The East Coast clam shack, oyster house, and fish house trend keeps growing which means the lobster roll is here to stay. Today you can find lobster rolls in Los Angeles in every venue from food trucks to fine dining. And while the purist debate rages on how much mayo should be in a cold lobster roll, or how buttery a Connecticut-style hot lobster roll should be, and whether to seek out split buns from the East Coast or find a local roll, Angelenos are tearing through a ton of lobsters each day without a care. Here are great spots around L.A. to get a lobster roll.
Photo courtesy of Lobsta Truck, Facebook
L.A.’s most popular lobster truck is a bright red beacon of hope for those seeking a good and inexpensive lobster roll issued curbside with some genuine East Coast flavor. For $13 you can get a hot lobster roll brushed with drawn butter, Connecticut-style on a toasted split bun that’s made with fresh Maine lobster that’s shipped in from the East Coast each week. The truck was inspired by a two-day lobster binge in Maine and a desire to bring the popular lobster roll from Maine to taco country--Los Angeles--and make this iconic dish a fixture in the Southland.