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Best Places To Pick Up Food For Tailgating In L.A.

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With The Los Angeles Rams back in town, there are even more opportunities to tailgate before a big game. Whether you're a USC or UCLA fan, or love the L.A. Galaxy and L.A. Rams, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate sports year round. The next time you feel like heading down to the Coliseum to see the Rams or the USC Trojans play football, or the Rose Bowl to see the Bruins, stop by these L.A. eateries and grab some great food for your tailgating event!

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Bludso's BBQ
609 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-2583

What says tailgating better than a rack of baby back ribs, brisket, pulled pork, or grilled chicken? Stop by Bludso's BBQ on your way to your tailgating event with friends with all the fixings that this delicious eatery offers. Aside from meats, which are offered in quarter-pound or half pound increments, you can also order up tasty sandwiches for your group of friends. The pulled pork sandwich with slaw and bbq sauce is a favorite, but their brisket, chicken and Texas red hot sandwich with pickles, onions, slaw and mustard are also must haves. Bring along some delicious sides like mac and cheese, collard greens, coleslaw and cornbread and you're in business.

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Pink's Hot Dogs
709 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 931-7594

You can't think of hot dogs in Los Angeles without including this famed hot dog eatery which opened in the late 1930's. Heading down to the Coliseum to see a Rams game? Or, are you looking to tailgate outside the Rose Bowl to root on the Bruins? From the Guadalajara Dog with relish, onions & and tomatoes, topped w/sour cream, to the Chicago Polish Dog with mild or spicy, mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes and lettuce, you'll be hard pressed to find better hot dogs in the city.

Related: Best Hot Dogs In Los Angeles

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Wexler's Deli
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 620-0633

Make an impression at your tailgate with over the top and delicious items from Wexler's Deli's catering menu. The menu, which features everything from some of their famed pastrami, corned beef, reuben and roast turkey sandwiches to bagels and more, is a favorite in the Los Angeles area, and is sure to fill you up before you throw back a slew of cocktails and beers. They also offer some great smoked fish.

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Haché LA
3319 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 928-2963

When it comes to burgers, you can be sure that Haché LA and Executive Chef Michael "Mick" Schepers knows what they're doing. As the creator of Haché LA's signature burgers, Schepers has taken their 100% Angus burgers up a notch by offering plenty of options to add to the delicious burger. From American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion to signature Karma Sauce to top their burgers, it's all about quality here. Stop by on your way to your tailgate and grab a few tasty burgers from their great menu. Once you get to your tailgate, whip out the bag of burgers, fries and their special homemade drinks, and you'll be a favorite with your friends and family!

Related: Ask A Local L.A. Expert - Best Tailgate Food Recipes.

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Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery
1517 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-8279

When it comes to sandwiches, nothing really compares to Santa Monica's Bay Cities Italian Deli. Simply go up to the counter and be prepared to be overwhelmed by the huge amount of options to choose from. Those that are informed though will undoubtedly choose The Godmother Sandwich, which is the specialty of choice. Filled with Genoa salami, mortadella cappacola, ham, and prosciutto, provolone cheese, and topped with "the works" (mustard, mayonaise, onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, homemade Italian dressing, and pickled peppers), this sandwich might be the absolute best in LA. The deli offers fresh ingredients, friendly service, as well as chips and other Italian goods to purchase alongside your sandwich. Tailgating will never be the same.

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Jim's Fallbrook Market
5947 Fallbrook Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 347-5525

Sometimes a good old tailgate requires you cooking up your own meats on the grill. When that time comes, Jim's Fallbrook Market is the place to visit for a huge selection of gourmet meats. Offering steaks, chicken, pork, turkey, and lamb, the menu is so extensive that you'll have an exremely tough time choosing just a few options. But, the friendly staff here will guide you to pick the right choice. From beef back ribs, corned beef, ground beef for burgers, rib eye steaks, whole or cut chicken, chicken breast, and pork spare ribs to free range turkey, lamb kabobs and much much more, you'll be in great hands. Package up your delicious meats, head on down to your game with friends, and cook up a feast! The market also offers beer and kegs, a deli, wine offerings, seafood and much more.

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The Wine House
2311 Cotner Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 479-3731

Every tailgate needs a bit (or more) wine and cocktails to kick up the spirit before the game, right? Well, stop by The Wine House for all of your needs. Offering affordable options, The Wine House has a myriad of options and practically anything you could ever want. Although the store has 'Wine' in its name it offers a varied selection of liquor as well, including all types of of vodka, whiskey, gin, scotch, rum and more by top bottlers like Johnnie Walker, Cruzan and others. If you're looking to stock up on beer, you'll want to visit your local market for some great deals, as well as a local BevMo.

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