You just got out of work after finishing an exhausting day – don’t punish your stomach with foul fast food. Cap off your evening with something delicious from the unlimited restaurants to get some late-night grub in Los Angeles – you deserve it!
Whether it’s a quick afternoon stop or a post late shift dinner, check out these satisfying spots to nosh on some noodles or maybe even chow down on a tasty turkey club.
An L.A. institution since 1931, Canter’s is home to some of the most authentic Jewish Deli food in town.While the late night crowd is a fascinating cross-section of Los Angeles residents, the deli fare is appetizing. Skip the burgers and stick to the comfort food – cheese blintzes, latkes, matzo ball soup, or a bagel and lox. Canter’s Reuben is always a popular choice, the ultimate greasy treat. If you’re looking for full-on decadence, munch on the Monte Cristo – it’s everything you’ve ever wanted in a grilled turkey ham and cheese sandwich.
Canter’s Deli is located at 419 N Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove, (323) 651-2030. It’s open 24 hours daily.
One of the best taco spots in LA, this Weho establishment delivers a late night option you’ll go loco for. Open on weekends until 2am, Guisados is the perfect spot to grab some grub on the way home from your shift!
Guisados is located 8935 Santa Monica Blvd.
We find it oddly satisfying to order ramen via a wall-mounted touchscreen tablet, what about you? Move past the mediocre ramen burger and pork buns and order the well-balanced creamy tonkotsu ramen or a rice bowl for all your radical ramen needs.
Tatsu Ramen is located at 2123 Sawtelle Blvd., Sawtelle Japantown, (310) 684-2889; and 7111 Melrose Ave., Fairfax District, (323) 747-1388. Both locations open until 2 a.m. from Sundays through Wednesdays, and 3 a.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays.
Craving a crepe at 1am? Crave Cafe offers a spread of sweet ones – from fruit-filled crepes to cinnamon, Nutella and sugar combos (hey, they’ll help you stay awake for the overnight shift) – to savory ones with Greek-style combos and Lox with veggies. As if that’s not enough, you can order breakfast all day. You heard that right, all day. While you can scarf down your usual omelets, you can also feast on fun items like breakfast tacos or even breakfast pizza. Basically, just throw on your stretchy pants for the night – you’ll be eating a lot.
Crave Cafe is located at 14504 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, (818) 990-7888 and 11992 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, (818) 763-9000. They’re both open 24 hours daily.
The Original Pantry Cafe
Making greasy food dreams come true since 1924, this place is pretty dependable. A great place to people-watch, it’s a no-frills diner where you can get a heap of crispy bacon on your eggs breakfast plate. Note: don’t leave your bills at home, it’s cash only.
The Original Pantry Cafe is located at 877 S Figueroa St. in downtown, (213) 972-9279. It’s open 24 hours daily.
The landing pad in the SGV after a night out, you can always depend on this Hong-Kong style eatery for serving fast, cheap and casual Chinese comfort food until 4 a.m. The perfect meal after a 20 hour shift, you can mix it up with dishes like seafood chow fun, grilled pork chop with rice, and even baked bolognese (if you’re feeling Italian).
JJ Cafe is located at 447 W Garvey Ave, #102, Monterey Park, (626) 280-3833. It’s open from 7 a.m. to 4 a.m daily.
No matter what time you’re heading home from your shift, these spots are sure to make your belly happy and keep you moving! What are you waiting for? Get your late night eat on at any of these drool-worthy dining establishments in the L.A. area!
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