A Visit to Chayo Eatery [Food Friday]
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit the only kosher-certified restaurant in Los Angeles’ South Bay. Located in Torrance, Chayo Eatery has been around for nearly two years and is under the kosher supervision of Kehilla Kosher (and חלב ישראל).
Although their drinks options are sparse, with few offerings, their focus seems to be on the food, which is good, since it was tasty. I ordered the Margherita Pizza, which was, as described, a “traditional margherita and house-made sweet tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, topped with fresh basil”, which I found to be quite tasty. What seemed fascinating to me was that this pizza had one of the thinnest crusts I’ve ever eaten.
The same was true with their Rosemary Pizza, which I also tried. Described as “savory roasted garlic and cherry tomatoes with rosemary, feta and mozzarella cheeses”, it was quite different in flavor from the Margherita Pizza, being more savory than sweet. I enjoyed both pizzas, but, as I mentioned they had noticeably thin crusts, as well as a little amount of pizza sauce. Nevertheless, they were tasty.
I also had a bite of Chayo’s Signature Quinoa Salad, which is “tossed with fresh baby spinach, dried sweet cranberries, feta cheese seasoned in citrus vinaigrette” and I found to be quite good.
I also had Chayo’s Signature Fries, which were potato wedges that were flavored with rosemary. One can order them either in a single-serving or a family size. They are served with either ketchup or a tasty garlic dip. I found this latter dip to be more fitting of a complement to the fries than the ketchup.
Chayo Eatery is open Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-8pm and Friday 10:30am-3pm.