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santa monica lunch options around 14th and broadway

Starting a new job on Monday, wondering where to eat. I know about Port Royal- is there anything else notable in walking distance?

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  1. BEST lunch option in all of LA! Buon Giorno Caffe on Santa Monica between 14th and 15th. They have a $5 "Express Lunch" that includes all of their amazing pastas, panini's and salads (but it's to go, only). Everything is about $6-$8, if you eat there.

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    1. re: yogachik

      Their salads are weak IMO. Just very skimpy on the chicken. Greek salad is ok, but too much onion.

      What is good for pasta and panini on those 5 dollar lunch specials?

      1. re: Xericx

        I like their bolognese and arrabiata. I always ask for extra chicken on my salad, btw.

    2. I don't know if it is necessarily walking distance, but Babalu (10th and Montana) is a great option that is close to you. Their Ahi Tuna sandwich is excellent!

      1. Back on Broadway on 20th and Broadway for great salads, sandwiches, burgers and baked goods.

        Bergamot Station on Cloverfield and Michigan is AMAZING

        BAY CITIES on Lincoln for the best sandwiches ever.

        1. some people like Tacos Por Favor on 14th and Olympic. I don't really though. You might.

          Santa Monica Seafoods has some salads and soups. Colorado and one of those streets...maybe 11th?:????

          1. Tacos Por Favor and Bay Cities are both worth a try. I really enjoy the food at both places.