Food & Drink

At LAStartups.com, we love food. All kinds of food. Yes, we are a bunch of nomadic foodies in LA; always hunting down for what's good to eat, every day. And, we want to share them with you here. We curate and create content around food and drinks from different points of view. They include lists of foods, beverages, food preparation tools and equipment, food preparation techniques, cuisines, and industrial food preparation and distribution operations including breweries. Got a tip on a great spot for ribs, pizza, tacos, or BBQ? Share them with us at [email protected]

13 Best Restaurants For Delivery and Take Out in Los Angeles

While the whole world grapples with how to handle the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged economies, we have been forced to limited outdoor adventures as we keep the social distancing rule. This has dramatically affected our social nature and operations resulting in several restaurants closing down or limiting their food options. However, there are still some great restaurants and joints in Los Angeles, and that offer take-out and deliveries. Be...

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Los Angeles Restaurants Can Use Sidewalks for Outdoor Dining As Part of L.A. Al Fresco Initiative

Restaurants in Los Angeles were recently given the green light to open their dine-in services to the public after more than ten weeks of shutdown restrictions. Now, restaurants can serve sit-down customers as long as they follow guidelines such as; making sure customers are 6 feet apart, the customers wear face masks when not eating, keep disposable menus, thoroughly disinfect dining areas after each customer and open at maximum 60% capacity....

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15 Superfoods That Will Boost Your Mood & Energy

For some people, eating anything is a great idea whenever they feel down and depressed. That problem with such an approach is that it can turn you into an overweight mess. You may end up gaining too many pounds that your health suffers, and ill health often leads to bad moods. It’s a vicious circle. But there are food options you can go with that are especially effective in uplifting your mood....

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The Best Pizza Restaurants in Los Angeles for Lunch

People loving pizza is universal, but it doesn’t mean everything is equal in quality. It’s the golden age of pizza-making in L.A., but disappointing pizzas are still out there. But with years of experience, the places listed in this post offer some of the best pizza in Los Angeles. As proof, here’s our list of the most essential spots to get the best pizzas in town. 1. Crossroads Kitchen It’s...

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15 Best Restaurants in Orange County, California

With Orange County’s vibrant culture, it comes to no one’s surprise that its restaurant scene is just as lively. From classics that always know how to hit the right spot to new openings that are truly exciting, anyone who loves to dine out will surely find the area to be the perfect dining destination. So if you’re looking for great places to try out in the OC, here are 20...

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Best Bagels in Los Angeles for Breakfast – Open for Takeout

Highland Park’s York Boulevard often has a line early in the morning during the weekends. As soon as Belle’s Bagels’ window opens at 8 a.m., you can expect a half-hour wait. But it’s worth the wait since this outlet serves one of the city’s most delicious lox sandwiches with only a tiny storefront to their name. If you lived in New York but now reside in L.A., you might lament...

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BBQ for Beginners: How To Ace The Grilling Test

Summer is still officially a few weeks away, Memorial Day sure kickstarts the season for BBQ. If you're new to grilling, you might be apprehensive about the process. Maybe your inexperience is causing you to hold back, so you're not getting as much practice as you'd like. Never fear—a few simple tricks are all you need to impress your friends and neighbors with your newfound skills. Here's a beginner's guide...

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10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Los Angeles

Say what you will about Los Angeles, but when it comes to vegan cuisine, the City of Angels strives to be at the forefront of innovation. Just take a look at the vegan restaurants sprouting like the proverbial mushroom in and around it, and you will agree! There's something for everybody, too, from casual burger stands to selling vegan burgers in the Eastside to upscale restaurants in West Hollywood. There...

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12 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Destinations in Los Angeles

Two pieces of bread, and a couple of slices of cheese. They’re not exactly the most exciting and the tastiest pieces of food in the world. But my god they do complement each other perfectly. Now that we have the two main ingredients of this ultra-tasty, yet unbelievably simple recipe. We only need one more thing. The grill! You see, grilling your cheese sandwich produces a Maillard reaction, which activates...

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How To Support Your Favorite Bartenders Right Now

The unprecedented global pandemic of the COVID-19 has crippled many businesses forcing them to close their doors. This is in response to several world leaders' call for territorial lockdowns to halt the transmission of the virus. Unfortunately, the ones that took most of the brunt are the small to medium businesses, mainly within the restaurant, bartending and travel industry. These enterprises rely on the working-class public. Unfortunately, self-isolation has dried...

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6 Best Food Delivery Apps You Can Use Amid The Quarantine

For the past few weeks, we have observed one of the most life-changing phenomenons that the human race has ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic did affect and changed the way we live our daily lives, since movement is restricted, more and more people are swarming into supermarkets to buy their supplies. How we get our food from our favorite places changed drastically too. Many restaurants are shifting their business model...

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23 Best Bars To Network in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)

Downtown Los Angeles’ restaurant scene is getting all the buzz right now.  Not only are there some of the best restaurants located in the area, but it's also one of the best spots in town to throw back a few cocktails. It comes with different options too, like museums, shows, and views of the skyline at night. What makes Downtown stand out from other locations is in the plethora of...

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EkoEats, a Korean-Inspired Cafe Serving Up Delicious Vegan Ramen in DTLA

In the heart of Los Angeles’ downtown financial district lies a cozy Korean inspired restaurant called Eko Eats and people are very pleased. It is the passion project of Chef Judy Han, who is also the sole owner of the place, as she intends to offer not only delicious but healthy and practical Korean food for everyone to enjoy. Address: 630 W 6th St Ste 110b Los Angeles, CA 90017...

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BurgerKing Impossible Whopper Price Cuts Amid Slow Sales

As sales start decreasing, Burger King is slashing the price tag of their Impossible Whopper, a faux-meat burger introduced by the burger joint a year ago. According to Carrols Restaurant Group Inc., their stores only sold 28 Impossible Whoppers each every day—a major decrease from 32. This company is the largest franchisee of Burger King in the U.S., with more than 1,000 locations in the country. The good news is...

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Santa Monica’s Blue Daisy Cafe Serve Up The Best Homemade Breakfast in Town

Finding a place to eat where gluten-free organic food is served can be challenging if you do not know your neighborhood. It is a good thing that in Santa Monica, California, people are given a lot of options when it comes to restaurants, and one of the great ones is Blue Daisy Café. Blue Daisy is considered by most people as one of their favorite places to eat breakfast because...

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Get Your Fingers Sticky With These Deliciously Saucy Korean Sauce From KPOP Foods

K-pop is a genre of popular music originating in South Korea. While the modern form of K-pop can be traced back to the early 90s, the term itself has been popularized since the 2000s, replacing the term Gayo, which also refers to domestic pop music in South Korea.  The trend of people living or working within 50 miles of where they grew up is changing faster and faster as the...

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34 Best Los Angeles Restaurants You Need to Go For Lunch

The dining scene in Los Angeles has changed dramatically in the last few years. It’s like every week there’s another new fantastic restaurant you have to visit if you’re in LA. You'll find the best lunch restaurants for any type of food, from Vietnamese, Thai, Sushi, Middle Eastern, and plenty of Mexican restaurants. So bring your wallet and drive to the following places for some culinary delights that these new...

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18 Healthy Snacks Your Office Will Love

It’s nice to cook and prepare your own healthy recipes and snacks but let’s face it, many of us have very busy schedules. This prevents us from cooking our own healthy food and so we are forced to buy unhealthy snacks.  Does this mean that busy people are doomed? Well, not really. That’s because a lot of healthy and delicious snacks can be purchased online. This means that you don’t...

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