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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.

Most genius thing ever invented>>>




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 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


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

Holy Grill

Israeli Grill bar

Schwartz Deli and BBQ

Fisherman's Bowl

Poke bowl shop

LA Burger Bar


Pita Bu

In Malibu! Israeli goodness right by the Malibu Pier

Uniquely LA

Newly Kosher!


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


La Gondola:

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

Ice Cream


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



Shabbat Shuk

Kosher Markets below also have shabbat takeout.

Kosher Markets

Western Kosher:

Glatt Mart


La Brea Market

Ariel Market

Cambridge Farms

Family Activities


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



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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