September 18, 2017
Eater LA: LA’s 20 Most Iconic Restaurant Dishes, Fall 2017
The city’s ultimate dining check list
By Crystal Coser and Eater Staff
The dining scene in Los Angeles continues to evolve, with flashy new restaurants and old standbys staying busy year after year. But with more competition on the market now than ever before, it’s easy to find oneself chasing new flavors and exciting restaurants, leaving behind the best of what LA has been offering for decades.
Consider this list a recalibration, a way to get diners across the greater Southland back into the mode of enjoying their favorite old standby dishes, wherever they’re served (and however long they’ve been there). This is a rundown of the truly iconic offerings, from a game-changing pizza to wallet-friendly tacos that keep the city fueled late into the night. Presented in no particular order, these are the most iconic dishes in Los Angeles.
#9 Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
The gorgeous soup-stuffed dumplings are the signature item at Din Tai Fung, a global chain of Chinese restaurants with four locations in the greater LA area. Glendale’s sparkling space inside the Americana at Brand is the easiest to get to for most Angelenos, and the waits more than worth it. Choose between pork, shrimp, and crab varieties, though the truffle dumplings are worth a splurge every once in a while.
77 Caruso Ave
Glendale, CA 91210
Source: Eater LA