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OPEN FACE FOOD SHOP

Closed for Private Events 08.10.22- 08.12.22

Follow us on Instagram @openfacefoodshop

and check out our new store @hyawestadams

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.

Open Face Food Shop

5577 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

855.676.3223 | info@openfacefoodshop.com

Summer Hours:

Wednesday- Friday 11am- 4pm

Weekend Brunch 10am- 3pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Periodic Closures for Private Events are noted at the top of the page.

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Not gonna find THIS at the supermarket!

Just another reason to support your local farmers. These gorgeous, thumb sized blackberries come to us from J. G. Farms and are as delicious as they are impressive.

Just… wow 🤩
We’re soooooo lucky….

Come visit soon!

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New brunch dish today!

We sold out of Yesterdays special so fast we decided we should create something new for you!

Jimenez Farms has amazing yellow zucchini, so we focused on those for today’s special.

Zucchini fritters with dill and fresh mint, danish feta and Munak Ranch celebrity tomatoes. Add an organic sunny egg and viola! A light fresh seasonal brunch with all of our favorites 🙂

Hope we get to see you soon, and thank you as always for your amazing support!

- Lene and Mark

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Meet Smorgastarta! A Swedish tradition, think of a savory layered seafood torta with wild Oregon Bay shrimp, our signature egg salad and smoked Irish salmon layered with our three day sourdough! Amazing…
available this weekend (while supplies last). Come try something new and wonderful!

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Support for Ukraine- Join us!

July 28th, Open Face Food Shop and HYA West Adams is honored to host our second live performance in support of the Ukrainian people.
The evening will highlight 5 short works by Ukrainian playwrights from the first days of the invasion performed live by our good friends @ghostroadcompany. 100% of proceeds will go to three wonderful charities benefitting the people of Ukraine in a time of great need.
The first fundraiser was a huge success; an eye opening and first hand glimpse into the day to day struggles of the Ukrainian people told with both heart and humor, and filled with stories beyond the headlines. This performance will feature 3 new works in addition to a musical performance by Ghost Road collaborator Jakob Berger. It will be a wonderful evening.

Reserve your place at the link below, seating is limited.

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=grc

Thank you as always for your incredible support, and we look forward to seeing you on July 28th at the community space behind HYA West Adams, 5601 West Adams Blvd.

Lene and Mark

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#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm #supportukraine
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Summer is here! Well, technically not yet but you know what I mean 🙂

Starting today, our “Summer is here!“ Toast is back on the menu. This is always a great opportunity for us to showcase the best of the farmers market in a single, light and delicious dish. Every bite is an exploration.

Thanks to all our amazing growers for their hard work making such beautiful produce, and thanks to all of you for your amazing support

Come try the new “summer is here!“… You won’t be disappointed 🙂

- Lene and Mark

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #smfm #thehfm
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The colors of prep.

Sometimes, just stopping and looking around the kitchen in the morning is the most inspiring moment of the day. This is just one of our three prep stations, too!
Late spring, what an amazing time of year to be hungry 🙂

Come join us and see what the best farmers on the planet, our California growers, are harvesting right now.

We are so lucky, aren’t we? 🙂

See you soon!

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict #thfm #smfms
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Yay! Staff meal today is so beautiful… What a great time of year to be hungry 🙂

Stop by this weekend for beautiful, fresh specials.

Home made. Handmade. Honest.

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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Dinner tonight and we’re so happy!

Momotaro tomatoes and Japanese cucumbers from @stephenfukumoto, sourdough bâtard from @larderbakingco, pomegranate shrub from @hyawestadams and @openfacefoodshop.

Soooooooooooo happy!!!!

😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!
Don’t wait until the last minute to order your Mother’s Day Smorgasbord for this Saturday or Sunday!
It’s a beautiful meal the generously feeds 4 so all you need are the mimosas!
Lunch includes:

Smoked fish (Icelandic Cod and Irish Salmon)+ Danish rugbrod,
Wild Oregon Bay Shrimp salad (1lb) + toasted brioche,
Asparagus and Spinach frittata,
Green Herb Chicken salad, shaved fennel, fried capers,
Farmer’s Market green salad, house vinaigrette,
Home made Carrot buns (Mor Maren's recipe!),
Chocolate pots de Creme,
Harry’s Berries Strawberries, house made pickles and more

Pickup Saturday May 7th or Sunday May 8th
$175
Preorder through our website by clicking the Order Online button. Check out our new store @hyawestadams for gorgeous gifts, as well.
Mother’s Day… solved!!

