Always a popular option, food delivery and takeout in Los Angeles became a critical lifeline for foodies during this year's COVID-19 pandemic.
Let’s be honest – sometimes nothing’s better than splurging on some quality takeout food, cuddling up on your couch and devouring a meal from the safety of your pajamas. So we’ve selected some of our favorite restaurants to order from during this time.
If you’re in the mood for sushi, you might be interested in sashimi of Japanese kinmedai snapper torched on a cedar plank, a specialty dish from Spago. For more sushi options, check out Sushi Roku Pasadena, where you’ll be offered some of the finest assortments of in all of Los Angeles.
But if you need to satisfy your cravings of that classic American steak, try out BOA Steakhouse and enjoy a five-star meal while watching your favorite movie on your couch. Or go for Crustacean Beverly Hills, which is serving up the Vietnamese-influenced dishes of your dreams.
Bring the city’s booming restaurant scene to the comfort of your home, thanks to these restaurants serving gourmet fare via takeout and delivery.
9200 Sunset Blvd., 101 Santa Monica Blvd., boasteak.com
If you’re looking to impress even the most refined gourmands in your inner circle, the BOA Raw menu option is the way to go. The West Hollywood- and Santa Monica-based hot spot offers its premium steak cuts from Creekstone Farms—think American wagyu ribeye, petite filet, bone-in—to prepare at home. Complete your meal by ordering additional side items to grill alongside your juicy meats. And remember: A chef never reveals their cooking secrets.
Crustacean Beverly Hills
468 N Bedford Dr., crustaceanbh.com
Cleverly dubbed the “An the Go” menu—for its namesake founders, restaurateur and hospitality giants the An family—Crustacean Beverly Hills features a slew of Vietnamese- influenced dishes exceptionally curated for at-home dining. The menu also comes with some enticing offers and options, including 15% off all items; exclusive takeout dishes, like crispy orange peel chicken, misoyaki butterfish, dumplings and more; plus plenty of choices from its famed secret kitchen. With new rollouts, plus daily and weekly specials, the buzzy eatery has us coming back time and again.
424 N Canon Dr., portaviarestaurants.com
Beverly Hills hot spot Porta Via pulls out all of the stops with its to-go menus. Order the neighborhood bistro’s signature dishes like grilled Ōra King salmon, roasted Lake Superior whitefish and brick-pressed citrus herb-roasted chicken—plus more from its extensive list of haute cuisine—via delivery service Postmates for ultimate convenience. The online to-go menu also features the eatery’s wide range of caffeinated sips for those extra-sluggish work-from-home mornings.
176 N Canon Dr., wolfgangpuck.com
Celeb chef Wolfgang Puck makes takeout look and taste like a five-star culinary experience. Spago Beverly Hills—his flagship restaurant—offers
a full to-go menu, from salads and starters, like the early harvest corn agnolotti and risotto with Maine lobster and uni; to mouthwatering pizza fresh from the wood-burning oven; to creative entrees like Austrian veal wienerschnitzel, Scottish salmon Hong Kong-style and pan-roasted Jidori chicken. Also featured on the menu are the Spago retail liquor collection and retail wine cellar, boasting top- shelf spirits—you can’t go wrong with the Château Mouton Rothschild, 2003 ($650) and WhistlePig 12-year single-barrel rye whiskey ($150)—plus cakes and bake-at-home goods. What’s better than capping the evening with delicious chocolate fudge brownies?
Sushi Roku Pasadena
33 Miller Alley, sushiroku.com
Never fear, sushi connoisseurs, you can still get your fix of the city’s best raw fish—and you can even make it too. The Pasadena eatery offers a DIY hand roll kit ($120, serves four-plus), complete with ingredients and a step-by-step guide. For already prepared options, opt for the signature pack with sushi family pack ($178, serves four), featuring an assortment of sushi-grade fish, plus shishito peppers, edamame, carpaccio plate and spicy cucumber. Complete your decadent at-home feast with a DIY Moscow mule or margarita kit and you’re set.
Photography by: Courtesy of Spago