As we head into our 4th month of stay-at-home here in Los Angeles, I've found joy in being able to support local restaurants and food businesses who cannot have dine-in services right now. It's not only a great way to get food (safely via pick-up or delivery), but it helps to support small businesses who are trying to keep their employees working and their rent paid. So it feels like a win-win! Here are a few of my local favorites...
For Groceries and Fresh Fruit/Veggies:
Amazebowls—Curated boxes of fruit, veggies, and their well-known Acai Bowls (for pickup or delivery).
Soon MiniMart—A mix of farmers' market goods from fresh bread, fruit, veggies, Korean specialties, wine, cheese, and so much more (for pickup or delivery).
All Time—One of our favorite restaurants offers both a selection of their food and grocery options like coffee, wine, pasta, pantry staples, and readymade food from their restaurant's menu.
Valerie Confections—One of my favorite bakeries offers pies, cakes, and sweet treats as well as pantry staples.
Broome Street General Store—My go-to coffee and gift shop has a ton of well-curated pantry options like cheese, ice cream, produce, soup kits, fresh herbs, and more.
Jon & Vinny's—From Italian prepared foods to desserts to pantry items (like pre-made cookie dough and pizza kits), bring one of LA's favorite spots to your home.
Girl & Dug Farm—A farm that provided specialty vegetables to some of LA's finest restaurants is now offering their amazing selection of farm to home vegetable boxes!
For pre-cooked meals:
If you need a break from cooking, catering companies are using their talents and resources to provide cooked meals for families for everyday or for special occasions.
Annie Campbell— Annie offers beautiful, healthy food as well as "Cookies for a Cause" to support Friends of the Children Los Angeles.
Heirloom LA—Heirloom offers a range of foods from their signature catering available to families for pickup or delivery.
Ayara—One of my favorite Thai restaurants in Los Angeles has Thursday Thai Bento boxes each week with a different theme or region.
Hanks Bagels—My favorite bagel spot in Los Angeles does weekly deliveries of their amazing bagels and cream cheeses.
Little Market x Homeboy Industries— The Little Market has partnered with Homeboy Industries to deliver their baked goods (including the rainbow bread above) all over Los Angeles.
For prepared foods to cook at home:
The Yori LA - Almost like a Korean Blue Apron, the food is all prepped and only needs to be cooked at home when you're ready.
Black Hogg - Marinated meats that are perfect for cooking at home for an easy and delicious meal.
I'll keep adding to this list as I find and try new ones!