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Eye on L.A. finds city's best comfort foods

Eye on L.A. host Tina Malave drinks a milkshake while checking out the best comfort foods in Los Angeles, air date March 15, 2014.

March 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
From cheese and chocolate to pizza and pies, Eye on L.A. has the latest and greatest list of comfort foods in L.A. You can also pick up Los Angeles Magazine on newsstands now, or visit lamag.com.

L.A.'S GLOBAL CUISINE EMPORIUM
Founded in 1917, this open air marketplace lets you eat and shop you around the world! From old school, classic lunch counters and hip new eateries to candy shops and a fresh produce market, Grand Central Market IS L.A.!

GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
317 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 624-2378
grandcentralmarket.com

MAMA MIA!
What's the ultimate comfort food? That's right, pizza! (That's what Tina says!) Here are three of our favorite spots:

VITO'S PIZZA
846 N La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 652-6859
vitopizza.com

OLIO WOOD FIRED PIZZERIA
8075 W 3rd Street, #100
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 930-9490
pizzeriaolio.com

BESTIA
2121 7th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 514-5724
bestiala.com

L.A.'S SPECIALTY
No comfort food list in Los Angeles, a Mexican food mecca, would be complete without tacos. We visited three of our Facebook friends; favorites.

GUISADOS TACOS
2100 E. Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(Also located in Echo Park and Downtown L.A.)
(323) 264-7201
guisados.com

TACOS EL GAVILAN
1900 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(Several more locations in L.A.)
(213) 742-6677
tacoselgavilan.com

TITO'S TACOS
11222 Washington Place
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 391-5780
titostacos.com

THE BURGERS
When it comes to indulging in guilty pleasures, burgers are also at the top of the comfort food list!

UMAMI BURGER
12159 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(Several more locations in L.A.)
(818) 286-9004
umami.com

PLAN CHECK KITCHEN + BAR
1800 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(Also located in Fairfax and Downtown L.A.)
(310) 288-6500
plancheckbar.com

SLATER'S 50/50 ? BURGERS BY DESIGN
61 N Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(Several more locations in L.A.)
(626) 765-9700
slaters5050.com

PORTOBELLO FRIES
You could call Bottega Louie in Downtown L.A. one-stop shopping for all things yummy. But they're really known for their portobello fries. The wedge cut, battered sticks of mushroom deliciousness, served with aioli dipping sauce are so good they've become the trendy spot's best seller!

BOTTEGA LOUIE
700 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470
bottegalouie.com

SPIKED MILKSHAKES
On the last Sunday of every month, BLD offers a menu of five different housemade milkshakes, that you can have spiked with specially chosen alcohol if you like! They're all made with all natural, housemade ice cream and sorbets, and they always avoids using syrups and extracts.

BLD
7450 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 930-9744
bldrestaurant.com

FEEL GOOD SOUPS
For some comfort when you're feeling a little under the weather, some of us head straight for the soup to heal what ails us!

JERRY'S FAMOUS DELI
12655 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(Several more locations in L.A.)
(818) 980-4245
jerrysfamousdeli.com

LITTLE NEXT DOOR
8142 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(Several more locations in L.A.)
(323) 951-1010
thelittlenextdoor.com

FEEL GOOD SOUPS
What brings more joy than a melty, gooey, decadent grilled cheese sandwich!? It's the epitome of deliciousness comfort food! Here's where we found some unforgettable ones:

CLEMENTINE
1751 Ensley Ave.
Los Angeles, 90024
(310) 552-1080
centurycity.clementineonline.com

CLEMENTINE (BEVERLY HILLS LOCATION)
9346 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, 90210
(310) 461-0600
beverlyhills.clementineonline.com

LAMILL COFFEE
1636 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90026
(323) 663-4441
lamillcoffee.com

THE GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK
thegrilledcheesetruck.com

MAC & CHEESE... AND THEN SOME
Beer Belly's Executive Chef, Wes Lieberher, is shooting to become the new reigning king of comfort food! His key to decadent mac & cheese? Creativity! And do NOT skip his fries called Death by Duck!

BEER BELLY
532 S Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(Koreatown)
(213) 387-2337
beerbellyla.com

A PASSION FOR PIES
Eye on L.A. went on a mission to find the best slices L.A. has to offer when it comes to America's favorite dessert -- Pie!

THE APPLE PAN
10801 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90064
(310) 475-3585

SIMPLE THINGS SANDWICH & PIE SHOP
8310 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, 90048
(323) 592-3390
simplethingsrestaurant.com

THE PIE HOLE
714 Traction Avenue
Los Angeles, 90013
(213) 537-0115
thepieholela.com

THE PIE HOLE (PASADENA LOCATION)
59 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, 91105
(626) 765-6315
thepieholela.com

THE BEVERLY HILLS CHOCOLATE TOUR
Who doesn't love chocolate?! The Beverly Hills Chocolate Tour is a walking excursion which takes you to the best chocolatiers in L.A.'s most glamorous city! beverlyhillschocolatetours.com

[Original air date: March 15, 2014]


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