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ISO Recs: Solid Santa Monica (Take Out) Lunch Spots

GJWhite Jun 16, 2009 09:07 PM


My office recently began picking up the tab for our small staff's lunch orders and I was wondering if you all had any suggestions for places we might patronize day in day out. The price range generally has to stay in the 10-15 per person range.

Typically we go to places like Real Food Daily, Swingers, and Bay Cities.

Any thoughts for favorites?

  1. Emme Jun 17, 2009 09:40 PM

    Have you done Il Forno Caffe for their power lunches?
    Babalu on Montana is also within budget if careful
    Ninjin has lunch combos at 6th and colorado
    Nawab of India has lunch specials
    for salads and sandwiches and whatnot, Jinky's or Jack'n'Jill's

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      ozhead Jun 17, 2009 02:08 PM

      Bay Cities Deli seems an obvious choice. I believe you can fax your office's order and thus avoid standing in line.

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        stevedi Jun 17, 2009 02:02 PM

        If it's To Go, try Huckleberry Cafe. Not great restaurant seating however.

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          yogachik Jun 17, 2009 01:50 PM

          Buon Giorno on Santa Monica at 14th
          Cynthia's on the Corner on Montana between 15th and 16th.

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            ohdaylay Jun 17, 2009 01:36 PM

            Tacos Por Favor is always pretty good. Joe's Pizza on Broadway is pretty sweet, too.

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              Phurstluv Jun 17, 2009 06:16 PM

              Love Tacos Por Favor - their red sauce is great!

            2. Servorg Jun 17, 2009 07:02 AM

              If you didn't catch this post it looks like it would be a useful idea for your office:


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                alliebear Jun 17, 2009 03:24 AM

                How about Monte Alban?

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