Action Bronson Gives Us the 411 on ‘F**cking Delicious’ Spots in LA Locale Magazine August 9, 2018 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on PinterestShare on RedditShare on LinkedInShare on InstagramShare on YouTubeShare on EmailShare on WhatsAppFrom Delish Bagels to Deli Classics, Bronson Knows Best Written By: Charlotte Farrell Action Bronson Vice LA Photography Provided By: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Olmeca Altos Tequila Expert: Action Bronson | @bambambaklava Credentials: Rapper, Author, TV Show Host and Star of “Fuck, That’s Delicious” on Viceland LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 17: Olmeca Altos Tequila turned friends into family at The J. Hernandez and Sons Bodega pop-up series with host, Action Bronson on April 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Olmeca Altos Tequila ) *** Local Caption *** Action Bronson When Action Bronson touches down in LA, he wastes no time soaking up the rays and living up to his foodie-reputation. “I spend a lot of time on the Westside. I like the beach…when I come out here I just relax and barbecue and just enjoy everything that California has to give,” he said. Ciao Time Bay Cities A post shared by @baycitiesitaliandeli on May 9, 2016 at 7:11pm PDT He went on to break down his top hits. “In Santa Monica, there’s this place called Bay Cities. It’s like the Italian deli equivalent of something that would be in New York…they have all kinds of beautiful things,” he said hungrily as he listed them off one by one—great olive oil and bread included. Bay Cities 1517 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.395.8279 Start Spreading the News Wexler’s Deli A post shared by Wexler’s Deli (@wexlersdeli) on Jul 27, 2018 at 8:18pm PDT You can take the man out of New York, but, he explains, “I’m always looking for something [that’s] a part of home, like Wexler’s [Deli].” In the opinion of the expert, the bagels are on par with those of the Big Apple. He gets a shmear of cream cheese, tops it off with a little Golden Osetra Caviar and voila! Bronson bagel perfection. Wexler’s Deli 616 Santa Monica Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401 424.744.8671 Dip, Don’t Trip Philippe’s A post shared by Chun (@chunneee) on Jul 13, 2018 at 3:15pm PDT And for the times he wants something other than that NY-style grub? “I would just go to Philippe’s and get a French dip…that’s really it. That’s what you need to do.” Philippe’s 1001 North Alameda Los Angeles, CA 90012 213.628.3781 Bring the Heat Cha Cha Chicken A post shared by Omacasse (@omacasse) on Jun 29, 2018 at 6:57pm PDT But sometimes, he craves something with a bit of a kick. “I think Cha Cha Chicken is fire, too,” he said, asking me if I had been myself. “It’s right on the beach…it’s like this Cuban, Jamaican, different kinds of Carribean-style fire.” To Bronson, it’s places like these that define SoCal cuisine. “Little chill spots…family spots.” Cha Cha Chicken 1906 Ocean Ave Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.581.1684 Doin’ It, LA Style In his eyes, the city isn’t really defined by one particular type of cuisine. “LA is really spread out, you know? But there are a lot of amazing neighborhoods here that are very close-knit. You have that a lot in Queens.” From coast to coast, Bronson makes the most of his surroundings and explores every city’s culture the best way possible: through his stomach.