In a city where beauty sleep is a career requirement, you might not expect to find a lot of late night dining places. But there are a myriad of restaurants and food trucks serving until the wee hours and some all night long.
Here are six restaurant choices to help you satisfy your midnight munchie needs.
Diner | 101 Coffee Shop
Southern California cuisine with a mix of retro diner fare made with farmers market ingredients. Chef Brandon Boudet has a following for his breakfast dishes, but that doesn’t mean that you can't eat your breakfast eggs at 3am.
"It’s off the beaten path and a great breakfast post."
FED Pro > Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat)
Open until 3am
6145 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028
T: 323.467.1175 | www.101coffeeshop.com
Korean BBQ | Hodori
Open all night long to meet to your Korean barbecue hunger pangs. They've been feeding late night drunk people since 1991.
"There are so many great Korean BBQ places in Los Angeles, but I like Hodori."
FED Pro > Pastry Chef Ivan Marquez (Short Cake)
Open 24 Hours
1001 Vermont Avenue, #101, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Thai | Ruen Pair
Affordable Thai restaurant in a strip mall. For many, it's the last stop on the way home.
"We love to eat at Ruen Pair, which is a Thai restaurant in Hollywood. You gotta order the Salty Turnip Omelet, it’s the best."
FED Pro > Chef Jon Shook (Animal, Son of a Gun)
Open until 3am
5257 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Burger & Beer | Father's Office
Lots of sharable plates and beer to choose from on the menu. Most opt for the dry-aged Office Burger with caramelized onion, applewood bacon, gruyere, Maytag blue, arugula on a French roll.
"We love to come here. They have a great beer list and it's a fun place."
FED Pros > Walter and Margarita Manzke (Republique, Petty Cash)
Open until 1am, 2am on weekends
3229 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
T: 310.736.2224 | fathersoffice.com
Mexican | El Carmen
Called the king of tequila bars with over 350 tequilas on their list. The vibe is kitsch with black velvet paintings and Mexican wrestler masks on the walls.
"My favorite late night place in LA is El Carmen. They have over one hundred tequilas. It is great to sit there and explore the nuances of the different tequila makers. I have this attraction to Anejo’s. It is a good balance of smoke and agave with only a few years of aging."
FED Pro > Chef Joshua Whigham (The Bazaar)
"I go to drink at El Carmen all the time, they have a great selection of tequilas. They really know what they’re doing with them. Their Sangrita is just absolutely killer and their Tecate couldn’t be colder. So after work, a shot and a beer is always delicious."
FED Pro > Barman Noah Ellis (Vice Food & Beverage, formerly of Red Medicine)
Open until 2am, 12am on Saturdays
8138 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: 323.852.1552 | elcarmenla.net
Delicatessen | Canter's Deli
A Los Angeles landmark since 1931 and open 24 hours. Expect to see a wide range of people, from stoners to stars.
419 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
T: 323.651.2030 | www.cantersdeli.com
Executive chef and owner of The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica & Hollywood, CA.
Pastry chef at Short Cake in Los Angeles.
Executive chef and co-owner of Animal, Son of a Gun in Los Angeles.
Walter and Margarita Manzke
Executive chefs & owners of Repulique, Petty Cash in Los Angeles.
Chef de Cuisine of The Bazaar by José Andrés in Los Angeles.
Co-founder of Vice Food & Beverage, formerly co-owner and beverage manager of Red Medicine in Los Angeles.
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