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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
RESTAURANTS
[ 1 ]  BROKEN SPANISH
1050 S. Flower Street #102 at W. 11th Street
Downtown L.A., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90015, U.S.A.
main 213-749-1460, fax 213-749-7359
 Grasshoppers (chapulin salsa in their green beans appetizer).
— Visited 7 February 2013 and 24 May 2014 when still known as Rivera Restaurant.
[ 2 ]  COCINA CONDESA
11616 Ventura Boulevard at Colfax Avenue
Studio City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  91604, U.S.A.
main 818-824-6177
 Crickets (their Guacamole Loco has toasted crickets, spiced mango, and cotija cheese).
[ 3 ]  DAN SUNG SA
3317 W. 6th Street at S. Berendo Street
Koreatown, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90020, U.S.A.
main 213-487-9100
 Silkworm Pupae.
[ 4 ]  EL NOPAL MEXICAN RESTAURANT
10426 National Boulevard at Mentone Avenue
Palms, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90034, U.S.A.
main 310-559-4732
 Grasshoppers.
[ 5 ]  EL TEJATE RESTAURANTE
205 W. Mission Avenue at N. Broadway
Escondido, San Diego County, CA  92025, U.S.A.
main 760-747-1808
 Grasshoppers and Maguey Worms.
— Visited 13 February 2014.
[ 6 ]  EXPRESION OAXAQUEÑA
3301 W. Pico Boulevard at S. Van Ness Avenue
Arlington Heights, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90019, U.S.A.
main 323-766-0575
 Grasshoppers.
— Visited 28 March 2015.
[ 7 ]  GUELAGUETZA RESTAURANTE
3014 W. Olympic Boulevard at S. Normandie Avenue
Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90004, U.S.A.
main 213-427-0608, twitter @LaGuelaguetza
 Grasshoppers.
— Visited 11 August 2012, 16 March 2014, and 14 January 2015.
[ 8 ]  THE GUILD
8741 Sunset Boulevard at Sherbourne Drive
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA  90069, U.S.A.
main 424-279-9601, twitter TheGuild_LA
 Crickets (secret menu option in which the "Wild Mushroom Bruschetta" can be requested with crickets).
— Visited 20 November 2016.
[ 9 ]  JITLADA RESTAURANT
5233 Sunset Boulevard at N. Harvard Boulevard
East Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90027, U.S.A.
main 323-667-9809, twitter jitladaLA
 Silkworm Pupae.
— Visited 20 November 2014.
[ 10 ]  LA SANDÍA
395 Santa Monica Place #305 at 3rd Street
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA  90401, U.S.A.
main 310-393-3300
 Grasshoppers (Seasonal).
[ 11 ]  MOK MARU JONG SUL JIP
222 N. Western Avenue at Beverly Boulevard
Koreatown, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90004, U.S.A.
main 323-465-6803, twitter @MokMaruJong
 Silkworm Pupae.
— Visited 28 July 2012.
[ 12 ]  MONTE ALBAN RESTAURANT
11929 Santa Monica Boulevard at Brockton Avenue
Sawtelle Japantown, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90025, U.S.A.
main 310-444-7736, fax 310-473-0229
 Grasshoppers (Seasonal).
[ 13 ]  ORTIZ BAKERY & RESTAURANT
1275 S. Santa Fe Avenue at Cypress Drive
Vista, San Diego County, CA  92083, U.S.A.
main 760-945-9442
 Grasshoppers.
[ 14 ]  PETTY CASH TAQUERIA
7360 Beverly Boulevard at N. Fuller Avenue
Fairfax, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90036, U.S.A.
main 323-933-5300
 Crickets (Only occasionally offered, so call ahead first).
— Visited 17 October 2014.
[ 15 ]  REAL DE OAXACA RESTAURANT
11215 Long Beach Boulevard #1010 at Imperial Highway
Lynwood, Los Angeles County, CA  90262, U.S.A.
main 310-884-9234
 Grasshoppers.
— Visited 22 April 2013 when it was known as La Guelaguetza.
[ 16 ]  SABORES OAXAQUEÑOS
3337½ W. 8th Street at Irolo Street
Koreatown, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90005, U.S.A.
main 213-427-3508
 Grasshoppers.
— Visited 11 June 2015.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
FESTIVALS
[ 17 ]  NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY  (BUG FAIR)
900 Exposition Boulevard at S. Vermont Avenue
Exposition Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90007, U.S.A.
main 213-763-3466
 Ants, Crickets, Dragonflies, Scorpions, Tarantulas, Water Bugs, Waxworms, and much more (varies every year).
— The NHMLA Bug Fair is generally for two days every May. Check their website in the couple of months prior for details.
— Visited the NHM Bug Fair on 17 May 2014 and 16 May 2015.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
CANDY STORES (and MAIL-ORDER SUPPLIERS)
[ 18 ]  HOTLIX CANDY STORE
19 Pomeroy Avenue at Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County, CA  93449, U.S.A.
store 805-773-1942, headquarters 800-328-9676
 Ants, Crickets, Larvae, Scorpions, and Worms.
