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 hello@lastartups.com

7 Standout Restaurants in Los Angeles to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Restaurant businesses are slowly recovering from the combined restrictions both the government and the pandemic created. Diners haven't had the chance to go out that much. A few restaurants have opened and closed but these seven places on the list are a good way to start the eat-out experience again. 7 Dining Destinations in Los Angeles to Eat Right Now Sant’olina is a melting pot of Israeli and Mediterranean cuisine...

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop on Delivering Wholesome Food from “Haunted” Kitchens

Not exactly haunted, but ghost kitchens are the latest business expansion GP has. The ghost kitchen chain opened on March 8 of this year. It currently has a location in Santa Monica but can deliver to places like Beverly Hills. They also deliver to Culver, Brentwood, and Venice. Fun fact: the Santa Monica location used to be a chicken farm prior to its transformation in 2016.  The Goop brand name...

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Your Daily Coffee May Soon Be at Risk From Suez Blockage

News of the recent Suez Canal blockage by a container ship caused delays for merchants. It was only a few days but the effects were visible as the passage is a major maritime trade route. The effect had cost delays in shipment for oil and natural gas. The route carries over ten percent of the global trade. A similar situation could happen to coffee, or more accurately, is happening right...

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New State Bill To Keep CA Restaurant Businesses Afloat Undergoes Review this April

Senator Scott Weiner wants changes to the alcohol licensing. At least that's what Senate Bill 314 was about. The bill affects the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in giving out licenses. If successful, it will reduce the number of months businesses have to wait. The bill aims to shorten it to less than half a year. It also allows consumers to purchase beer. It enables licensees to sell alcohol. Transactions can...

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15 Best Cheap Eats in Los Angeles

Dining out can get costly, especially if you want something tasty. However, it doesn’t have to hurt your wallet every time you go out to eat. There are lots of seriously amazing eateries around LA that are big on taste and servings but will not cost you a lot.  Our Favorite Cheap Eats in L.A. To help give you a good idea for where you can head to the next...

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The 2021 Guide to 15 Coolest Restaurants in Los Angeles

Find where you can go in Los Angeles for the trendiest dining establishments to satisfy your foodie cravings. Are you in Los Angeles right now? Whether you’re just visiting or you live here, you really ought to try one of these dining establishments for a great dining experience. In fact, no one’s stopping you from trying them all! Best Trendy Restaurants Los Angeles 1. Xiang La Hui Location: 621 W...

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21 Best Burger Restaurants in Los Angeles You Absolutely Have to Try

Hamburgers are pretty much the global definition of American cuisine so why should you settle for anything less than stellar? Here are twenty-one top-notch places in LA so you can always get the tastiest options around. When you think about it, burgers seem so simple. They’re practically just sandwiches but with some rounded bread and beef patties. Surprisingly, it’s also very easy to get them wrong so not all burgers...

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15 Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles – Revealed 

Los Angeles' Koreatown is the pinnacle of Korean cookery in the United States, without any doubt. The food offered is astonishingly delightful, making even the most obsessive foodies from Seoul awestruck at both its quality and quantity. It’s the perfect setup since this vibrant neighborhood has a lot of neon lights and stay open until late at night. Most diners limit their Korean food offerings to all-you-can-eat barbecues. The good...

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20 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Los Angeles You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

Have you ever heard the saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day"? The majority of Americans believe that this saying is true, the rest do not. It doesn't matter which side you're on. Because breakfast truly has yielded a myriad of sumptuous and tasty selections. From a hearty egg, bacon, beans, and toast. To a holistic bowl of fruits and nuts with a sprinkling of chia seeds...

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As Cold Weather Curbs Outdoor Dining, Expect a Spike in Disposables-Packed Deliveries

Restaurants with even a fragment of outdoor space have found ways to serve customers in the fresh air during this era of pandemic dining. For people seeking a meal with a fresh view along with fresh ingredients, an al fresco two-top with a six-foot radius is a godsend. A less-noticed benefit is that in-house dining gives planet Earth a break on what could’ve been another meal delivered in a heap...

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OXIGEN Closed a $15M Series B Funding Round Backed by Notable Celebs: Kevin Love, Stephen Curry, Brett Eldredge

OXIGEN, the pH balanced water boosted with oxygen, announced today the closing of its $15 million Series B funding round backed by a roster of notable celebrities and global business leaders. OXIGEN is proud to feature a Board of Advisors that brings together the very best in business, community leadership, health & wellness, and sports & entertainment. They join Stephen Curry, who was announced as an OXIGEN investor, partner, and...

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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 a maximum...

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15 Superfoods That Will Boost Your Happiness & Energy

For some people, eating anything is a great idea whenever they feel down and depressed. The 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...

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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. Best Pizza Restaurants in Los Angeles to Eat As proof, here’s our list of the most essential spots to get the...

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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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10 Best Cigars and Drink Lounges in Los Angeles

Despite the despotic rule of the health buffs, there are still plenty of places in Los Angeles where you can puff on a cigar while sipping an alcoholic beverage.  In Los Angeles, dieting and working out is a way of life. Somehow, the powers that be in LA have made it a crime to smoke in places where usually you can find folks relaxing over cigarettes and beer. Still, it...

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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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