Where to eat in Highland Park this month

This is our list of restaurants you should check out in October. 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:

The Oinkster

Things move quickly in LA. From fast cars to fast food, it’s hard to take a moment to slow things down (outside of traffic.)

At The Oinkster in Eagle Rock, they live by the motto of “slow fast-food.” Head on down for a taste of American classics including hand-cured pastrami and slow-cooked pulled pork. The garlic aioli and chipotle ketchup, made in-house for dipping fries in, might be the best sidekick to a meal ever. 

If it’s your first time in, we recommend the Royale, which is an over-the-top pastrami burger with all the fixings.

The Oinkster is located at 2005 Colorado Blvd and is open every day from 11 am to 10 pm 

La Fuente Restaurant

This old-school Mexican spot is like walking into long-lost family members home. 

Characterized by the small, but welcoming space, La Fuente has been serving Highland Park with homestyle Mexican food for decades. The portions here are huge, and the friendly staff makes you feel right at home. This is a great place to stop on your way to a Dodger game!

Give the El Rey Burrito a try and have enough left to share with the table.

La Fuente is loacated at 5530 Monte Vista St and is open every day from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm

Monte 52

Located in the back end of La Tropicana Market, Monte 52 is a small sandwich shop and fresh deli that serves a wide array of sandwiches and sides. Here you can find everything from a delicious breakfast burrito, a fried chicken sandwich and what might be the best Cuban sandwich in town. 

Best part is, nothing is priced over $10.

Our recommendation here is definitely the Cuban sandwich, with melted cheese smothering warm ham, there is no way you won’t enjoy it.

Monte 52 is located at 5200 Monte Vista St. and is open every day form 8 am to 8 pm

Parsnip

Romanian food in Highland Park, who would’ve thought that? 

Tucked inside a small storefront, with an even smaller kitchen, Parsnip serves delicious Romanian comfort that is food sure to expand your palette. 

While trying new food may seem daunting sometimes, at Parsnip they’re kind enough to walk you through the menu so that you are sure about what to order.

We think you should give the chicken Paprikash a try. It’s a mild and creamy stew served over polenta, and the portion is large enough for you to have leftovers for another meal.

Parsnip is located at 5623 York Blvd and is open every day from 5 pm to 10 pm

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A writer from the Los Angeles area in his 20-somethings. An enjoyer of good conversations, good compositions, and good drinks. Inspired by the the sights, sounds and ideals of a city which embraces cultures of all different mediums.

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