Artis an House
600 South Main Street, Los
Artisan House, as its name implies, turns eating into an art form. Only local ingredients are used to create dishes like the Sloppy Saint Joseph, a dish of grass fed beef Bolognese, basil and tallegio, at this modern-day deli on the ground floor of downtown LA’s Pacific Electric Building. After a meal here you might just be ready to find your own muse.
852 S. Broadway, Los Angeles,
UMAMIcatessen is the best thing to happen since sliced bread (or bun). This downtown on-the-go emporium is the latest brainchild from Umami Burger founder Adam Fleischman. Inspired by international street bazaars and classic American delis, this huge dining hall inside the Orpheum Theater has five different kitchens creating goodies of every type, from matzo ball soup to pork liver pate.
235 North Canon Drive Beverly
Hills, CA 90210
Bouchon Bakery claims to carry the French version of fast food, but don’t believe for one second that the fare here resembles anything you’d find beneath the golden arches.Instead of a bun you’ll bite into the crispiest, freshest of baguettes. If you wished for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you’d receive cashew nut butter and apricot jam. If you were dreaming of ham and cheese, you’d get your wish. Isn’t it nice to always get exactly what you want?
M Café de Chaya
7119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
Hearing the words ‘green’, ‘organic’, ‘healthy’ or ‘glutenfree’ in Los Angeles is just as common as seeing a celebrity. That said, M Café de Chaya is the best option for those who want to enjoy a new kind of deli – a.k.a. the kind that doesn’t serve pastrami on rye. If seitan sandwiches, tempeh tortillas and tofu are your favorite treats, head to M. It’s simply a-M-a-z-i-n-g.
9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly
If you wondered where the haute monde deli, look no further than Barney Greengrass. In addition to its prime location on the fifth floor of Barney’s in Beverly Hills, there is a plethora of gourmet goodies available here including caviar, chopped chicken liver and pickled herring. With Louis Vuitton and Prada goodies down below, we can’t think of a more lovely way to spend a day of decadence.