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Cheap lunch w/vegetarian options - Silver Lake/Echo Park

Sugar Jones Feb 20, 2007 04:47 PM

I'm having lunch with a friend in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area tomorrow. We're looking for not too expensive with vegetarian options, and healthy-ish would be good too. What's up with Town & Country? Is Elf open for lunch?
Thanks in advance 'hounds.

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    mrpullings Feb 20, 2007 04:54 PM

    Town & Country is very average - ok sandwiches etc - sometimes spotty service.
    Elf is closed for lunch. Gingergrass is Vietnamese w/ good vegie options( a killer tofu curry pot) -fun place for lunch. Madame Matisse has really good salads for lunch - atmosphere a little funky. Blairs is now open for lunch - they have some good vegie salads that run around $9 or so.

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      will47 Feb 20, 2007 05:38 PM

      Alegria on Sunset would be my top choice probably (Mexican).

      A little overpriced for what it is, but KP's deli has banh mi and other Vietnamese sandwiches, with a couple of vegetarian options. And Pho Cafe on Sunset is at least decent - heard mixed things about their trust-worthyness in terms of vegetarian-ness.

      re: Gingergrass (above) make sure to ask about fish sauce. I'm not sure, but I seem to remember they can't do their curries without fish sauce there.

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        will47 Feb 20, 2007 07:56 PM

        Also, if you're ok with a vegan place, you could try Green Leaves Vegan or Vegan House, which are both in the area (I recommend the former) -- http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36604...

        If you're willing to go over to Eagle Rock, you could try the Taco Spot, Blue Hen, or Fatty's (if it's open).

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          blk Feb 20, 2007 11:38 PM

          Check out the tiny Soy Cafe on Hyperion near Lyric, across from Casita del Campo. They make a delicious tofu + shitake banh mi sandwich and a soyskin + mushroom rice noodle dish. They have weird hours, and are closed on Fridays and the weekend, though.

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