Los Angeles

Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant & Market  
1036 1/2 S Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
90019

The atmosphere of this place is very nice. Cozy, warm and pleasant. Decorations of Ethiopian culutural aartifacts are so interesting. Most importantly the food is excellent. Fresh, healthy and organic. Many options for vegetarians and vegans including gluten free injera. Also the array of coffee (buna) options are a nice touch after a hearty meal. The owner is friendly and remembers my favorite dish. Great experience every time I go there!

 

Artifact-filled Ethiopian cafe serving eat-with-your-hands combo plates, beer & veggie choices.

 

Hours:

Tuesday
11AM–2AM

Wednesday
11AM–2AM

Thursday
11AM–2AM

Friday
11AM–2AM

Saturday
11AM–2AM

Sunday
11AM–2AM

Monday
11AM–2AM

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Stone’s Jamaican TakeOut
6700 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
90043

At 67th and Crenshaw, you might pass this small corner store and never know it is a market and carry-out restaurant. One of the signs in the tiny parking lot says Stone’s Automotive. There is a CD and DVD section outside. But inside there are assorted Jamaican groceries, and there’s another small building behind the store where you can order the basics, like jerk chicken, oxtails and beef patties. The food is straightforward and the portions are large, but maybe the most fun part of a visit to Stone’s is checking out the market items, like Jamaican Tastee cheese and sweet potato pies. For Jamaican ex-pats looking for tastes of home, Stone’s is worth a visit. 6700 Crenshaw Blvd., Hyde Park; (323) 751-5526.

Review By: LAweekly

Hours:
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–8PM
Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–8PM
Saturday 9AM–8PM
Sunday 9AM–8PM
Monday 9AM–8PM

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