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The Oaks Gourmet

Deli / Bodega$$$$
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  • The experts at LA Weekly and Serious Eats recommend this place
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  • Serious Eats
    "Head over Wednesday for rotating grilled cheese night."(4 Tips)
    Forrest
    "Italian breakfast sandwich and a Two Hearted Ale from Bells Brewery"(3 Tips)
    Elina T.
    "Grilled cheese, veggie burger and the turkey Camembert sandwich.."(3 Tips)
    Nycamby11
    "The breakfast burrito and iced coffee = delicious"(12 Tips)
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  • Forrest
    ForrestDecember 1, 2016
    Amazing selection of craft beer and wines. Try the Italian breakfast sandwich and a Two Hearted Ale from Bells Brewery while you shop!
  • Binti B.
    Binti BDecember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheese lover? You'll find some super-high-end-quality cheeses. A place where you’ll run into friends, find the perfect bottle of wine for a last-minute dinner party. And try the dry-aged burger, miam!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 30, 2013
    Selective neighborhood market with upscale wine, beer, coffee, plus takeaway salads and sandwiches. Head over Wednesday for rotating grilled cheese night.
  • MICHAEL RYAN L.
    MICHAEL RYAN LAWRENCEAugust 15, 2011
    Amazing Selection of craft beers, great Vino and a cheese monger. If that's not enough they got Mexican Sodas and carry over 40 different types of bottled water.. Which is SO LA ;)
  • John F.
    John FransellaJune 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Grab a cup of "The Cure" and sit outside with a friend. Amazing beer, cheese, wine and gourmet goody selection. Grilled cheese nights (Wednesday) should not be missed by any GC afficiando.
  • Charles T S.
    Charles T SebestaDecember 1, 2015
    ON A MEDICALLY DIRECTED DIET. THIS IS A GO TO PLACE FOR HEALTHY FOOD THAT WILL MEET WELL WITH DOCTORS ORDERS! A+
  • Stella D.
    Stella DancerellaJune 3, 2011
    Forgot to mention, everything here is good. Tell the person taking your order what you're in the mood for, let them suggest something and you'll be satisfied.
  • Roxy E.
    Roxy EvensenNovember 4, 2011
    Word on the street is that Michael C. Hall comes here often, so i've been staking out this joint for the past 17 days.. I'll let ya know how this story ends, as soon as it ends and I'm Mrs. Hall.
  • A\V
    A\VMay 19, 2015
    Awesome! One of the best burgers I've ever tasted in my life!🙏 5 of 5 stars. I'll be back to LA specially to eat it again🙈
  • Caitie S.
    Caitie SmithJanuary 16, 2015
    The Italian breakfast sandwhich is the best breakfast sandwhich I've ever had. Prepared to be blown away.
  • The Megan D.
    The Megan DuffyJune 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee bar can make lots of fun items not on the menu. My fav is a tea latte with soy milk. Once I saw someone in line ahead of me order a carrot milkshake! Delish!
  • DeAnne H.
    DeAnne HollidayMarch 22, 2011
    Finally made it here to this gourmet sandwich, cheese, coffee and liquore shop. Going to buy Ginger Snap liquer and make a baked apple with it. Picked up a nice Cotswald for later.
  • Evren G.
    Evren GöknarFebruary 12, 2013
    Cupcakes and coffee won't disappoint, but start with the turkey camembert sandwich!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinAugust 9, 2013
    Grab beer before a UCB show and bring it into the theater. Great selection and I hear the burgers are good too.
  • Elina T.
    Elina TilipmanApril 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Grilled cheese, veggie burger and the turkey Camembert sandwich.. These are my favorites!
  • Jake C.
    Jake ChristianMarch 7, 2011
    Secret menu item...Lobster Club Sandwich...they took it off the menu last year but u can still order it...It's Amazeballs!
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 19, 2010
    Love going here to pick up a quick meal. The Oaks grilled cheese is my fav. -Kathy Griffin, Life On The D-List
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SDecember 24, 2011
    Short Rib French Dip, Burger, Grilled Cheese all awesome. Def make it out to grilled cheese night.
  • Joanna Q.
    Joanna QuraishiOctober 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Italian breakfast sandwich is the best thing you'll ever put in your mouth.
  • Jinjer H.
    Jinjer HundleyApril 22, 2012
    Place order at either register and they call your name when ready. Iced coffee & turkey sandwich with Camembert. Yum!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJanuary 7, 2016
    The breakfast burrito is BOMB! So is the Italian breakfast sandwich
  • Kitty L.
