Los Angelenos are traditionally very healthy eaters compared to the residents of other major cities across the U.S. We have more kale-crazy food bloggers, fitness fanatics, and fast casual vegan restaurants than anywhere else. But LA is also home to some of the world’s best chefs specializing in comfort foods. Any they’re ready to spoil you on your next cheat day.
Is that today? Then you’re in luck, we just happen to have a list of some of our favorite comforting meals from restaurants around the city…
A Basq Kitchen: Authentic flavors from that magical region where France and Spain meet.
Annie’s Edibles: Soul food at its best
Asian Box: Always all-natural, sustainable, gluten free, and delicious.
BaoBab: Bao down to these flavor-packed steamed buns.
Bling Bling Dumpling: Is there anything better than a potsticker? (No.)
Carvery Kitchen: Slow-roasted meats and fresh-baked breads set these deli sandwiches apart.
Empanada Factory: What was life like before chimichurri sauce? Let’s try not to remember.
Barbecue is sure to hit the spot when you’re in need of comforting fare. But the people of Los Angeles have never been afraid to venture out and explore international comfort foods, either—dumplings, bao, empanadas—it’s a beautiful world out there.