One Delish Dish at “WoodSpoon”

19 May

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.  


Brazilian Sausage w/rice, beans, plantains and collard greens

Pork Burger w/roasted cabbage, onions on toasted potato bread and yam fries

Don’t let this messy looking mound fool you, this perfectly prepared burger is nothing short of mind-blowing.

Amazing Mix Plate - Coxinha, Potato Croquette, Portuguese Croquette, Pastel Portuguese, Kibe

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

Inside a Coxinha

Brazilian Chicken Pot Pie - fresh out of the oven, so fresh it scorched my starvingly impatient mouth

Sorry Marie Callender but WoodSpoon has got you BEAT in the Chicken Pot Pie department

Doesn’t get much better than moist grilled chicken wrapped w/perfectly crisped bacon.
Very simple, colorfully cute and clean decor – reminiscent of an authentic Brazilian eatery w/a little LA twist

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

4 Responses to “One Delish Dish at “WoodSpoon””

  1. Sharon Rodriguez May 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    OMG I sent Sandy and Scott there before a laker game and they loved it!! I need to go NOW hmm maybe lunch….

    • One Delish Dish May 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

      That’s so funny! You definitely need to get outta Venice and check this place out, really worth the trip!

  2. Moncef Jaziri May 21, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Alia, we need to start scheduling all these places. Today for me it will be the Grilled Chicken, I was was sold on the Fried Bananas and Beans.

  3. Moncef Jaziri May 21, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Alia, you are right about the immigrant’s import of foods into Brazil, I thought the Coxinha was a Lebanese Kibbi, the one that is stuffed with ground meat, pine nuts and spices like nutmeg. I wonder if the owner was inspired by the Kibbi, for the Coxinha. Lebanese food is very popular in Sao Paulo, where the Lebanese, and before them, the Syrians have immigrated in great numbers as early as the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Kibbi and Sfiha are very popular street foods in Brazil and especially Sao Paulo.

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