    Kitty LFebruary 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Veggie/goat cheese pizza with artichokes, peppers, fennel and tomato is delish! Also great selection of waters (hey, it's LA), beers and wines.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HallockJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Bagel sandwich, heirloom tomato and mozzarella sandwich with chicken, or the French Dip
  • Josh P.
    Josh PSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The bakery now has Fonuts which are can't miss donut goodness.
  • Christina S.
    Christina ShadleDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Get an espresso shot, a smoothie and a breakfast burrito for the best day ever!
  • Kenneth F.
    Kenneth FricklasOctober 3, 2011
    Sundays check the awesome pizza specials -- and don't forget the ice cream sandwiches (like ginger mango)
  • John K.
    John KiddeMarch 10, 2015
    Small parking lot, but not impossible to find parking. The dry-aged burger was delicious.
  • Stella D.
    Stella DancerellaMay 12, 2010
    Chicken picatta sanwich...there is nothing like it in the world. Also try the non-alcoholic Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
  • Justin
    JustinFebruary 5, 2011
    I usually go in thinking I'll try something new and just end up getting the dry aged burger every time.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GavinDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Grilled cheese Wednesdays! Get grilled black forest bacon & english cotswold on sourdough. No Thousand Island.
  • Carly W.
    Carly WordenJune 4, 2011
    Awesome selection of wine & beer. You can't find some of this stuff elsewhere.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SchneiderSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with the breakfast burrito filled with delicous bacon. Especially if you call your order in on the way over. Read more
  • Frances
    FrancesAugust 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great wine shop open til midnight. But don't stop there, the grilled cheese is TO DIE FOR.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DoellAugust 28, 2011
    For Breakee: Gotta try the Veggie Breakfast Burrito with Vegetarian Chorizo.
  • Michael P.
    Michael ParksAugust 3, 2012
    Definitely try the Dry Aged Burger. It's big and delicious.
  • John S.
    John SchwartzMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Raisin bran muffin is delicious along with polenta scones.
  • Pete B.
    Pete BergJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Amaaaaaazzzziiing cupcakes! Stop here on your way to a UCB show down the street and enjoy a Red Velvet or Double Chocolate.
  • John S.
    John SchwartzJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Veg breakfast burrito with soy chorizo is simply incredible
  • Sean T.
    Sean TribeApril 9, 2013
    Cheese melt sandwich is all you need to know.
  • Nycamby11
    Nycamby11August 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast burrito and iced coffee = delicious
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleMarch 10, 2013
    Great gourmet sandwiches and little knick knacks.
  • Luci M.
    Luci MoonNovember 23, 2015
    The grilled cheese I tried was sooo greasy, I had to get napkins to squash it out. I could only eat half of it. Sad and disappointing experience on the raved about gc.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Breakfast Burrito is can't miss. Get some.
  • Thelonious B.
    Thelonious BlackJune 22, 2011
    The Jalapeño Chicken BBQ with Pineapple is delish!!!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SteinMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sunday night soup and breadbowls are out of this world. Make sure to try them out.
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos COctober 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Bacon Breakfast burritos are amazing. Order breakfast potatoes in the burrito or on the side.
  • Prometheus Springs
    Prometheus SpringsJune 6, 2011
    Try Turkey Camembert Sandwich with a Mango Chili Prometheus Springs Elixir
  • Nick F.
    Nick FloresAugust 27, 2014
    Best gourmet burger EVER! The wait time estimated was 15 min. but it was ready in 8. I love that they are always courteous and greet you. Remember to order it cooked exactly the way you want it.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChenAugust 22, 2011
    Bulgogi pizza is good. Pizzas have nice crusts
  • Julia M.
    Julia MAugust 26
    Breakfast burrito with bacon and iced coffee!
  • Camila F.
    Camila FFebruary 24
    breakfast burrito was pretty good, but ingredients weren't distributed well inside and it was a little dry.
  • Alexis
    AlexisJuly 10, 2012
    Nice neighborhood place with a great grilled cheese sandwich!
  • Jon C.
    Jon CFebruary 20, 2012
    Good coffee + bar w/ cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate shakers + the usual stuff.
  • Eric P.
    Eric ParmaterJanuary 30, 2014
    stellar selection of culinary delights...
  • Christoph
    ChristophOctober 20, 2014
    Try the sandwiches, they are delicious!
  • Christine W.
    Christine WangJanuary 10, 2014
    The breakfast burrito is on point.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyFebruary 24, 2011
    Best Bacon Cheese Burger! - LA Weekly's "30 Burgers In 30 Days"
  • Phil V.
    Phil VossMay 27, 2016
    All of their sandwiches are good
  • Madalyn J.
    Madalyn JohnsDecember 21, 2010
    Tomato soup and Grilled cheese, sunset at Griffith Park, wine what else!!!
