Where to Eat in Highland Park Los Angeles || January 2020

This is our list of restaurants you should check out this month. Can you try them all?

This is our list of restaurants you should check out this month. Can you try them all?

Finding a new spot to eat is hard. Too many options, too little time. That’s why we take care of all the research, so you don’t have to!

Here are our picks for spots you should try out this month:

Cafe Birdie 

This neighborhood spot on Figueroa is serving up re-imagined comfort food set to soothe your soul. 

Click here to view Cafe Birdie’s menu

The low-key ambiance of Cafe Birdie – and accompanying bar, Good Housekeeping – is great for catching up with friends. Portion sizes are on the smaller end, which makes it perfect for choosing several dishes to share around the table. The cocktail menu will keep you around well past the end of dinner.

Must-try items include the Moroccan spiced chicken, shrimp and grits, and the bistro burger.

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Joy is an order-at-the-counter Taiwanese restaurant churring out regional street food made for quick service.

Click here to view Joy’s menu

The menu here is small but is packed with more than enough variety to satisfy all cravings. They serve daily cold appetizers, a few different soups, noodle and rice dishes, and really good sandwiches made with their homemade scallion sesame bread.

With service being so fast at Joy, there’s no reason not to give multiple dishes a try. Order a bowl of the hot and sour soup, the dan dan noodles, and a pork belly sandwich. 

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Folliero’s Pizza

Stepping into Folliero’s on Figueroa is like coming home to the Italian family you never had. 

Click here to view Folliero’s menu

As a mainstay of Highland Park, Folliero’s has garnered a reputation as a reliable place to get Italian cuisine staples. The robust menu features main courses, pasta, pizza, salads, and sandwiches. Service is fast and good, also make sure to have cash in hand to avoid an awkward ATM run.

We think you should give the Margherita pizza, the lasagna, and the meatball sandwich all a try.

Click here to visit Folliero’s

Tenessee Hot Chicken 

With pop-up stands being all the rage in Los Angeles, and the hot chicken craze at an all-time high, it makes sense why Tennessee Hot Chicken stands out.

Click here to view Tennessee Hot Chicken’s menu

Nestled just a couple blocks from the main strip of bars on York, this small family-run stand has lines running down the street on most nights. The chicken they serve is dredged in batter and spices, fried, then tossed in hot sauce of your choice.

You can get an order of tenders with fries and coleslaw, but we recommend opting for putting your chicken in a Hawaiian roll sandwich, also with fries and coleslaw.

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