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HI everyone! I am going to be working Whittier for the next 2 weeks and would appreciate a list of good places for lunch. All cuisines welcome and I would prefer to keep it under $20 per person. Thank you in advance.

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  1. Try the Golden Triangle. See my previous comments at link below. The Ginger Salad is outstanding...would make a great light lunch w/leftovers for later ;-)

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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    1. re: Local

      Like others, I'll recommend Golden Triangle. Also, Uptown Mexican Cafe (next to the movie theater) is one of the other places I miss from when I lived in Whitter.

      California Cafe (corner of Painter & Philadelphia) is nothing special, but decent. We used to get the ribs (their fries are pretty good) or the mahi mahi on pasta dish.

      And, for cheap, somewhat fast foodish food, we used to frequent Ruby's (not the chain burger place) in the shopping center at Whittier Blvd and Painter (there is a Ralphs, OSH and Olive Garden in the place. Ruby's was over in the corner near the Staples).

    2. Veggie Bistro is my favorite restaurant in Whittier (I haven't been to the Golden Triangle yet but it is a priority:-) Veggie Bistro is a vegetarian restaurant- My husband and I are not vegetarians but we love the food and have been frequent eaters there for the last four years. The place doesn't look like much but the owner is extremely friendly and many students from the college eat there also. The owner is buddhist and vietnamese and many of the recipes he uses come from home and is very very secret. They also serve american dishes, italian dishes, chinese and thai dishes. It's also very inexpensive, less than $10 a person. The link below comments on many of their dishes. My favorite is the eggplant curry soup and the vermicelli with beef. My husband always gets the spring rolls and the sesame chicken. Yes, they serve fake meat (along with other vegetarian dishes) so you must have an open mind if you choose to eat there. I don't eat there because they serve fake meat. I eat there because the food tastes darn good!

      Veggie Bistro
      6557 Comstock Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601
      Phone: 562-907-7898
      Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      Inexpensive

      Link: http://www.vegparadise.com/dining312....

      1. One more place to try... Arturo's Puffy Taco... it was featured on the "Best of" show on the food network. They do have good food but it is definitely a hole in the wall with a very small place to sit inside. It's almost a shack. But it is very good mexican food and very inexpensive.


        Arturo's Puffy Taco
        Address: 15693 Leffingwell Rd, Whittier, CA 90604
        Phone: (562) 947-2250

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        1. re: Wendy8869

          I wonder if there's a special link between Whittier and the Food Network ...

          In addition to Puffy Taco, they've featured a mexican market on Greenleaf for carne asada (Food Finds) and a wedding cake place, I forgot where.

          It seems like an inordinate number, considering the size and population of the area. I don't know ... maybe my pattern recognition is all screwed up. I've been staring at the computer too long.

        2. One more place to try... Arturo's Puffy Taco... it was featured on the "Best of" show on the food network. They do have good food but it is definitely a hole in the wall with a very small place to sit inside. It's almost a shack. But it is very good mexican food and very inexpensive.



          Arturo's Puffy Taco
          Address: 15693 Leffingwell Rd, Whittier, CA 90604
          Phone: (562) 947-2250

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          1. I concur on Golden Triangle - I eat lunch there practically once a week. The ginger salad is outstanding, but I usually go for Lunch Special 6A - noodles with chicken, cabbage and onion + samosas.