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Parkside + Downtown = PERFECT MATCH
Parksiders get to enjoy a wealth of Downtown destinations. Award-winning restaurants featured on national television food shows. Cuisine from every part of the world. A burgeoning vegan scene. Kava bars. Impeccable gelato. Cigar dens. Aikido studios. Cafés with uniquely distinct identities. Sports bars and billiard halls.
For movie buffs there is Cinema Paradiso, an intimate art house movie theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. For art lovers there are galleries on Harrison Street. And for the entire family concerts and free films in the Arts Park on Young Circle.
Downtown Spots Parksiders Love
2001 Harrison Street
Patty Macs features handcrafted lemonades and hard slushees and they are amazing. Hands down the best Mac ‘n Cheese I’ve ever had. I definitely recommend the lobster Mac, the Brie and walnut flatbread is AMAZING. They also have vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options.
Parksider since 2015.
1923 Hollywood Boulevard
I have enjoyed going to Chocolada for almost 3 decades now. I love sitting on the Boulevard and having their tasty breakfast. Their Romanian pastries are sinfully good and the next-best-thing to actually being in Europe. And their live music in the evening is wonderful.
Parksider since 1988.
1780 Polk Street
Olivia is a lovely restaurant housed within Circ Hotel that touts amazingly fresh Italian food, live music, and a nice array of drinks. I love eating on the rooftop and enjoying the stunning view of the skyline juxtaposed against the lush greenery of Young Circle Park. It makes for a great date night or girls night!
Parksider since 2020.
The Greek Joint
1925 Hollywood Boulevard
Parksider since 2009.
1933 Hollywood Boulevard
All the food at Sajna is made in house from scratch, starting with their spices. Tandoori offerings have a stand out lamb chop, while specialties like Kadhai chicken with onion gravy and Goat Dhansak will tempt. There is a lengthy vegan menu, as well. Part of the fun at Sajna is sharing whatever you discover on their delightful menu.
Parksider since 2002.
1814 Harrison Street
South Parkside’s International Food Scene
South Parkside is full of international restaurants that offer high-quality, authentic cuisine at a great price. Many of these restaurants are tucked away in unassuming strip malls.
Within a few blocks of each other, find a Russian and Eastern European Market and Café, a Colombian Restaurant and Bakery, a Mexican Restaurant that also offers New York Style pizza, a Brazilian eatery, an Indian Restaurant, an old-school American Deli, and the best Cuban cortaditos in all of Hollywood at El Señor Café.
- Europa Gourmet and Cafe: 1422 South Federal Highway
- El Caleñita Restaurant and Bakery: 1931 Pembroke Road
- Taco Taco Pizza Pizza: 2027 Pembroke Road
- Zaika Express Indian Cuisine: 2021 Pembroke Road
- Viva Brazil: 1657 South 21st Avenue
- Schwart’s Deli and Grill: 1821 Mayo Street
- El Señor Café: 1520 South Federal Highway