The Los Angeles Food Delivery Heatmap: Where to Live in LA If You Live to Order In

December 04, 2013

It's a fine evening in Los Angeles, and all is going according to plan. You're firmly velcroed to your couch, staring at the Lakers-Clippers clash, monitoring your favorite sports talking-heads on twitter. But halfway into the 3rd quarter, reality strikes hard, as you realize you're hungry, got nothing in the fridge, and are staring at 45 minutes of brutal roundtrip traffic for your closest takeout meal.

So instead of watching Kobe's achilles tendon take on Lob City, you'll be staring at the tailpipes of your fellow smog-suckers on the Santa Monica Freeway.

It didn't have to be this way. The map below shows you why:

The Los Angeles Food Delivery Heatmap by Rentenna

Los Angeles Food Delivery Heatmap by Rentenna
Based on an analysis of over 2,000 restaurants offering delivery in LA, Rentenna's Los Angeles Food Delivery Heatmap reveals -- before you move into your next LA apartment -- how to pick an address where delicious burritos, nachos, pizza, sushi, and dumplings fight traffic to come to you.

Yes, food delivery is a beautiful thing!

How to read the map:

  • Red indicates areas with a truly awesome selection of restaurants that deliver.
  • Green indicates areas with at least decent food delivery options.
  • Blue indicates areas where you’d better get used to the traffic or pick up some cooking skills.
  • The knife and fork icons highlight the top-rated restaurants that deliver in LA, according to reviews by LA denizens

To put the LA Restaurant Delivery Map map on your blog or site, copy and paste the html below:

Best Neighborhoods for Food Delivery in Los Angeles

A full review of the data reveals that neighborhoods in Central L.A. and the Westside offer, by a good margin, the most delivery options in Los Angeles.

Seven areas in particular stand out from the pack:

  1. Fairfax
  2. Century City
  3. West Hollywood
  4. North Hollywood
  5. Hancock Park
  6. Larchmont
  7. Beverly Hills

How to Find the Food Delivery Score for Any Address in Los Angeles

A full breakdown of food delivery options for every apartment and house in Los Angeles can be found in the new Rentenna Food Delivery Score -- an analysis of the addresses with the best access to the most food delivery options.

To see the Food Delivery score for any apartment building or rental house in Los Angeles, just look up the street address on Rentenna. You’ll find the Food Delivery Score graphic for that address (like the one below for The Hollywood at 6735 Yucca Street):

Best Food Delivery in LA

LA Renters Looking Beyond Price

More and more frequently in LA, renting is becoming a long-term way of life. And renters today are looking for something more than a good deal on rent or a tricked-out pad: They want a place that offers them a high quality of life.

One of the biggest quality-of-life draws for renters today is an address that gives them access to great food while avoiding the mind-numbing torture, and environmental impact, of sitting in traffic. What's your apartment's Food Delivery Score?