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$5 lunch in West Hollywood / Mid-Wilshire

I just saw a post on $5 lunches in Pasadena -- brilliant idea, so I'd like to propose a topic on $5 lunches in West Hollywood/Mid-Wilshire area.

I'm not looking for obvious answers like fast food chains, though I could start a whole 'nother discussion on how expensive McDonald's and Wendy's and the like has actually gotten. I'm looking for cheap local joints, like taco stands with $1 tacos or something similar.

Pink's is one obvious answer, but I personally don't have that much time to be waiting for hot dogs on my lunch break. One solution I've been trying is buying from the salad bar at Whole Foods, which makes me feel healthy but also leaves me extremely hungry. (The salad bar is something retarded like $7.49 a pound.)

Any suggestions, 'hounders?

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  1. You could get one taco at Loteria... but make sure you validate parking or it'll go over the $5 mark.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      lol. I've always liked Loteria Grill's food, but have always felt really guilty paying for it. I'll order two tacos and a drink, and it's something like 10 bucks! But god, that mole...

    2. Maybe try Irv's Burgers

      1. I'm pretty sure you can get good falafel at Eat-A-Pita for about $5 (Free Parking). And a slice of Larchmont Pizza is less than that, though a little out of the way. The roach coach outside LACMA makes a great burrito for about $4.

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          1. re: Burger Boy

            You're kidding me! I haven't been away that long!

        1. while this would take it out of your $5 budget, you'd be suprised how many people at the front of the line at pink's would take a little extra money for themselves and order you a hot dog along with theirs.

          1. A generous bowl of soup at MILK is $5 plus tax (with tip, it might run you 6.50) but is a meal. And excellently made. So far I've had mushroom with white wine and roasted tomato saffron, both of which were delightful. I'm going to go every day till I hit a repeat.