I have a somewhat complex situation coming up in June. I’m hosting several of my extended family from New Hampshire the week before my sister’s wedding. I love taking east-coasters who have never been to LA or CA for great food experiences they won’t have anywhere else. I normally don’t need help in going so but this is a special situation:
I’ll be hosting a group of 3, 2 of whom are vegetarians (adults). The third person is a teenager, and there’s also will be a 4-month old baby.
I’ll then be hosting a group of 7, at least 2 vegetarians but they will eat seafood. There’s also 3 kids in this group ranging from 3-10, and will need recommendations that accept reservations.
I live in El Sereno/border Alhambra/SouthPas/East LA/Lincoln Park. I’m sure I’ll take them several places across LA so I’m open to recommendations anywhere.
I’d like to take them for good, real Mexican, but my go to spots are Guisados or kind of holes in the wall that probably won’t work for a strict vegetarian. I thought maybe Loteria Grill, but wasn’t sure if anyone had better/additional ideas.
I thought perhaps Thai might be good for this particular group.
Any other suggestions to give them a good LA food experience within these parameters?
There ARE meat-eaters in the group so I don’t want to cater totally to the veggies, so as long as it’s a place with a good mix, or with seafood, it will work.