Michelin Guide & Top Yelp Eats in Long Beach

Long Beach is a city well known for a welcoming, inclusive vibe that ribbons through its neighborhoods, beaches and dining scene – the latter being among the most exciting in the country. It’s this all-good, come-as-you-are perspective that feeds a comfortable, casual attitude permeating most eateries, even the Michelin Guide and Yelp Top 25 restaurants listed here. If you haven’t tried them, you really should. And don’t worry; you do you. They’ll do delicious.



This Michelin recommended restaurant has one of the most loyal followings in the city. The Attic (3441 E. Broadway) has built that by offering sophisticated takes on comfort food, none more famous than its Mac & Cheetos, i.e. mac and cheese made with flaming hot Cheetos. This sophisticated comfort is embodied in the gorgeous, 1920s-era craftsman home that houses the Attic and helps to create the relaxed, neighborhood vibe that makes it an absolute must-go on the Long Beach food scene.



Appu’s Cafe (3816 Woodruff Ave.) is ranked nationally in Yelp’s Top 25 and is a hidden gem, literally, located within a medical office building. Serving some of the most delicious and exciting takes on Indian food around, its Indian-Mexican fusion menu is perhaps best known for the Maharaja Burrito, a vegetarian offering filled with turmeric rice, saneer paneer chunks, lentils and mushrooms, which has been named the best burrito in the state. (There’s a vegan version, The Maharani.) All of this, and lots more, in a converted supply closet.



This top 25 Yelp rated spot is located on the ground floor of The Current luxury high rise apartment building, but available to the public. And the public seems drawn by BMore Protein Pub’s (707 E. Ocean Blvd.) ultra clean, ultra creative interior as well as a wide-ranging menu that includes peanut butter protein shakes, DietCokagne mimosas (Champagne and Diet Coke) as well as plenty of munchies, coffee and smoothies. If the place feels like home, it's because the owner/operator lives just a few floors above his shop.

Photography by Brian Addison

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