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OPEN FACE FOOD SHOP

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

Winter Hours:

Wed. Thurs. Fri. 11am- 4pm

Weekend brunch 10am- 3pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

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As most of you know, our catering arm (Food By Lene) has been in very high demand lately
as COVID restrictions have lifted somewhat. That extra workload has us caught between the daily demands of the restaurant and the limited workforce we have to accommodate both businesses; there are times we simply can’t do both.

This week is one of those weeks and while you know how much we hate to close (we love seeing you all every day) we would rather do that than risk doing a sub-par job for anyone.

The labor situation is gradually improving everywhere in our industry however, so with a little luck we’ll be able to take on everything that comes our way soon enough. Until then, we appreciate your patience and support as the hospitality industry rebuilds itself after a couple really challenging years. Little by little we’ll get there together.

With deep thanks and warm regards,

-Lene, Mark and the Open Face Team

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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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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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

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Wednesday evening something special and truly memorable is happening on our little corner of West Adams.

We are honored to partner with Ghost Road Company in hosting a LIVE READING of 5 short plays, all penned by gifted Ukrainian playwrights from the first days of the war. Each piece is powerful, personal and raw with real emotion, offering a unique window into the current lived experiences of a people half a world away in a time of struggle.

This is not a political event but one of shared humanity and we hope you will join us.
Even if you can’t we ask that you contribute as we and Ghost Road raise funds for the people of Ukraine in their time of need.

100% of all donations will be divided equally 3 amazing charities doing very difficult work of making a difference in the face of immense challenges in a time of war.

Please visit www.ghostroad.org for details and to give.

Lene, Mark and the Open Face team

@hyawestadams @ghostroadcompany @openfacefoodshop
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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

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal #replenishrrf #cumulusdistrict @mastersoftaste @lawrencemooreassociates
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When we were invited to take part in 2020’s Masters Of Taste festival, we were thrilled… finding a solution to LA’s homeless crisis has always been close to our hearts and for almost 50 years Union Station Homeless Services has done amazing work on behalf of our fellow Angelinos during the hardest times of their lives.

While COVID has halted the festival for the last 2 years, it hasn’t stopped the need for action. This Sunday we are thrilled to be #partofthesolution!

Please join us at the Historic Rose Bowl as we come together as a culinary community, 95 Masters strong, lending a hand to our neighbors in need. #eatmoregivemore is not just a hashtag, it’s an opportunity to celebrate our own good fortune while recognizing the struggles of those less fortunate…and doing something to help.

The restaurant will be closed the day of the event so we can put our full weight behind this worthy task. We urge you to come visit us but act fast; there are less than 100 tickets remaining.
Together, we actually CAN make a difference. See how good helping feels and see you at the Rose Bowl!

-Lene, Mark and the Open Face Food Shop team

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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
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal
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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! 😀

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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 😀

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
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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
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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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Hi, everybody! We’re back 🙂

We have some great new brunch items today and even though we’re expected to get a little rain this morning we will be open for safe outdoor dining on our heated patio and at the long counter on West Adams.

We are SO looking forward to seeing everybody and thanks for your patience earlier this week 🙂

Coffee’s hot, come hungry, and will see you soon!

-Lene and Mark

PS, New arrivals @hyawestadams today, too! 🙂

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Hi, everyone. Happy holidays to you all.

We have decided to close there restaurant for the remainder of the year and reopen again on January 5th, 2022 (wow, 2021 went fast…)

With COVID cases on the rise and rain on the way we figured it would be best to take a quick pause to catch our breath and come back roaring and rested in the new year.

Our new store HYA @hyawestadams will remain open with cool new items arriving every day, so we hope you’ll drop in. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by it’s a great little store with wonderful items for your home and for those you love.

As the year draws to a close, we want to thank each and every one of you for your incredible support; we’ve been walking this bumpy road together for a while now, and it’s a great comfort to know we’re walking it alongside wonderful people like you.
You have become our friends, allies and cheerleaders and we are deeply thankful for everything you bring to our little shop on the corner. We’ll see you soon.

With gratitude,

Lene, Mark and the OFFS team

#openfacefoodshop #westadams #healthyeating #farmersmarket #freshfood #putapickleonit #bestsandwiches #sandwich #danish #smorgasbord
#regardingherfood #saverestaurants #eatlocal
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They’re here!
What’s colorful and handmade, highly collectible and very hard to find?
Watch this space for the most beautiful holiday gifts for children we have seen in ages. On our shelves next week. So exciting! #westadams #handmade #oldschool #holidaygiftideas #happyholidays #newstoreopening
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Happy birthday, Isa!

Every day we are honored to call you our friend, our colleague and our Pod-mate. Lucky us 😀

May the coming year bring you tremendous joy and happiness. You deserve it!

Much love,

Lene, Mark and the Open Face team ( your friends)

🤗🤗🤗
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