SM/West LA - good cheap catered food?
Hi, I'm planning a birthday party at a park this weekend for my kid. Would like to order good kid friendly lunch food for both adults and children. Not pizza, but something a little more unusual and varied so that adults can enjoy the food too. I have a very tight budget. Any ideas - like for instance, greek, middle eastern or Mexican?
I bet that you could get a really nice spread of food from Sunnin, the middle eastern place on Westwood/Santa Monica. Their falafel isn't so hot, but their baba ghannouj, hummus, etc. are outstanding. And their shawarma is pretty good, too. Combine that with a big tray of baklava from the Rose Market and you'll be in real good shape.
California Chicken Cafe, Zankou Chicken, Bay Cities for Sandwiches, order in advance and ask them to have them ready 30 minutes before you rally are going to pick them up.
Also try Monte Alban on SM Blvd in West LA. You can order large takeout orders and have an amazing Mexican feast in the park for not too much. The food is amazing and quite reasonable.