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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>>>


Guide:

Breakfast/brunch/lunch

Pizza

Sushi, Chinese, Thai, Israeli

Uniquely LA

Steakhouses

Ice Cream

Shabbat Takeout

Kosher Markets

Family Activities

Indoor Activities

Beyond the City




FOOD

Breakfast/brunch/lunch


Mensch Bakery

https://goo.gl/maps/Kdg3YvMSEGCv1Tfu9

Great pastries, good brunch food, nice portion size.


Borekas Sephardic Pastries

https://goo.gl/maps/UbSrcPtDP2JXAMmP9

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


Beverly Hills Bagel Co.

https://goo.gl/maps/sVDg8T5nUqW8FvXb8

Good bagels, good donuts


Tel Aviv Fish Grill.

https://goo.gl/maps/RwviWasjHEc3vKwT8

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


Toast Cafe- Sherman Oaks

https://goo.gl/maps/wHDAVD1V3e7a5nZv8

Great brunch, great vibe


Milky Way

https://goo.gl/maps/HCHdvRpuF1YoyKp49

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

https://goo.gl/maps/aYeJY7G7v7d49hk28

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

https://goo.gl/maps/GDbLrCLr4mKPoSQS9

Israeli cafe and bakery vibes, breakfast and lunch place too


Delice Bakery

https://goo.gl/maps/pq65SpWGjrwc8JUHA

French bakery and cafe, similar to Mensch


Pico Cafe

https://goo.gl/maps/Rza6wmcDGmow35mx6

Nice, spacious space. Great salads.


Pat's Cafe

https://goo.gl/maps/rmRxYihBwLc7SEM98

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


La Brea Bagel

https://goo.gl/maps/m7QoF2FmKQaTS3Sc7

Cafe and bagel shop, salads and pastries too


Pizza



Pizza Mark

https://goo.gl/maps/ewweAnGqwNc9V2gz8

Cheapest pies, consistently good. Good salads.


ONE80 Pizzeria

https://goo.gl/maps/HL1NT1qJJ7tep2Wd7

DIY pies, very cute vibe

Mac n cheese pizza is my kids favorite.


Pizza Mayven

https://goo.gl/maps/T4fyfKHAtaGfgpsm9

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

https://goo.gl/maps/QqeMKXNu1VWhiXJu5

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


Nagila Pizza

https://goo.gl/maps/FCYnZnLMgMBcgkYy6

A pico pizza classic


Pizza World

https://goo.gl/maps/5pdoEUf2LczUhvG98

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


Pizza Nosh , Agoura Hills

https://goo.gl/maps/69bdqCHPo6iML7iQ8

Good pizza, very good cinnamon puffs


Shalom Pizza

https://goo.gl/maps/GbTKcwy2jVaMTADm8

Pico pizza shop, with delicious fish tacos


Sushi, Chinese, Thai, Israeli, Burgers, Deli



Meshuga for Sushi (2 locations)

https://goo.gl/maps/69bdqCHPo6iML7iQ8

Delicious sushi


Sushi Ko

https://goo.gl/maps/afEGx2D9YYubjuCC9

Sushi restaurant


Shanghai

https://goo.gl/maps/fMTh4yLjKKWutua98

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


Beverly Hills Thai Kosher

https://goo.gl/maps/gF2oqDxL3ZCGPQ3v9

So unique and delicious. Great curry.


Tel Aviv Grill (multiple locations)

https://www.google.com/maps/search/tel+aviv+grill/@34.1650391,-118.5897495,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

Delicious zaatar lafa, amazing falafel and shawarma


Taeem

https://goo.gl/maps/7VvJ9MY8AL2ByQtQ8

Falafel shawarma shop, best variety of salatim


Dr. Sandwich (2 locations)

https://www.google.com/maps/search/dr.+sandwich/@34.083448,-118.3868467,13z/data=!3m1!4b1

Delicious Marrakech salad, and all around excellent Israeli food


Holy Grill

https://goo.gl/maps/274uXbwSzG2xgpny7

Israeli Grill bar


Schwartz Deli and BBQ

https://goo.gl/maps/BFJv1uKaai1wHAFq8


The Kosher Burger Joint

https://goo.gl/maps/nZ4vmaho3qxuFCKk7


LA Burger Bar

https://goo.gl/maps/LRD1jgCU7xRjL5cb8


Schnitzly

https://goo.gl/maps/Hp19VTb1obX3Uc5DA



Uniquely LA


Lenny’s Casita- Must Try!!

https://goo.gl/maps/J3RxJCe6X4wswMf96

Mexican street food, party vibe

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


Next Door

https://goo.gl/maps/SPUAbmvecn9XYq1s7

High-end Mediterranean fusion

Amazing ambiance


TLV Tapas Bar

https://goo.gl/maps/fY8oNoZmBE33TLNj9

Amazing, high end cocktails and tapas (appetizer plates)


Tierra Sur- Herzog Wine Cellars - Oxnard

https://goo.gl/maps/9Z91QNa7AVDSqwfW7

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


Fish Grill

https://goo.gl/maps/C4iBzX3xAhCNpa1s8

Beverly and Pico locations. Both incredible.

