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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!

  1. Will Owen 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.

    http://www.secondcitybistro.com/

    1. DiveFan 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!

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      Farm Stand
      422 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

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

      Papillon
      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

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        slacker 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.
        http://www.farmstand.us/

        1. Dommy 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...

          --Dommy!

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            October Aug 28, 2007 11:47 AM

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

            1. flavasista 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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              1. re: flavasista
                Dommy 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...

                --Dommy!

                1. re: Dommy
                  Foodandwine 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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                mlgb 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.

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                  Dav 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.

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                  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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                    wogezekiel 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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