Eat with locals in Los Angeles

Home to one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the country, the city of angels offers everything from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, from celebrity favorites to local iconic spots. Whether that's a delicious Thai taco, Korean BBQ, French toast, or breakfast burrito, the Los Angeles food scene is far more diverse than just fried chicken, french fries and hot dogs. We'll introduce you to the best Thai food a tasting menu has to offer, incredible Mexican food in the very best restaurants, or teach you how to replicate the great food from all over Los Angeles in your own dining room. Explore every corner of the hub of South California, with Eatwith. From Santa Monica, Grand Central Market to Venice Beach and back, with a stop at Long Beach and West Hollywood on the way. We'll introduce you to our warm, local hosts, as we look at where to eat in Los Angeles for the most authentic Los Angeles experience.

Where to eat in Los Angeles like a local!

Brunch on Sundays? Angelenos—as the southern California Los Angeles locals call themselves — love it! From a one-of-a-kind dining experience with celebrity chefs to takeout dishes from a food truck, Los Angeles has endless food options that nobody would have their appetites left unsatisfied. Los Angeles does not need advertisements to get that vibrant restaurant scene out of your imagery. We'll help you explore every inch of this unique food city, from the Los Angeles fine dining experience to the humble Middle Eastern neighborhood restaurant and the amazing food of Grand Central Market. Get a fresh cup of coffee by the beach, then breakfast tacos in Santa Monica – just make sure you save room for the indulgent sweets and desserts from north, south, east, and west LA. We'll head to Downtown Los Angeles—or DTLA for short—for specialty meat dishes and natural wine at an open-roof bar or classic dining room. In Los Angeles, you can taste amazing dishes of every food trend before they go viral. Fine dining? We got it. Comfort food? That too. You want fried chicken and a good coffee on Thai taco Tuesday? Break the rules—you're in Los Angeles — you can have it all. Book yourself a reservation at some of the world's most hyped restaurants: from Malibu Farm, BADMAASH (try the chicken tikka poutine!), Eggslut, Ronan, BLVD, to Ori Menashe's Bestia. Alternatively, try a takeout meal from Chinatown or something more leisurely in the Santa Monica. Get your one-of-a-kind dining experience here in Los Angeles. Wizz through Vermont Avenue, and uncover the hidden gems in or around Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to the Silver Lake to West Hollywood and San Gabriel Valley. Our Eatwith hosts are more than ready to share with you all the recommendations, tips, places, dishes, and, of course, hospitality, to take your Los Angeles traveling experience to the next level. The best restaurants in Los Angeles don't just make good food – they make great food, steeped in a cool atmosphere and loaded with Los Angeles magic.

Why choose Eatwith

We are absolute food expertsOur mission is to connect the best local chefs in Los Angeles with adventurous food-lovers from around the world.
We are the leaders in social diningSocial dining is the best way to make new friends around a table of delicous and authentic food.
We offer truly unique food experiencesTry one of our immersive dinings, tastings, food tours and cooking classes with local hosts.

The Eatwith highlight

Dinner parties with local chefs in their own homes

Make new friends and get insider tips from local hosts and international travellers as you dine at our hosts’ private place. Delight yourself with the dishes from our hosts.

  • Our hand-selected local hosts create unique dining experiences in their own homes or private venues. Check if wine is included in your experience!
  • Browse the menu and contact your host if you have any dietary requirements. They can create a custom menu just for you.
  • Dine at a communal table with Los Angeles' locals and other people from around the world.

Los Angeles cooking classes – bring Grand Central Market or Santa Monica to your dining room!

Put on your chef's hat and surprise yourself with an excellent dish. You'll learn how to make LA classics like pico de gallo, fried and/or hot chicken, soup dumplings, cheese burritos, African fare, fresh pasta, and everything in between, the Los Angeles way. Cooking up dishes that could have come straight from the Far East Plaza or Grand Central Market. The best way to explore all of Los Angeles' cultures is by cooking them, using local ingredients from all over over Southern California. 

Our Los Angeles cooking classes are sure to be one of the highlights of your Los Angeles travels! Book your reservation at a renowned, decade-old cooking class and discover the inner restaurant-chef in you.  Don't lose your seats, book a place now with Eatwith.

Dive into our Food Tour!

Map out your food travels with us! Delight yourself with only the best brunches, desserts, natural wine, and lacto fermented hot sauce. Grab yourself some sweet potato specialties from a taco truck, or apple pie and passion fruit from street vendors or coffee shops. Our expert-led tour group will take you on a personalized food walk around our hosts' favorite shops, restaurants, takeouts, and markets, to let you discover the true Los Angeles imagery, and its regional specialties around the entire city. Discover all of our food tours events.

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