Good lunch spots around Ventura and Sepulveda
Within a mile or so - just started a new job around the area and I'm already tired of the mediocre but "safe" chains I knew. Now I'm ready to try some of the local places (as long as they're relatively fast and reasonably priced...)
Iwata sushi has some great lunch specials under $10 as well as their regular sushi and cooked items. Ventura Blvd., north side, just east of Van Nuys across the parking lot from El Torito.
El Rancho has decent Mexican food - order at the counter, they bring it to you, very casual. Been there forever. Ventura Blvd., south side, just east of Noble next to the Baskin-Robbins.
New place on Sepulveda Bl. across from Whole Foods called Cucina Bene as well as the nearby Simon's Cafe, and of course the market itself has a greatish takeout section in the back including good freshly made sandwiches, etc.
Also, not necessarily all that fast, yet good, could include La Frite and Spumoni (both north side Ventura before Van Nuys Blvd.)www.spumonirestaurant.com Two blocks west you have California Chicken Cafe on the north side of the street.
Up Sepulveda Bl. at Burbank, you have Zankou Chicken with its heavenly yet not necessarily office-friendly garlic sauce and the other items they do well.
Thanks! This'll give me a few options to try now. Didn't realise I was so close to a Zankou as well (Los Feliz is my turf)!
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