Recently, county leaders made it official — restaurants in the L.A. area no longer need to follow COVID-19 protocols as a matter of law. Folks who can’t wait to return to crowded venues celebrate the change.
However, if you remain unvaccinated or run an increased risk of severe complications from contracting the virus, you might feel frustrated. Please take heart. The law doesn’t say that organizations must lift restrictions, only that they can. Here are eight L.A. businesses still taking COVID-19 precautions.
While the virus still poses threats, it only makes sense to boost your immune system however possible. One way to do so is through an energizing juice cleanse. However, who has time to seek and buy the necessary ingredients?
Let Moon Juice come to the rescue. You can order any one of their cleanses online and pick it up curbside. There’s no need for in-person contact if you remain unvaccinated or have other health concerns that leave you at an elevated risk of infection.
Sometimes, you crave gourmet eats. However, you might not feel safe dining indoors with others just yet, even if you and your server still use personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks in waiting areas.
J. Nichols Kitchen lets you place your order directly through Yelp. You can continue the heavenly process of staying in your comfy pants and letting your food come right to your doorstep.
If you picture a German beer garden as a crowded indoor place, you aren’t usually wrong. However, the folks at Wurstkuche offer not one but two patio locations.
Wurstkuche’s outdoor seating is a big advantage for the business. The guidelines for infection prevention and control that the CDC and WHO have laid out encourage outdoor seating at restaurants, since outdoor transmission is far less likely than indoor. Plus, the L.A. location lets you take advantage of California’s famous sunshine while you dine.
Ramen may yet top chicken soup as the ultimate comfort food. You still have a rich, steamy broth to open up swollen sinus passages, but the noodles are a million miles springier and more fun than the standard egg version.
You won’t have to spend a fortune to indulge yourself and feel better quickly. Plus, you can minimize contact with their multiple dining options, picking up your meal curbside or opting for delivery.
Did you miss digging into a hot and juicy basket of wings while watching your favorite sports teams battle it out the most during the pandemic shutdowns? If so, head to the Morrison in Atwater Village, recently ranked as having the best happy hour in L.A.
What makes this restaurant perfect for those still taking COVID-19 precautions is its extensive outdoor patio seating area, reducing your risk of getting sick. However, if crowds still make you hesitate because you take immune-suppressing drugs, you can order delivery via Postmates, DoorDash or GrubHub.
If you have a hankering for Korean barbecue but don’t feel safe venturing out just yet, Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong can conquer your craving. They offer an extensive menu featuring delights like premium seared pork belly and seasoned prime boneless short ribs. Start your meal with some steamed dumplings or radish kimchi cold noodles. Your meal will arrive right at your doorstep in no time.
What can you do if you crave late-night eats, but you don’t want to sit indoors? Why not make the rooftop bar at Perch your go-to destination for an unbeatable view with your meal? Enjoy small plates such as their Perch burger. The establishment offers delivery and also has reopened for dinner service and brunch.
Sometimes, you crave eggs and gourmet french toast for dinner. At Blu Jam Cafe, you can get breakfast any time of the day. This establishment has no freezers, instead priding itself on serving the freshest foods imaginable. All of their food is locally sourced and delivered right to your door if you still hesitate to venture forth.
Patronize LA Businesses While Still Taking COVID-19 Precautions
You don’t have to risk your health to patronize local establishments and do your part to kickstart the economy. Why not visit one of these eight LA. businesses that are still taking COVID-19 precautions?