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Live Your Best Life (in Sweatpants) With Postmates

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Sure, going out can be nice enough. But other times, you just want to put on a big pair of sweatpants and guzzle tubs of ice cream on the couch. So can you have it all without leaving the house? It’s possible: with Postmates, you can get whatever you need delivered, no strings or judgments attached. If it's one of those days you just have to tell the world nope — close the blinds, turn on Netflix, and order on Postmates. You've got our permission to stay in.

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1. Crossroads Kitchen

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8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-9245
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Are you a self-proclaimed L.A. vegan who sports an eco-friendly backpack covered in “friend not food” stickers? Then Crossroads is the place for you. They’ve got everything from vegan crab cakes to a crispy Milanese that will have you second-guessing whether it’s really vegan (don’t worry, it is). Vegan food this delicious will have your carnivore friends second-guessing their life choices.

Courtesy of Postmates

2. Sqirl

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720 N Virgil Ave #4
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 284-8147
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Remember all the hullabaloo about avocado toast? (You know, the reason Millennials can’t afford houses?) Well, we found the source of our avocado vice. It may have started with the avocado toast at Sqirl, but what you really want is the Crispy Rice Salad, which has enchanted food lovers lining up around the block for a taste. It’s got crisped, puffed grains, lemongrass, mint, cilantro, and a fried egg — plus sausage if you get “The Works” (and you should). Call it the “new avocado toast” because this is definitely more delicious than a mortgage.

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3. Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

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516 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-7876
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History loves a good power couple (John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, our true inspiration) and there may be no more powerful couple than fried chicken and doughnuts. The world will soon succumb to the all-awesome power combination of sweet and savory, especially with the fried chicken sandwich with a doughnut bun. At Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, they’ve got square doughnuts, filled ones, and a crème brûlée doughnut that will kick those salivary glands into overdrive.

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4. Southland Beer

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740 S Western Ave #112
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 908-5104
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Think of this Koreatown shop as a good friend who knows all the best SoCal craft beers and is equally well-versed in national and international brands. Now, imagine that friend will bring these craft brews, everything from a hyper-local IPA to a Belgian-style dark ale, right to your home, alongside drinking snacks such as spicy popcorn and a chocolate ricotta tart. The bar experience at home, and without the obnoxious crowds? Priceless, thanks to Postmates.

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5. Sack Sandwiches

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8360 Melrose Ave #107
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 655-7225
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Don’t let the name fool you: this is no ordinary lunch. Get anything you can dream of at this brainchild of chef Michael Voltaggio. He works his magic on the humble midday meal, like the Banh Mi with pork shoulder, bacon, pickled vegetables, onion jam, jalapeños, and cilantro, and an added crunch of pork rinds. With a quick Postmates order, you’ll never have to suffer from a sad desk lunch again.

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6. Tacos Tu Madre

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1945 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 832-7092
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This tiny taco shack prides itself on its self-proclaimed “inauthentic” tacos. The tacos here have absolutely nothing in common with the original taco, but that's what we like about it. Taste the ahi tuna taco with avocado and ponzu sauce (you won’t question how crazy ponzu sauce on a taco is once you’ve tried it), or vegan bahn mi with marinated tofu and pickled veggies. It’s not all fancy-pants faux Mexican, however; carne asada, crispy fish, and carnitas are also on the menu. But do yourself a favor and order the red velvet churro — it might make no sense on paper, but you’ll thank us later.

With additional locations in Los Feliz and Larchmont Village

Courtesy of Postmates

7. Tatsu Ramen

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2123 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 684-2889
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What do you get when you boil tonkotsu broth for up to 18 hours so it’s perfect? The last place you’ll ever eat ramen at again. Sawtelle is home to many craveable ramens (and many long queues snaking out of doors and down sidewalks), yet this pint-sized ramen spot stands out in the crowd. The shop’s simmered broth gives depth to any of its ramens, but for extra flavor, choose the 11-ingredient Bold Ramen, which lives up to its name. Tatsu Ramen says they make their ramen with soul — if this is what heaven is like, count us in.

With an additional location in Fairfax

Courtesy of Tatsu Ramen

8. diptyque

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312 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-5941
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In LA, we don’t do snow. We do however, Postmate scented candles like Diptyque’s Feu De Bois (“Wood Fire”) or Frosted Forest. The blend of rare wood scents will transport you to a cozy cabin by a crackling fire, complete with snow framing the window panes. With Diptyque, you can enjoy a white winter without driving to the mountains — because in L.A., winter is a choice, not a lifestyle.

With an additional location in Larchmont Village

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9. Rubies+Diamonds

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6115 Sunset Blvd #150
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-0400
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At this Hollywood cafe specializing in expertly brewed coffee and tea (the mother and daughter duo behind the shop spent $14,000 on their coffee maker, should that give you a hint of the quality), the Coconut Sea Salt Cold Brew is the real jewel. But if you’re looking to try something new, postmate the Cold Rose Vanilla Latte with espresso, Madagascar vanilla, rose water, and textured milk. Add a handmade chocolate chip cookie to the order (but be quick, the cookies often sell out by afternoon) and Instagram away — we’ll take no credit when your pic scores hundreds of hearts.

