Brand new restaurants in Los Angeles to check out

Brand new restaurants open every day, often without a fuss across the Southland. This is a regular compilation that sheds light on just a few of the fresh, noteworthy, and under-the-radar places that have popped up recently. From the San Fernando Valley to the South Bay, from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley – we dive right in.

January 5, 2022

South LA – Cook, artist and activist Wo’se Kofi opened Baba’s Vegan Cafe in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South LA in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The former sous-chef at Mister Wisdom and Stuff I Eat makes his signature Jamaican patties along with a range of vegan soul selections. The “welcome plate” changes daily and includes a bit of everything, like mac lettuce, dirty rice, and red cabbage. 6619 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles.

Atwater Village – The vacant Village Tavern is now a Mezcal Temple with Sagrado Mezcaleria + Kitchen. The place, which is only open in the evening, serves an Oaxaca menu with small bites that can be combined with cocktails such as the “Loca en la Cabeza” made from mezcal, absinthe, agave and grapefruit bitters. 3216 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Manhattan Beach – Chef Al Kim serves a Pan-Asian menu at Pa-Do with an emphasis on noodles and dumplings, which means “ocean waves” in Korean. The menu features traditional takes like Xiao Long Bao and Pork Potstickers, along with playful riffs like a Philly Cheesesteak Dumpling. 1017 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach.

San Gabriel – Little Saigon’s beloved Banh Cuon Tay Ho now has a location in LA. While Orange County’s stores are full-service and mom-and-pop charm, this newest outlet is takeaway-only, neatly packaged, and Instagram-ready. The restaurant’s signature Vietnamese Banh Cuon (rice bun) is filled with traditional pork and wild mushrooms or Beyond meat. 529 East Valley Boulevard, Suite 118B, San Gabriel.

Fairfax District – Plant Based As Fuck (PBAF) is here to serve those craving for classic fast food prepared with a vegan twist. The meat-free menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and fries and tater tots. 345 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles.

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