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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

11am- 5pm Tuesday- Friday

10am- 3pm Saturday & Sunday

Closed Monday

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100 years and counting!

January 18, 1921. Copenhagen city council grants the first ever license to sell hotdogs in the town square. A revolution had quietly begun...
Fast forward a century; Where can you taste of this cultural icon here in Los Angeles?

Open Face Food Shop!

As close to the original as you are likely to find, the “Great Dane“ hot dog is a true taste of Copenhagen street food, and a far cry from your average hotdog.

Hot dog lovers rejoice! The big dog is back in town 🙂

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

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May is AAPI Heritage month! Do your part to support the AAPI community during this fundraiser and raffle. If you’ve never had an ISAmade Mango Royale pie, you owe it to yourself to buy a ticket. Seriously (she even made one for Mark’s birthday!) 😀
We are pleased and honored to take part and we hope you will, too. Buy your raffle tickets today for your chance to win!

Good luck and thank you for your support of the amazing AAPI community!!

Lene and Mark
Open Face Food Shop
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Mother’s Day is this Sunday!
Back by popular demand, the Open Face Food Shop “Weekend thing“ smorgasbord brunch will make your celebration easy and delicious (and you won’t have to do the dishes!)

Based on the very popular RE:Her tasting menu:

House Cured Gravlax, mustard dill sauce on rugbrød
Wild Oregon Bay Shrimp salad (1 lb!), toasted brioche
Asparagus and Spinach frittata
Green Herb Chicken salad, shaved fennel, fried capers
Farmer’s Market green salad, house vinaigrette
Fødelsdagsboller (Danish Birthday buns), house made jam and butter
Chocolate pots de Creme
Harry’s Berries Strawberries

Generously feeds four adults. Saturday or Sunday pick up. See you over the weekend and happy Mother’s Day!

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal
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Just in and starting today, fresh and wild Oregon Bay shrimp!
This is as close to Greenland shrimp as you will find, a true Danish delicacy with a very short season. The flavor and texture are simply wonderful; there is nothing like shrimp that has never seen the inside of a freezer 🙂

Starting today in limited quantities so stop by and experience one of the truly iconic tastes of Scandinavia!

#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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“What the world needs now, is lilacs, sweet lilacs...” 😄
Another great, grown gift from the wonderful wizards @weiserfamilyfarms @smfms #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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Hi, everyone! We’re back, with new extended hours and new dine in seating at the counter beginning today in addition to contactless curbside pick up and QR code ordering right from your seat.
Order online and eat here, or just walk in, the way things used to be 🙂

Thank you to everyone for their amazing support, and we look forward to seeing you this week!

Lene and Mark

#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop #dinein
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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We are so happy to be open again! We just smile all day 🙂

Special for this week is Ian seared branzino with fennel Remoulade and a fresh farmers market salad. Simple and fresh, just the way we like to eat! Order online and pick up this week, next week we start dine in counter service with for seating to follow (as we get more used to our new computer system).

See you all soon!
#putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants
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UPDATE: We will be extending our break until April 6th, 2021. We have our scheduled second vaccine on our previous opening date of April 1st and should probably not attempt a hectic first day reopening at the same time just in case.

When we reopen, expect a new online ordering system, curbside pickup and lots of new and delicious menu items for you to try. We will also be resuming dine-in service when we know it's safe and when we can provide the experience we want you to have; relaxed, friendly and full of our love for food. Delivery is on the front burner, too.

Thank you for your support and understanding and we'll see you all soon!

Lene, Mark and the OFFS team. #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
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Yeah, the restaurant is closed this month, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t busy making more fun and beautiful things for you!
Billiwick farms in Ventura grew these gorgeous lemons, so we’re preserving them with cinnamon and chilis or cardamom and fennel. Make sure to check back in 6-8 weeks when they are done!
They smell sooooooo good!
Can’t wait 😀 #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants #billiwickfarms
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Another in our popular series, “What is that and how do I eat it?“. Today we have Celeriac, otherwise known as celery root! Look closely at the top of the root ball and you can see a bunch of celery growing!
The secret weapon of every soup master, this is highly seasonal and will only be around for the next month or so. It can be roasted, grilled, mashed, or added into soups for that special something... it’s truly one of our favorite things 🙂

Thanks to Coleman family farms for this beautiful and unsung wonder! #putapickleonit #farmersmarket #westadams #healthyeating #midcity #danish #bestsandwiches #sandwichshop
#regardingherfoodLA #SaveHerRestaurants #smfms
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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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