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good take out near cedars sinai

budlit Sep 8, 2006 04:41 PM

need to bring good lunch to friend in cedar's hospital, any suggestions close by?
Thanks in advance

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    msmd310 RE: budlit Sep 8, 2006 05:18 PM

    BREAD BAR! across the street on 3rd street

    delicious sandwiches, good quiche, nice pastries- esp the apricot!

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      esculent RE: msmd310 Sep 12, 2006 05:30 PM

      breadbar's staff is incredibly polite and accomodating on the phone. they always have the food ready when i arrive too. wish they delivered!

    2. David Kahn RE: budlit Sep 8, 2006 06:04 PM

      It's not perfectly consistent, but when it's good, I actually really like the matzo ball soup from Jerry's Famous across the street on Beverly. Nothing else there much floats my boat, but that soup, with big chunks of chicken and the cooked carrots can be really nice.

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        JBC RE: budlit Sep 8, 2006 06:37 PM

        If you want something more exotic, upscale, and special for someone bored to death lying in a hospital room. I've noticed that Chaya packages their food for a delivery service; so if they'll do that for them, why not for you? Very close by on Alden (about 1 block?)

        Chaya Brasserie
        8741 Alden Dr.
        (310) 859-8833


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          ostudio RE: budlit Sep 8, 2006 06:56 PM

          Joan's on third.
          good selection of salads, sandwiches, soup and sweets. for lunch, I like the turkey metaloaf sandwich-order it warm on a crisp baguette.
          they do alot of takeout so you can always phone in your order ahead for speedy pickup.

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            David Kahn RE: ostudio Sep 8, 2006 08:04 PM

            Great idea.

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            PayOrPlay RE: budlit Sep 8, 2006 08:03 PM

            In the past, I've had take-out-to-Cedars successes from Michelia, 8738 W. Third St., http://www.micheliabistro.com. Among other things they make acceptable, if radically overpriced, versions of banh mi.

            Also Newsroom, on Robertson, is a stalwart.

            I agree with David about Jerry's matzo ball soup (both that it's surprisingly good and that you should order absolutely nothing else on the menu).

            1. Jennalynn RE: budlit Sep 8, 2006 09:24 PM

              It's fairly close...

              Doughboys on third.


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                NancyJoan RE: budlit Sep 8, 2006 11:43 PM

                I love Joan's but if you're in the mood for Italian, try Cafe Angelino on Third directly across from Michelia. Unassuming, but the pasta's pretty darn good. I especially love the ravioli.


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