need a new healthy(ish) lunch spot
where else can we go besides: taco spot (eagle rock), indochine vien (atwater village), healthyca (north hollywood), orean the health express (pasadena)?
Looks like you're willing to drive anywhere for a "healthy lunch spot" (based on your list above). :)
If you're in Pasadena already for Orean, you might want to give Green Street Restaurant a try. I go there for their tasty (and gigantic) Dianne Salad (tender Chicken, Toasted Almonds, Sesame Seeds tossed with their tasty Dianne dressing), only ask them to make it with Mixed Greens (healthier and no extra charge), versus the normal Iceberg Lettuce. You also get their complimentary, homemade Zucchini Bread (yummy! :), as part of the order.
Green Street Restaurant
146 S Shopper's Lane, Pasadena, CA 91101
if you're willing to do noho, try Hugo's, or if you're in need of a quick salad, there's the Dressing Room in SO.
if you get to the city, try Sante La Brea
I second Green Street Rest in Pasadena. The zucchini bread is to die for ..)
Also Marston's in Pasadena (http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/...
You may also want to consider Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock (http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/...)
Hugo's is actually in WeHo, but it's my favorite brunch place, so I'll second that too (http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/...)