The 12 Best La Cañada Restaurants

With the almost endless amount of La Canada restaurants that show up when you search for something to eat in the area, it can feel like an overwhelming task to find the right restaurant to satisfy your cravings.

But have no fear, we are going to make your life a little bit easier. Our local guide has handpicked the 12 best restaurants that La Canada has to offer.

The 12 Best La Canada Restaurants


honeybird - La Canada

We couldn’t make a list of the best La Canada restaurants without including Honeybird.

If you are vegetarian or vegan, you should move along, its all about the fried chicken here.

The chicken here is carefully sourced and tended to. All their chicken is natural,hormone free and then brined for 28 hours in their special mix of herb & spices, which results in some really, really tasty chicken.

I usually go for their 3 piece meal, which comes with two sides, collard greens and the bbq baked beans.

You can’t go wrong with one of their chicken sandwiches and when I’m feeling a little indulgent, I’ll spring for the chicken and waffles.

714 Foothill Blvd La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

The Black Cow Cafe

The Black Cow Cafe

The Black Cow Cafe is the best place to get breakfast and brunch in La Canada.

The long line that constantly permeates the restaurant is a testament to their commitment to providing high quality food and at a great value.

They have all your favorite classic breakfast and brunch items like omelettes, eggs benedict, pancakes, breakfast burritos and country fried steak.

Do yourself a favor when you come here, order the Corn Flake Crusted French Toast. Its the perfect way to enjoy dessert for breakfast and comes with bananas, strawberries, powdered sugar, syrup and butter.

2219 Honolulu Ave Montrose, CA 91020

Cafe Sole

Cafe Sole

Cafe Sole is a family owned business that opened in 2012 and has firmly cemented themselves as the best Italian restaurants in La Canada.

Cafe Sole’s excellent reputation can be attributed to dishes like their Fettuccine Bolognese, Lasagna Del Casa, Chicken Marsala and anyone of their pizzas.

You must leave some room for dessert, because skipping the cannoli is blasphemous and you don’t want to deprive your taste buds of something so heavenly and true.

1929 Verdugo Blvd La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Thee Elbow Room

When you are in the mood for some good beer and some good food, you come to Thee Elbow Room.

Tucked away in the hills of Old Town Montrose, Thee Elbow room offers a vast and rotating selection of craft beers. IPAs, stouts, lagers, blondes, sours, they are all here.

When you get that first beer down and are ready for some food, they have a nice selection of sandwiches, salads and appetizers

When I come here, I like to start off with a beer and their giant Bavarian pretzel and then a Cuban sandwich or Italian sandwich to finish the meal properly.

2418 Honolulu Ave Ste A Montrose, CA 91020

Sakura Japanese Steak

Come to Sakura if you want a really entertaining dining experience with awesome Japanese food.

Sakura is a teppanyaki-style restaurant where they chef cooks in front of you and entertains you with jokes and tricks while you dine.

When it comes to food, they have a vast selection of combinations you can choose from. There is steak, salmon, scallops, lobster, calamari and shrimp and you can mix and there are options to mix and match.

Put Sakura on your list of La Canada restaurants that you don’t want to miss.

985 Foothill Blvd La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Los Gringos Locos

Los Gringos Locos

Los Gringos Locos is the best Mexican restaurant in La Canada and I’ll fight anyone who says differently.

The food might not be the most authentic Mexican food but it sure is tasty. You got to start with one of their signature margaritas, it is super refreshing and will put some bounce in your step. You also have to get their table-side prepared guacamole. It some of the best guac I have ever tasted and when paired with the margarita, it’s one of those simple pleasures that makes life so enjoyable.

When it comes to food you can’t go wrong with the enchiladas or the flautas, but then again everything is good so order what you want and you won’t be disappointed.

631 Foothill Blvd La Canada, CA 91011

Casa Córdoba

Located inside an old Spanish style building, Casa Córdoba is serving up some of the best Spanish tapas in the city and the surrounding areas.

Once you step inside the restaurant you will be transported away from the hustle and bustle and into a fully immersive experience that looks, taste, smells and sounds the part.

Although the menu rotates with the seasons, some staples of the restaurant that can’t be missed are the seafood paella, albondigas and the queso fundido.

If you are looking for a La Canada restaurant to write home about, this is the one.

2331 Honolulu Ave Ste C Montrose, CA 91020

Seasoning Alley

Seasoning Alley

Seasoning Alley is one of my favorite La Canada restaurants that I find myself going to at least once a week.

They are serving up some really solid Mediterranean food and I have never once order anything that has been below the high standard that they have sought out to provide.

When I come here I know that I can reliably receive a fantastic meal and when I do come here, I’m all about the chicken shwarma plate. A plate that is generously filled with super tasty meat hummus, pita and salad.

2332 Honolulu Ave Montrose, CA 91020

The Proper

Ask any local in La Canada that you’re searching for a place to get good drinks and food and they are more than likely to point you to the Proper.

Right when you walk through the doors, the decor and ambiance will transport you out of this quaint little city and into something more….proper.

The bar steals your attention and hypnotically summons you to one of its stool, where you are presented with a myriad of options to start the evening.

Their martinis are a good starting point or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous they have a great selection of craft cocktails.

When you are ready for food, wet your appetite with the crispy truffle brussels sprouts and then indulge yourself with the honey truffle fried chicken and if you somehow manage to have room for dessert, the warm butter cake with vanilla bean ice cream is the exclamation mark on a wonderful evening.

464 Foothill Blvd La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

New Moon

new moon restaurant

New Moon is a local favorite and it’s one of our favorite La Canada restaurants as well.

New Moon is serving up the best Chinese food in La Canada. This isn’t one of those copy and paste Chinese restaurants that serves up slightly above Panda Express level food. This is the real deal, the food authentic and superb.

Here’s a recipe for success when coming here. Start with the bbq pork spare ribs or the hot and sour soop to wet your appetite. Next order the braised string beans and get the Chloe’s Shrimp or the Shrimp with Candied Glazed Walnuts. Add in some fried rice if you feel extra indulgent.

Thank me later when you walk out of the restaurant deeply satisfied and figuring out when to schedule your next visit.

2138 Verdugo Blvd Montrose, CA 91020

Stella’s Pizza Kitchen

Stellas Pizza

For the best pizza restaurant in La Canada, look no further than Stella’s

You don’t have to travel all the way to Brooklyn to get some really good pizza, Stella’s is serving authentic New York style pizza that would make anyone living in the boroughs take notice.

They sell whole pies and pizza by the slice and they also serve up Sicilian style and Chicago style pizzas.

And if you have a gluten intolerance, they have gluten-free crust that doesn’t take anything away from the pizza and is just as good as the regular ones.

456 Foothill Blvd La Cañada, CA 91011

All About Poke

All About Poke - La Canada

When you’re looking for something quick for lunch or dinner that won’t disappoint and is consistently good, All About Poke should be at the top of your list.

We had to include this on our list of best La Canada restaurants because this poke place always delivers. The fish and the topping are always fresh and delectable.

All About Poke is a build your own poke style restaurant, similar to Chipotle. You start off with a base of rice or salad and then build your bowl with fish, toppings and sauces.

There is no wrong way to order here. You are always going to walk alway with something that super tasty and filling.

1929 Verdugo Blvd Ste E La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

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Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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