Do the words “What’s for dinner?” leave you scrambling for the perfect recipe or restaurant? Never fear: The multitude of delivery options in LA these days gives rise to the “where” not “what” is for dinner tonight — without leaving your home. Los Angeles area restaurants have made the process quick and simple through Uber Eats by offering a variety of uniquely LA options for sharing family-style meals. From apps to shared plates to family-style meals, there’s something to order for every type of situation. The only downside: Though you can share, after your first bite, you might not want to.Read More
‘Where’ Do You Want for Dinner? 10 Ideas From Uber Eats in LA
1. Baby Blues Bbq
Los Angeles, CA 90034
The scent of smoke and meat just brings families together. To get your fix without leaving the house, have barbecue — everything from Memphis ribs to Texas brisket and North Carolina pulled pork — delivered from Uber Eats. This LA favorite makes ordering easy: Instead of figuring out individual meals, choose a family meal like the Butcher’s Block, which feeds four to six and includes eight baby back and eight Memphis-style ribs, half a smoked chicken, and half a pound of both pulled pork and brisket. All family-style meals include a choice of sides, such as collard greens and kid-favorite mac and cheese, plus plenty of cornbread. Add banana pudding, studded with Nilla wafers, for a sweet finish.
2. Canter's Restaurant, Bakery, Deli and Bar
Is there any illness that a corned beef sandwich or matzo ball soup can’t cure? Getting dinner “in” from LA’s famous Canter’s Deli brings the comfort food straight to your door, necessary when the whole house is feeling under the weather. The expansive menu at this Jewish deli runs from breakfast staples such as pancakes and omelettes to salads and sandwich favorites including The Fairfax (a mix of hot corned beef and pastrami on rye).
3. The Golden State
It’s one of those days where only a burger will do, but everybody in your group wants something different. One doesn’t eat meat, the other doesn’t eat red meat, and then there’s the raging carnivores. The burgers at this Fairfax spot are neighborhood favorites and there are choices: lamb burger, turkey burger, the Impossible burger, and yes, a regular (but still special) Harris Ranch beef burger. And it’s not just burgers — there’s a filling California Greek salad, an all-beef hot dog, and a BLT piled high with applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and a tangy aioli. All the burgers and sandwiches come with a side, too. Go classic and get fries (regular or sweet potato) or skew healthy with jalapeno cabbage slaw or cucumber salad.
4. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
This Tennessee-based chain has one star attraction and it’s the real deal: perfectly juicy and crisp fried chicken with a touch of spice. While you can order two- or three-piece plates from Uber Eats if it’s just you and a friend, opt for the eight- or 20-piece mixes when you’re feeding a party. No matter what, don’t be shy about sides. There’s baked beans, greens, and more fried goodness — the fried green tomatoes, fried pickles, and fried okra all come with plenty of ranch dressing for dipping. For something uniquely Southern, finish with slices of pecan or chess pie.
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Your kids want pizza, you want something more refined, like crispy Brussels sprouts with pomegranate gastrique or a grilled escarole Caesar salad. Everyone can get their wish by ordering delivery from this Silver Lake Italian restaurant. Its wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas range from the classic margherita to a more sophisticated rapini and sausage pie that gets a kick from Fresno chile. Handmade spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, and even a dry-aged rib-eye round out the crowd-pleasing menu — and will satisfy every age group at the table.
6. The Standard, Downtown LA
It’s like room service, only in your own home. That’s the feeling you get as you scroll through the delivery menu from the DTLA Standard. You can go full LA with the avocado toast or grain bowl, or just satisfy a craving with a crispy chicken sandwich or an order of steak frites. Even the vegetarians won’t complain with the option of a vegetarian pappardelle bolognese, made with Impossible “meat.” And if you’re celebrating a special occasion, throw in a slice of birthday cake (with rum custard and blueberry jam, it’s no ordinary slice). You’ll feel room-service fancy while you’re binge-watching TV, whether it’s with your significant other or your whole crew.
7. Chichen Itza
Whoever said you can’t have it good, fast, and cheap hasn’t tried this South LA gem tucked inside Mercado la Paloma. When it’s your turn to order post-game fuel for the team, order from this authentic Yucatecan spot and win points for getting Mexican food that goes beyond burritos. The cochinita pibil, citrus- and achiote-marinated pork cooked in banana leaves and topped with pickled red onions, is a favorite, but don’t stop there. Add the hearty tortas, a crispy baked tamale stuffed with chicken, ceviche tostadas, and, yes, tacos, to your Uber Eats bag and sample away. Just don’t be surprised when you check your phone for prices on flights to Mexico.
So you want to pull together a backyard barbecue but you’re missing both the backyard and the grill? Or perhaps the gas canister is empty again? No matter: This much-loved, family-run Eagle Rock restaurant lets you and your best buds get all the perfectly cooked kebabs and Mediterranean sides you want with minimal fuss via easy delivery. Order kebabs by the pound — everything from beef shawarma to beef lule to chicken — that way, everybody gets a little bit of everything. Equally shareable apps and sides, such as hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, and garlic fries, will please the vegetarians too.
9. Running Chicks
Who says you can’t make a meal out of wings? It’s eminently doable for watching a game with your friends and quite simple with delivery from this Korean chicken wing shop in Monterey Park. Adjust your order by party size (or party hunger), with options ranging from 10 wings to 50, and mix and match flavors with soy garlic, sweet and spicy, and lemon pepper on offer. Family meals on the menu make it easy to get a mix of the favorites — wings, drumsticks, and sides like garlic butter fries — without complicated ordering.
10. Ho Kee Cafe
It’s your turn to host book club and everybody’s tired of pizza. You’ll be a winner when you suggest Cantonese-style fare from this San Gabriel Valley spot. Order from Uber Eats and plate it up family-style around your living room as you dive into this month’s literary selection. Succulent roast duck over rice, walnut shrimp, chow mein: They’re all crowd pleasers and definite food for thought. Just don’t forget the milk tea — alone or mixed with coffee — a classic Hong Kong drink.