Whitefish cigars from Freedman’s in Silver Lake. Photo by DYLAN + JENI.
LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold says the new Silver Lake delicatessen, Freedman's, could have been your late uncle’s favorite restaurante because of its timeless interior and exquisitely executed neo-Jewish fare. Noma alum Liz Johnson heads up the kitchen, and her culinary finesse was on display in each of the dishes Gold tried. With its smoked fish, freshly baked small-batch bagels, and a house-smoked pastrami rivaling that of LA’s beloved Langer’s, Freedman’s left Gold in awe.