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ISO quick, tasty, healthy food near North Hollywood / Studio City

cycler15 Dec 18, 2006 05:02 PM

I'm looking for restaurants that offer quick service (being able to order at the counter for take out) and tasty, healthy food. An example would be a rice bowl with teriyaki chicken or beef and veggies. Doesn't have to be asian food, but just anything quick, healthy, and fairly cheap.

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    cycler15 Dec 19, 2006 06:19 PM


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      GK in SO Dec 19, 2006 07:12 PM

      Try Ohana Grill on Ventura near Vineland, in the Bally's gym strip mall.

      Ohana has great bowls, bbq chicken, and a "supah" salad that really is super. All ingredients are very fresh, and the food is very tasty, and healthy too!

      I usually order either the bbq chicken or supah salad, both with white meat chicken which costs $1 extra, but is worth it.

      Also, Amir's Falafel on Ventura/Colfax.

      1. Das Ubergeek Dec 19, 2006 07:56 PM

        How about Hugo's on Riverside and Coldwater? You can get to take out.

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          cycler15 Dec 19, 2006 08:22 PM

          Hugo's the taco stand? I always drive by, but never been. The food is good?

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            Das Ubergeek Dec 19, 2006 08:34 PM

            The taco stand, or the restaurant that's kittycorner.

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              cycler15 Dec 19, 2006 10:54 PM

              Hmmm... I've never noticed the restaurant. I always drive south on Coldwater Canyon to get to the 101 freeway and always notice the taco stand on the right side just as I get on the freeway. I didn't know there was a restaurant kittycorner. How is the food?

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                Diana Dec 19, 2006 11:00 PM

                The food at Hugo's is really good. I like the potent sweet potatoes, the create-a-plate, and any of their vegan soups. I've never had a bad meal there. The food is healthy and fresh, they also have a vegan menu, and the daily specials are yummy! Sometimes, though, "quick" is not the best way to describe the service-but they do their best if you let them know your time frame


                1. re: cycler15
                  Das Ubergeek Dec 19, 2006 11:02 PM

                  It's actually just east of the corner, on the north side of Riverside.

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                    1_healthnut May 7, 2007 02:28 PM

                    the food @ hugo's is great...and it's one of the most extensive healthy menus in l.a. with a lot of vegetarian options as well. it's my top choice aside from 'a votre sante.'

                    btw, if you're ever there for breakfast or brunch, try the oatmeal frittata. it rocks!

            2. CarlieInLA Dec 20, 2006 06:01 AM

              On Tujunga there is Aroma Cafe that has a very good turkey burger. They also have salads and soups that are pretty healthy. Its in between Moorpark and Ventura.

              1. Emme Dec 20, 2006 06:14 AM

                A little farther west, but The Dressing Room on Ventura www.forsalad.com

                HealthyCa on Lankershim

                Nature's Pantry on Riverside (Burbank though


                Leaf Cuisine is up at Ventura and Beverly Glen.

                Kung Pao Bistro does healthy chinese

                You can always do pick up Sushi... sashimi is very healthy

                And, second the rec for Hugo's for plain healthy.

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                  Frank_Santa_Monica Dec 20, 2006 07:22 AM

                  I think Jinky's on Ventura Blvd. is pretty "clean" eating. There's also Chin Chin, Koo Koo Roo, and Whole Foods (all in Studio City),

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                    Das Ubergeek Dec 20, 2006 12:20 PM

                    Chin Chin I could see -- and the Sherman Oaks WF (on Coldwater and Riverside, across from Hugo's) has a pretty small prepared-foods section. But Koo Koo Roo? ICK! Warmed-over chicken with warmed-over sides, oy.

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                      sel Dec 20, 2006 02:34 PM

                      To be fair I should say that I've never been to one of Koo Koo Roo's stores but about 8 years ago my kids and I were at an event at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills that they catered. We tried the chicken and a few sides, all were very bland flavored. Zankou it ain't! BLAH!

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                        Alimentary My Dear Watson Dec 20, 2006 04:08 PM

                        Agree on KooKooRoo being meh at best, but wonder if anyone has tried the Fuddrucker's which is apparently inside the Stu.City location. I've never eaten at a Fuddrucker's in Ca., but have had a couple of surprisingly good burgers at them while travelling.

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                          Das Ubergeek Dec 20, 2006 04:19 PM

                          The Fudd's in Burbank isn't bad... and honestly, the $6 nachos might be the best appetizer value in the Valley.

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                      bite bite May 7, 2007 02:38 PM

                      Um, what does ISO stand for?

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                        brandygirl May 7, 2007 03:42 PM

                        ISO stands for "In search of..."

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                          bite bite May 7, 2007 03:48 PM


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