Whenever we hit the streets of our West Coast playground, aka Los Angeles, it doesn’t take long for our late-night food cravings kick in. Lucky for us, this is a city of unreal international comfort food for hungry night owls. From downtown to Venice, prepare to chow down and fuel up at these five killer joints as you and your teammates go through another legendary night out in the City of Angels…
The Flavour: International food bazaar meets a classic delicatessen. Umamicatessen is actually comprised of two different kitchens, a donut and dessert bakery, a cocktail bar and a coffee bar.
Your Taste Buds Will Bow Down to You Over: Thin Fries with Ham Puree, the Cure Bagel (the most satisfying bagel ever with salmon and dill cream cheese), the Shrimp Umami Burger (a wild Japanese shrimp burger patty), and the Pastrami sandwich.
Sweet Tooth It Out On: A Tres Leches donut topped with caramel sauce and straight up whip cream.
For Extra Cocktail Fun: The Urban Trader (rum, apricot liqueur, orgeat, pineapple, lime juice), The Velvet Mule (beluga vodka, velvet falernum, fresh lime juice), and the Bourbon Pig (bacon fat washed Bulleit bourbon) are three reasons why their Back Bar is a solid AHA favourite.
The ‘Hood: Downtown LA
Ikemen Dip Ramen
The Flavour: Japanese ramen taken to another dimension as Ikemen has their own custom created style of ramen known as “dip ramen.” Translation: Your noodles and toppings are served separately from the broth, and you dip the chewy thick noodles into the broth.
You’re Gonna Keep Coming Back For: The Ikemen Dip (tokotsu au jus mixed with green onions and artisan bonito powder with either chicken or pork) and a steaming bowl of classic Chasu Pork Ramen (chicken broth, green onions, thin noodles and pork).
Give Kudos to: The beyond cool Japanese Ikemen (which means suave and hot guy) staff in their vests, skinny ties and fedoras as they dish out your dip ramen with insane precision.
The ‘Hood: Hollywood
The Flavour: German sausage and Belgian beer bar that gets it done and then some.
You’ll Drool Over and Later Dream About: The classic Bratwurst sandwich, the gourmet Mango Jalapeno sausage and the Belgian fries with white truffle oil glaze.
Wash it Happily Down With: A Chimay White Belgian Draft Beer, A German Hopfen-Weiss Bottle Beer or Fentimans Seville Orange Jigger soda.
The ‘Hood: Venice and Downtown LA
The Flavour: The serious deliciousness that happens when a Korean fusion food boutique and a craft beer space join forces.
Your Future Late Night Food Addiction Is Gonna Be: Duck fat fries with raspberry mustard sauce and Jidori hot wings washed down with their stellar selection of beer.
Lose Yourself In The Sugar High Greatness Of: Deep-fried Oreos with Nutella and chocolate chip ice cream.
The ‘Hood: Koreatown
The Flavour: Mexican street food only the way LA can dish it up.
You’ll Never Go Wrong When You Devour: The carnitas torta sandwich and the asada tacos are nothing short of perfection.
Get Sweet On: The simple and satisfying sugary goodness of churros.
The ‘Hood: Melrose (Mid-city)
What’s your favourite spot for a late-night food fix? Let us know!