University of California-Los Angeles: Best Late Night Food Spots

When it comes to late-night eats, the students at University of California-Los Angeles have it made. Between local neighborhoods and the surrounding Westwood area of the city, UCLA kids can get eats at nearly any time of day or night. There are a lot of sweet treats to get a buzz going while studying but you can also find some healthier items as well. Whether you need a gourmet doughnut to get through the wee hours or need to carb load on ramen, check out the best late-night food spots around UCLA.  

1. Diddy Riese, Westwood, CA

Diddy Riese is the spot that UCLA bring their out of town visitors eager for a taste of college life. The cookie-ice cream sandwiches are legendary for being customable with various flavors of Dreyer’s ice cream and freshly baked cookies. Even with price increases, the cookies and ice cream spot is sweet deal. 

2. Bella Pita, Westwood, CA

For some reason, the college years are when people discover the wonders of hummus and Bella Pita’s late night hours mean that you can get your hummus just about any time you want it. Try some falafel or something too.

3. Isakaya SASAYA, Los Angeles, CA

For some Japanese bar munchies, head over to Isakay SASAYA in nearby Little Osaka on Sawtelle. The snacks pair well with beer for a taste of study abroad right in the states.

Roasted duck breast....#roastedduck#yummy

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4. Fat Sal’s, Westwood, CA

Fat Sal’s location near the UCLA campus is perfect for kids needing to pick up a sandwich to soak up some off-campus partying or for grabbing on the way back to school from a trip home. The easy menu is filled with hunger satisfying combinations.

Bless this mess. 📷: @fatsalsdeli #forkyeah

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5. Stan’s Donuts, Westwood Village, CA

Stan’s Donuts has had various locations in the greater LA area through its long history in the city. But the original spot in Westwood has remained a mainstay thanks to a vast selection of flavor options alongside the classics and the late hours that are a must for any college neighborhood.

6. Rocco’s Tavern, Westwood, CA

With wings, pizza and burgers all on the menu, Rocco’s Tavern can satisfy any late-night craving. For students without wheels, Rocco’s is a neighborhood joint that can provide a taste of pretty much anything, plus a few extras. It also fits the bill for visits from mom and dad.

7. 800 Degrees Pizza, Westwood Village, CA

800 Degree Pizza began opening up in locations all over LA with super-hot ovens making super delicious pizza very fast. Because pizza is an important part of any college experience, the Westwood location has been especially popular and welcome in the neighborhood.

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8. The Glendon Bar & Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA

The Glendon Bar & Kitchen is nicer than your typical college bar so you can over for a splurge date night or a visit from the parents. Thanks to late hours, it is also open after a concert or special event and offers some healthier eating options like salad. 

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9. Koala T Café, Westwood, CA

Part of college life in LA includes cheap eats and plenty of boba and Koala T offers both. The brainchild of former Bruins, Koala T offers late night hours select days of the week with a menu that continues to expand and grow according to the desires of the neighborhood.

Koala-ty bonding time with a few lovely friends over Koala Fries, Jasmine Milk Tea and Taco Combos! #KoalaTapioca #lettherebefood

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10. Tatsu Ramen, Sawtelle, CA

Tatsu Ramen in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles is just a few blocks away from UCLA, making it a perfect place to hang out when it’s too early to head to bed. The super late-night hours are a prime spot for enjoying a bowl of ramen after bars close. And it just might be most popular time to eat.

📷 @awesomeadanxd - Tatsu 🐲 #MelroseAveLA #MelroseAve

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