Make no mistake, these eight chefs are the crème de la crème of SoCal's cuisine-crazed culture. And, though they've been known to attract foodies from around the world with their award-winning dishes, we had a hunch that even pro chefs ate out every once in a while. (Variety is the spice of life, right?)
So, we grilled everyone — from a Top Chef contestant to a supper-club superstar — about their fave under-the-radar dishes found only in L.A. From the tiny taco stand to the supermarket food court, these are the spots even the biggest foodies will want to bookmark. Belly up.