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Any suggestions on the best place to eat here?

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  1. 3rd & fairfax? Lotteria for mexican, Bob's Donuts, Thees Bakery, Pampas Grill buffet, Singapore's Banana Leaf. AVOID the two chinese food places. I also like the glass noodles at the korean place.

    Singapore's Banana Leaf
    6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Pampas Grill
    6333 W 3rd St Ste 618, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: Clyde

      Good suggestions. And although I haven't tried it, the Brazillian churrascaria always seems to have a very long line.

      1. re: LATrapp

        yes, it does! i don't eat meat but i like everything else. the line isn't too bad as long as you're not starving.

        1. re: Clyde

          Have either of you tried The Gumbo pot?

          We have a 1 hour lunch break while on a tour there next week and we wanted to know where we are going so we have enough time to eat and maybe look around a bit.

          1. re: LolaH

            Gumbo Pot is ok, nothing great. I've had the shrimp and oyster poor boy, and gumbo.

            There is a sandwich/deli McGees (?) that's ok. Though their meats are really fatty.

            None of the pizza places at Farmer's Market impress me.

            Gumbo Pot
            6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            1. re: reality check

              agree w/ the pizza but the one place near the bar has gluten free pizza!

            2. re: LolaH

              yes, i like the gumbo pot but it's not amazing. i do like the po boy catfish sandwich the best. it's not bad by any means. it just depends what kind of a mood you are in. oh, the greek place is pretty good! i always forget about it b/c they aren't nice there. just sort of rude and rushed. the place next to it - i think they are owned by the same people - is really good too. they have flat bread pizza looking things in the display case. i had it once and loved it. i can't remember the name. but it's near bob's donuts and it's the only place you can get falafel and stuff like that in the market.

              1. re: Clyde

                moishe's is middle eastern restaurant

                1. re: Clyde

                  I wanted to revise my statements on the Gumbo Pot. Went there yesterday and had the WORST LUNCH EVER. seriously... the gumbo i got to go and it spilled out of the bag all over me. i had to carry a dripping lunch back to work. then the sweet potato chips were totally stale & the corn muffin was burned and hard as a rock- no joke, i was banging it on my desk to show people how hard it was. i cannot believe how awful my lunch was from this place.

                  Gumbo Pot
                  6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                  1. re: Clyde

                    Maybe they packed the gumbo in an "ez spill" container for you figuring that the leaked soup would soften up the potato chips and the corn muffin? ;-D>

                2. re: LolaH

                  If this is as close as you will get to New Orleans, and you get a lot of Mexican food at home...otherwise, there are better places to eat. Banana Leaf gets mixed reviews for authenticity, but I love it. Loteria is great. (Both Loteria and Banana Leaf can be a little slow getting food out). I have always avoided the Brazilian place because it seems to be very expensive, since you pay by weight. The new Tapas place is also getting good reviews. And if you are grabbing a snack for later, snag a Bob's cinnamon roll, or, on the other hand, go down to the fruit stand on the western end and pick up a fruit bowl.

            1. re: wienermobile

              The line at Pampas Grill moves fast and worth it. And, I don't eat the meat. Otherwise, Banana Leaf is good.

            2. Thanks all! Sounds like there are a lot of good options.

              1. bob's donuts for apple fritter (best one in town!)

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                1. re: elnora

                  great apple fritters. I second that. crispy and greasy. not doughy.

                2. Glad that Moishe's got mentioned. Despite the Yiddish name, the food and staff are Armenian, (from Lebanon, by the dishes). The lula kabobs are particularly good, although they have all the major Middle East dishes. Consistently good, and the Middle East pizza place next store should also not be missed. They have a dozen types of Turkish/Armenian custom made pizzas -- no tomato sauce- plus a large number of sides.

                  1. the banana leaf is my fav. I always get the tuna sambal. but most other things are good too.

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                    1. re: elisha

                      I second both Singapore Banana Leaf and the tuna sambal, which I always order spicy.