffles topped with truffle honey butter, a ham and egg croissant sandwich, and mixed berry brioche French toast. For Mother’s Day, they’ll be adding a special package with charcuterie/cheese board and sandwich assortment, including mini versions of the prosciutto + arugula, BLTA, and a sweet onion-and-ham. The $125 deal comes with a bottle of Rose or a build-your-own Mimosa box equipped with bubbles and tangerine juice and a floral arrangement to cover all the Mother’s Day brunch bases.
Full menu available for from 10am to 3pm daily. Order for pickup online or for delivery via Caviar or Grubhub. Mother’s Day special available online for pickup on Sunday, May 10.
All Day Baby
The team behind Here’s Looking at You dropped this Silver Lake eggs-all-day counterpart in 2019 and it’s quickly become a favorite thanks to a creative comfort food menu. The crew is currently doing weekend takeout windows with offerings that have rotated from smoked meats and bagels and coconut cream pie. Look out for the Biscuit Window, which comes around every few weeks and features its All Day Baby biscuit sandwiches layered with eggs and options of bacon or sausage, a fried chicken version, and good old plain ones perfect for slathering on whatever you’ve got in your fridge. Bonus: You can get fresh baked cookies and pastries and big boozy cocktails to take home every weekend at the window. Keep an eye on the ADB Insta for updates.
The veg-heavy menu is an abbreviated version of its former self at the moment, but you’ll still find all-day breakfast and brunch items like an acai bowl, housemade coconut yogurt and granola, buttermilk pancakes, and an egg-kale-and-avo croissant sandwich. There’s also an entire section of wellness lattes and flights of cold-pressed juices to boost your immune system.
All-day menu available 9am to 8pm daily. Order for pickup via phone, 310-981-3004 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org or delivery through Grubhub.
After a brief closure, the popular Venice staple has re-emerged ready for the foreseeable future complete with new plexi-glass barriers along its counters and cases, hand-sanitizing stations, and plenty of pre-packaged goods and market items, including that killer house-smoked salmon sold now sold by the half-pound pack. In addition to all those praiseworthy baked goods (please try the baklava croissant), you can grab some of those fabled breakfast sandwiches, including the English muffin egg-and-greens sando.
Breakfast menu available from 7am to 2:30pm daily. Market items until 8pm. Order in person, online, or by phone at 310-314-0320 for pickup or DoorDash for delivery.
Scopa is best known for its Anotnia Lofaso’s take on old-school Italian and a giant dining room anchored by a bustling bar, but the place has been quietly doing a stellar brunch for years. Scopa is bringing back its brunch for one day this Mother’s Day with a two-course family brunch meant to serve six to eight people. The $52 deal includes challah bread pudding, a potato-arugula-wild mushroom frittata (you keep the Pyrex dish), and add-on options like Italian breakfast sausage and peppers, gin daisy cocktails, and potted mini roses in case you forgot to get a non-edible gift. The eatery is also doing weekly gravlax platters of cured salmon, smoked trout salad, bagels, and accoutrements every Saturday and Sunday.
Order the Mother’s Day special by phone at 310.821.1100 or email email@example.com for pickup Saturday, May 9 or Sunday, May 10. Order gravlax platters for pickup or delivery through Caviar, Seamless, Grubhub, or UberEats.
At both its WeHo and Santa Monica locations, hospitality group IDG’s flagship steakhouse will be offering a four-person brunch to go to mark Mother’s Day at home loaded with lox, smoked brisket hash, quiche, fruit salad, and carrot cake for $120 with along with Veuve-based Mimosas and Bellinis for those who really want to make mom’s morning.
Order Mother’s Day brunch package online by the end of day Friday, May 8, for pickup Saturday, May 9 or Sunday, May 10.
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