Long Beach’s Most Iconic Dishes

Each city is home to its own signature dishes – Long Beach’s just happen to be the tastiest dishes you’ve ever heard of. From tacos to pizza – we’re revealing the local favorites!

Cheeseburger from Parkers' Lighthouse

Mexico City Street Corn – Lola’s Mexican Cuisine

With locations in Bixby Knolls and on 4th Street Retro Row, it’s obvious that Lola's is a local favorite. We could write all day about their signature green sauce, (so secretive that we literally don’t even know what it is) but that’s not really a dish, per say, even though we occasionally make it one. We also, however LOVE their version of Mexican street corn! Off the cob & perfect for sharing, if you can manage to part with it long enough, this dish involves toasted heirloom corn, roasted garlic cream & chile dust, topped with crumbled queso cotija and cilantro.

Honorable Mention:
Honestly anything on the menu. Seriously.

S’mores Cutie Pie Jar – The Pie Bar

First, understand that Cutie Pie Jars are individual servings of pie packed into a cute 8oz mini mason jars. Next understand that this pie is the most decadent pie you will likely ever indulge in. It’s sweet alright, from the marshmallow topping (broiled to perfection), to the Nutella-esque filling, to the graham cracker crust. Eat this with a tall glass of milk & cancel your plans for the rest of the day because this pie deserves time to digest. Now fully engrained in the Pine Avenue culinary scene, Pie Bar owner, Laurie Gray, started by selling pies made from her family’s recipes in the local Co-op, Made by Millworks. She grossed over $1 million the first year her storefront was open.

Honorable Mention: We can’t turn down an apple pie & The Pie Bar is serving up Dutch Apple Pie done right.

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Erica Morris

Erica Morris