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The Village Kitchen: 1667 Beverly Blvd. Silver Lake, (213) 235-1487

Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Price Range: $ Good for: Lunch

The Village Kitchen is a project run by the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children and trains women from Good Shepherd in the culinary arts. Type of fare includes sandwiches, burgers, salads, and baked goods.

Gingergrass: 2396 Glendale Blvd. Silver Lake, (323) 644-1600

Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Thu-Fri 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Sat 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sun 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Price Range: $$              Good for: Dinner            Website:

Fresh and healthy Vietnamese cuisine that offers an exciting combination of complex yet delicate flavors showcasing fresh herbs, vegetables, meats, seafood and light dipping sauces. Gingergrass is great for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner. Also featured are homemade desserts such as delectable fried banana spring rolls and a variety of specialty drinks including a unique basil-lime elixir.

Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle: 4356 Fountain Ave. Silver Lake, (323) 666-5993

Hours: Mon-Sun 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Price Range:Good for: Lunch, Dinner


Authentic Thai Food at a very reasonable price! This is a new restaurant but is already garnering rave reviews by locals!

Yang Chow: 819 N. Broadway Chinatown, (213) 625-0811

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. and Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Lunch, Dinner

Authentic and delicious Chinese food with very fast service! Take out is recommended since it gets packed on the weekends, even some weekdays! A must try is their signature dish, Slippery Shrimp. Simply delectable!

Alcove: 1929 Hillhurst Ave. Griffith Park/Los Feliz, (323) 644-0100

Hours: Mon-Sat 6 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.  Price Range: $$

Good for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch   Website:

Alcove offers hearty food prepared with the freshest ingredients, cakes, tarts, and pastries

done by local artisan bakers, and find wines from across the globe. Espresso and coffee is

hand roasted weekly by Fonte, an award winning Seattle based micro-roaster.

Tomato Pie Pizza Joint: 2457 Hyperion Ave. Silver Lake, (323) 661-6474

Hours: Mon-Sun 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Price Range:Good for: Lunch, Dinner


Tomato Pie’s eclectic mix of design, recipes and music is meant to pay homage to the things that seem to be increasingly missing from the fabric of our culture: respect, consistency, quality, progressive thinking and a responsibility to the community. While Tomato Pie engages in many proactive efforts to do this—separating trash from recycling; donating products and time to support local schools and charities; training a diverse group of workers to shine separately while bonding into a highly productive team—there is a hoped for goal that is hard to quantify. And that is by bringing a positive attitude to the community, it will spill over to the lives of Tomato Pie’s customers and neighbors.

The Kitchen: 4348 Fountain Ave. Silver Lake, (323) 664-3663

Hours: Mon-Thu 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Fri 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. Sat 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. and

Sun 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Dinner  Website:

Basic fare, but you can get anything from their amazing Meatloaf to an awesome piece of grilled Salmon.  If you’re looking for ambiance, go elsewhere.  This is down and dirty, back of the building, Silverlake…  but don’t get me wrong, it’s clean and fun and always has a local Silverlake crowd.  The owner is amazingly nice, and the staff always kind and attentive.

Alegria on Sunset: 3510 W. Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, (323) 913-1422

Hours: Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Dinner  Website:

Fresh and delicious authentic Mexican food. Good prices with huge portions! Definitely   try their aqua frescas, chicken mole, or a huge burrito. A great place for brunch as well.

Hard Times Pizza Co: 2664 Griffith Park Blvd. Silver Lake, (323) 661-5656

Hours: Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. and Sun 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Price Range:Good for: Lunch, Dinner


A Silver Lake institution serving authentic New York thin crust pizza, subs, calzones, green salads, and pasta salads. Great for eat in or take out. Delivers to Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, and Atwater areas.

Gobi Mongolian BBQ: 2827 W. Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, (323) 989-0711

Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sun 11:30 a.m.  – 10 p.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Dinner  Website:

The concept of Mongolian barbecue is simple: Grab a bowl, add vegetables, meat, noodles or rice, throw some sauce over it all and hand it to the man behind the giant flat grill and watch him cook it up with flair. Sounds easy, but at Gobi the trick to creating what is essentially a perfect bowl of glorified stir fry is in the execution of your sauce selection. Modeled after a restaurant that co-owner Mike Buch went to as a child in Hollywood, Gobi has taken the low-rent, MSG-addled Americanized Mongolian barbecue concept and given it a sunny, Facebook-generation makeover. A big part of that is a selection of 11 house-made sauces, including several that certainly weren’t found in your parents’ friendly neighborhood Mongolian BBQ hut, including lemon-mint, Asian pesto and smoked oyster.

Café Bravo: 2662 Griffith Park Blvd. Silver Lake, (323) 912-1111

Hours: Mon- Fri 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sat 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Price Range: $

Good for: Lunch  Website:

Our concept is to serve our delicious form of Armenian and Middle-Eastern food in our fast casual cafe’s. Our sides and salads are made fresh and full of flavor. Our Kabobs are tender and succulent. The portions are generous yet extrememly affordable. Try one of our famous kabob plates or sandwiches. Stop by For Take-Out or Dine-In.

Local: 2943 W. Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, (323) 662-4740

Hours: Mon 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tues-Thu 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5- 10 p.m. Fri-Sat 9 a.m. – 3    p.m. and 5-10 p.m. and Sun 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Breakfast, Lunch  Website:

Committed to using locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible with and organic salad bar priced by the pound – eat in or take away using only recycled and/or 100% biodegradable packaging and featuring the natural water system.

