Jewish people take on a kosher lifestyle because of the care taken in the preparation of the food. It also makes the every day act of eating a holy experience. For everyone else, it’s just really tasty food, however, following a kosher lifestyle isn’t easy. The challenging restrictions require discipline, as they prohibit observers from buying snacks or dining in certain restaurants. Fortunately, living in Los Angeles makes kosher dining a bit easier not only for observers, but also for hungry foodies as well. So if looking for a delicious meal, check out these top five places for the best kosher food.
14 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Hours: Mon to Thurs & Sun – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – 8 p.m. to Midnight; Closed Fridays
If you’re looking for kosher contemporary California cuisine, La Seine fits the bill. With slabs of meat ranging in size from an 8 ounce boneless ribeye to a 32 ounce cote de boeuf, this Beverly Hills steakhouse will satisfy any kosher carnivore’s appetite. There’s also a four-course (and an eight course upon request) chef’s tasting menu for those who have trouble committing to one entree.
8914 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Saturdays
Bigger is definitely better when it comes to Got Kosher’s newly expanded dining room and kitchen. From quaint café to a full-fledged restaurant, now more people can delight in the deliciousness of the food here. From a large assortment of challah to a phenomenal Kansas brisket sandwich to a Sunday BBQ, Got Kosher is the place to go for all your kosher needs. The Alain’s Tunisian tuna sandwich is worth the trip alone.
Brami’s Kosher Pizza
11736 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335
Hours: Sun & Thurs -11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Mon to Wed – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sat – 30 minutes after sundown to 12:30 a.m.
Brami’s Kosher Pizza is more than just pizza. Aside from the Italian fare like eggplant parm, fettuccini Alfredo and lasagna, Brami’s offers a wide variety of menu items like omelettes, stuffed pretzels, sandwiches, soups, salads and Mexican dishes. Rest assured, Brami’s is certified kosher and uses only Yoshan flour and Chalav dairy. You can even get coupons on the website.
8583 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Closed Saturdays
When you enter Delice Bakery, you’re walking into the only French kosher bakery in the United States and home to the best croissant. But Delice Bakery is more than just desserts; here you’ll find quiches, pizzas, soups, club sandwiches, salads and a mouthwatering oven roasted veggie panini. This restaurant is a little on the expensive side, but well worth every penny.
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Eat Good To Go
12417 Burbank Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri – 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sun – 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Saturdays
Eat Good To Go is one of those neighborhood gems people might overlook. Located in a strip mall near Whitsett, this little kosher coffee and tea shop offers both dairy and dairy-free treasures like baby muffins, cookies, mini cakes and assorted croissants that await your discovery, as well as thick and rich smoothies like wild strawberry, crazy carrot and pineapple passion, and smoothie pops. Craving kosher while traveling on business? Eat Good To Go will deliver to your hotel.
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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.