Food near Van Nuys FlyAway or REI in Northridge for an expatriate????
I'm going out of the country for a while and would like to have really great LA food before leaving.
Can you suggest anything along these lines in either of these two locations?
(a) Van Nuys Airport (Exit Roscoe near 405)
(b) REI in Northridge (near Devonshire and Reseda, close to 118).
-- breakfast (eg. not super greasy diner, but fresh fruit stuffed pancakes or excellent vegetarian)
-- great bakery (not old school like Bea's, but european style like Europane with croissants, tarte tatin, espresso)
-- a great Korean place with great side dishes, soon dubu, hwe dup bap, or dolsot bibimbap, as good as Ktown korean, if its mediocre then i prefer a good sandwich.
-- really good sandwiches
-- or creole, hawaiian, chinese dimsum
thx in advance!!
Not exactly next door to REI but still in Northridge, Brent's Deli for: excellent breakfast (and they open at 6 a.m.); great bakery (take one of those huge eclairs on the flight and you'll meet people); fabulous sandwiches (it's our best deli, evernote); and dolsot bibimbap, but you order it as a "schmeer." (Just kidding about that last one.) No creole or spam; the stuffed cabbage is as good as any dim sum and very grandmotherly for someone leaving the States.
19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324