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The Valley Dining Guide

You might have lived in the Valley your entire life, but you still probably haven’t been to every restaurant on this list – do yourself a favor and try out some of the options below.

Porto’s Bakery & Café

Address: 3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 846-9100
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 5,900+ reviews)

  • Our favorites: Guava Strudel & Parisian Cake
  • Gets really busy on the weekends, the line moves fast, but for even faster in and out, try their outdoor seating (as long as there is  a seat available it’s yours, no need to wait)
  • One of LA’s best known, most loved iconic institutions.  Super affordable pricing, really high quality – it’s pure heaven on earth.

Crave Café

Address: 14504 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 990-7888
Yelp Link: (3.5 stars with 1,800+ reviews)

  • We love that they are open 24 HOURS / 7 DAYS!
  • Huge menu – and while nothing is particularly complex, they execute all of their options relatively well
  • Our favorites: Crepes and fresh coconuts

Kopan Ramen – Burbank

Address: 220 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: (818) 845-0817
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1,000+ reviews)

  • Great Ramen – some of the best we’ve had in the Valley
  • We like the overall layout/décor and ambiance – it’s cute, not too formal, but nice enough for  a casual date
  • Our favorite is the extra spicy ramen – we LOVE spicy ramen.

Natas Pastries

Address: 13317 Ventura Blvd, Ste D, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Phone: (818) 788-8050
Yelp link: (4 stars with 600+ reviews)

  • Our favorites: the Natas, especially the Original Nata
  • So much goodness – from the endless array of pastries to their delicious Portuguese food menu

Tokyo Doggie Style Food Truck and Catering

Address: Serving Los Angeles and surrounding area
Phone: (310) 591 6226
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 100+ reviews)

  • One of the best Vegan dogs we’ve had
  • Their garlic fries are great – generous portion, and perfectly flavored and salted

Mint Garden

Address: 4850 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 380-2888
Yelp link: (3.5 stars with 100+ reviews)

  • Don’t judge us, but our go-to order here is the Pad Thai, Paanang and Mango Sticky Rice
  • The Mango Sticky Rice is OH. So. GOOD.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Address: 145 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: (818) 569-5240
Yelp link: (3.5 stars with 500+ reviews)

  • Great beer as expected, in addition to good food
  • Start with either the garlic fries or Wonton Nachos

World Empanadas

Shoutout to the super cool Hydee Umali Abarintos

Shoutout to the super cool Hydee Umali Abarintos

Address: 1206 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: (818) 561-4999
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 300+ reviews)

  • Love their spicy potato and cheese empanadas!
  • TONS of Vegan options – so proud of how inclusive our city is – there is something for everyone here

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company

Cheers Katie!

Cheers Katie!

Address: 14612 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 788-2178
Yelp link:  (4.5 stars with 1,000+ reviews)

  • The pizza is obviously good, but the burata appetizer is our true love

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