I like to go hiking in the canyons off Sunset in Pacific Palisades, and when I come back down I am often HUNGRY. As far as I can tell, there aren't that many places to eat in PP, chowish or not, and was wondering if anyone knew of any good, cheap places that a sweaty, dusty guy could walk into after a good hike. Sandwiches? Burgers? Burritos? Anything?
If you're planning on hiking up in the Pal. Highlands (to Eagle Springs, etc), there's a small restaurant in the mini mall there on lower Sunset Blvd (by Jack-in-the-Box) called Fiesta Feast. They have OK mexican dishes (a "B" maybe), but better falafel and schwarma/gyro plates. Not too bad price-wise.
As a foregone conclusion (and imho), I would avoid Gall-Stones (at PCH) at all costs, unless you're into the over-priced tourist deal.
re: Leslie Brenner
Leslie, I've been curious about Cholada forever! I mistakenly assumed that any restaurant that close to the ocean had to be dismal. Any dishes you recommend?
P.S. Jesse, I hear you. I do a bit of hiking in that area as well, although I usually venture a bit further north (Zuma). When I come off the trail, I'm ready to eat a horse! I often end up grabbing something from the Malibu Ralph's. Great supermarket, and almost always good for a star-sighting. (And they are VERY tolerant of sweat and grime -- speaking of horses, lots of ritzy horsepeople go there, horsesweat and all.)
Most all of their regular omelettes run between 9 and half dollars down to 6 fifty. The cheese burgers and hamburgers are from 3 ninety-five up to 6 fifty. Sandwiches are from 5 fifty to 6 ninety-five. Plus they have some luncheon specials like fish and chips for 10 twenty-five or a grilled chicken breast salad for 8 ninety-five. Only open for breakfast and lunch.
Two eggs any style with hash browns and toast is 4 ninety-five on up to 8 ninety-five for corn beef hash and eggs.
I like the salad bar at Gelson's. I'm kind of obsessed with their marinated mushrooms in their salad bar. Does anyone know what brand they use?
They have a full deli for your sandwich cravings.
15424 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Daily 7am - 10pm
Tivoli, on Sunset, next to Quizno's, is decent, although I don't know what their prices are like, and Fiesta Feast was a favorite of mine when I went to high school at Pali. Beech Street, across from CVS has tasty sandwiches, but is way overpriced. However, nothing in the Palisades village holds a candle to Cholada.