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Los Angeles Kosher Guide and Family Activities



Dear friends, LA locals, and LA visitors!

This is a compilation of my favorite LA Kosher eats, activities etc.

It came together beautifully by picking the brain of @Esteemans, huge thank you!

Happy reading, planning, and I'm always here to help.

Love, Mushky


*Disclaimers: This list is not sponsored, it has most options- not all, call before you go to avoid disappointment!!

**Many kosher eateries work with Postmates, Uber Eats, Doordash or Grubhub to get food delivered directly to you.



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Guide:




FOOD

Breakfast/brunch/lunch


Mensch Bakery

Great pastries, good brunch food, nice portion size.


Borekas Sephardic Pastries

Most delicious Borekas in the world, people actually wait in line for these.


Beverly Hills Bagel Co.

Good bagels, good donuts


Tel Aviv Fish Grill.

Greatest Israeli breakfast style spot, salatim, shakshuka, great fish, good dinner spot as well.


Toast Cafe- Sherman Oaks

Great brunch, great vibe


Milky Way

Beautiful remodeled, cozy, homey space. Good salmon, pastas and salad. TDF carrot cake & cream cheese frosting and cheese blintzes

Great lunch and dinner spot

They have FREE refills on all sodas, ice tea, lemonade and drip coffee!


Trattoria Natalie

Beautiful dairy restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Packed on Saturday nights. Consistently good dairy fun foods, very kid friendly and accommodating.


Bibi’s Bakery

Israeli cafe and bakery vibes, breakfast and lunch place too


Delice Bakery

French bakery and cafe, similar to Mensch


Pico Cafe

Nice, spacious space. Great salads.


Pat's Cafe

A Pat's Restaurant baby, delicious, fresh cafe.


La Brea Bagel

Cafe and bagel shop, salads and pastries too


Erin McKenna's Bakery

A fun bakery free of harmful ingredients. Gluten-free, and vegan.



Pizza



Pizza Mark

Cheapest pies, consistently good. Good salads.


550 Pizza

New spot on Pico!


Pizza Mayven

Camp cafeteria vibes, very good crispy crust, eggplant pizza is bomb. I've been told my multiple people it is their favorite pizza shop. They have slurpee style blended drinks.


Pizza Station

Homey style shop, good pizza, lasagna and eggplant parm. They sell ice cream too.


Nagila Pizza

A pico pizza classic


Pizza World

Very good cauliflower poppers. Very close to The Grove and to LACMA Urban Lights


Pizza Nosh , Agoura Hills

Good pizza, very good cinnamon puffs


Shalom Pizza

Pico pizza shop, with delicious fish tacos


Sushi, Chinese, Thai, Israeli, Burgers, Deli



Meshuga for Sushi (2 locations)

Delicious sushi


Sushi Ko

Sushi restaurant


Shanghai

Good, classic, family-friendly Chinese restaurant, serves sushi too


Beverly Hills Thai Kosher

So unique and delicious. Great curry.


Tel Aviv Grill (multiple locations)

Delicious zaatar lafa, amazing falafel and shawarma


Taeem

Falafel shawarma shop, best variety of salatim


Dr. Sandwich (2 locations)

Delicious Marrakech salad, and all around excellent Israeli food


Holy Grill

Israeli Grill bar


Schwartz Deli and BBQ


Fisherman's Bowl

Poke bowl shop


LA Burger Bar


Schnitzly

Pita Bu

In Malibu! Israeli goodness right by the Malibu Pier


Uniquely LA


Newly Kosher!

Basbussa

Amazing vibes


Lenny’s Casita- Must Try!!

Mexican street food, party vibe

Has the kid friendly foods, as well as the fun options for adults


Next Door

High-end Mediterranean fusion

Amazing ambiance


TLV Tapas Bar

Amazing, high end cocktails and tapas (appetizer plates)


Tierra Sur- Herzog Wine Cellars - Oxnard

A trip! Seasonal incredible food, constantly changing up the menu, beautiful vibe


Fish Grill

Beverly and Pico locations. Both incredible.


Jeff's Gourmet Sausage Factory

Jewish deli foods all made with housemade meats.


