Delivery for the stars, from your Los Angeles commercial kitchen

Los Angeles is a haven for foodies of all kinds…especially if you are a food entrepreneur. Serve up your signature cuisine for an audience of enthusiastic customers with efficiency and ease. When you partner with CloudKitchens, you can start filling orders in weeks.


Why commercial kitchens in LA?

You’re passionate about food, and you’re searching for ways to share that passion with fellow Angelenos (and build your business at the same time). Right? Well, we’ve got great news for you: with CloudKitchens, it’s easier than ever to start a delivery-only restaurant in Los Angeles.




Open a commercial kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.


A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.


New customers at

your fingertips

Our commercial kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.


Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.


Build multiple food


Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single commercial kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

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Commercial kitchens built for delivery

Commercial Kitchens in Los Angeles

A CloudKitchen is no ordinary commissary kitchen or commercial kitchen facility rental— it's a restaurant kitchen without the dining room cost. This new model allows restaurant and food truck owners to expand their business to new markets with ghost kitchens. Los Angeles restaurateurs deserve better than the same old outdated facilities. That’s why our commercial kitchens in Los Angeles come equipped with advanced services and tech.

Prepare your team with the industry’s best cooking equipment, food prep, storage space, and food production tools. The proprietary technology preloaded onto your CloudKitchens tablet will streamline orders into one, convenient feed, so you can stay organized even during the dinner rush. Plus, you’ll have dedicated CloudKitchens staff members onsite to handle order fulfillment, driver hand-offs, maintenance, and cleaning services.

Real estate costs in the Los Angeles area can be daunting for an aspiring chef, caterer, or anyone interested in the food business. This is where our commercial kitchens for rent in Los Angeles come into play, offering a more affordable entry point. Unlike a mobile kitchen or food truck, our kitchens are designed to provide a home base for culinary professionals to expand and improve their food delivery business. Our commercial kitchens in Los Angeles have a business model that is intentionally designed to trim unnecessary expenses and boost value for business owners and customers alike. Our unique turn-key commercial kitchen model provides you with your own kitchen space while allowing you to expand to new markets. Avoid the risk and expenses that come along with opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, and explore the new frontier of the food business with confidence. All it takes is premium commercial kitchen equipment from us. Partnering with CloudKitchens empowers you to get cooking in just a few weeks for a fraction of the usual cost.

Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control

Los Angeles commercial kitchens

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Questions?We are here to help.

What's required to open a restaurant in Los Angeles?

The prerequisites to opening a restaurant in LA will differ depending on location, building status, and restaurant type (for instance, a brick-and-mortar restaurant vs. a commercial kitchen). Los Angeles has strict rules regarding food safety and business regulation. At the very least, you will need:

- A business license, granted by the city

- A food service permit, granted by the County Department of Public Health

- The proper zoning and building permits

- Passing grades on all relevant inspections

When you work with CloudKitchens, you gain expert assistance navigating complex permitting, licensing, and inspection processes in your location. In fact, most of the work is already done. We take care of safety & health inspections and are properly zoned for move-in to make life easier for restaurateurs.

What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen is a professional kitchen that’s built to serve a delivery-only customer base. Ghost kitchens do not have attached dining rooms for in-person dining, public-facing signage, or storefront space. In fact, you’ve probably walked by some before without even realizing it. For this reason, they’re sometimes also referred to as “dark kitchens.”

CloudKitchens’ shared-use modular kitchen facility takes the pain out of opening a delivery-only business, with dedicated facilities for each food business, onsite staff to help with fulfillment and maintenance, and proprietary technology that streamlines the whole process. These shared kitchen areas provide entrepreneurs a professionally equipped cooking and storage space without the need for a traditional brick-and-mortar setup.

What do I need to get started?

Investment-wise, you can get started with CloudKitchens for around 30k for a commercial kitchen rental in Los Angeles. You and your staff (usually 4-6 people) will be able to keep costs low as you focus on creating your menu and brand identity.

Are commercial kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commercial kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A commercial kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How does a commercial kitchen help your existing restaurant grow?

Operating a commercial kitchen concept and business model allows restaurant owners to serve a wider clientele while minimizing overhead. Commercial kitchens also give you the flexibility to try out new menus or even new restaurants, all within one commercial kitchen space.

How much do commercial kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commercial kitchen will vary. When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get your ghost kitchen up and running with an investment as low as $30k (compared to the average $1 million for a brick-and-mortar, traditional restaurant).

How much does it cost to open a Los Angeles commercial kitchen?

Opening a commercial kitchen in Los Angeles can vary based on the neighborhood and size of the kitchen space. The cost can range anywhere from $40,000 to $200,000. 

The cost of an LA commercial kitchen will be determined based on a number of factors including: 

  • The neighborhood that the commercial kitchen facility is located in. Densely populated areas in Los Angeles will typically have higher permitting and costs to build than surrounding suburbs and smaller cities. 
  • Leasing a commercial kitchen space in LA is typically the cheaper alternative in comparison to buying a space, which can require up to a 10% deposit upfront. 
  • Commercial kitchen equipment. Depending on the concept and cuisine type, the cost will vary depending on the equipment you will use to run your food business. You can often save on costs by exploring used equipment items. 
  • Licenses and permits. These are a requirement but can vary in cost and type by location.

How do I launch a successful commercial kitchen in Los Angeles?

In order to set your Los Angeles commercial kitchen up for success, you’ll want to first ensure that you’re meeting all local permitting and license requirements before you’re up and running. There are a few vital steps as you get started: 

  • First, you’ll want to obtain the required Food Handler Card as well as licenses to ensure your commercial kitchen space is up to code. 
  • Your commercial kitchen space in Los Angeles will need to fully comply with local food safety practices, ensuring the food prep and storage are keeping all of your dishes at a safe temperature. 
  • Once your commercial kitchen space is up and running, you’ll want to begin marketing your LA restaurant across top delivery apps, such as Grubhub, Doordash and Uber Eats to maximize visibility. Testing out promotions such as BOGO or Sponsored Listings can help drive your restaurant to the top of the sort within each delivery app.

How many staff members does my LA commercial kitchen need?

In order to get started with an LA commercial kitchen space you’ll want to begin with at least 3 to 5 back of house staff members to ensure enough team members are available to cook and prep each incoming order. 

An LA commercial kitchen space can help you save on labor costs for your restaurant by: 

  • Only requiring back of house staff members to get started, given that there isn’t a front of house component. 
  • Streamlined operations, where you can prep more delivery orders for new customers, with less overhead cost.

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