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!!!🤗

-Lene and Mark

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#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #cumulusdistrict #saverestaurants
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Welcome back, Stephen!

We are so happy #stephenfukumoto is back at the market!

Today we picked up the first truly delicious tomato of the season. These beautiful Momotaro tomatoes are deep red straight through and just as sweet as we remember them being. And wait till you see the Japanese cucumbers!

Yay! Tomatoes are back! :-)🍅🍅🍅🍅

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict
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Just a quick note about how amazingly AWESOME all of you are… many thanks to @meowiam_t for creating and letting me share this beautiful view of our new store @hyawestadams … from her perch at the restaurant counter!

Just another reason for we get up every morning and open our doors to you, our wonderful neighbors. We’re so grateful for each and every one of you…and your amazing surprising gifts!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lene and Mark

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict
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Time flies, doesn’t it?

One of our all-time favorites is back in season, starting this week!

Wild Oregon bay shrimp starts this weekend! Tiny and sweet, reminiscent of the Greenland shrimp found around the chilly waters of the Danish coast, they are a signature of Scandinavian cuisine and seriously delicious.

Stop by and try some thing truly unique, only at

@openfacefoodshop

#healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict
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Hi, everyone.

Our off site event 04.20.22 doubled in size over night. Yikes.
We won't be able to open for full service as we scramble to shop and cook, so we're trying something new and will have "Grab and Go" sandwiches and salads available next door at HYA. We know it's not perfect, but at least we can try to get our friends fed for lunch tomorrow! 🙂

As always, we appreciate your patience as we work through what is hopefully the last vestiges of our industry's pandemic challenges, and please know we would love to be open every day it's just not feasible quite yet. We're getting there, though.
Please follow us on Instagram @openfacefoodshop for timely information about hours and some amazing upcoming specials; spring always brings new menu items and the return of old favorites (wink!).

Thanks again and we'll see you all soon.

Warm regards,

Lene and Mark
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From all of us at Open Face Food Shop, we want to extend our thanks to Masters of Taste for inviting us to be part of such an amazing and powerful event.

For those of you that can’t make it to the festival today, please support Union Station Homeless services!

For nearly 50 years they have taken up the mantle and put everything on the line for our unhoused neighbors here in Los Angeles. We are deeply honored to play a small part.

See you all soon!
– Lene, Mark, and the Open Face Food Shop team

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#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict @mastersoftaste @lawrencemooreassociates
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Time to get spicy!

Many thanks to @tuttifruttifarmsca four these amazing Red jalapeños!

Can’t wait to share them with you 🙂

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! However you celebrate this “Day of Love” we wish you all spicy kisses in abundance (these gorgeous red jalapeños courtesy of @tuttifruttifarmsca, and we love them!).

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Make it spicy! 😀

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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Amazing! @weiserfamilyfarms does it again with a true taste of early spring… Sprouting cauliflower! Such an amazing color, and an equally amazing flavor. So lucky to have world class growers so close to home!

Feels like spring is right around the corner today 😀

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Hi, everybody!

In honor of our participation in Magnolia pictures virtual premiere of “A Taste of Hunger “ this evening, we are offering a special hotdog box all this week we call LA to Copenhagen!

One Great Dane hotdog you’ve come to love and our new Cali Classic dog with smashed avocado, pickled onion and chili aïoli!
Thanks to @magnoliapics and @helloflux for inviting us to be part of this very special premier. @atasteofhunger

Hope to see you soon!

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal
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Happy Sunday, everybody!

Something very special for our dine in guests today, One of our all-time favorites.

Delicate Wild Icelandic Haddock fish cake served with a fresh fennel remoulade and a taste of our Harry’s berries strawberry soup, it is an absolutely delicious way to start your Sunday

Limited quantities, so come visit us early…It’s a beautiful day!

Thanks to everyone for your incredible support, and we look forward to serving you soon.

Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal
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