Kolah Farangi

Persian Restaurant




Steakhouses


La Gondola:

Really good lunch specials, good appetizers, cookie skillet dessert is bomb.


Pats:

Steaks, chocolate chip bread pudding


Shilo’s:

French Bistro and garden. Mushroom egg rolls, Tarte Flambe are fun dishes to try.


Charcoal:

Steaks, Israeli grill, nice cocktails





Ice Cream


Munchies

Large variety of candy, ice cream, drinks, gift baskets.

Staff is super patient and kid-friendly!


Valley Swirl

Ice cream shop that also sells Kosher Boba!

There is a la brea location, and pico location.


Shabbat Takeout


Schwartz Bakery


Got Kosher Challah

Best challah, find it in any kosher market


Lieder's


Lenny's

Shabbat Shuk


Kosher Markets below also have shabbat takeout.


Kosher Markets


Western Kosher:


Glatt Mart


Koshco


La Brea Market


Ariel Market


Cambridge Farms



Family Activities

Volunteer!

Volunteer at Our Big Kitchen Los Angeles, a fun, family friendly volunteer exercise preparing kosher meals and desserts for the less fortunate.


Santa Monica Pier:

Ferris wheel, rides


Bike rentals all along the beach bike path or right near santa monica pier


More beaches:


Annenberg Beach House


Lot 8 North

Has a cute playground, and good beach access


Point Dume, Malibu or Zuma Beach nearby

Do this with Pizza Nosh in Agoura


El Matador Beach

Cute sandy beach with really cool sea caves, lots of stairs to get down to the water, but pretty magical.


Laguna Beach


LACMA Urban Lights

Beautiful instagrammable space, fun to run through


Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park

Fun drive up and down the mountain, great Hollywood sign and LA views, optional hiking, playgrounds, etc. You can do a short simple nature trail called Ferndell Trail that leads to a playground. You can also drive up to the observatory, and hike down the firebreak trail.

Shane's Inspiration is another beautiful playground in Griffith Park. Bring a basketball! There is a fun setup of hoops there of all shapes and sizes. There are more hiking options off this space as well.


Runyon Canyon Park

Classic LA hike with beautiful views. Street parking.


Westridge Trailhead

Also plenty of other hikes in this area, family friendly with great views. Street parking.


Note: There are many many more incredible hike options in the LA area, with mountain views, ocean views…


Echo Park Lake

1 mile walking loop, swan boat rentals, playground in the park, and another great playground across the street at Belleview and Glendale streets.


Warner Brothers Studio Tour

An amazing studio tour where you can tour the actual set of Friends, Big Bang Theory, become an actor and see how it all comes together. Only for ages 5 and up.


The Grove, Farmers Market

LA’s shopping mecca, a spot to see and be seen.

Pressed Juicery for healthy ice cream


Boat Rentals

Rent electric boats.


Kids Space

Children's museum- indoors and outdoors.


LA Zoo


Universal Studios / Universal CityWalk


Knotts Berry Farm




Indoor Play Options


Craft Bar

Super cute crafting spot, to unleash all creativity.


Say Cheez LA

Indoor children's playground- they have Kosher food!


Trampoline Parks


Hapik Rock Climbing

Fun indoor rock climbing.


Kids Empire

Indoor playground.


Kids World Family Fun Center

Indoor playground.


UltraZone Laser Tag

Laser tag and some basic arcades


Beyond The City


Zachari Dunes Hotel in Oxnard

Beautiful getaway, not too far from LA.

All suites hotel, beach front, pool (not sure if its heated) and jacuzzi


Amusement Parks:

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Disneyland

Legoland

Sea World

San Diego Zoo


Big Bear Lake

Up in the mountains, for snow, skiing, tubing, sledding, cabins, or water activities


Joshua Tree National Park/ Palm Springs Area

Surreal, super pretty national park. Plenty of hikes for all difficulty levels.

Palm springs is desert land, beautiful resorts, hot springs.


Catalina Island

Take the Catalina Express, and end up on a cute island with Italy vibes.


Santa Barbara

Beautiful beach town




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