This is the second post in a four-part series on why parents love living in LA. Check out last week’s post and come back next week for the next in the series on the ultimate go-to spot for play dates.
Where is your favorite kid-friendly place to eat (on any budget)?
I’ve always felt that kid-friendly was a matter of opinion (unless the establishment has a rule against kids, then screw ‘em). We enjoy a variety of places, but we’re suckers for stuff like Golden Road Brewery where the food is good, there is root beer on tap and the kids can play ping-pong or watch some soccer. We’re also fans of the occasional grilled cheese at In-N-Out or the closest Mexican food restaurant.
Well, at this point my kids are growing up and we love to eat almost everything!! We don’t have a special place but we love sushi.
– Juan Pablo Delgado Gomez, LA Dad Group Co-Organizer
We do not visit restaurants often, but when we do it’s normally BJ’s for some pizza and homemade root beer. They have an activity sheet for the kids to keep busy and enough TVs to keep the happy and or distracted!
– Trevor Mulligan, LA Dad Group Co-Organizer; Blogger @OneSAHD
Our family eats Asian food a lot and we like to do “sushi night” once a month where we go to the local Japanese market (either Mitsuwa or Marukai) and pick out some fresh fish and vegetables for tempura and then make it all at home. It is a fun (and inexpensive) way to enjoy our favorite food without trying to keep three young kids contained in a restaurant. When we go out, we love going to Ramen Yamadaya because the ramen is incredible, the service is quick, and all five of us can get full for under $40!
– Eli Lipmen, LA Dads Group Blog Editor; Blogger @Badassparenting
My favorite kid friendly place to eat is Gum Tree Cafe in Hermosa Beach. This place offers up organic and locally sourced ingredients. Some of our favorites are the lentil soup, Gum Tree ma and cheese (which is super fresh tasting) and the avocado toast.
-JOËL LËOJ, LA Dads Group Co-Organizer; blogger @Joël Lëoj