Eat It: The Hidden Gems of Chinatown

Who said Chinatown doesn’t have any variety? Chinatown has a lot to offer – you just have to know where to look! Here’s a list of some of the best hidden gems near Blossom Plaza’s Chinatown apartments you may have never heard of, but need to try!


Spring Street Smokehouse is a BBQ joint that’s placed in a very competitive location, yet it stands out from the typical restaurants in the area. Spring Street Smokehouse offers some of the best BBQ near our Chinatown apartments for rent (some say in all of Downtown LA). They’re mostly known for their brisket, pulled pork, ribs and great beer selection.


 Here’s what Yelpers are saying:


“The best BBQ I have found in LA since moving here! It’s a great little gem on the edge of Chinatown.”-Roderick B.


“An American BBQ joint in Chinatown? I never thought I would see something like that in Chinatown, but it is legit and amazing!”- Jerryleen W. 


Eastside Market Italian Deli will satisfy all of your Italian cravings. There’s no glitz and glam to this family-owned shop but the food is as authentic as it can get. If you want a good old-fashioned deli sandwich, this is the place to visit.


Here’s what Yelpers are saying:


“It’s the best, oldest deli you’d never even know existed! Eastside Deli has been in Chinatown since Chinatown was still Little Italy.”- Claire H.


“If you’re near Downtown LA or Chinatown and you’re in the mood for a sandwich at lunch, this is the place to go.” – Daniel L.


The Little Jewel of New Orleans is the place to go for a taste of Louisiana right in Chinatown. It also has a little grocery store, which offers items that are mostly sold in the South. It’s perfect for Southern transplants or anyone just wanting to try out something new.


Here’s what Yelpers are saying:


“An authentic taste of New Orleans and South Louisiana, right in the heart of Chinatown!”- Marion W.


“Everything is good. Real, authentic, New Orleans cuisine right down to the deli offerings in the store.  Such a randomly awesome jewel in Chinatown.”- NinjaBeast J.


Nick’s Café is a great spot to check out for classic American-style diner food. While the higher-end restaurants are equally delicious, sometimes the craving for a country-style breakfast surpasses all of that. You’ll definitely leave this place full and satisfied but be sure to have some cash handy – no credit cards here!


Here’s what Yelpers are saying:


“Awesome hole-in-the-wall brunch place in Chinatown (of all places)!”- Sally L.


“Nick’s Café is the kind of place that makes America great. It’s quirky, Bohemian, unique and    unforgettable.”- Cheryl Y.


Well, here you have it. At Blossom Plaza, you’ll be able to discover more hidden gems in the Chinatown area and start trying new foods of all genres!