Lunch - Olympic and Bundy
Just started a new job. Where is good to walk to? Good to call ahead and pick up? Who will deliver?
I am open to all cuisines. Would like to keep lunch to under $15.
Good Stuff is my go-to place when I am in that neighborhood. Good burgers, salads, soups. Service is fast and very courteous. My personal favorite is the "Stuffie #5", a ground turkey burger inside of a toasted pita along with avocado, lettuce and tomato. Great sweet potato fries.
Right on the corner of Olympic and Bundy. Tacos Por Favor just opened next door and that also gets a lot of love. Food is good. Both of these restaurants are within your budget. No delivery but definitely call ahead for pick up.
Easy - Yellow Moon. It's owned by two very good chefs - Rafael Lunetta (Jiraffe) and Josiah Citrin (Melisse). Good is always good, sometimes ridiculously great (when they do a special tapas menu - all too rarely - it is the best tapas in the city. )
Not sure if they can do under 15, but close to it.
If you're willing to walk a bit, Echigo, Monte Alban, and U-Zen are all within a mile.
11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
12217 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90025
U-Zen Japanese Restaurant
11951 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
I work in the general area too. Some good suggestions already, to add to those.
Not good for call ahead but if you're into the gourmet trucks, they all park at that corner every weekday, different ones each day.
I like El Super Taco, but I've never been to the one in the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf center. I've only gone to the Pico/Sawtelle one or the one on Santa Monica next to Monte Alban. Their tortas are pretty good, I like the cubano.
If you're willing to walk that far, there's all the different places up and down Sawtelle. I like running into Nijiya for something from their case. Either one of the curry places will do call in. So will Blue Marlin. You can find some solid food well under your budget.
Also there's this new place near Ralph's on Stoner I've been meaning to try. Just haven't made it over there. Neli's http://www.neliscatering.com/index.php
Welcome to the work neighborhood!