*Malibu location is temporarily closed (12/2022)


Jeff's Gourmet Sausage Factory

https://goo.gl/maps/Y4a5A3Xm8pjULhJ39

Jewish deli foods all made with housemade meats.


Kolah Farangi

https://goo.gl/maps/RnL7NkXg96WPxbuVA

Persian Restaurant




Steakhouses


La Gondola:

https://goo.gl/maps/mvHLtCR5PdUb5tTM9

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


Pats:

https://goo.gl/maps/HcjNzQQaWwXWG3wX9

Steaks, chocolate chip bread pudding


Shilo’s:

https://goo.gl/maps/xD8HE354RrUQXpxy9

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


Charcoal:

https://goo.gl/maps/VPA1AzAJMCiHwVep8

Steaks, Israeli grill, nice cocktails




Ice Cream


Munchies

https://goo.gl/maps/zcHeCUfBrMb2xdyo7

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

Staff is super patient and kid-friendly!


Valley Swirl

https://goo.gl/maps/HebR8FJw9hyVD3j66

Ice cream shop that also sells Kosher Boba!


Shabbat Takeout


Schwartz Bakery

https://goo.gl/maps/Y3Dd1ysaKWNZpquq6


Got Kosher Challah

Best challah, find it in any kosher market


Lieder's

https://goo.gl/maps/s1eMX2pEZRzsnztPA


Lenny's

https://goo.gl/maps/J3RxJCe6X4wswMf96

Shabbat Shuk


Kosher Markets below also have shabbat takeout.


Kosher Markets


Western Kosher:

https://g.page/Westernkosherpico?share


Glatt Mart

https://maps.app.goo.gl/roaUni3Gh3QCBsct9


Koshco

https://goo.gl/maps/weheWhGdb5QkUPvV7


La Brea Market

https://goo.gl/maps/mgrBpqoHhudus7DN6


Ariel Market

https://goo.gl/maps/CkpH9ipGj48NP5V86


Cambridge Farms

https://goo.gl/maps/uQt5JoN1fH2NNtaT6



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.

OBKLA.org


Santa Monica Pier:

Ferris wheel, rides

https://goo.gl/maps/N2QcEQwy7MZSeL7HA


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


More beaches:


Annenberg Beach House

https://goo.gl/maps/wguwaHdnyTKN3zJP6


Lot 8 North

https://goo.gl/maps/oYKWomzVwb1pr3sW8

Has a cute playground, and good beach access


Point Dume, Malibu or Zuma Beach nearby

https://goo.gl/maps/hTehkeG9HDG4URS57

Do this with Pizza Nosh in Agoura


El Matador Beach

https://goo.gl/maps/mmwFLraPaGwbveiu5

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


Laguna Beach

https://goo.gl/maps/PuGEbAv2DMNasTk38


LACMA Urban Lights

https://goo.gl/maps/BavFj11pJj3oYkZr7

Beautiful instagrammable space, fun to run through


Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park

https://goo.gl/maps/bHMyvSuuxbmnPh2BA

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

https://goo.gl/maps/Cwu6W4iiLKZuHcJs5

Classic LA hike with beautiful views. Street parking.


Westridge Trailhead

https://goo.gl/maps/3xHxTmsR9ahANHdW6

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

https://goo.gl/maps/sLJdjwHEjZisvfbv6

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

https://www.wbstudiotour.com/tickets/

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

https://goo.gl/maps/nemF2x99ibWaFzU6A

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

Pressed Juicery for healthy ice cream


Boat Rentals

Boats4rent.com

Rent electric boats.


Kids Space

https://goo.gl/maps/H34pTJxVwPxEWA8V9

Children's museum- indoors and outdoors.


LA Zoo

https://goo.gl/maps/gUoUhENN7oVFtxb66


Universal Studios / Universal CityWalk

https://goo.gl/maps/ZNyKghLJ6uVXFQkm8


Knotts Berry Farm

https://goo.gl/maps/CumicSqXaxNJLYoS7




Indoor Play Options


Craft Bar

https://goo.gl/maps/EfCnRMms5kEUQbwQ8

Super cute crafting spot, to unleash all creativity.


Say Cheez LA

https://goo.gl/maps/YzCVonVDGLpwyk8h8

Indoor children's playground- they have Kosher food!


Trampoline Parks

https://www.google.com/maps/search/trampoline+parks/@33.7607733,-118.0390592,9.91z


Hapik Rock Climbing

https://goo.gl/maps/GnhczGHcrXFhJmD18

Fun indoor rock climbing.


Kids Empire

https://goo.gl/maps/cumP9aikVqHTX6Qd6

Indoor playground.


Kids World Family Fun Center

https://goo.gl/maps/mnSpLQkacJCYS8dr5

Indoor playground.


Beyond The City


Zachari Dunes Hotel in Oxnard

https://goo.gl/maps/z3cb3oatDPiFAnPK9

Beautiful getaway, not too far from LA.

All suites hotel, beach front, heated pool 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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