Court duty, S.M., where to eat?
Have to be in Santa Monica Superior court for several days. The Court website lists "vending machines" on the 2nd floor. Any options nearby for a quick, healthy lunch within walking distance of the courthouse?
You gonna walk or drive? Lots of Main St. restaurants.
Counter (on Ocean Park if you drive...)
Nothing is going to be a real easy walk. Broadway Deli is the closest of your health conscious options. They've got some nice $12 salads for you. A little further east is Real Food Daily, about a 15 minute walk on Santa Monica Blvd at 5th Street. And, if you want to take healthy to a new level, Juliano's Raw is 6th and Broadway.
I think the easiest place to get to is probably Chez Jay on Ocean Ave, and while the food may be cheerful and cheap, it's not all that healthy.
Delicious Jamaican jerk chicken at Cha Cha Chicken at Pico and Ocean is an easy walk from the courthouse. You may also want to try the hotels in the area: Viceroy, Loews, Shutters, Casa del Mar, etc.
There's a pretty good Oaxacan restaurant on Pico, just south of the Civic Auditorium (which is just south of the courthouse). It ain't Monte Alban, but it ain't bad, and it's maybe a 5-minute walk. I also second Cha Cha, particularly if the weather is nice -- since seating there is all outside.