It’s hard not to get sidetracked by LA’s assortment of touristy food go-tos. After all, there are umpteen In-N-Out Burgers, lining up at Pink’s seems like a fun Hollywood experience, and the lure of fried chicken and waffles at Roscoe’s may be a tad hard to resist. But one simply has to dig just a little deeper to see that there’s more to Los Angeles’ food scene, so much more. And it’s one that mirrors the city’s ragbag of cultures and eclectic taste.
We’ve already given you some of LA’s best east side joints to score some ethnic eats. Here are five more—from Southeast Asian to Cuban—to add to your list.
Michelle Rae of Another Spur on the Road is a Los Angeles-based writer, photographer and traveler with a bad case of wanderlust.