Michelin Star Revelation 2 minutes 29 November 2022

2022 California MICHELIN Bib Gourmands

15 new Bib Gourmands are joining the MICHELIN Guide California

Ed's Pick Bib Gourmand Michelin Star Revelation California

We've already released a few teasers of the 2022 MICHELIN Guide California, and now the full guide is rolling out, starting with 15 new Bib Gourmands. From an LA kitchen run by refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants to a Malaysian cafe in Alhambra, these are the newest Bib Gourmands in California. The entire MICHELIN Guide California 2022 selection will be available on December 5th at 8:45pm PST/11:45pm EST.

Los Angeles

All Day Baby
Cuisine: American
Anybody can throw together a breakfast sandwich, but few compare to the one served here. A tower of softly scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and American cheese arrives under a cloak of strawberry jam stacked between a fluffy cathead biscuit.

All Day Baby © Ken Hung/All Day Baby
All Day Baby © Ken Hung/All Day Baby

Caboco
Cuisine: Brazilian
This airy, industrial-chic space welcomes guests with a well-rounded menu of deeply flavorful and thought-provoking modern Brazilian dishes.

Caboco © Karina Nunes/Caboco
Caboco © Karina Nunes/Caboco

Chulita 
Cuisine: Mexican
Tacos are served all day at this spot where Oaxacan-style, California-influenced Mexican food rules.

Chulita © Wonho Frank Lee/Chulita
Chulita © Wonho Frank Lee/Chulita

Flavors From Afar 
Cuisine: International
A kitchen on a mission, Flavors from Afar works with refugees and asylum seekers to highlight recipes from their native countries over the course of a month. Eritrean, Lebanese, Navajo, Guatemalan, Haitian – the rotation is constant, and the culinary reach of the effort is vast.

Flavors from Afar © Jesse Hsu/Flavors from Afar
Flavors from Afar © Jesse Hsu/Flavors from Afar

Lalibela
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Chef-owner Tenagne Belachew and her daughters offer a dazzling selection of vibrant, colorful Ethiopian classics with vegetables and meat alike arriving on oversized silver platters lined with thin, spongy injera.

Lalibela © Dago R/Lalibela
Lalibela © Dago R/Lalibela

Moo's Craft Barbecue
Cuisine: Barbecue
Smoky, salt-and-pepper-crusted brisket and snappy, spicy sausages packed with cheddar and jalapeños pay homage to the barbecue traditions of Austin, Texas. 

Moo's Craft Barbecue © John Troxell/Moo's Craft Barbecue
Moo's Craft Barbecue © John Troxell/Moo's Craft Barbecue

Pijja Palace
Cuisine: Fusion
“Indian Sports Bar” is not a phrase you hear often, if at all, and so it’s no surprise that this quirky hotspot defies labels. Onion rings are coated in dosa batter. Wings are marinated in cilantro-mint chutney. Rigatoni comes tossed in a creamy tomato masala that evokes a vodka tomato sauce. 

Pijja Palace © pijjapalace/Instagram
Pijja Palace © pijjapalace/Instagram

Pizzeria Bianco
Cuisine: Pizza
Those who think Los Angeles can't compete with New York when it comes to pizza obviously haven't been to Pizzeria Bianco. There is a reason long lines snake through ROW DTLA and queue up at the takeout window with diners hankering for a taste of Chef Chris Bianco's pizza.

Pizzeria Bianco © Ashley Randall/Pizzeria Bianco
Pizzeria Bianco © Ashley Randall/Pizzeria Bianco

Saffy's
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
From the hitmakers behind Bavel and Bestia comes this breezy space awash in shades of Starburst pink and orange marmalade. Lamb and pork kebabs cooked on long metal skewers are the main event, but appetizers easily hold their own.

Saffy's © Joseph Weaver/Saffy's
Saffy's © Joseph Weaver/Saffy's

San Francisco Bay Area

Good Good Culture Club
Cuisine: Southeast Asian
The vibrantly flavorful cooking here highlights Southeast Asian flavors and unique Californian expressions in dishes like a signature adobo-glazed fried chicken wing stuffed with garlic rice.

Good Good Culture Club © Patricia Chang/Good Good Culture Club
Good Good Culture Club © Patricia Chang/Good Good Culture Club

Hilda and Jesse
Cuisine: American
You’ll find no basic benedicts here, but rather an assortment of original, ingredient-driven dishes that change with the seasons, and even sweet standbys like pancakes and French toast are whimsically reimagined.



Hilda and Jesse © Timofei Osipenko/Hilda and Jesse
Hilda and Jesse © Timofei Osipenko/Hilda and Jesse

Jo's Modern Thai
Cuisine: Thai
The menu here displays the bold, balanced flavors typical of Thai cuisine, but isn’t overly concerned with hewing to tradition. That approach is exemplified in dishes like a take on drunken noodles, which features smoky barbecue brisket, or a pork burger seasoned to resemble the complex herbaceous flavors of laab. 

Jo's Modern Thai © Grace Sager/Jo's Modern Thai
Jo's Modern Thai © Grace Sager/Jo's Modern Thai

Solvang

peasants FEAST
Cuisine: American
It may seem impossible to be even more charming than its Solvang surroundings, but peasants FEAST doubles down, and delivers. This daytime-only café from Sarah and Michael Cherney spotlights the seasons on its sandwich-driven menu.


peasants FEAST © Bri Burkett/peasants FEAST
peasants FEAST © Bri Burkett/peasants FEAST

Alhambra

Ipoh Kopitiam
Cuisine: Malaysian
Chef Kenji Tang fills a void with a fairly succinct menu of well-known Malaysian favorites that stand out in a region known more for its Chinese restaurants. Everybody orders the tender Hainanese chicken, served with a trio of dipping sauces and a dome of seasoned rice.

Ipoh Kopitiam © Ipoh Kopitiam
Ipoh Kopitiam © Ipoh Kopitiam

Buena Park

Ramen & Tsukemen TAO
Cuisine: Japanese-Ramen
This unassuming spot in an easy-to-miss location in an open-air mall belies the wondrous steaming bowls found within.

Ramen & Tsukemen TAO © Ramen & Tsukemen TAO
Ramen & Tsukemen TAO © Ramen & Tsukemen TAO


Hero image: All Day Baby © Natasha Lee/All Day Baby

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