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$5 lunch in West Hollywood / Mid-Wilshire

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FoodieMcFood Apr 4, 2007 06:54 PM

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. SauceSupreme RE: FoodieMcFood Apr 4, 2007 08:12 PM

    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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      FoodieMcFood RE: SauceSupreme Apr 5, 2007 10:39 AM

      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...

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      Obessed RE: FoodieMcFood Apr 4, 2007 08:42 PM

      Maybe try Irv's Burgers

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        mojoeater RE: FoodieMcFood Apr 4, 2007 09:47 PM

        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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          Burger Boy RE: mojoeater Apr 5, 2007 03:45 PM

          Eat A Pita is gone............RIP

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            mojoeater RE: Burger Boy Apr 6, 2007 10:32 AM

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

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          esculent RE: FoodieMcFood Apr 5, 2007 10:44 AM

          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.

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            wideeyedraven RE: FoodieMcFood Apr 5, 2007 11:13 AM

            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.

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              Jwsel RE: FoodieMcFood Apr 5, 2007 11:35 AM

              Chulada Grill at San Vicente and Hauser. Tacos are $2.25 each, so you could get two, and sopes are $3.00. The pico de gallo at the salsa bar is great. Burritos and tortas tend to be between $5 and $6. (The Oaxacan items tend to be more expensive.)

              They also have free delivery, thought there might be a minimum purchase. But if you are ordering with co-workers, it's a good choice.

              http://www.chuladagrill.com/index.htm

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                FoodieMcFood RE: Jwsel Apr 6, 2007 09:59 AM

                Ooh thanks for this suggestion. I'll definitely check it out.

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