If you’re headed to LA for a trip of a lifetime and want to dine out at some of LA’s most popular eateries, However, besides going to some of the most popular attractions, and making sure that you stay in one of the most reputable Los Angeles rental homes, we suggest you read this LA bucket list which include takeaway joints, bistros, cafes, salad bars and restaurants, has some Ideas to discover some of the best places to eat on a fun-filled LA-based vacation.
Best Places to eat on vacation in LA:
- In-and-Out Burger
In-and-Out Burger was founded in California in 1948 and is an LA institution. There is even an In-and-Out Burger restaurant situated across the road from LAX, Los Angele’s premier international airport. Why are you better off getting a burger, fries and chocolate milkshake from In-and-Out Burger, rather than an international franchise such as Mc Donalds?
What makes In-and-Out Burger stand out from its competition is that all of its food is made fresh, with none of the burger joint’s food arriving prepacked or frozen. If you visit, you should see employees hand cutting potato fries from whole potatoes on-site.
If you need another reason to check In-and-Out Burger out on your epic LA adventure, you may be tempted by the fact that numerous A-list celebrities rave about the popular takeaway joint. Examples of which include Armie Hammer, Selena Gomez, and Emma Roberts.
- Lemonade LA
As La natives are well known for their collective, healthy eating habits, LA boasts numerous eateries which offer fresh, mouthwatering, health-conscious fare. So if you’re interested in eating food which is both delicious it’s well worth heading to Lemonade LA, which offers yogurt based fruit smoothies, kale and edamame salads and curried cauliflower.
Lemonade LA also offers homemade lemonade in a wide array of flavors and colors. You can even order a pink lemonade. So if you’re looking to grab a bite to eat and a thirst quenching drink after a hike up Runyon Canyon or a busy day spent sightseeing, it’s well worth checking out one of Lemonade LA’s stores.
- Health Nut
While Health Nut is located in a shopping center in the San Fernando Valley and may not seem like anything special from a first glance, Health Nut is famous for its delicious salads and has a wide array of celebrity clients. Examples of whom include the Kardashian sisters who often eat Health Nut salads, on their reality shows, such as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”.
If you’re not sure which salad to opt for, as Health Nut offers a wide selection of appetizing salads, you may want to start off with ordering a tasty Chinese Chicken Salad, which happens to be one of Kim and Khloe’s favorite salads. Alternatively, you may want to try out Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s favorite salad Health Nut’s Deluxe Salad. The latter of which features chow mein noodles, sunflower seeds, sesame dressing and pickled ginger.
If you’re a foodie, it’s well worth visiting Disneyland as they offer a wide array of fun cuisine which includes Mickey Mouse shaped pretzels which are filled with cheese, sugar covered chocolate churros, key lime pie and Louisiana inspired gumbo. When it comes to grabbing a meal at Disney, there are so many tasty options available, that it pays to take a look around at the various eateries on offer before making a final decision.
Although if there’s one food which you have to try, it’s the pineapple Dole whip, which is served outside the Tiki Room and which is the perfect way to cool down after a hot day spent exploring Disneyland.
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company offers a wide array of LA locations to choose from, however, you can’t go wrong walking into the Bubba Gump restaurant which is located on the Santa Monica Pier. As Bubba Gump restaurants are themed around the movie “Forrest Gump”, which features a scene where Forrest Gump finishes an epic cross-country run at the end of the Santa Monica Pier.
One of the unique reasons to visit Bubba Gump’s is that at some point during your meal your server will ask you whether you’d like to take part in a “Forrest Gump”, themed quiz.
What kind of meals can you expect to order? While Bubba Gumps is famous for its seafood dishes such as shrimp and bacon potato bites and shrimp with salsa, it also offers vegetarian dishes. So if you’re a seafood lover, you’re bound to fall in love with Bubba Gump’s fare.
If you love French cuisine and aren’t on a strict budget you may want to book a table at Republique, which is the top-rated French bistro and bakery in Los Angeles. Examples of some of the dishes which you may want to try include potato and leek beignets, foie gras torchon toast and tournedos rossini.
Alternatively, you may want to order a cheese platter, which will feature a wide variety of imported French cheeses, which are sure to cause your mouth to water.
Nobu is insanely busy so it’s well worth ringing ahead to book a reservation for your upcoming trip to LA. Nobu is named after it’s head chef Nobu Matsushita, who is a celebrity chef who is famed for his world-class Japanese cuisine.
However, what makes Nobu unique is that it specializes in fusion cooking and its menu blends Japanese fare with Peruvian fare, to offer food which you won’t taste anywhere else in the world but Nobu. If you only have time to visit once, make sure to order the black cod in miso, which is Nobu Matushita’s signature dish and one of Nobu’s most highly rated meals.
If you’re keen to try Nobu’s fare head to Nobu West Hollywood, Nobu Los Angeles or Nobu Downtown. All of which offer Nobu’s full menu of delectable dishes.
So if you’re headed to sunny Los Angeles and are looking to eat at as many of Los Angele’s top-rated eateries as possible on your short trip, it’s well worth heading to all 7 of the popular LA-based eateries listed above. Many of which only exist in Los Angeles and are sure to delight your taste buds!