With so many businesses struggling to survive throughout the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support local restaurants. As of December 2020, over 110,000 restaurants had closed due to COVID-19, and that number has only increased since. That equates to 17 percent of all US restaurants that have closed in less than a year. 

Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants in Signal Hill that are so delicious that supporting them won’t feel like a chore. Plus, with options for takeout, delivery, curbside pickup, and easy online ordering, you can enjoy their yummy food without risking your health. Here are three of our favorite local restaurants that we think you should try near The Heights.

Blackbird Cafe

The owner of Blackbird Cafe is passionate about creating a restaurant where people can connect over great food and a fun atmosphere. Her unique but simple menu features a variety of delicious options, from soy chorizo wraps to teriyaki chicken sandwiches and poutine tater tots, so you’ll never run out of fun dishes and combinations to try. If you need a recommendation for breakfast, we absolutely love their breakfast burritos, which are filled with golden and crispy hashbrowns. But, no matter the time of day, you are sure to find something that will hit the spot.

Rocco’s Deli Italiano

Rocco’s Deli Italiano is our favorite authentic Italian restaurant in the area, and with their homemade pasta and Italian sandwiches, it’s easy to see why. You can customize a sandwich, and they will make it right in front of your eyes, or you can simply order a dish from their extensive menu. We especially recommend the lasagne, which is made of pasta imported from Italy! You can order online for delivery or pickup, or even order catering for your next socially distanced gathering.

Shin Restaurant

Shin Restaurant features a wide range of Japanese and Thai dishes that are sure to make your mouth water. With a variety of ramen, curry, and rice bowls, as well as sushi dishes, you are sure to find an option that you love. If that’s not enough to convince you, they even have authentic drinks like Thai iced tea. 

Shin Restaurant has recently expanded their services to include an online ordering platform, so you can now easily order pickup or delivery without leaving your couch. 

With these three local restaurants in Signal Hill, you are sure to find a new favorite only minutes away from your home. If you end up trying Blackbird Cafe, Rocco’s Deli, or Shin Restaurant, we would love to hear what you think!

Photo credit: Rocco’s Deli Italiano