I am sorry to tell you New York, but you guys are not the Street Food Kings. The City of Angels is where street food is done best. Los Angeles's street food is a melting pot of American, Indian, Mexican, and many more cuisines. The crazy part is that they produce such amazing flavor in a truck or stand. Some famous street food options include Dollar Hit, Corn Man, Tacos Arizas, and even a food hall known as Grand Central Market. Locations are varied.
I know that you are probably saying that In-N-Out isn't exclusive to LA, but come on, everyone knows In-N-Out's home is in LA. It is easily the best fast food in the country, and they serve burgers that make some 30-dollar burgers look bad. Their glory doesn't stop at burgers though, because they have animal-style fries that are amazing. Personally, the ideal In-N-Out meal is a Double-Double with Animal-Style Fries and a large Coke. Located at 7009 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
The Original Pantry Cafe
Name me something more LA than a classic OG Diner. That's right, nothing. From the vibes to the food, The Original Pantry Cafe is the epitome of an original diner. They serve all the diner classics such as pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, and burgers. I recommend their Pancakes; they never disappoint. Located on 877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Teddy's Red Tacos
Whether it be from TikTok, Youtube, or Instagram, you have definitely seen these red tacos before. These tacos have a crazy amount of hype for being not just some regular taco. These are Birria Tacos. A Mexican dish but an LA staple. Although LA is full of great Birria joints, the best has to be Teddy's Red Tacos. Teddy's has mastered the ratio of Shell to Meat to Birria, and the result is fantastic. Located at 731 E Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011.
Los Angeles might be known as The City of Angels, but in reality it is The City of Amazing Donuts. And in a city of amazing donuts, you have a city of donut lovers. Whether it is because they serve amazing donuts or because they are featured in GTA V, Randy's is always praised by people. Their Butter Crumb Raised Donut is their best seller, and it is an icon to The City of Amazing Donuts. Located at 805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301.
Time to take out your wallet because we are heading to Beverly Hills. Known for its beautiful houses, great food, and friendly people, Beverly Hills is a must-stop for any tourist. Though Beverly Hills has many excellent restaurants, Spago is at the top of that list. Their Smoked Salmon Pizza has always been my favorite for its distinct and delicious flavor. Located at 176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
Musso & Frank Grill
People think Hollywood is only meant for actors and taking pictures with a big white sign, but it actually offers excellent food. Standing tall in the list of fantastic food is Musso & Frank Grill. It has been around for quite a while and is even Hollywood's oldest eatery. And they have truly beat the test of time because their steaks are some of the best in LA. Located at 6667 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
République Café Bakery
Bring on the Brunch!!! And not just any brunch, a French Brunch. French Toast, French Omelets, Croque Madams, Ooh là là!! Since they serve all the French classics and many more, République is a great way to kick off your morning. Their Brioche French Toast has always been my favorite for its fluffiness and sweetness. Located at 624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Pink's Hot Dogs
You know it's funny that before I made this list, the last thing I thought I'd put on it would be a Hot Dog. But, it turns out that the people of LA love their hot dogs. But not ordinary 6-inch hot dogs, they need the giant 12-inch hot dogs. There is no better place to get these huge hot dogs than at Pink's Hot Dogs. And when I tell you these hot dogs are amazing, I am not lying. Everything from the snap of the wiener to the buttery bun to the ample toppings is all top tier. Located at 709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038.
Philippe The Original
Coming in as LA's most iconic and best eat is... Philippe The Original. Phillipe is known for their historic French Dip Sandwich, which they have served for over 100 years. There is something about the sandwich that keeps on attracting locals and tourists alike. This is definitely a must-eat in The City of Angels. Located at 1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.