Being that I don’t venture out to Downtown LA as much as I’d like to, I’ve completely missed out on great places such as this tasty Brazilian hideout for far too long. My dinner at WoodSpoon gave me a million reasons to explore Downtown eateries more often – WoodSpoon serves an assortment of freshly grilled Brazilian meats, fried dumplings, juicy burgers, short rib stews, handmade chicken pot pies and of course, Sangria to wash it all down. Since Brazil has had centuries of immigrants bringing their respective cuisine and cultures from every corner of the globe (i.e. Portugal, Spain, Germany, Japan, Italy and Lebanon), there is no shortage of remarkable food in this country. Restaurant owner and Brazil-native Natalia Pereira, successfully provides amazing homemade Brazilian comfort food with all locally farmed, quality ingredients.
Showcase of Brazil’s Popular Street Foods (aka little delish fried treasure balls)
Coxinha: Shredded chicken and spices
Potato Croquette: Mashed potato and cheese
Portuguese Croquette: Potato salted Cod
Pastel Portuguese: Dumpling stuffed with shrimp, coconut sauce
Kibe: Bulgur wheat, mint and ground beef (Middle Eastern inspired)
*All served with a tasty green chili pepper/cilantro mayo dip
Loved the food, coziness and everything about WoodSpoon! I shall return with a quickness.
Click here to read more on the chef’s unique upbringing and how it shaped her beliefs on what constitutes a top-notch meal.
107 West 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015