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places to eat for $10 and under - downtown LA

looking for places to eat which will cost us $10 or less per a meal. Websites and prices would be great also. We would prefer as close to downtown as possible as our hostel is based there and we will be travelling by public transport. We would be particularly interested in sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, burgers, or restaurants that serve these foods.Thanks

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  1. Here are some:

    Mendocino Farms: http://www.mendocinofarms.com/
    Yorkshire Grill, it's a deli, no website; 610 W. Sixth.
    Clifton's: http://www.cliftonscafeteria.com/
    Casey's: http://bigcaseys.com/

    Edit: sorry, did not read your post completely. I don't think Clifton's would fit into what you're looking for, but it is very historic L.A.

    1. Some of my regular spots:

      Grand Central Market (Hill/3rd) http://www.grandcentralsquare.com/
      Phillippe's (Ord/Alameda) http://www.philippes.com/
      Daikokuya Ramen (1st/Central) http://www.daikoku-ten.com/dk_home.html
      Pitfire Pizza (2nd/Main) http://www.pitfirepizza.com/main.02.2...

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      1. re: MeAndroo

        I second the Grand Central Market. Lot's of great food at a great price in there.

      2. How close are you to the Bonaventure? They have a food court in there, my favorite cheap restaurant inside is Olive Branch, salads, lebanese pizza, and lunch specials such as "sole fish and rice" or chicken.

        There are several places with a choice of salads, one is Koo Koo Roo half way between the Omni Hotel and Wells Fargo plaza.

        La Salsa is also good for salads, burritos,etc.

        LADWP ( Department of Water and Power) cafeteria is open to the public for lunch and would have all of the above.

        If you don't know about the DASH bus, be sure to check out
        http://www.ladottransit.com/dash/rout...

        1. The Bishop Coffee and Gourmet at 8th and Grand is great--opens I believe at 6 am and closes at 11 pm. Great sandwiches (try the chicken curry) and soups.
          Fernando's Tacos at Figueroa and Olympic (in the car wash) is cheap and delicious--3 tacos and a drink for $5. Downside, he closes at 5 pm
          New York Pizza Next Door at 8th and Flower is great and they have a special for $5.95.

          1. Colori, 420-something West 8th. Most entrees just under $10.00.