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Jul 18, 2009 07:47 AM

Non-profit Restaurants

Do you know of any non-profit restaurants in LA or OC?
I've been to DUTC in Gardena.
I've also heard of Mama's Hot Tamales in Downtown and Homegirl Cafe.

Any others?
Are they any good?

DUTC has Golden Bird Fried Chicken, which is good, but it's not as good as the old Porky's.

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    1. not positive, but i believe that the GOVINDA restaurant run by the hari krishna folks is non profit.

      1. homegirl cafe is very good imho
        don't know about the others/

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        1. re: westsidegal

          Homegirl Cafe is GREAT. Food's wonderful, service is awesome.

        2. Although not entirely non-profit, the Mercado La Paloma is a community project which allows start up of business that others might not have invested in and they house some wonderful restaurants like Chichen Itza and Mo-Chica.

          It's really an important part of the community...


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          1. re: Dommy

            And the same items at Chichen Itza in MLP are more affordable than in their MacArthur Park location!

            1. re: Normal Garciaparra

              Thanks, all so far.
              Wife, a friend, and I will probably be hitting up one of these restaurants on Saturday.
              Just don't know which one yet.
              Please let me know of more non-profits.
              Most successful one I know of is Delancey Street in San Francisco.

              1. re: nomo_fan

                There is a Delancey street branch here in L.A., but I believe they only do catering....


          2. Bastide.

            Oops. Sorry, thought you said, "No" profit restaurants ...

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Amusing, but that list would be long indeed!