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These 10 new L.A. restaurants just became Michelin Bib Gourmands

More than two and a half years since the last publication of their guide to California, Michelin is back with the last round of Bib Gourmands for 2021– including 10 new restaurants in Los Angeles.

Ranging from the West Side to the San Gabriel Valley, these new elections recognize the city’s strong Chinese and Mexican culinary traditions, as well as other distinctive offerings offering Indian, Brazilian and Italian dishes.

To be considered the more affordable category of the French tire company’s world-famous nutrition guide, Bib Gourmand restaurants must offer a full menu that allows you to order two meals and drinks or a dessert for under $ 40 (excluding tax and gratuity). In LA, of course, this can be very difficult, especially when you consider the cost of sharing trips or parking every night.

Last year Michelin paused its leadership for 2020 in California due to the effects of the pandemic on the restaurant industry, among other widespread disasters. Now, amid an improving, albeit still delicate, pandemic phase, the team behind international leadership has announced its latest Bib Gourmand election – with a full list of existing Bibs as well as larger, more famous Michelin star list for Golden State to come on September 28th.

With 45 newcomers across the state and over a dozen in Southern California, there’s something to do if you haven’t already tried these new places. Up in Santa Barbara, the guide highlighted pizzeria Montecito Bettina, the birthplace of two alumni of Roberta’s Pizza, and Heritage Barbecue in Orange County, which attracted smokers from all over the South.

Closer to home, however, there is still plenty to eat. Here are the 10 restaurants in the Los Angeles area that made the Bib Gourmand list, in alphabetical order:

  • Bee Taqueria (West Adams)
  • Chief (Eagle Rock)
  • Collapse (Santa Monica)
  • Jiang Nan Spring (Alhambra)
  • Kazan (Beverly Hills)
  • Conby (Echo Park)
  • La Azteca (East Los Angeles)
  • Gorgeous dumplings (Monrovia)
  • Tumbi (Santa Monica)
  • Wood spoon (In the center)

If you’re unfamiliar with how Michelin’s restaurants are selected, here’s how it works: the company’s anonymous inspectors travel around a region, awarding the best of the best anywhere from one to three stars. Here in LA, this means both special occasion dishes such as Vespertine and Sushi Ginza Onodera, as well as friendlier meeting restaurants such as Orsa & Winston and Osteria Mozza.

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