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

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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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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11 Best Restaurants in Echo Park For Lunch

Drive down on Sunset Blvd. and visit these restaurants in and around Echo Park—you won’t regret it! If you live in Echo Park, there’s baseball to enjoy in nearby Dodger Stadium. But then there are also the restaurants to visit when you want to celebrate a Dodger victory or to mourn a loss. Heck, you can invent any reason you want to get a table in these eateries, as long...

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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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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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19 Ways Eat Healthy Without Spending a Fortune

Does it seem like it’s incredibly expensive to switch to a healthier diet? Here are the tips you need to stay on budget while you enjoy healthy eating. Get into the health food section of some stores, and you might notice how these food items tend to be a bit more expensive. So are you forced to spend big just to stay on a healthy diet? That’s not necessarily the case. Heed...

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11 Best Restaurants For Lunch in West Los Angeles

Who says there are no good places for foodies in West Los Angeles? These restaurants prove that if you’re in West LA, there’s good food near you. Ask a foodie for the LA neighborhood with the best restaurants, and chances are they won’t say “West LA”. But that doesn’t mean you have to go far for your foodie hankerings if you live in West Los Angeles. Mark down these restaurants...

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Best Ever Thai Food in Los Angeles

For Los Angelenos, there’s no need to take a plane to Thailand to enjoy authentic Thai dishes and desserts! Not only does the City of Angels boasts of numerous Thai restaurants in Downtown but it also has Thai Town, the only one of its kind in the United States! Thai Town occupies six blocks in the East Hollywood neighborhood between Western Avenue and Normandie Avenue. Even first-timers to the area won’t miss...

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Best Sushi Near Downtown Los Angeles

Say goodbye to mayonnaise-drenched California rolls and hello to authentic sushi in these Downtown LA (DTLA) restaurants! While there’s nothing wrong with California rolls – we love them when these are done right – we also think that it’s high time more people appreciate the freshness of raw fish. There’s also the fact that Downtown Los Angeles is home to diverse sushi places, from the classic omasake restaurants to the experimental kaiseki...

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5 New Must-Try Foodie Destinations in Los Angeles

The City of Angels is a true melting pot for a wide range of peoples from around the world and, as such, it’s a culinary destination in its own right! We have plenty of restaurants, from fast-food joints to hole-in-the-wall eateries, which appeal to every food craving at nearly all hours of the day and night. And Los Angeles being what it is, there’s almost always something new in the...

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34 Hottest New Restaurants in Los Angeles You Need To Eat In 2021

It’s like every week there’s another new fantastic restaurant you have to visit if you’re in Los Angeles. This is heavenly for foodies, especially if you know in advance which eateries offer the best experiences for the best prices. So bring your wallet and drive to the following places for some culinary delights that these new places offer. Here are some of the best new restaurant just opened up in...

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An Inside Look at American Coffee Culture

Coffee has long been popular all over the world, and that’s especially true in the US. Today, the US interest in coffee is even greater, but now the modern world of coffee has become much more complicated. Today questions abound as to where the coffee comes from, whether the beans should be roasted light or dark, and the types of equipment needed to produce the perfect cup of coffee. But...

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20 Best Taco Restaurants in Los Angeles For Lunch

If you’re in search of the best taco, there’s really no need to get on a plane to Mexico if you’re already in LA. That’s because the obviously prominent presence of Hispanic culture in Los Angeles has had a profound impact on the local cuisine, and now the city offers tacos that can rival the very best that you can find anywhere else. Los Angeles is always a city that...

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