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lunch recs in el segundo

M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 08:52 AM

hi, everyone! I'm moving jobs from costa mesa to el segundo. any recs for lunch there? I'm looking for healthy and good. also, any places that have a great salad bar in that area? I'm used to going to Irvine Ranch Market for food and fruit down here. oh, and I'm going to be working off the 105 just after you get off the 405. thanks in advance for all of your help!

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    wogezekiel RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 09:13 AM

    The Whole Foods Market will rock your world! It's on the corner of Sepulveda and Rosecrans. HUGE! Pricey, but a great healthy selection.

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      Dav RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 09:21 AM

      Yes, if a salad bar is what you're looking for, go to the WFM on Sepulveda. Nothing else comes close in the area.

      I also like Hummus Factory and Chicken Dijon in downtown ES for not-too-bad-for-you quick lunches. If you're in the mood for a sandwich, try Rinaldi's.

      Whole Foods Market
      760 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245

      The Hummus Factory
      204 E Grand Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

      Chicken Dijon
      251 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

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        mlgb RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 10:52 AM

        There's a Bristol Farms on the east side of Rosecrans.

        Also in the Manhattan Village Mall, Koo Koo Roo.

        1. flavasista RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 11:13 AM

          Taiko Restaurant for Sushi
          2041 Rosecrans Ave
          El Segundo, CA 90245-4707
          Phone: (310) 647-3100

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            Dommy RE: flavasista Aug 28, 2007 12:11 PM

            For something a little more pocket friendly, we used to like Osho in Manhattan Beach on Sepulveda. They have a great Teriyaki Lunch Special and pretty decent Sushi as well...


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              Foodandwine RE: Dommy Aug 28, 2007 12:24 PM

              Great Tip Dommy! Osho's Lunch special is fast, friendly and very affordable around $8.00 and best of all it is mighty tasty..

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            October RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 11:47 AM

            Not healthy, but Versailles is nearby on Sepulveda.
            1000 N. Sepulveda Blvd
            Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
            (310) 937-6829

            1. Dommy RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 12:09 PM

              I used to work down there too and my favorite place (and a fave of the Lakers!) is Petit Cafe in the Sizzler Shopping center on Sepulveda. Uber fresh middle eastern food...


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                slacker RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 12:19 PM

                Can't quite picture where you are, but there's Farm Stand on Main St. I have not been there since I used to go down there only for the Monday night wino club, and Farm Stand wasn't open on Mondays. Anyway, seems like they'd have some healthy fare.

                1. DiveFan RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 01:23 PM

                  Second the rec for Petit Cafe!
                  Papillon is a great Filipino resto known for their vegetarian options.
                  Chef Hannes is more about the meat but has some lighter options.
                  And then there's this epic post: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/360745
                  Good eating!

                  Farm Stand
                  422 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

                  Original Rinaldi's
                  323 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

                  408 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

                  Petit Cafe
                  630 N Sepulveda Blvd Ste 3A, El Segundo, CA 90245

                  Chef Hannes Restaurant
                  411 1/2 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

                  1. Will Owen RE: M_in_OC Aug 28, 2007 02:06 PM

                    I've had several good lunches at Second City Bistro. Not dirt cheap, $15 or so with iced tea or whatnot. Excellent salads, really good burger if you're feeling reckless. Pleasant room with covered outdoor area on a shady street. 223 Richmond St.


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