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10. Pink Dot

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8495 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 656-6060
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You might think you need to make a drive to the corner store or market, but you don’t — just trust us. This is LA’s best-stocked bodega, and you can postmate everything right to your door. Empanadas, whiskey, Red Bull, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Gatorade, and Advil — if you need it, you can postmate it from Pink Dot. (Yes, even those Solo Cups when the party runs out.)

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11. illesteva

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 746-5100
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Ready to take your Insta-game up a notch? Have illesteva’s accessories delivered to your door right now. This chic NYC-based company is all about crazy collaborations, like teaming up with N*E*R*D to make a new pair of shades. Whether you go classic with Cordova or futuristic with Milan, wear your new shades in your Instagram stories and make people believe you’re living the good life (even if that good life involves staying in, FOMO be damned).

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12. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

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540 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 314-2024
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Jeni’s has been serving artisanal gourmet ice cream since before it was cool. Get started with the Boozy Eggnog or Genmaicha & Marshmallows (it’s the holidays after all). Or if you are new to the “elevated ice cream” movement, go for flavors like the Bangkok Peanut, Brambleberry Crisp, Brown Butter Almond Brittle or Cocoa Curry Coco. Pro-tip: Buy a bigger pair of sweatpants.

With additional locations in Los Feliz, Larchmont Village, and Calabasas

Courtesy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

13. Moon Juice

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2839 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5407
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Bet you never thought you’d need something in your life called Sex Dust, did you? You’ll find that and more at Moon Juice, the plant-based lifestyle store. The organic pressed juices and “dusts” (herbal remedies) that tackle your every need as a modern human. There’s Sex Dust, Brain Dust (if you’re about brain over brawn), and even Dream Dust. Stock up with hard-to-find bee pollen, horny goat weed (maybe to go with the Sex Dust), activated cashews, and natural ingredients you didn’t even know existed until now (we won’t judge).

With additional locations in Melrose Place and in Venice

Courtesy of Moon Juice

14. Eggslut

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252 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 484-5911
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Are you the kind of person who could eat eggs "all day, all night, wet, hard, coddled, easy, and with everything" in between (as self-described eggslut and co-owner Hazel Suazo would proclaim)? If the answer is yes, eggslut is here to please. You want to keep it classic? Try the bacon, egg, and cheese. More Samantha Jones, less Charlotte York? Get the Slut, a cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée in a glass jar, topped with gravy salt and chives, and served with a baguette. We never knew just how sexy eggs could be until now.

With an additional location in Venice

Courtesy of Postmates
This advertising content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and our sponsor, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

1. Crossroads Kitchen

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Courtesy of Postmates

Are you a self-proclaimed L.A. vegan who sports an eco-friendly backpack covered in “friend not food” stickers? Then Crossroads is the place for you. They’ve got everything from vegan crab cakes to a crispy Milanese that will have you second-guessing whether it’s really vegan (don’t worry, it is). Vegan food this delicious will have your carnivore friends second-guessing their life choices.

8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

2. Sqirl

720 N Virgil Ave #4, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Courtesy of Sqirl

Remember all the hullabaloo about avocado toast? (You know, the reason Millennials can’t afford houses?) Well, we found the source of our avocado vice. It may have started with the avocado toast at Sqirl, but what you really want is the Crispy Rice Salad, which has enchanted food lovers lining up around the block for a taste. It’s got crisped, puffed grains, lemongrass, mint, cilantro, and a fried egg — plus sausage if you get “The Works” (and you should). Call it the “new avocado toast” because this is definitely more delicious than a mortgage.

720 N Virgil Ave #4
Los Angeles, CA 90029

3. Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

516 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Courtesy of Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

History loves a good power couple (John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, our true inspiration) and there may be no more powerful couple than fried chicken and doughnuts. The world will soon succumb to the all-awesome power combination of sweet and savory, especially with the fried chicken sandwich with a doughnut bun. At Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, they’ve got square doughnuts, filled ones, and a crème brûlée doughnut that will kick those salivary glands into overdrive.

516 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

4. Southland Beer

740 S Western Ave #112, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Courtesy of Southland Beer

Think of this Koreatown shop as a good friend who knows all the best SoCal craft beers and is equally well-versed in national and international brands. Now, imagine that friend will bring these craft brews, everything from a hyper-local IPA to a Belgian-style dark ale, right to your home, alongside drinking snacks such as spicy popcorn and a chocolate ricotta tart. The bar experience at home, and without the obnoxious crowds? Priceless, thanks to Postmates.

740 S Western Ave #112
Los Angeles, CA 90005

5. Sack Sandwiches

8360 Melrose Ave #107, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Courtesy of Postmates

Don’t let the name fool you: this is no ordinary lunch. Get anything you can dream of at this brainchild of chef Michael Voltaggio. He works his magic on the humble midday meal, like the Banh Mi with pork shoulder, bacon, pickled vegetables, onion jam, jalapeños, and cilantro, and an added crunch of pork rinds. With a quick Postmates order, you’ll never have to suffer from a sad desk lunch again.

