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Alhambra

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Lunasia
500 W Main St, Alhambra
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup and delivery. When GP posted her New Year’s picnic on Instagram, we were intrigued. Turns out, the to-go spread was from Lunasia, an Alhambra-based restaurant known for its traditional Chinese cuisine and crazy-delicious dim sum (Cantonese small bites traditionally served with jasmine, oolong, or green tea). They do all the classics, from shrimp har-gow and pork siu-mai to sticky rice and pan-fried turnip cakes. But the best thing on the menu might be the baked char siu bao: a crispy, crackly bun stuffed with sweet BBQ pork. Order online or through their app, swing by for curbside pickup, then hit up the nearest park, blanket in tow, and enjoy. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Banh Mi My Tho
304 W. Valley Blvd., Alhambra
COVID-19 Update: Open for pickup and delivery. You can find respectable banh mi joints locally, but hardcore foodies will tell you this hole-in-the-wall deep in the San Gabriel Valley is the real deal. For a little over $3 you can get a warm baguette packed tight with anything from chicken to grilled beef to BBQ pork, all the fixings, and the option to add an egg on top. (Tip: Always add the egg on top.) They also make excellent Vietnamese iced coffee. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
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