Shay Mitchell, actress and Creative Director of the Off The Menu app, tells us where to eat and drink throughout North America. Check back to get her favorite picks in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Canada.
Everybody loves a secret.
What if we told you that in the realm of dining out, there is a way to access information to hidden, off-menu items at your favorite restaurants throughout the US and Canada? If you haven’t heard of Off The Menu yet, then you’re in for a treat. This buzzy app reveals a curated list of what you can and should order from hundreds of dining spots and just added a very special name to their roster of employees: Actress and food-enthusiast Shay Mitchell. Though it may seem like an unlikely business move for Mitchell, it turns out she has actually been committed to this role even before she was appointed Creative Director. “I’ve been exploring cities with Lawrence [OTM’s founder] to find the tastiest secret menu items way before the app had come to life. I'm thrilled to come on board to help grow awareness of this essential app for food and drink lovers and really let people in on what Lawrence and I have been doing for years!” she says.
In light of her recent appointment, Mitchell is dishing on her top menu recommendations throughout the U.S. and Canada. First up: Los Angeles. Scroll down to find out what her top picks are (and what she has on her cheat day).
“Lawrence and I discovered the onion soup poutine and my life has never been the same."
2. Umami Burger
“I have the lettuce-wrapped spicy bird and if it's a cheat day I’ll add in the tater tots.”
3. Lifehouse Tonics & Elixirs
“This cool new superfood smoothie bar on Sunset has an off-the-menu 'Blue' smoothie which is perfect after my workout."
4. Café Stella
“I love this low key spot. A favorite of mine is the steak frites which is not on their lunch menu, but still available."
"This Italian staple never disappoints. The taglioni is simple, yet extravagant."
6. Joan’s on Third
"The NJ breakfast sandwich is simple and delicious.”