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Eating healthy near Santa Monica 3rd street

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I work in the big building at ocean and wilshire and am looking for places where I can eat lunch/dinner at places that have healthy food (dont care about salads) and are within walking distance from our proximity. Looking for foods that have a low glygemic load if possible for digestive and acne purposes.
Let me know of any suggestions. Thanks

 
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  1. You can check out Interim Cafe for healthy low carb options: http://interimcafe.menutoeat.com/ and you ought to find some things that will work for you at Rosti on Montana: http://www.rostituscankitchen.com/

    1. True Food Kitchen at Santa Monica Place?
      http://www.truefoodkitchen.com/

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      1. re: wienermobile

        +1 for True Food Kitchen. And look for Seasons 52 opening this fall in the former iCugini space.

        1. re: wienermobile

          True Food Kitchen may meet the OPs requirements, but note that it's uninspired assembly line cooking.

          1. re: Peripatetic

            That would be like comparing Lemonade to Hometown Buffet and I don't think the analogy works in this case Dommy and I went before a play at SM Playhouse last night and she had Tacos and i had the Panang Curry and while they weren't uber examples of their dishes I wouldn't call them uninspired. Though I will say the Ginger Libation she had last night was really good.

            1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

              On our visit the sardines were overcooked and the steak tacos ($16!) were okay but the ingredients weren't really harmonious. The hummus was actually pretty good, though nothing special.

              I think Lemonade is much better, has a better price point (though admittedly it's not table service and no alcohol), and is more creative. (Unfortunately the closest is on Abbot Kinney, 3 miles from the OP.) TFK just seemed like a cynical exercise in menu planning buzzword bingo and mediocre execution.

        2. Real Food Daily on Santa Monica and 5th

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          1. re: yogachik

            Walk 10 blocks to Huckleberry. Lots of healthy options there.

          2. I recommend Real Food Daily, but you need to have a bland-accepting palate to appreciate it.

            1. Tender Greens just opened in the Old Lighthouse Sushi space at Second and Arizona.

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              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                yep my co workers go there daily. steak sandwich is amazing. but like i said im not a salad person (which is where their healthy options are) :P

              2. The grilled vegetable salad at The Ivy is pretty great. Comes with chicken and/or shrimp. I'm not a big salad eater, but I love that.

                There's a Greek restaurant on the promenade where you can gets chicken kabobs (on a bed of salad) just don't eat the rice. On 2nd there is a sushi restaurant across from the Laemmle - you can get soup and sashimi there. There's a Thai restaurant on - I think it's Broadway - you can get soup and satay there. If it's dinner - hit the Robata bar on SM blvd and stick to skewers. That's my Santa Monica low carb regimen.

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                1. re: foodiemahoodie

                  i actually just went to that greek place on friday. the beef was amazing but yea def lots of carbs in the rice/pita bread/tzatziki. thanks for the other suggestions (As well as everyone else!)