Looking for great places to dine in Los Angeles with fabulous kids menus and exploding flavors? Gone are the days of bland mac & cheese and chicken fingers – we’ve found eateries who happen to be showing a deep appreciation for the palates of pint-sized foodies. Check out these exceptional restaurants that are preparing selections that will not only impress you, but have you wishing you were still in grade school so you could order of it yourself!
11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
For your little “tavernistas”, Tavern has an impressive selection for children with everything from your standard burgers, grilled cheese and pasta with butter (no parsley!) to crudités with ranch dressing, grilled chicken and carrots, fish and chips and steamed broccoli. Adults will love the main course selections too and the dessert menu will make the whole family do cartwheels.
8445 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Catering to the appetites of their future clientele, Sushi Roku offers an “Okosama” menu featuring two delicious bento boxes. The Sushi Assortment with shrimp and tamago nigiri, cucumber roll, edamame and seasonal fruit is a great introduction to the world of sushi dining; and the Chicken Kara Age and Vegetable Tempura with edamame, rice and seasonal fruit is always a hit!
M Cafe de Chaya
7119 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
M Cafe specializes in contemporary macrobiotic cuisine using creative cooking techniques and the finest fresh ingredients without any refined sugars, eggs, dairy, red meat or poultry. While adults enjoy favorite dishes during breakfast, lunch and dinner, kids can choose from a teriyaki bento, almond butter, brown rice honey & raison or banana sandwich, grilled soy cheddar cheese sandwich, mini-macro burger with organic fries, or a gluten-free soy cheese quesadilla. All options come with sides and are delicious!
Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave #100
Los Angeles, CA 90024
For those looking to experience Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux’s farm-fresh, rustic dishes, but have your mini-posse to consider, have no fear. Napa Valley Grille offers children 10 years and under traditional items like cheeseburger and fries, and grilled chicken and veggies with a twist of flavor and savory scoop of ice cream with fudge sauce. So, while adults enjoy tasty dishes like Napa Valley Grille’s half roasted chicken or Scottish Salmon with sesame green beens, children will be in heaven with their own delicious options.
True Food Kitchen
395 Santa Monica Pl
Santa Monica, CA 90401
For something a bit more casual, yet beyond flavorful, True Food Kitchen has a fantastic, yet sophisticated menu for the kiddos. The veggie sticks & dip with hummus and dill ranch is great for sharing and is also gluten-free. Additionally, the grilled chicken with broccoli quesadilla is also a fantastic gluten-free plate to consider; and the almond butter, strawberry and banana sandwich, and mozzarella and organic tomato pizza are fabulous vegetarian picks. But the must try? Definitely, the chicken teriyaki bowl.
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