— Their headquarters is nearby at 966 Griffin Street, Grover Beach, CA  93433, U.S.A..
— Visited 13 June 2011 (and eaten on 28 July 2012) and 28 May 2015.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
MAIL-ORDER SUPPLIERS
[ 19 ]  BASSETT'S CRICKET RANCH
  365 S. Mariposa Avenue at W. Visalia Road
Visalia (unincorporated), Tulare County, CA  93292, U.S.A.
main 800-634-2445
 Crickets, Mealworms, Superworms, and Waxworms.
— They have a facility that can be visited during business hours.
[ 20 ]  COALO VALLEY FARMS
  7647 Densmore Avenue at Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA  91406, U.S.A.
main 424-381-7289
 Crickets and Cricket Flour.
— Still getting up and running. Visited 12 May 2015.
[ 21 ]  RAINBOW MEALWORMS
126 E. Spruce Street at N. Willowbrook Avenue
Compton, Los Angeles County, CA  90220, U.S.A.
main 310-635-1494, fax 310-635-1004
 Crickets, Giant Mealworms, Madagascar Cockroaches, Mealworms, Phoenix Worms (Black Soldier Fly Larvae), and Waxworms.
— Mail-order website. They have a facility that can be visited during business hours.
— The insects are sold live since they're often used for bait, but they're fit for human consumption (freeze them before cooking).
— Visited 9 September 2016.
[ 22 ]  SAN DIEGO WAX WORMS
  451 Mason Road at Hidden Lake Lane
Vista, San Diego County, CA  92084, U.S.A.
main 760-639-5359
 Waxworms.
— Mail-order website. They have a facility that can be visited during business hours if prior arrangements are made.
— Visited 19 May 2013.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
SUPERMARKETS
[ 23 ]  A DONG SUPERMARKET
9221 Bolsa Avenue at Magnolia Street
Little Saigon, Westminster, Orange County, CA  92683, U.S.A.
main 714-657-7456
 Silkworm Pupae (Sold frozen).
— Visited 20 May 2014.
[ 24 ]  EL MERCADO DE LOS ANGELES
3425 E. 1st Street at N. Lorena Street
Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90063, U.S.A.
main 323-262-4507
 Grasshoppers are sold in bulk at the International Deli on the 2nd floor.
— El Mercadito Mariachi Restaurant on the 3rd floor is fun, but they don't have entomophagy.
— Visited 16 January 2016.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
TEMPORARY FOOD TRUCKS
[ 25 ]  BOX TROLLS FOOD TRUCK
  while promoting the movie, it traveled to various locations in Southern CA, U.S.A.
 Centipedes, Grasshoppers, Superworms, and Tarantulas.
Visited 25 July 2014 (Comic-Con, San Diego) and 23 September 2014 (Burbank).
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
NO LONGER ENTOMOPHAGY?
[ 26 ]  DIABLO
3129 W. Sunset Boulevard at Micheltorena Street
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90026, U.S.A.
main 323-666-4666
 Grasshoppers (On the menu in early 2014, but now gone).
Politely tell the owner you want them back!
[ 27 ]  EL RINCON OAXAQUEÑO
1544 N. Western Avenue at W. Sunset Boulevard
East Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90027, U.S.A.
main 323-957-2293
 Grasshoppers (Supposedly a secret menu item that was served upon request).
— The grasshoppers were not available during two visits in Spring 2013.  Politely tell the owner you want them back!
— Though not an insect, they do have Huitlacoche (aka Corn Smut).
[ 28 ]  PRIVACY
3256 Cahuenga Boulevard W. at Barham Boulevard
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA  90068, U.S.A.
main 323-851-5111
 Scorpions (Drink garnish).
— They experimented with entomophagy for a short while, but no longer have it.
— Visited 28 April 2016.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
[ 29 ]  TYPHOON
3221 Donald Douglas Loop S. at Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, CA  90405, U.S.A.
main 310-390-6565, fax 310-390-8032
 Ants, Crickets, Scorpions, and Silkworm Pupae.
— Visited 16 August 2012, 10 April 2014, 7 May 2015, and 29 August 2015.
— This restaurant closed in November 2016, but there is rumor they will eventually reopen somewhere else!
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
PRIVATE DINNER EVENTS
[ XX ]  08/26/2016 — BUG DINNER
  Simi Valley, Ventura County, CA  93065, U.S.A.
 Crickets, Tomato Hornworms, Lerp, Termites, and Waxworms.
— Dinner held on 26 August 2016.
[ XX ]  10/26/2016 — SCARY DELICIOUS WINE & BUG PAIRING
  V Wine Room
903 Westbourne Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA  90069, U.S.A.
 Centipedes, Crickets, Cricket Powder, Grasshoppers, June Bugs, Queen Weaver Ants, Silkworm Pupae, and Waxworms.
— Dinner held on 26 October 2016.
[ XX ]  11/20/2016 — DIVERGENT DINING
  The Guild
8741 Sunset Boulevard at Sherbourne Drive
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA  90069, U.S.A.
 Crickets, Cricket Powder, Dubia Roaches, and Waxworms.
— Dinner held on 20 November 2016.
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