Over the past year, local eateries in Los Angeles have found ways to continue to serve our community in an ever-changing landscape. Now more than ever, it’s important that we show up and show out in support of these neighborhood establishments. Together with DoorDash, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite spots that are ready to serve you both in-person or from the comfort of your home. Check them out below!
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Amara Kitchen | Highland Park
Located in Highland Park, the food, coffee, and ambiance of Amara Kitchen brings a steady flow of people all day — filling out the tables inside and on the sidewalk outside. Founded in 2013, owner Paola Guasp is known for serving alternative takes on classic dishes and reinterpreting menus for all types of eaters (from gluten free to vegan and paleo). Overall, this local spot is a bright, welcoming, and comfortable space for the community to enjoy a meal, cup of coffee, and get involved in cultural, artistic, and non-profit sharing. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to stop in and try their popular vegan and gluten free chocolate chip cookies!
- Highland Park: 519 N Avenue 64, Los Angeles, CA 90042
- Altadena: 841 E Mariposa St, Altadena, CA 91001
Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen | Inglewood
Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen has been serving up delicious and traditional soul food in a cafeteria-style dining experience since 1999. Now with two locations, the Inglewood eateries are known for their generous portions, good service, and food that reminds one of being at their family’s Sunday dinner! Their menu features smothered pork chops, Southern-style short ribs, oxtails, and Dulan’s signature fried chicken. Don’t think we forgot about the sides — Dulan’s also accompanies their plates with macaroni and cheese, collard greens, corn and okra, and everything in between.
- Manchester Blvd: 202 E Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
- Century Blvd: 1714 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90047
Mama D’s African Cuisine | Boyle Heights
Mama D’s African Cuisine serves exquisite and delicious African meals and pastries originating from Cameroon, West Africa. Run by Mama D’s daughter, Claudia Wanki, this Boyle Heights establishment packs a big punch of flavors in all of their dishes. If you’re new to this cuisine, we recommend starting with the ndole (a dark green stew featuring a mix of bitter spinach, stewed nuts, and shrimp) or the Classic African Lunch (a bright-red tomato stew filled with your choice of protein and paired with rice). No matter what you order, a meal at Mama D’s African Cuisine is sure to bring you a big dose of comfort.
Address: 1240 S Soto St, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Oh My Burger | Gardena
In the summer of 2011, Oh My Burger was established by two young entrepreneurs with the goal of serving fresh and epic meals full of flavor and excitement. Today, innovation and staying up to date with current food trends are what have led to the ongoing success of this Gardena burger joint. Oh My Burger offers customers premium quality burgers, meatless options, fresh cut fries, and hand-scooped milkshakes the old fashion way. Did we also mention they’re the home of L.A.’s original donut burger? If original glazed donut buns are your thing, the Oh My Luther (or Duffman Luther) is for you!
Address: 2142 W El Segundo Blvd, Gardena, CA 90249
Poppy + Rose | Downtown
Poppy + Rose is a California-inspired American brunch restaurant that has quickly become a favorite for breakfast, brunch and lunch for DTLA locals and visitors alike. Founded in 2014, Poppy + Rose serves seasonal, elevated, country kitchen style comfort food in a relaxed and floral-themed ambiance. All of the dishes from the restaurant’s extensive menu are made from scratch, with original recipe’s crafted in Chef Michael Reed’s kitchen. Favorites off of the Poppy + Rose menu include Buttermilk Chicken + Waffles, the Fried Chicken Sandwich, Biscuits and Gravy, and a Pulled Pork Hash Platter.
Address: 765 Wall St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
All businesses featured on this list can be found on the DoorDash app.