Good Hollywood Bowl baskets
Michael Voltaggio's new sandwich shop "ink.sack" on Melrose has just opened. Sandwiches run from $4- $6. They have a Beef Tongue Rueben on this menu that sounds great also tuna and fried chicken sandwich that look real good. Here is the menu link:
Hours are Wednesday-Sunday 11am to 5pm or till they run out. Perfect for the bowl.
8360 Melrose #107
Los Angeles, Ca. 90069
Whatever my wife is making, and whatever wine is dustiest in our cellar, that I pair it with. That's not helpful, I know. Short of that, I like getting mounds of sushi from Shintaro, the single closest non-hotel restaurant to the Bowl, and my fave in Hollywood.
1900 N Highland Ave Ste 5, Los Angeles, CA 90068
VERT's food for the bowl is about as good as you can get. A great variety and you get A TON of food as well. I used to go to a number of different places each summer, but now, if I order food and don't bring my own, I simply go to VERT. Give them a try (at Hollywood and Highland)
I would like to second this recommendation (thanks to Diana). I have taken their lunch picnic basket for 2 twice to the Bowl and it is very good value - the first was the croissant sandwich with black forest ham and swiss cheese, and this week we had the grilled shrimp club sandwich. These are beautifully packaged with two sides (Waldorf salad and a pesto pasta salad), two small dessert items and ranged in price from $14.99 to $18.99. We have not tried their picnic meals which are more expensive. The gourmet lunch bags are perfect sizing for us before the concerts.
This is different from the normal Hollywood Bowl fare.
I just got got an email from the folks at Mako Restaurant in Beverly Hills. They have a bento box picnic basket to go. 3 tiers of food for two people: one tier of appetizers, one tier of entrees and one tier of desserts. you get to keep the bento box (the presentation in the picture looks really nice) after the event. Worth a call. I think there is a blurb on their website.
225 S. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA