Get directions | 3578 Hayden Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Hours | Sunday Closed, Monday 8am-3:30pm, Tuesday 8am-3:30pm, Wednesday 8am-3:30pm, Thursday 8am-3:30pm, Friday 8am-3:30pm, Saturday Closed
What do you think food from the future looks like? Freeze dried and inedible like that packet of ‘ice cream’ your mom put in your Christmas stocking around 1995? Violet Beauregarde’s full meal in a stick of gum? Stored in the cloud and directly downloadable to your stomach? Soylent?
No need to imagine – food from the future is actually here, in the form of Destroyer, a daytime spot in the Hayden Tract, that part of Culver City that’s suddenly the new Silver Lake.
For a place with a name that sounds like it came straight out of a young adult dystopian novel, Destroyer actually feels kind of zen. Which is much appreciated after you’ve spent ten minutes circling the block for a parking spot, and then discover the meters around here only take coins. The space is all-white, and the chefs in the open kitchen move around in silence and possibly communicate telepathically. Looking for the menu? It’s projected on the wall. And we’re pretty sure the coffee machine built into the counter doubles as controls for a spaceship.
-raw oatmeal,almond milk,red currant,vanilla
-icelandic seeded rye bread,house-cultured butter,seasonal jam
-forbidden orchard blueberries,house-made coconut yogurt,pearl tapioca,candied beets,vanilla almond oil,black currant
-loaded avocado confit,burnt onion,burrata, proscuitto,confit tomatoes, puffed rice,fried egg,toasted country bread
-beef tartare,smoked egg cream,crispy potatoes,toasted grains and seeds
-caramelized chickpeas,poached eggs,stewed cherry tomatoes,crispy panisse,spiced tomato butter,espelette
-cold smoked black cod,salted yogurt,dill stems,savory onion granola,icelandic seeded rye bread
-strawberry french toastTamai farms strawberries,,hibiscus,house-made crème fraîche,toasted birch syrup
-gruyere sourdough sunchoke waffle,fried organic egg,gruyere cheese emulsion,shaved speck,braised kale,spicy pepper jelly
-organic turkey confit ciabatta,crispy turkey skin chip,barbara’s arugula,preserved shishito peppers,emulsion of roasted poblano and kale
-creamed kale and smoked onion tart,organic chicken sausage,stracciatella,dates,salad of baby greens,shishito peppersbrown butter-lime vinaigrette
-koshihikari rice porridge,poached organic egg,roasted leeks,caramelized broccoli,burnt onion,puffed rice,black garlic
-crispy chicken schnitzel,crumbed free-range chicken breastsauce of dried chilies and seeds,organic kales,snap peas,tendrils,yuzu labne
-milk chocolate,salted cashew,crispy sunchokes,frozen cream,coffee streusel
-forestberry bavarian,forestberry jam,red and black currants,spiced frangipane,strauss yogurt bavarianalmond streusel