We asked the team at The Nomad LA for their top Downtown LA restaurants (or nearby restaurants that they love), in addition to Nomad of course. The kitchen staff told us where they eat when they’re off, and the following are their favorite spots including where to eat breakfast, casual Thai restaurants, an LA taco truck, and where to find handmade pasta. We were able to visit quite a few of them while in LA, and other than Bestia, they all had amazing food and cocktails, but we’d trust any recommendations from this team.
Luv2Eat Thai Bistro (see our visit here)
Leo’s Taco Truck, Echo Park
Gwen Bar (see our visit here)
Felix (it’s small and very difficult to get into so get a reservation far head)
Kismet (see our visit here)
Tsubaki, Echo Park