If you won’t be chowing down on a pre-made box of hummus and beef jerky on your flight and the new dining options in the airport itself don’t get you going (although they should! Check out Petrossian, Rock & Brews, Kogi, and more!), surely you want to know where to eat near LAX.
Luckily, my friend Josh Lurie of FoodGPS wrote this excellent story for the LA Times about the best food options in the general LAX vicinity. All the credit goes to Josh for this list, but I wholeheartedly advise you to check out Coni’Seafood and Pann’s. They’re both great examples of what LA has done for food both now and in the past.
Italian-American temple to all things garlic.
8343 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester, (310) 670-6677, alejosrestaurant.com
Ayara Thai Cuisine
Authentic Thai before you fly.
6245 W. 87th St., Los Angeles, (310) 410-8848, ayarathaicuisine.com
You want kababs, you got ’em.
1117 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, (310) 641-4435, gobilal.com
The pescado zarandeado is one of my favorite dishes in LA and the marlin tacos are not to be missed.
3544 W. Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, (310) 672-2339, coniseafood.com
Del Rey Deli Co.
Sometimes you just want a sandwich.
8501 Pershing Dr., Playa Del Rey, (310) 439-2256, delreydeli.com
Front Page Jamaican Grille
Why fly to Negril when you can get a taste of the islands in Inglewood?
1117 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, (310) 216-9521, frontpagejamaicangrille.com
It’s a chain, but a good one.
2121 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, (310) 322-6220, grimaldispizzeria.com
Orleans & York Deli
I’ve been dying to try the po’ boys here. I’ll report back when I do.
4454 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 291-8800; 400 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood, (310) 671-6200, orleansandyorkdeli.com
Want to know a secret? Pann’s serves real, honest-to-God homemade corned beef hash on the weekends and it’s amazing.
6710 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 776-3770, www.panns.com
Sure. Go ahead. Be the person who eats Mongolian BBQ before a flight. See what happens.
5608 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 641-6868.
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