Home Restaurant: 2500 Riverside Dr. Silver Lake, (323) 665-0211

Hours: 9 a.m. – close (call for seasonal closing hours)

Price Range: $$ Good for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch


A charming casual establishment good for Sunday brunches, weekday evening dinners, and live musical entertainment.Traditional fare includes sandwiches, pastas, salads, and burgers.

Astro Family Restaurant: 2300 Fletcher Dr. Silver Lake, (323) 663-9241

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week  Price Range: $$  Good for: Breakfast, Late night


A traditional American restaurant that serves typical diner fare, such as omelettes, pancakes, and burgers. Open 24 hours. Also known for their fresh squeezed delicious orange juice.

Malo: 4326 W. Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake, (323) 664-1011

Hours: Mon 5 – 10 p.m. Tue-Thu 5 – 11 p.m. Fri-Sat 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. and Sun 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Dinner  Website:

Malo’s ground beef and pickle tacos, burnt habanero crema salsa, and the bar staff’s no-compromise margaritas have been blogged about, mimicked, and consumed in enormous quantities from the day we first rolled them out. Since opening the original location in 2003, Malo has been built into a favorite Silver Lake dining destination with signature dishes including made-to-order “chuey” chips, Mexican prepared corn, al pastor pork, shrimp or lobster Diablo, and braised chicken hard shell tacos. Enjoy brunch on Saturay and Sunday mornings, Dollar Taco Night on Mondays, and Happy Hour Tuesday- Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Mexico City: 2121 Hillhurst Ave. Griffith Park/Los Feliz, (323) 661-7227

Hours: Mon- Tues 5 – 10 p.m. Wed-Fri 12 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 10 p.m. Sat-Sun 12 – 11 p.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Dinner  Website:

Serving authentic Mexican dishes, this restaurant has been described by some to be sophisticated and trendy. Modern Mexican murals emboss the terra cotta colored walls above the dark wood booths and sleek black floors. The chatty and informative manager Sylvia will be glad to explain the exotic ingredients and history of enchilada zacatecattecawas and mola pibil giving you an education as well as a deliciously exciting meal.

Oinkster: 2005 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, (323) 255-6465

Hours: Mon-Thu 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. and Sun 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Price Range: $$ Good for: Lunch  Website:

The Oinkster, a fast-casual concept from acclaimed fine-dining chef Andre Guerrero, invites diners to kick back and enjoy high-quality American classics in a relaxed, modern and fun environment. Premium sandwiches made with house-cured pastrami or sloooow-roasted pork, juicy burgers made from freshly-ground Nebraska Angus beef, first-rate rotisserie-roasted chicken and crispy Belgian fries. Fake fast-food cheese is given a pass in favor of scrumptious Gruyere and yummy sharp cheddar; home-made sauces, dressings and spice rubs share the plate with house-made condiments and crunchy veggies.

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie: 1650 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, (323) 256-9617

Hours: Tue-Thu 4 p.m. -12 a.m. and Fri-Sat 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Price Range: $$  Good for: Dinner  Website:

A family-run establishment serving thin crust pizza with many different toppings to choose from. Make a reservation if you have a party of 6 or more or plan on waiting a while because this place gets packed!

Auntie Em’s Kitchen: 4616 Eagle Rock Blvd. Eagle Rock, (323) 255-0800

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sat-Sun 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Price Range: $$

Good for: Breakfast, Lunch  Website:

The bakery is constantly trying out new desserts to take full advantage of and include the freshest and most seasonally appropriate fruits. Auntie Em’s uses seasonal produce in their soups, salads and daily specials so that in the winter you can expect to choose from all different kinds of braised and stewed meats, hearty wintery soups and chowders, savory pies and satisfying desserts. In the summer they love creating meals that take advantage of the vast array of heirloom tomatoes, sweet, juicy fruits, and the freshest summer veggies. Also known for their amazing red velvet cupcakes with loads of frosting!

Senor Fish No 2: 115 W. Main St. Eagle Rock, (323) 257-7167

Hours: Daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Price Range:Good for: Lunch


Famous for their fish tacos, Senor Fish offeres a variety of Mexican food, including burritos and scallop tacos. Two other locations in Pasadena and Downtown Los Angeles.

The Bucket: 4541 Eagle Rock Blvd. Eagle Rock, (323) 257-5654

Price Range: $$  Good for: Lunch

The Bucket is a small burger joint offering a few different burgers, fries, onion rings, and beers. A place to grab a quick bite to eat or to hang out with friends for some drinks.

Dave’s Chillin’-N-Grillin’: 2152 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, (323) 490-0988

Hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Price Range:Good for: Lunch


For quick and delicious, not to say nutritious, food when you are on the run, stop by Dave’s Chilin-n-Grillin to see for yourself the difference that quality, care, and freshness can make. Today, we are all concerned with healthy eating. Dave’s is fully committed to providing the healthiest, freshest food available. All meats are free of chemicals and pesticides, as are the vegetables that go into our sandwiches.

Pat & Lorraine’s Coffee Shop: 4720 Eagle Rock Blvd. Eagle Rock, (323) 257-7926

Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 – p.m.  Price Range: $  Good for: Breakfast

Pat & Lorraine’s is the epitome of small town diners in LA. Breakfast by far is the best bang-for-your-buck. Most will not finish an egg combination plate unless you’ve been fasting for a couple of days. The potatoes are plentiful and filling. It has a warm home kitchen atmosphere with friendly staff and quick service. You’ll always be greeted with a smile!

Swork Coffee: 2160 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, (323) 258-5600

Hours: Mon-Sun 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Price Range: $ Website:

Coffee. People. Love. It’s the world’s first interactive coffee bar and so much more. Swork is a late night hangout with a wireless vibe, a morning touchstone for collective creativity and a bastion of sanity in a mother’s otherwise hectic day.