Hungry for a Zoom background? Feast your eyes on these

Hello, yes this is Brian. Hello, yes this is dog. Hello, yes this is Martina. Hello, yes this is cat. Good, we have a quorum.
(Brian Park, Calvin B. Alagot, Martina Ibáñez-Baldor / Los Angeles Times)

We’re dining in and drinking at home, counting down the days until we can once again eat at our favorite restaurants and imbibe at our go-to bars.

When that day comes, it will be glorious. But until then, we can order takeout, crack a bottle and have a digital feast.

If you’re staying connected with family and friends via Zoom, here are some custom backgrounds you can download to celebrate the greatest dining city in America.


Just click the “Download image” link beneath the background you like to open a full-size version in a new tab. Right click on the image to save it to your device, and it’s yours to upload to Zoom. By default, Zoom mirrors your image so our backgrounds will appear flipped to you but display properly to others. (Note: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the owner of The Times, is an investor in Zoom.)

You can practice social distancing without being socially distant.

April 20, 2020


A spicy Zoom background for our hot readers

(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times; Photo illustration by Martina Ibáñez-Baldor / Los Angeles Times)

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Howlin’ Rays chicken tenders without the wait

(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)


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Mole madness!

(Calvin B. Alagot / Los Angeles Times; Prop styling by Martina Ibáñez-Baldor / Los Angeles Times)

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You say aubergine, I say brinjal. Let’s call the whole thing an eggplant

(Cori Lin / For The Times)

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An illustrated guide to the best food city in America

(Clay Hickson / For The Times)

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Photos edited by Calvin B. Alagot and Martina Ibáñez-Baldor