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Feb 22, 2007 11:51 AM

One cheap lunch in LA

Hey Hounds,

NYCers in LA for one lunch as part of a road trip. Fiance is vegetarian, I'm an omnivore- looking for a lunch 20 bucks or under... not Japanese or Indian food. Anyplace uniquely LA we should hit? thanks for the help!

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  1. M Cafe de Chaya on Melrose west of La Brea. Macrobiotic, but good anyway. :) For both of you, it could go over $20, but not by much. Check it out:

    1. Go to the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax. Dozens of food stalls and a unique LA experience. Search the boards for specifics on what to eat where. Have fun!

      1. Road trip? If you are driving in from the east, then stop in the San Gabriel Valley off the 10 west of L.A. and get the country's best dim sum, dumplings, or other Chinese.

        1. Which route will you be taking? If you take the 10, the San Gabriel Valley has plenty of cheap places to eat. There are a number of Chinese vegetarian restaurants here, too. Here's my small list of restaurant reviews in this area:

          1. Should've specified. This lunch will be on a Friday... we're probably going to be in the miracle mile area, as well as by the Getty... we'll be running around the city, but it will be the city proper (which is huge anyway). Can also hit Venice/Santa Monica... does that help at all?