The Bloc Brings Great Food and Drink Options To Bustling DTLA

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The Bloc, a three-level outdoor urbane retail center located at 700 W. 7th Street in Downtown Los Angeles, is packed with dining options, whether you want to eat a full meal as you watch a movie at the newly opened Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, meet friends for cocktails, or just grab a quick snack. The Bloc is easily accessible by car, foot, and the Metro where the red, blue, and purple lines converge at the 7th Street Metro Center Station. Check out these restaurants, cafés, and bars that will have you wanting more:

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

When you want to see a movie, but you’re hungry for more than the typical movie snacks, head to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which recently opened on The Bloc’s second level. Alamo Drafthouse serves a full menu of food and drinks for guests to enjoy during the movie, including everything from sandwiches to burritos, not to mention a great vegan selection. Their extensive draft beer list features several local craft breweries—and the drinks menu also offers wine and signature cocktails.

 

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CoffeeWalk YogurTalk

Feeling peckish as you’re perusing the shops? Stop by this café on the plaza level for a refreshing beverage or light snack. They have frozen yogurt with an endless selection of toppings, pastries, coffee, and boba drinks—perfect for a quick energy boost.

District Bar & Kitchen

Whether you’re in the mood to feast on the house-smoked BBQ prime beef brisket or you prefer a vegetarian option like the grilled curry crusted cauliflower “steak,” you’re likely to find something satisfying on District’s menu. This is also a great place to relax and sip a craft cocktail—try the Lavender Blossom, which combines Maker’s Mark bourbon, lemon, lavender, egg white, and bitters. This Diner’s Choice Award winning speakeasy-esque bar and lounge has a daily happy hour  from 2pm – 7pm.

 

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Aero press & Chemex … made with excellence 💯% Organic

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DRNK Coffee + Tea

This coffee spot prides itself on sourcing high-quality coffee beans and offering organic and fair-trade coffee and teas. On a hot day, an ice-blended “S’Blendid” really hits the spot, but DRNK doesn’t limit itself to beverages. They serve salads and hot and cold sandwiches, too.

Everytable

When you buy a nutritious grab-and-go meal from Everytable, located on The Bloc’s plaza level, you’re supporting their mission to bring affordable wholesome foods to parts of the city that have less access to healthy food. The menu is influenced by the culture of Los Angeles, and features varied options such as Jamaican jerk chicken, sesame teriyaki tofu, and a Mediterranean grain bowl.

 

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TIGER PRAWNS WITH SPICY MISO BARLEY GLAZE…KRILLIN’ IT!

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HATCH Yakitori + Bar

For tasty modern Japanese cuisine with a California flair, head to Hatch, celebrity chef Daniel Shemtob’s new restaurant. They offer several yakitori options made with organic jidori chicken, and the menu also includes miso pork spare ribs, furikake salmon, avocado tuna toast(fan fav!), and a miso soup made with sweet corn. In a hurry? Order one of their signature bento boxes to go.

JOEY RESTAURANTS

The newest restaurant at The Bloc, JOEY RESTAURANTS, now open on street level at the corner of 7th and Hope Streets. A team of acclaimed executive chefs have put together an impressive menu of shareable bites and mouthwatering main dishes.  Sit in the dining room and watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen, or make yourself comfortable with a handcrafted cocktail at the most iconic street-level patio in downtown Los Angeles!

 

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Marugame Udon

Marugame Udon has more than 1,000 locations around the world, including this one, a new addition to The Bloc’s plaza level that’s already a popular lunch spot. The casual, cafeteria-style restaurant serves Sanuki style Udon noodles made to order, along with tempura and musubi.

 

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Charged up with the Charger 🔌

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QWENCH Juice Bar                                                                  

From raw juices to acai bowls, you’ll find plenty of options to quench your thirst and sate your cravings at QWENCH, located on the plaza level. It’s the perfect place for a quick break when you want to boost your mood—and your health—with a serving of superfoods.

 

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Summer you can sip. 💕 Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers

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Starbucks

Whether you’re shopping at The Bloc or just in the neighborhood, stop by Starbucks for a quick pick-me-up.  Their new Cocoa Cloud Macchiato and its fluffy foam layers promise to make any summer day a bit more delicious.

 

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Lunch is served. The Dragon, captured by @foodgps. Come find us downstairs at @theblocla 🍕

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The Urban Oven

If you like wood-fired pizza, beer and wine, you owe it to your taste buds to visit to The Urban Oven. The 10” and 13” pizzas come with assorted toppings ranging from the traditional pepperoni to more adventurous, like fennel sausage, tuscan kale, or brussel sprout leaves. Sandwiches, pastas, and gourmet salads are perfect for the busy lunch crowd who want to grab and go dine alfresco on The Bloc’s outdoor plaza.

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