Okay, by now you know I am a huge fan of Mabel’s Chicken and Waffles on Olympic Boulevard in Downtown Los Angeles. Every time I go, I order the exact same thing, the combo ($14). It’s two pieces of fried white meat chicken, a waffle, a side and a drink. I always get the side of cole slaw, plus the Jalapeno Vanilla Bean syrup and the Sweet Asian Chili sauce. It’s so good.
During our last trip to Mabel’s we got a slice of the daily cheesecake ($3). OMG! This dessert is as good as the chicken and waffles. It’s so delicious and creamy. It is the best $3 you will ever spend on a dessert.
Now here is a word of warning. According to the Mabel’s Chicken and Waffles website, the restaurant is open from “11am until we run out of chicken.” Because they make their food daily, they often do run out of chicken in the early evening. When they do, they slap the “Out of Chicken” sign on the front door. So if you are heading to Mabel’s after 5pm, you should call ahead and make sure they still have chicken (and cheesecake).
Mabel’s Chicken and Waffles 314 W. Olympic Boulevard (between Olive and Hill) 213.536.5557