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  1. native foods. maybe not cheap, but not expensive, and fits the other 2.

    1. whole foods salad bar
      that mongolian bbq can be ok if you choose the right stuff
      damon and pythias seems healthy...they have salmon and stuff

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      1. re: Xericx

        I love the Whole Foods salad bar, but it is not cheap. Those beets can be $$$$.

      2. saks teriyaki! it's in the back streets of westwood (glendon I believe?), and it's kind of a weird indoor-outdoor space with no ambience whatsoever, but they do really good chicken teriyaki, either in a rice bowl or over salad, and it's quite cheap.

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        1. re: tannazie

          I second Saks. Pretty decent food and inexpensive for the quantity. You can always get hotdogs at Diddy Riese too.

        2. I second Damon & Pythias. Build your own salads or sandwiches and add healthy sides, for very inexpensive, student-budget prices.

          Although Whole Foods' salad bar can rack up the bill, their basic sandwiches and salads in the deli and fridge area have healthy, inexpensive fare.

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          1. re: chica

            Neither whole foods or Damon+Pythia are inexpensive. Just the opposite, the bang per buck is ridiculously low.

          2. Thai House, across from the Whole Foods on Gayley, will cost about the same as Damon & Pythias and is much nicer (tablecloths) with good service. I like their mee krob (alas, fried food) but it will be healthy if you stick to brothy soups, satays, and chicken or seafood dishes. I like their curries (though coconut milk can be fatty) but their pad thai is boring though fresh. Much quieter and "grown up" than other low-to-moderate places in the Village, especially for dinner. Almost all entrees under $10, with seafood a buck or two more.

            1. Fresh Corn Grill. Great big salads with roasted vegetables, chicken, shrimp, salmon, etc.

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              1. re: cheesegirl27

                Fresh Corn Grill is not technically in Westwood Village. It is a few blocks south on the east side of Westwood Blvd. near Ohio.

              2. I second Native Foods.....I am not one to eat out when craving health food/vegan food however it really is delicious.

                1. The Best healthy/yummy to value ration goes to the salads at:

                  Elysee Bakery & Cafe
                  1099 Gayley Ave. (at Kinross)
                  Westwood Village
                  (310) 208-6505


                  Call & confirm current prices (was cheaper than a _______ Bowl at Saks Teriyaki)

                  1. Anyone know if the Good Earth is opening up in Westwood (again) in the near future? Thought I read something about that on CH a few months ago...

                    1. Sushi Isshin at 10861 Lindbrook Drive (and Tiverton), (310) 208-5224. They have one of the best yummy, healthy and inexpensive lunch specials around. They have a somewhat confusing grid of entree choices but you can basically order your two favorites from many delicious choices. Fish is fresh, service very good. Call for reservations.

                      Not right in the village but just on the other side of Wilshire is Emporium Thai at 1275 Westwood Blvd., between Ashton and Wellworth (across the street from the Crest theater). 310-478-2838. I think this is the best Thai in Westwood. Their tom ka gai (sp) (chicken coconut soup) is devine. It may not be the healthiest place to eat but you could certainly do worse.

                      The chopped salad and the BBQ salad at CPK are pretty healthy, inexpensive and good.

                      Whatever you do, DON'T go to a little sushi place that is about a block south of Whole Foods, I think it has the word "tuna" in the name. It was one of the worst dining experiences ever... the food was horrible (and I'm not that picky) and the service was even worse. But the vegetarian place next to it seemed to have a lot of happy customers.

                      Pinkberry ain't cheap but it's pretty healthy (as far as desserts go) and delicious.

                      1. I can't believe that no one mentione Falafel King!!! Whats up with that?!

                        They have lamb, beef, chicken and salmon as well as vegetarian falafels. In addition you can get a couple different types of rice or fresh green slad to accompany it. BEST of all though is their selction of "salads" including the standards like babaganoush, lentils, tabouli, onion/olive/cucumber/feta mixture. They also offer really tasty specialty salads like yougurt/eggplant puree and marinated mushrooms. Very fresh, very healthy.

                        I am a hungry, poor student and I am NEVER disappointed here. I usually get the special of 5 falafels and 5 sides (salads) for $6.95. Now thats inexpensive and healthy.

                        Falafel King
                        1059 Broxton Avenue
                        Los Angeles, CA 90024-2803
                        +1 310 208 4444