Los Angeles Homemade Authentic Food Delivered to Your Door
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One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
– Luciano Pavarotti
Cuisines We Cook & Deliver in Los Angeles
One thing hasn’t changed about LA since its founding in 1781. The countless taco trucks and burrito bars are your first hint, and the scent of chilies roasting in the warm breeze gives it away. When the Spanish rode up from Mexico to lay claim to Los Angeles, the food culture of Latin America was coming with them.
The Second Great Migration in the 1940s and 50s brought soul food to southern California from Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana. They introduced beautifully complex spice blends, BBQ sauces, Creole dishes, and Caribbean flavors, and helped birth LA’s obsession with hot sauce.
Food culture continued to transform in the 1960s and 1970s as a mass influx of American war refugees from Korea and Vietnam arrived. Political refugees from Southeast Asia followed, and civil war refugees from Latin America after that. Because these immigrant neighborhoods were packed so tightly together, creative flavors began to pop up everywhere. Hybrid-style tacos, Korean BBQ, and dumplings of all shapes and flavors.
Today, the Alta-California cuisine of Los Angeles merges native culinary history with the early days of San Francisco. It’s about utilizing ingredients like sweet potatoes and sea urchins and putting them on a tostada. It also pays homage to the long and hot history of spice purveyors that has helped shape the unique and spicy flavors of Los Angeles.
The only place to experience the many cultures, histories, and foods of Los Angeles is at the dinner table of locals. At Shef, you are invited to those tables where you can taste generations-old recipes that have evolved to incorporate the native ingredients of Southern California. From Shef Suz’s Nepalese Momo’s to Shef Adriana’s Nicaraguan Beef Empanadas – this is the taste of Los Angeles.
Authentically Homemade Cooked Meals Delivered in LA!
The Story of Homemade
Not only is homemade better for you, but we believe that it tastes better too.
Let’s explore how homemade meals from our community of shefs compare to restaurant food in terms of health benefits, taste, and more.
Our community of shefs care deeply about the people they’re cooking for. The majority of shefs are moms that have spent years cooking for their own families, with their wellbeing front of mind. That being said, your trust is our #1 priority, so we’ve implemented strict food safety protocols to give you extra peace of mind. Read more about our food safety policy here.
Why Authentic is Hard to Find!
As a nation, the United States is a melting pot of global cultures. So why is it that you find the same dishes in Italian restaurants and Indian restaurants no matter where you are? While there are many reasons why authentic food is hard to find, there are a few prevalent reasons. Let’s explore them, shall we?
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Our Shefs. Our Stories.
Every Shef Has a Story!
The beauty in a homemade meal is that it has the ability to tell a story. When people cook with patience and passion, the end result is a dish that acts as a piece of artwork, a beautiful reflection of the artist who created it. Food that’s every bit as unique and interesting as the story behind the shef that made it.
The Story of Shef
At Shef, we’re rebuilding the food system from scratch, redefining who can participate in the food economy, and returning personal connection to the making, eating, and sharing of food.