Five (relatively) inexpensive new spots for everything from bagels to tacos. Want more of the year’s best? Click here.
The farmers’ market favorite finally has a home of its own for its bagels ($18/baker’s dozen). 2829 Bellevue Ave., Silver Lake (also at the Hollywood Farmers Market).https://www.instagram.com/p/B5_FSrWhm7s/
The popular Filipino food truck now has a brick-and-mortar for its fried chicken adobo ($13) and awesome patita ($22)—a pork shank topped with chili-garlic sauce that easily serves two. 3131 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake.https://www.instagram.com/p/Byn4M7ZAr2S/
Great pastas ($11-$14) made fresh and topped with farmers’ market produce. 1241 5th St., Santa Monica.https://www.instagram.com/p/B06yyvSBDuk/
L.A. is lousy with smashburgers these days, but this is one ($3.95) of the best. 425 Rose Ave., Venice.https://www.instagram.com/p/B3NMiC8hq_N/
These Tijuana-style tacos ($3.25-$5) have the obligatory heavy dollop of guac atop especially flavorful meats and mushrooms. 609 S. Spring St., downtown.