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.
*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.
Most genius thing ever invented>>>
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
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!
Beautiful dairy restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Packed on Saturday nights. Consistently good dairy fun foods, very kid friendly and accommodating.
Israeli cafe and bakery vibes, breakfast and lunch place too
French bakery and cafe, similar to Mensch
Nice, spacious space. Great salads.
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.
Cheapest pies, consistently good. Good salads.
DIY pies, very cute vibe
Mac n cheese pizza is my kids favorite.
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.
Homey style shop, good pizza, lasagna and eggplant parm. They sell ice cream too.
A pico pizza classic
Very good cauliflower poppers. Very close to The Grove and to LACMA Urban Lights
Pizza Nosh , Agoura Hills
Good pizza, very good cinnamon puffs
Pico pizza shop, with delicious fish tacos
Sushi, Chinese, Thai, Israeli, Burgers, Deli
Meshuga for Sushi (2 locations)
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
Falafel shawarma shop, best variety of salatim
Dr. Sandwich (2 locations)
Delicious Marrakech salad, and all around excellent Israeli food
Israeli Grill bar
Schwartz Deli and BBQ
The Kosher Burger Joint
LA Burger Bar
Lenny’s Casita- Must Try!!
Mexican street food, party vibe
Has the kid friendly foods, as well as the fun options for adults
High-end Mediterranean fusion
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
Beverly and Pico locations. Both incredible.
*Malibu location is temporarily closed (12/2022)
Jeff's Gourmet Sausage Factory
Jewish deli foods all made with housemade meats.
Really good lunch specials, good appetizers, cookie skillet dessert is bomb.
Steaks, chocolate chip bread pudding
French Bistro and garden. Mushroom egg rolls, Tarte Flambe are fun dishes to try.
Steaks, Israeli grill, nice cocktails
They also just opened Hummus- The son of Charcoal - as their lunch space.
Large variety of candy, ice cream, drinks, gift baskets.
Staff is super patient and kid-friendly!
Ice cream shop that also sells Kosher Boba!
Got Kosher Challah
Best challah, find it in any kosher market
Kosher Markets below also have shabbat takeout.
La Brea Market
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
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.
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.
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
Rent electric boats.
Children's museum- indoors and outdoors.
Universal Studios / Universal CityWalk
Knotts Berry Farm
Indoor Play Options
Super cute crafting spot, to unleash all creativity.
Say Cheez LA
Indoor children's playground- they have Kosher food!
Hapik Rock Climbing
Fun indoor rock climbing.
Kids World Family Fun Center
Beyond The City
Zachari Dunes Hotel in Oxnard
Beautiful getaway, not too far from LA.
All suites hotel, beach front, heated pool and jacuzzi
Six Flags Magic Mountain
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.
Take the Catalina Express, and end up on a cute island with Italy vibes.
Beautiful beach town