Like everywhere, Los Angeles is built on immigrants, so it’s no humble brag that the sanctuary city is participating in the Day Without Immigrants strike (which we fully support!) The idea is that businesses across the country will close, donate proceeds, or find some other way to protest the ongoing federal issues affecting unauthorized immigrants — an issue massively felt within the city’s restaurant scene.
Along with Gracias Madre in Weho, check out the list of all the places in the Los Angeles area:
***EATER LA compiled this extensive list.
- Hatchet Hall, Culver City
- Nickel Diner, Downtown
- Endorffeine, Chinatown
- Upper West, Santa Monica
- Bardonna (all locations)
- Phorage (both locations)
- Human Food, Beverly Hills
- Honduras Kitchen (Huntington Park and Long Beach)
- All George Abou-Daod restaurants (Farida, Bowery, Bowery Bungalow, Delancey, Twin Sliders, Mission Cantina, Tamarind Ave. Deli)
Pok Pok LA, Chinatown: Donating part of weekend proceeds to ACLU
The Wallace, Culver City: 20% of today’s sales donated to ACLU
Rush Street, Culver City: Closed for lunch, limited dinner menu with reduced staff
AKASHA/AR Cucina, Culver City: Limited menu with reduced staff
Many other restaurants and chefs have reached out directly to Eater to offer their support of the cause, and will be privately allowing anyone within their organizations to take the day to protest publicly. That means that some, if not many, of your favorite restaurants around the city could be short-staffed today, so be sure to be extra kind.
One intriguing omission from this list of supporting restaurants is The Bazaar, a José Andrés restaurant, given the chef’s outspoken resistance to the current political climate surrounding immigration issues. Andrés is helping to lead the Day Without Immigrants charge in Washington D.C. and will be closing many of his restaurants there, though a call to the location on La Cienega confirms they will be open for business today.
Know a restaurant, bar, food truck, or other culinary option sitting out today in support of the Day Without Immigrants protest? Leave their names in the comments below, and if we can verify we’ll add them. You can also, as always, use our tipline too.
The following restaurants write in to say they will also be closed and/or limited today.
The Bel-Air, Los Angeles – CLOSED
Cafe Gratitude (Venice closed, Larchmont limited menu)
Gracias Madre, West Hollywood – CLOSED
Tlayuda LA, East Hollywood – CLOSED
Hurry Curry of Tokyo, Sawtelle – CLOSED
Enterprise Fish Co., Santa Barbara – CLOSED
Taco Maria, Orange County — 100% of profits to ACLU today
Bar Ama, Downtown — CLOSED
LA’s Development of Street Vending Framework Will Help Protect Immigrants [ELA]
Read more at EATER LA.