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14 Epic East LA Spots to Get Your Grub On

There is so much food innovation in East LA – particularly in Silverlake, Echo Park and Atwater Village.  We’re literally bursting at the seams because of how much good food there is in this part of town.

Silverlake Ramen

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Address: 2927 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (323) 660-8100
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1,700+ reviews)

  • Classic Silverlake Ramen joint with solid ramen and friendly service
  • Broth is thick and creamy and their spicy and nonspicy options are both great

Sage Organic Vegan Bistro

Address: 1700 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 989-1718
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1,200+ reviews)

  • Amazing, organic vegan spot that absolutely crushes it – great spot
  • Our favorites: Buffalo sauce cauliflower, butternut squash ravioli and the potato tacos


Address: 3143 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 486-7073
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 300+ reviews)

  • We love their falafel wrap – fresh, delicious and a few interesting kicks (like crispy potato strips)
  • They have a community sandwich where you can pay whatever you can afford or buy one for someone in need – so good to see a business that cares about our community and those in need

Masa of Echo Park

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Chicago Deep Dish

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Address: 1800 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 989-1558
Yelp link: (4 stars with 3,000+ reviews)

  • Amazing Bread Pudding
  • People love the deep dish pizza – order ahead of time (takes 45 minutes)

Casa Bianca Pizza

Address: 1650 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: (323) 256-9617
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1,000+ reviews)

  • Some of the best pizza anywhere in LA, not just the Eastside

The Kitchen

Address: 4348 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029     
Phone: (323) 664-3663
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1,100+ reviews)

  • Great, low-key spot
  • Love the Mac & Cheese and their breakfast menu

Flore Vegan Cuisine


Address: 3818 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (323) 953-0611
Yelp link: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)

  • Their Rueben is the bee’s knees
  • Their vegan chocolate cake is also insanely good!

Tomato Pie Pizza Joint

Address: 2457 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 661-6474
Yelp link: (4 stars with 800+ reviews)

  • Simple but delicious thin crust pizza
  • Favorites: Grandma and Miss Green


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Address: 3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 666-7133
Yelp link: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)

  • Solid spot for brunch, lunch and dinner
  • The Baked Pancake with lemon custard is popular – we’d recommend ordering one to share

Elf Café

Address: 2135 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone: (213) 484-6829
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Fantastic spot with tons of cruelty-free, vegetarian options
  • Some of our favorites: mushroom kofta and Batatas

Spitz – Los Feliz

Address: 1725 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 522-3309
Yelp link: (4 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Their fries are amazing – so much goodness on top of a bed of fries
  • Decent beer selection

Bulan Thai Vegetarian Kitchen


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Address: 4114 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: (323) 913-1488
Yelp link: (4 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Vegan Thai spots across LA pretty much uniformly do a great job
  • Solid vegetarian pho; their traditional thai options are great too

Cruzer Pizza

Address: 4449 Prospect Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 666-0600
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Pretty good vegan pizza options

My Vegan Gold

Address: 4319 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029     
Phone: (323) 522-6500
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 300+ reviews)

  • Love the Nacho Bomb Fries and Tom Yum Noodle Soup

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