Get Your Valentines To-Go
What could be better than a delicious Valentine’s dinner – at home? And we’re not suggesting making your own. With so many take-out and pick-up options, and even some patio dining too, it’s going to be a sweetheart of a night for foodies in Hollywood.
1253 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 469-4897
Open 24 hours both Saturday and Sunday, and until midnight weekdays, what could be more “heartfelt” than going vegan for Valentine’s Day. Sharing a little love for the animal kingdom doesn’t mean your honey won’t find the dining scrumptious: feast on burgers, fried chicken, even a shrimp Po’ Boy – all veg. Or how about chicken alfredo or Parmesan? Next door at the also-vegan Next Mex, try South of the Border favorites that include many gluten-free options as well. Chile relleno combo? “Chicken” mole? Take-out or pick-up.
1646 N. Las Palmas Ave.
Open for take-out, pick-up, or limited sidewalk dining, this Hollywood classic serves from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. There’s antipasto, pizza, flavorful pastas, and entrees such as linguini and clams, spinach lasagna, shrimp scampi, and eggplant cacciatore over spaghetti. For dessert, how about a pizza pie ala mode – the crust is chocolate chip or white chocolate macadamia nut cookie.
1253 Vine St. #5
With delivery and pick-up until 9 p.m., the whimsical style and homemade Japanese cuisine served here makes a unique and special treat for Valentine’s Day. From lush sushi “donuts” to sushi cakes like egg and eel or a veggie combo, and main dishes like salmon teriyaki, and vegan curry, there’s something for every taste. And, adding to a festive feast, Delish also offers Yuzu Red Shiso and Sparkling Apple drink, or pair with a pomegranate vinegar soda.
1253 Vine St #3
With the warm flavors of Cuban and Caribbean cuisine, El Floridita’s take-out and pick-up options will bring an island vacation closer to home. A fully stocked Mojito-making kit will set the mood for dishes such as Seafood Paella, slow-cooked Cuban oxtail stew, the butterflied jumbo shrimp in the Camarones Al Ajillo, or the vegetarian platter with yucca and sweet plantains. There’s flan or Tres Leches for dessert. Let the tropical breezes waft in.
1821 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
There’s a very of fine pho, plus even more dining choices on the menu for take-out at this bastion of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Try signature dishes such as the Goi Chon Chay – rice paper rolls with ground peanut dipping sauce; shrimp Tom Yum Pho hot and sour rice noodle soup; or the Pho Dac Biet beef combination. You’ll find pineapple fried rice, cream cheese won tons, and Vietnamese spicy chicken wings too.
6554 Hollywood Blvd.
Pick up an exotic feast from India, starting with vegetable samosa and moving on to tandoori style chicken or shrimp, curries such as lamb, chicken, vegetarian or shrimp, and add in an order of warm naan bread – sesame, cheese, garlic, or plain. Dessert? Try the rice pudding, homemade mango ice cream, or the cardamom-rich sulfi.
1544 Cahuenga Blvd.
A burger lover’s dream, Stout offers a hearty take-out , pick-up, and limited dine-in option for a menu of beef, veggie, and chicken burgers, with sauces available as zingy add-ons for $1 each from lemon aioli to fig jam. And the menu also includes fresh salads and sides like the decadent loaded tots and beer battered onion rings. There’s craft beers and wines available, too, and desserts such as a rich gourmet bread pudding.
All restaurants in the Hollywood Entertainment District are included in our Dining Guide, which is updated weekly.
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