Dining out for the holidays, Metro style

A photo posted by Bow & Truss (@bowandtruss) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:23pm PST

If the cooks in your family are not culinarily talented–or if you, like me, hate cleaning and washing dishes after prepping a meal–then you’ll probably be eating out a lot this holiday season. And there’s really no better time to try out a new restaurant. Many locations have seasonal holiday menus that include dishes everyone can enjoy.

Here are just a few restaurants you can enjoy via Metro. You’ll be able to enjoy that extra drink as you won’t be driving, and walking to and from bus stops/rail stations means it’ll be okay to indulge in dessert (don’t argue with foodie logic!). Best of all, you’ll be able to save at participating locations with your TAP card, so you’ll have cash left over with leftovers.

Eat Shop Play Crenshaw – support local businesses and enjoy some of the best soul food to be found on the West Coast

Metro Holiday Hotpicks – so many restaurants, so little time

Of course if cooking is your thing, then get the freshest of ingredients for your meal at your local farmer’s market. Here are a few farmer’s markets that are very transit accessible–the Blue Line Farmer’s Market next to Compton Station offers discounts to Metro riders, and The WALL in downtown Los Angeles will keep you in fresh flowers for your table centerpiece.