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{los angeles} top 20 bites of 2011…


When I lived in San Diego for a year, I posted my Top 20 Bites in San Diego before moving to LA. So, I thought it would be fun to do the same round-up in Los Angeles every year. So, here you go {a little late}, my Top 20 Bites of 2011 in Los Angeles {in no particular order}


1. Chocolate Hazelut Beignets from Bottega Louie.


2. Salsiccia e friariell {sausage} pizza from Sotto in Beverlywood {photo by Sotto}.


3. Pangchi {rice, taro, corn sweet cakes} from Bahn Kanom Thai in Thai Town.


4. Fried Chicken Sandwich from Canelé in Atwater Village {more here}.


5. Dutch Pancake with Meyer Lemon Cream at Canelé in Atwater Village {more here}.


6. Chocolate Chip Cookies from I Heart Pies.


7. Donut Ice Cream from the Lake Street Creamery Truck.


8. Mini Lobster Roll from Son of a Gun in Mid-City West.


9. Black sesame cream puff from Pastisserie Chantilly in Lomita {more here}.


10. Brussels Sprouts from Red Medicine in Beverly Hills {more here}.


11. Fried Chicken by Cube served at Broome St. General in Silver Lake.


12. Salted Caramel Ice Cream from Carmela in Pasadena.


13. Cheesy Tater Tots from Umami Burger in Los Feliz.


14. Margherita Pizza from Mother Dough in Los Feliz.


15. Butterscotch Budino from Gjelina in Venice.


16. Mini Ice Box Cake from Lark Cake Shop in Silver Lake.


17. Shrimp and Corn in The Whole Shebang Sauce from The Boiling Crab in Korea Town.


18. Ice Cream Cupcake from Frosted in Hollywood.


19. Dragon Eggs in Green Curry from Jitlada in Thai Town.


20. Breakfast potatoes from Little Dom's in Los Feliz.

Enjoy! And, of course, you can see more food adventures in LA right here.

{all photos by Oh Joy unless otherwise noted}


  1. This list looks amazing! It makes me a little sad, I must admit, since I don’t live in LA (every time you post a restaurant adventure, I check the website to see if the place has an NY location!). But I’ll definitely share it with my best friend who lives out there. Thanks for sharing!

  2. these all sound amazing! a few of my favorite things right now are the Chicken Pot Pie, Mexican Chocolate pie, and Maple Custard Pie at the Pie Hole…. i noticed you went to the Pie Hole, but I think you may have missed my favorite items on their menu 🙂 …. things that make this ice cream girl a wannabe pie girl!

  3. This list is SUCH perfect timing as I am off to LA with the girl and the man in bit. And although we have been before, it’s been a LONG time and we don’t know it like we know NYC.
    Off to write these down…

  4. Thank you so much for mentioning Frosted! I live in Long Beach, a few blocks from their first location, and I have been visiting since they first opened! Best cupcakes ever!

  5. I love this post! I’m from Orange County (but now living in the Bay Area) and I lit up when I recognized a few places on your list. Bahn Khanom Thai is awesome (I really like their pandan custard). I’ve never been to Jitlada, but that dish looks very good. And, of course, who can pass up The Boiling Crab? (I even tried my hand at making their whole sha-bang sauce for a recent at-home crab feast.)
    I’m going to have to write down all the other places and try them out the next time I’m in SoCal. Thanks for the list!

  6. all these look so good, thanks for sharing!
    my favorite LA bites are: cafe dulce’s (little tokyo) red bean/green tea donuts, tavern’s sweet potato chips and lemon ricotta pancakes, farmshop’s fried chicken, carrot cupcakes from magnolia bakery, sweet rose creamery’s ice-cream, osteria mozza’s butternut squash mezzalune (ravioli-style) and milk’s strawberry shortcake shake.

  7. Yeah, I totally feel my own food adventure coming on… as a local, some really great, unique picks here and some of the others that have popped up in comments have me planning a little eating tour around town. The curry dish from Jitlada looks nothing short of amazing.

  8. Wow! Great list. The mini lobster roll is SOOO cute! I also love salted caramel ice cream… the best I’ve had was at Berthillon in Paris!

  9. This is great! We are going to LA in April, so I will definitely save this to my reader and call upon it when we get there!


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