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OPEN FACE FOOD SHOP

Modern Danish Sandwich Shop

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While the name says a lot, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

From traditional Danish flavors to elevated American fare, you will find something for everyone at Open Face Food Shop. Simply put, chef Lene Houck creates amazing menus using farm fresh, seasonal ingredients in modern, inventive pairings. Lene and her husband Mark hope that their neighbors and friends will enjoy both the food she’s lovingly created and the welcoming atmosphere surrounding it.

Homemade. Handmade. Honest.

Location

5577 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

855.676.3223 | info@openfacefoodshop.com

Hours

Wednesday- Friday

11am- 5pm

Saturday and Sunday

10am- 3pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The egg, of course!
Part of our new Weekend Brunch menu the "Egg+Egg" is absolutely as delicious and decadent as it looks.
3 new sandwiches, 2 new recipes for old favorites (like the Wild Mushroom Toast)... weekends are finally worth looking forward to again.
See you soon!
#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants #whichcamefirst
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Today brings another in our "I Want To Eat That, What Is It?" series (yes, I just made that up, so what?). One of our new favorite things, Conehead Cabbage from @weiserfarms is making its way into more of our recipes everyday. It's actually called for SPECIFICALLY in the remoulade on our "Great Dane" Danish hots dogs (a recipe Lene grew up with in Denmark), but it's amazingly silky texture and incredibly delicate flavor is finding a whole lot of places to fit in, like our new Kimchi which is still fermenting. It's also going in our Explorer boxes this week so you can all fall in love with it, too. Kudos to the Weiser family for finding such wonders to grow. It's just soooooo beautiful! Another reminder to slow down and enjoy your food 🙂 #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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Even on a cloudy day, the legendary Arkansas Black apple shines. A quick walk through the market this morning offered a wealth of beautiful winter fruit from Meiwa and Nagami kumquats from Garcia and Murray to fuyu persimmons to a dozen different varieties of apple like this beauty for our fruit boxes this week. Thanks to Cuyama orchards for their care in growing gems like this. Winter in California... aren’t we lucky! #garciafarms #pudwill #murrayfamilyfarms #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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Health experts tell us, "Eat Colorful Foods". Well, who are we to argue?
8 different, fantastic farmers in last week's Fruit Sampler. This weeks is going to be no exception! Pre order yours for Sunday pickup after we get back from the market.
Thanks as always for your amazing support, and we hope to see you all soon!
https://order.openfacefoodshop.com/farmers-market-boxes

Don't forget to support Women in Restaurants during this week's RE:Her festival, now until January 30th!
www.regardingherfood.com
#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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What’s for supper?
Soup’s for supper! Roasted celebrity tomato soup from our 2020 canning run… Thanks to Munak ranch for the amazing tomatoes! Summer in a bowl. Melted Cato Corner Farm Womanchego cheese and house made pickles. Yummmmmmm! #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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We are SO proud to take part in the inaugural RE:Her festival to support women in LA restaurants! The festival runs from January 21st through January 30th and is represented by some of the best chefs in Los Angeles, indeed in the entire country. Please set aside a meal or two in the coming 10 days to take part; not only will you be supporting an amazing organization you will be magnificently fed by the top chefs in the city.

Our own meal is based on Lene's upbringing in the Danish countryside which we're are calling "If/Then". Food memories are often some of the fondest, and this Danish Smørgasbord dinner for 2 is absolutely one.
Gravlax, Smoked Icelandic Cod, Danish meatballs (frikedeller), roasted pork loin, egg salad with pickled trout, home made rugbrød, cauliflower soup, market greens, almond cake and more... a true Danish country table and and exploration of the signature flavors of Scandinavia.
Reserve yours on OpenTable and while you're there, make plans to support another chef or two (or 10!) during the festival. RE:Her is a great organization, and one you will feel as proud to support as we are!
https://www.regardingherfood.com/iwcs/open-face-food-shop-danish-smorgasbord
#openfacefoodshop #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop #regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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OK, for those of you we stumped today in our farmers market “Explorer Boxes“, say thank you to our friends at Thao farms for these beautiful Thai guavas! They should be ready to eat in a day or so. So aromatic!

Don’t forget, we now have mid week “fill in“ boxes so you don’t run out of greens, beautiful fruit boxes, and a whole bunch of new cheeses!
Thank you all for your incredible support, and we hope to see you soon!

