Feeling hungry and on the lookout for the best food in the Los Angeles Arts District? Well, no matter what your palate is craving, the below suggestions are sure to make you (and your tummy) happy. From vegetarian-friendly dishes to classic Italian cuisine, here are the top eateries located in the L.A. Arts District. 

Loqui Tacos

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Loqui keeps it simple by staying committed to tradition, highlighting the unique flavors of Mexican cuisine in their hearty food. Their menu offers classic favorites like beef or chicken tacos with the perfect amount of crunch, stuffed with guacamole, cheese, onion, cilantro and salsa. Loqui is vegetarian-friendly as well, with a meatless option to their savory mushroom tacos.

Chuy’s Tacos Dorados

Fans of crunchy fried tacos, rejoice!

Chuy’s Tacos Dorados will surely hit the spot for those with a hankering for this Mexican favorite. With ingredients including fresh potatoes and slow-cooked beef, Chuy’s Tacos Dorados are unapologetically stuffed with cheese and fillings that will leave patrons more than satisfied.

Cafe Gratitude

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An established name for patrons looking for an organic and plant-based meals, Cafe Gratitude is the perfect spot!

Cafe Gratitude can be described as one of the top restaurants offering vegan-friendly food. It’s known for its commitment to simple yet vibrant menu options. Customer favorites include their flavorful Pad Thai Kelp Noodles and Buffalo Cauliflower.

Zinc Cafe & Market 

Vegetarian-friendly meals are taken to the next level at Zinc Cafe & Market, with a mouth-watering menu of modern reinventions. 

This is also a go-to place in the area for breakfast. It also features a beautiful outdoor patio and has perfected an L.A. favorite: avocado toast! Other delicious meal options include their potato arugula pizza, asparagus sandwich and, of course, their classic French Toast. 


Photo: Bestia Online

Bestia, meaning “beast” in Italian, serves up aromatic Italian cuisine in a rugged yet charming industrial atmosphere. Aside from classic favorites like pizza and pasta, Bestia is known for its mouth-watering roasted bone marrow. Another must-have dish is their special Cavatelli Alla Norcia, a dish of rich ricotta dumplings served with pork sausage, grana padano cheese and black truffle. 


At Bavel, they meld together the traditional taste of Middle Eastern cuisine with a touch of modernity. Offering family-style options, Bavel takes fresh ingredients to the next level with its medley of aromatic spices and herbs. Aside from a select spread of cured Middle Eastern meats, staple menu items include their delectable oyster mushroom kebab and slow-roasted lamb neck shawarma.

By Kaleen Luu

Featured Photo: Travis Yewell on Unsplash

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