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BEST FOOD BETWEEN LA AND CLAREMONT NEAR THE 210??

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I am driving from Los angeles to claremont and looking for a place close to the freeway to stop for lunch. I know there are tons of hidden gems along that route. I already plan to go to Din Tai Fung for dinner... but is there anything else I could hit up for lunch?

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  1. Which way are you going? I mean, you're going to be in Arcadia for dinner. The 210 doesn't even go through the City of L.A. per se; Arcadia is 20-45 minutes from Claremont depending on the time of day, so, where exactly do you plan to be at lunchtime?

    1. Not exactly a lunch destination, but certainly good...is the Donut Man in Glendora, located off the 210 freeway between Sunflower and Lone Hill. I'm not sure if peach season is over, yet...but the donuts filled with fresh peaches is divine!

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      Donut Man
      915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

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      1. re: attran99

        Donut Man for lunch.

        Donut Man for dinner,

      2. Here are five excellent lunches.

        The Original Tops, (Kobe bistro burger, pastrami, asada or chicken totasda, Grilled cheese & Tomato Soup combo, fries, deep fried zucchini)
        3838 E Colorado Blvd (Between Rosemead Blvd. And Michillinda)
        Pasadena, CA 91107-3940
        (626) 449-4412
        http://www.theoriginaltops.com/

        1. La Cabanita in La Crescenta/Montrose for good Mexican-- I love their tacos

          1. You can try Tasty Garden just down the street from Din Tai Fung (SE corner of Duarte and Baldwin). It has really good Hong Kong-style meals.

            1. Petrillo's (Americanized Italian -- Great Pizza and pasta)
              750 W Rte 66 Ste A (Exit 210 at Grand, go North to Rte 66 then West)
              Glendora, CA 91740
              (626) 335-1289

              1/2 block South of the 210 at Azusa Ave. is a cool old two lane In N Out

              Tall Pines (Mexican, Torta, burritos and beer)
              1540 S Myrtle Ave (1/2 block South of the 210)
              Monrovia, CA 91016
              (626) 358-9084

              Wang’s Palace. (Americanized Chinese -- lunch specials, true comfort food)
              423 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, (a few block north of the 210)
              CA 91016-2811
              (626) 303-3701

              1. I've been a fan of Thai Orchid Garden since college. They have moist volcano chicken (covered in some sort of liquor that's lit), good curries, good satay, an an excellent deep-fried breaded banana and coconut-ice-milk sundae.

                Thai Orchid Garden
                315 East Foothill Boulevard • Pomona • California • (909)593-8165