8360 Melrose Ave #107
Los Angeles, CA 90069

6. Tacos Tu Madre

1945 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Courtesy of Postmates

This tiny taco shack prides itself on its self-proclaimed “inauthentic” tacos. The tacos here have absolutely nothing in common with the original taco, but that's what we like about it. Taste the ahi tuna taco with avocado and ponzu sauce (you won’t question how crazy ponzu sauce on a taco is once you’ve tried it), or vegan bahn mi with marinated tofu and pickled veggies. It’s not all fancy-pants faux Mexican, however; carne asada, crispy fish, and carnitas are also on the menu. But do yourself a favor and order the red velvet churro — it might make no sense on paper, but you’ll thank us later.

With additional locations in Los Feliz and Larchmont Village

1945 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

7. Tatsu Ramen

2123 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Courtesy of Tatsu Ramen

What do you get when you boil tonkotsu broth for up to 18 hours so it’s perfect? The last place you’ll ever eat ramen at again. Sawtelle is home to many craveable ramens (and many long queues snaking out of doors and down sidewalks), yet this pint-sized ramen spot stands out in the crowd. The shop’s simmered broth gives depth to any of its ramens, but for extra flavor, choose the 11-ingredient Bold Ramen, which lives up to its name. Tatsu Ramen says they make their ramen with soul — if this is what heaven is like, count us in.

With an additional location in Fairfax

2123 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

8. diptyque

312 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Courtesy of Postmates

In LA, we don’t do snow. We do however, Postmate scented candles like Diptyque’s Feu De Bois (“Wood Fire”) or Frosted Forest. The blend of rare wood scents will transport you to a cozy cabin by a crackling fire, complete with snow framing the window panes. With Diptyque, you can enjoy a white winter without driving to the mountains — because in L.A., winter is a choice, not a lifestyle.

With an additional location in Larchmont Village

312 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9. Rubies+Diamonds

6115 Sunset Blvd #150, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Courtesy of Rubies+Diamonds

At this Hollywood cafe specializing in expertly brewed coffee and tea (the mother and daughter duo behind the shop spent $14,000 on their coffee maker, should that give you a hint of the quality), the Coconut Sea Salt Cold Brew is the real jewel. But if you’re looking to try something new, postmate the Cold Rose Vanilla Latte with espresso, Madagascar vanilla, rose water, and textured milk. Add a handmade chocolate chip cookie to the order (but be quick, the cookies often sell out by afternoon) and Instagram away — we’ll take no credit when your pic scores hundreds of hearts.

6115 Sunset Blvd #150
Los Angeles, CA 90028

10. Pink Dot

8495 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Courtesy of Postmtes

You might think you need to make a drive to the corner store or market, but you don’t — just trust us. This is LA’s best-stocked bodega, and you can postmate everything right to your door. Empanadas, whiskey, Red Bull, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Gatorade, and Advil — if you need it, you can postmate it from Pink Dot. (Yes, even those Solo Cups when the party runs out.)

8495 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

11. illesteva

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Courtesy of Postmates

Ready to take your Insta-game up a notch? Have illesteva’s accessories delivered to your door right now. This chic NYC-based company is all about crazy collaborations, like teaming up with N*E*R*D to make a new pair of shades. Whether you go classic with Cordova or futuristic with Milan, wear your new shades in your Instagram stories and make people believe you’re living the good life (even if that good life involves staying in, FOMO be damned).

189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

12. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

540 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Courtesy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s has been serving artisanal gourmet ice cream since before it was cool. Get started with the Boozy Eggnog or Genmaicha & Marshmallows (it’s the holidays after all). Or if you are new to the “elevated ice cream” movement, go for flavors like the Bangkok Peanut, Brambleberry Crisp, Brown Butter Almond Brittle or Cocoa Curry Coco. Pro-tip: Buy a bigger pair of sweatpants.

With additional locations in Los Feliz, Larchmont Village, and Calabasas

540 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291

13. Moon Juice

2839 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Courtesy of Moon Juice

Bet you never thought you’d need something in your life called Sex Dust, did you? You’ll find that and more at Moon Juice, the plant-based lifestyle store. The organic pressed juices and “dusts” (herbal remedies) that tackle your every need as a modern human. There’s Sex Dust, Brain Dust (if you’re about brain over brawn), and even Dream Dust. Stock up with hard-to-find bee pollen, horny goat weed (maybe to go with the Sex Dust), activated cashews, and natural ingredients you didn’t even know existed until now (we won’t judge).

With additional locations in Melrose Place and in Venice

2839 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

14. Eggslut

252 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204
Courtesy of Postmates

Are you the kind of person who could eat eggs "all day, all night, wet, hard, coddled, easy, and with everything" in between (as self-described eggslut and co-owner Hazel Suazo would proclaim)? If the answer is yes, eggslut is here to please. You want to keep it classic? Try the bacon, egg, and cheese. More Samantha Jones, less Charlotte York? Get the Slut, a cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée in a glass jar, topped with gravy salt and chives, and served with a baguette. We never knew just how sexy eggs could be until now.

With an additional location in Venice

252 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91204