#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop#thaofarms #thehfm
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It feels like summer time, so why not eat like summer time?
Beautiful seared branzino with chard baby broccoli, smashed potatoes and gorgeous mixed wild mushrooms and market salad for dinner tonight! Serves 2 adults. Thanks to our amazing farmers for the beautiful produce. Dinner starts at 4:30. Looking forward to the upcoming @regardingherfood festival starting next week!! Woohoo! Women chefs rule! 😄@the_garden_of_ @weiserfarms @the_freshfoodies_kitchen #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
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Tonight‘s healthy dinner options include our new vegan “STEWP“, the hearty marriage of stew and soup. Also tonight we have whole roasted Rosies organic chicken dinner for two with beautiful farmers market vegetables and salad! Simple, fresh and delicious… The way we like to eat! See you soon. Open for dinner tonight from 4:30 to 8 PM

#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop #soup
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What’s the best thing about winter? Soups and stews!
Our new vegan “STEWP” combines the best of both worlds; thick hearty and full of fresh farmers market vegetables. 32oz with fresh avocado, limes, cilantro, and hand cut sourdough croutons. (good book and cozy fire not included )😀
#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop #soup
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There's something serene and beautiful about our little kitchen in the morning. Before the ovens and the exhaust fans are on, before the stove gets hot or the pots, pans and printers start clanging and whirring... the early morning winter light slants in through the front window and it's so quiet...
Soon it will be filled with the steam heat from the dishwasher, with the hiss of hot pans and the sharp knock of knives on cutting boards that ride beneath the chatter of our great team and the groaning laughter of a really bad joke, probably told by me. Another day making food with love and skill, and that's how it should be. Rest a little, work really hard then a little more rest. Our kitchen breathes in that way, and this time of day is the exhale. Time to inhale.

See you for lunch 🙂

-Mark and Lene

#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
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Happy New Year to all! We’re back and hard at work on new winter menus for our West Adams friends and neighbors. Today we’re perfecting our homemade English muffin recipe for weekend brunch....maybe with our own preserves? Very exciting! Preorder for Saturday and Sunday pickup, and stop in during the week for our regular menu starting today! See you soon and let’s make this a great year (fresh baked goods is a pretty solid start) 😀. #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop ...

Dearest friends, family, colleagues and assorted partners in crime,

As Lene and I stand here in a newly minted year (and on our 25th wedding anniversary, no less!), it's hard not to look behind us and to dwell on a tough year. I'm pretty sure we could all do that.
Instead, we are choosing to look ahead and to what the last year has helped us become; more thoughtful, more patient and more appreciative of our great blessings. Blessings like the wonderful people in our lives.
People like you.

Our hope for the next year is to become better friends, better colleagues, better supporters of our community and to be all the things listed here. These are the things that we know make us happy.
Happy New Year to you all. Stay well and find joy in 2021.

-Lene and Mark Houck
#openfacefoodshop #better2021 #justbe
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We’ve been thankful for a lot of things this year, but more than anything we’re thankful for the support of our wonderful West Adams community. Every day we get up to serve you is a good day. Thank you. We still have some way to go, but we know better days are coming and we’ll be here for you every step of the journey with great food and the warm smile of a friend. We’re also thankful for this HUGE bowl of Riselamande, Danish holiday rice pudding with chopped almonds and warm cherry sauce. 😄 Happy New Year to everyone and we’ll see you soon! #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwich ...

This is for everyone that doesn’t have a Yule Log this year; what could be more cozy and comforting than beautiful shallots, slowly sweetening in a little butter and fresh herbs? (Singing) Shallots roasting in an open pan, smells like heaven in your nose...😀. Have a safe and restful holiday everyone. Be kind to each other and we’ll see you all soon. Lene, Mark and the whole team at Open Face Food Shop. #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches ...

Making jam pies fresh for today’s brunch service.
Blood orange preserves, danish havarti... and lots of love!
Happy holidays to everyone and hope to see you soon! #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches
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Almost ready for tonight‘s vegetarian dinner, French lentil soup (an all time favorite)! Order any of our family dinners and let us know what time you want to pick up so we can make sure it’s hot and delicious. 4:30pm-8pm weekdays. Dinner at Open Face is GO!😀 #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches#soupseason ...

Perfect tomatillos for today’s Farmers Market Explorer Box. Order your weekly produce box online and explore all of the amazing produce grown by our local farmers. Hand selected, curated and different every week! Www.open face food shop.com #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #seela #thehfm ...

New for this weeks farmers market explorer box!
Gimenez farms amazing heirloom tomatillos in a complete salsa builders box!
Only a few remaining, so order your farmers market box before 2 PM today. #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches
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Zen of braising cabbage. Might go nicely with our duck breast for nexts weeks family meal. 😍 dads favorite ...