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Novaturient Nomad's five favorite LA meals

When you think of Los Angeles, you think often think about Hollywood and not the food gems that are found in the city. I'm here to tell you, you need to!

LA is the land of endless culinary possibilities. From food trucks to fine dining. On my recent trip to LA, I wrote down all of the places I've always heard about and wanted to try. I listened to almost anyone that had a suggestion but with a limited timeframe, I could only visit a few. Here are my five favorite places in no particular order.

Lettuce Feast

The Triple OG at Lettuce Feast
The Triple OG at Lettuce Feast

This is a food truck that I found at the Vegan Exchange while walking through the fair in search of something to eat. Nothing says “try me” than the stall or truck with the longest line.

I recommend trying the Triple OG. This is one of the best sandwiches I've had in my life! So good, you won't even remember it’s vegan. Or if you’re vegan it’s so good, it has to be vegan of course! There are 6 flavors to choose from, my favorite being Hot Honey. Get the combo and try some cajun fries or coleslaw and a drink.

The address for the Vegan Exchange is 5300 Bakman Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601. Hours 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (April 7th to February 9th)

Monty's Good Burger

Montys on my flight home

Vegan for the win! Again, I couldn't believe how good this burger tasted. If I had one thing to pick to eat for the rest of my life, it would be their burgers. I had the single with everything and the house spread. Paired with fries and a shake, this is a great meal for any time of day. (It's that good!)

Montys has multiple locations but the one I visited was at 516 S Western Ave, Los Angeles CA 90020.

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

Roscoes is a California staple and for good reason, its good fried chicken. Not to mention the waffles are the best I've had in a while. I sometimes bought extra so I could have it for breakfast in the morning. I don't know if its the hot sauce but you can not come to Cali and not try Roscoe's.

(Unfortunately, I ate the food before I remembered the picture)

The location of the one I visited was 1514 N Gower Street Hollywood CA, 90026.

In-N-Out Burger

Animal Style at In and Out Burger
Animal Style at In and Out Burger

Talk about California staples, it doesn't get any better than this. This is the first meal that I got when I landed in LA as its only 7 minutes away from the airport. Plus this location has a great view for bird watching. I got my food and went across the street to watch the planes fly over.

The location is at 9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Grand Central Market

Tacos at Ana Maria

The Grand Central Market is the only place on my list that is not an actual restaurant but a group of restaurants. It has some of the best food in downtown LA. I tried; Ana Maria, Berlin Currywurst, and Ramen Hood. I had the opportunity to try Ramen Hood during their 2019 pop up in New York City.

The market is located at 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

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