Los Angeles has the highest population of Mexicans in the United States, with the eats to prove it. When you're done completely redefining your regional Mexican food palate by taco touring your way through this sprawling city, there may come a time when you will want to start experimenting with your very own carne asada and long-braised lamb barbacoas at home. When this time comes, you can rest assured that the hundreds of Mexican markets, corner stores, and even some major local supermarket chains will have your back. Here's where to go for the best tortillas, produce, meats, dairy, and more.
Warm weather and fantastic food welcomed guests to Saturday evening's The Taste: Flavors of LA, theatrically staged in the magical Paramount Studios movie backlot. Organized by the Los Angeles Times, it was but one of The Taste's five food events held over the three-day weekend; it was also the first to sell out, to a hungry crowd of 2,000. See some of our favorite bites in the slideshow!
BhanKanomThai is a tiny place. But the crammed racks heavy with imported thai crackers, cookies, and other goods reveal just the beginning of its epic selection of Thai snacks and sweets.
Summer in Los Angeles: sure, you can dismiss it as a "dry heat," but it's still plenty hot. That's where the refreshing ceviches from the multitude of Latin American cultures who call this city home step in, offering relief in the form of raw fish tossed with an acidic marinade. Here are six ceviches around town that are all but guaranteed to keep you cool. ¡Provecho!
An Ethiopian restaurant outside of Little Ethiopia's restaurant row in Los Angeles? Now, there's a thought! There aren't many of them in this town, but Azla, a new family-run operation in South LA's Mercado La Paloma food court, is making a name for itself with excellent homestyle Ethiopian eats. Full disclosure: this place is vegan. But hey, so is a lot of Ethiopian food by default, so don't trip out just yet.
The semi-regular Asian street food festival is modeled after a traditional Taiwanese night market and is loaded with hawker fare, attracting thousands of visitors. There are dozens and dozens of street food and restaurant booths offering attractively prices bites of both common and less-common regional dishes.
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