Los Angeles: 5 must-try restaurants this month

April 16, 2019 | Los Angeles
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A pizza joint, a taco cantina, a burger shop, plus a place that specializes in two of those three. All of your most common cravings can now be delivered to your door via Uber Eats! Then, if you’re feeling like you need a little health elixir after all that indulgence, we have juice for you, too.

Califlower Pizza

The cauliflower crust pizza trend is no flash in the (pizza) pan, this new delivery-first slice store is here to stay. All pies can be made vegan-friendly, and all pizza crusts—constructed with cauliflower (naturally), gluten-free all-purpose flour, coconut flour, chia seeds, and cornmeal—are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and nut free. But not free of flavor. Case in point: Art of Pesto (homemade pesto, artichokes, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella, and Parmesan) and the Vegan Shroom with a View (tomato sauce, crimini and portobello mushrooms, and vegan mozzarella).

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Tacos El Unico

Launched as a taco truck in Compton 38 years ago, El Unico now shares scrumptious south-of-the-border-inspired food at 10 locations across Southern California. The Street Tacos, Sopes, Burritos, Fries, and more can be customized and topped with your favorite protein: asada, al pastor, cabeza, chicken, chorizo, lengua, or soyrizo. For one of the most affordable desserts in town, sweeten the meal with a $1.75 order of Cajeta Churros.

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G Fat Station

Here’s the sitch: G Fat has an oh-so Instagrammable option for everyone from the carnivore to the pescatarian to the vegetarian. Go all in with the G Black Fatty Burger, 8 ounces of beef piled high with mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fries, Cheddar cheese, grilled onions, mayonnaise, and “G sauce,” or go fish with the G Blue Burger, a shrimp patty crowned with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, thousand island, and blue cheese. If meatless is more your M.O., score a G Green Veggie Burger or a Margarita Pizza (yep, they have those, too!).

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Nexx Burger

All-natural, no hormones, vegetarian-fed, always fresh—the beef and chicken served is top-notch and handled with care at this burger brick and mortar (as well as at its catering truck and now via Uber Eats delivery). Deck out your ⅓-pound burger with avocado, bacon, chili, and/or cheese, add a side of fries, then chill out with a Neapolitan shake or an Agave Vanilla Cream Soda. Fast food is rarely this close to clean eating, and as a result, we feel zero guilt for cleaning our plates.

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Jamba Juice

The juice is loose for a vitamin-rich snack or breakfast now that Jamba has joined Uber Eats! If a slurpable recipe isn’t quite satisfying enough, try a smoothie bowl (we’re fond of the Island Pitaya with pineapple, bananas, pitaya, strawberries, mangos, pumpkin-flax seed granola, blueberries, honey, chia seeds, and coconut). Or try a “Tasty Bite,” like oatmeal, flatbreads, soft pretzels, or wraps.

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Posted by Karla Walsh
Category: On the Menu