san fernando valley foodie spots
Used to live in the valley many many years ago and going back for a visit. Any suggestions of something unique or different. Always up for a good hole in the wall. All I remember was a couple of taco stands . Somewhere around Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks,No Ho area.Willing to travel for something good though.
One of my new favorite "hole in the walls" is Brats Brothers. They serve tasty sausages made from chicken, lamb, pork, and veal - as well as alligator, boar, buffalo, duck, ostrich, and venison. They also serve hot dogs. Sandwiches range from $3.50 to $7.50. I like their sides too - potato salad, roasted potatoes, red cabbage salad, and sauerkraut. I think there's 5 or 6 tables inside and a few outside.
13456 Ventura Blvd.
Better get there before they close up shop - they just closed their Beverly Center area store, meaning SW corner of 3rd & La Cienega.
But the best food in the valley, meaning higher ticket itemed, is Max in Sherman Oaks, next door to Maria's, just east of the corner of Ventura & Dixie Canyon.
For Vietnamese vegetarian / vegan food which is wonderful http://www.vinhloitofu.com/ and Top Thai (also in Reseda) for their Northern Thai specialties found at the back of their menu.
Take a look at this old reveiw of Top Thai in the LA Times. This is why I went in the first place and the food they describe is still the same as it was back then:
Top Thai Cuisine
7333 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335
I was introduced to the Artisan Cheese Gallery in Studio City on this board...really great sandwiches with really great ingredients. Down the street is the Big Sugar Bakeshop, so do stop by for dessert.
Big Sugar Bake Shop
12182 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
Artisan Cheese Gallery
12023 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
I rove around a bit.
Melody's Mexican/Las Fuentes
Hummus Bar and Grill
House of Taka
Red Ballz pizza
Jon's supermarket Deli
Aroma Bakery Cafe
Cambridge market's deli
Beep's Greasy spoon
Amir's is on Ventura in Studio City.
Star is on Burbank in Van Nuys near Woodman, I think.
Skaf's is on Vanowen in Van Nuys or Noho, I think.
Henry's is still on Moorpark, as ever.
You gotta try El Katracho on Burbank, east of Kester. Amazing blue crab or conch soup. Fabulous plantains.
Pico Pica is on Riverside.
13355 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
6008 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
4849 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607
Kansas City BBQ
10863 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
22330 Sherman Way # C12, Canoga Park, CA
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Brussel made a great list.
Id second most of it especially
Skaf's -But its on Laurel Canyon and Oxnard.
Max - great food, nice restaurant.
Menchie's - Self serve frozen yogurt for dessert.
And have to add
Go's Mart - Amazing sushi if youre willing to go to west valley
Kansas City BBQ Company - Best KC BBQ around
Kiwami - Katsuyas new sushi place, have not been but heard its great
Puro Sabor - great Peruvian! Van Nuys Blvd., near Victory
6366 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401