More Great CicLAvia Eats!

April 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm 3 comments

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There is much to do along the CicLAvia route: check out public art, play dodgeball, or even get married. But eating at some of the many food trucks or restaurants along the route might be the most popular extracurricular activity this Sunday. We’ve already listed several of our favorite stops along the route but there are so many more that we felt we needed not one but two lists for dining options. There will also be a number of LA’s finest food trucks joining us en route so be sure to swing by and say hello. Enjoy!

East Hollywood

Stop by Pizza Paul’s (sorry, no website) at 4330 Melrose for yummy rustic pizza. For some delicious Oaxacan food try La Morenita Oaxaqueña at 3550 W. 3rd Street. And for a personal fave of CicLAvia’s Joe Linton try a Tlayuda – which offers a huge crunchy tostada, topped with quesilla – Oaxacan string cheese! Still hungry? Try the Halo Halo for dessert at Jollibee (3831 Beverly Blvd.)

Food Trucks include: Dosa Truck, Surfer Taco, and Tapa Boy. (on Heliotrope north of Melrose)

Westlake/ Macarthur Park

We love El Pulgarcito and there’s lots more when it comes to savory Salvadorian food? Pupuseria El Pueblo (2719 W. 6th Street) is the real deal and a must stop if you’re in the mood for a pupusa. Just a few minutes away you’ll find Antojitos Bibi ( 2400 W 7th st #109) – authentic Honduran cuisine, which will be open early for a pre-ride/walk pupusa (including vegetarian!). And for those of you who want something delicious and fast try succulent Filipino quisine at Neri’s behind the First Congregational Church.

Food Trucks include: Ahn Joo, Crepe’n Around, Spring Street Smokehouse, and Lake Street Cremery. (on Lake Street just south of 7th)


There are so many downtown restaurants along the route but we would be remiss to mention one of the newer kids on the block– Bottega Louie. Be it their calamari or their freshly made pizza they seem to do everything right. They’ll even provide sparkling water at no extra charge! If you’re feeling more in the mood for a big burrito there’s no better place downtown than Mai Mexican Kitchen (633 South Spring Street), one of the last great mom and pop taco stands in downtown L.A.  And if you don’t mind the caloric splurge (all the biking and walking will balance it out!) try the chorizo con queso fundido at Ensenada Restaurant at 517 S. Spring.

Little Tokyo

Vegetarian? Little Tokyo will provide you with plenty of belly-filling options including vegan options at Shojin on the third floor of the Little Tokyo Galleria (3rd and Alameda). Read more about Shojin here. Lots of great noodles, sushi, mochi, tempura – lots of restaurants to choose from – valet park your bike at the red fire tower at the Japanese Village and explore!

Hollenbeck Park

Food Trucks include: Slammin Sliders, Del’s Lemonade, Yalla, and Lomo Arigato. Yum! (on St. Louis south of 4th Street)

Add your favorites in the comments below!

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  • 1. Un Solo Sol Kitchen  |  April 6, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    You are all welcome!

    We are 5 blocks northwest of Hollenbeck Park (Boyle Heights), from 4th Street and Boyle Avenue go north of Boyle Avenue in front of Plaza Mariachi (Boyle Avenue & 1st Street) 1818 E. 1st Street.

    Vegetarian and Vegan Choices for almost everything we serve.

    Pupusas (cheese, beans, loroco, pork, mushroom, spinach, zucchini, and nopal), Tamales de Elote, Saltados (beef, chicken, or tofu), Natural Fruit Drinks (strawberry, mango, raspberry, and guanavana), Thai Iced Teas, Jamaica Drink, Tamarind Drink, Enchiladas (chicken or just cheese), Greek Salad, Cholay (garbanzo stew from India), Mango Lassi, Pozole (Pork, Chicken, or Mushrooms), Taquitos (Chicken or Potato), Caesar Salad, Fried Banana or Steamed Banana, Baked Sweet Potato, etc.

    Gracias (Thank You)!

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  • 3. Faisal  |  April 10, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Quite helpful !


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