Emerson Los Angeles

ELA Common Kitchen

There is no dining hall at ELA. The fall and spring housing cost includes Board Bucks, which students can use to buy meals at the Emerson Cafe on site or at neighborhood restaurants. Please note that there will be no refunds on unused board bucks.

Common Kitchen

There will be a common kitchen on the fifth floor for student use. The kitchen is equipped with induction cooktops, ovens, diswashers and microwaves.

YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN UTENSILS, INCLUDING POTS AND PANS, WHICH MUST BE COMPATIBLE WITH INDUCTION COOKTOPS*.

*Use this simple test: If a magnet sticks well to the bottom of the pan, it will work on an induction cooking surface.

Students who wish to cook meals should either pack these items or plan to buy kitchenware on arrival to Los Angeles. There will be 20 x 20 dry storage boxes in the kitchen to store these items—one box per suite, which can encompass 4–5 students sharing a box.

  • Students should not leave anything out in the community kitchen area or it will be thrown away.
  • Students should keep the area clean and wash their dishes.

Students gather in ELA community kitchen

Students can cook their own meals in the community kitchen


Restaurants, Quick Eats and Food Trucks

View a list of Restaurants (PDF)

View a list of Quick Eats (PDF) (Coffee, Breakfast Sandwiches, etc.)

View a list of Food Trucks (PDF)



Emerson Cafe at ELA

ELA students can spend their board bucks at the Emerson Cafe, located at ground level