  • Peter A.
    Peter ArnApril 20, 2010
    great sandwiches, great wine & cheeses, best selection of IPAs around
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Oaks Gourmet as seen on Meat And Potatoes Read more
  • Heidi Q.
    Heidi QAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I wish they would figure out a way to make the coffee line move faster.
  • Adi K.
    Adi KamdarJune 21, 2012
    Amazing grilled cheeses on Wednesdays!
  • Mike S.
    Mike S.June 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Since the opening of Franklin & Co. (same owners) the quality of service here at The Oaks has dropped. Be prepared for long waits and bad attitudes.
  • Cheri J.
    Cheri JohnsonFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Banana Bread Beer! So good!
  • Tanya D.
    Tanya DaviesAugust 12, 2013
    my favourite coffee in LA! feels like home to me :D
  • Irene C.
    Irene CollerJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best veggie breakfast burrito period.
  • Drew A.
    Drew AdamsAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pancetta pizza is the best..
  • Boaz S.
    Boaz SachsApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger is ridiculously good.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KukuchkaFebruary 6, 2016
    Food is good for breakfast. Just pricey
  • Danny
    DannyJune 11, 2012
    Eat Pizza, Breakfast and their Delicious Cheeses
  • BJ D.
    BJ DeHutMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great burger! Top 10 in the city!
  • Simon M.
    Simon MorrisJanuary 29, 2012
    Great place to get beer to take to ucb
  • Ciara G.
    Ciara GMay 15, 2012
    A grown ups version of a kids candy store
  • Becca
    BeccaMarch 14, 2015
    2 words: bagel sandwiches
  • Demeter Interactive
    Demeter InteractiveJune 13, 2012
    Best BLT I've ever had!
  • Jonandre B.
    Jonandre BlissFebruary 24, 2012
    My neighborhood spot..incredible!
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannOctober 27, 2015
    Turkey Cobb is the winner
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsMay 3, 2013
    Awesome everything.
  • Lorelei S.
    Bring lots of money...its all very expensive!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LynnAugust 8, 2011
    Grilled cheese for the veggie heads. Nom Nom
  • Casey
    CaseyOctober 31, 2015
    A fantastic burger
  • Susy K.
    Susy KornesczukJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The s'more cupcakes are amazing!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SSeptember 12, 2011
    Short Rib Dip. Nuff said.
  • John S.
    John SchwartzMay 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Amazing service to complement amazing food.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RedondoMay 19, 2010
    Cinnamon Coffee and the Raisin Bran Muffin...breakfast of champions
  • Joseph E.
    Joseph EngelOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burger of my life
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JohnsonMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan muffins!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NormartJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great wine and cheese selections
  • Shauna T.
    Shauna TagueJune 8, 2012
    BLT is SO good!!!!!
  • Thesy S.
    Thesy SurfaceApril 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Fri night tacos is da bomb
  • Mert T.
    Mert TopelMarch 3, 2015
    Tasty burgers
  • Afton W.
    Afton WilliamsMarch 30, 2012
    Being attractive here is a requirement.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NeuburgerFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a snack here then check out a show at the UCB theater down the street!
  • Moe A.
    Moe AliAugust 27
    Overpriced Sandwiches and they are not special in anyway or shape
  • Ramon R.
    Ramon RamonAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the liquid garden.
  • Joe N.
    Joe NeuburgerNovember 5, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The Oaks Gourmet Lobster Club is Fantastic!
  • Bryce M.
    Bryce MintieMay 31, 2011
    Best burger in LA.
  • Samira A.
    Samira AsemanfarJanuary 3, 2010
    wine market, dining spot - black truffle popcorn
  • Drew A.
    Drew AdamsAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pizza's
  • Annie S.
    Annie SJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tofu sloppy joe. Don't miss out.
  • Van
    VanDecember 24, 2010
    Fantastic pizzas.
  • Oliver W.
    Oliver WilliamsMay 4, 2014
    It's aiiight.
  • Stephen J.
    Stephen JonesDecember 15, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the BLT. It's fantastic!
  • jenna a.
    jenna alegarbesDecember 15, 2010
    Grilled cheese!
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BlancoMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Only come here if everything else is closed.
  • Sarita M.
    Sarita MasMarch 6, 2011
    enjoying sunshine on the patio
  • Mano A.
    Mano AgapionJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Burger is GREAT!
  • Jen
    JenMarch 6, 2011
    Having coffee talk with Sarah.
  • Nigel L.
    Nigel LaneyFebruary 7, 2010
    Drink the beer. Eat the cheese.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LewinskyDecember 17, 2009
    Wednesday is grilled cheese night.
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