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  • engie Jan 10, 2013 10:49 AM
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Any good lunch spots near Pico & La Brea - only have 1/2 hour for lunch, so need to stay pretty close.

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  1. Oki Dog. FTW.

    5056 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

    1. Lucy's Drive-Thru has the virtues of a drive thru and 24/7 service. Not the greatest, but always available and no getting out of the car. In other words quintessential Los Angeles. See the menu here: http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/...

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      1. re: Servorg

        Hummm! Tried it once, and remember feeling like I wasted my time and money. It's really close to the office, maybe it's worth a second shot. What's their best dish?

        1. re: engie

          I tend to get either their green chile burrito (all meat) with pork or their red chile burrito (all meat) with beef. What can I say? I'm a purest (a pure junk foodist by another name, perhaps).

          1. re: Servorg

            OK - it's on my list for next week. I'll try the red chile burrito w/beef.

            Thanks

          2. re: engie

            I used to eat a lot of their bean and cheese burritos. The beans are smokey flavor. Crave able! I'd also recommend roscoe in the area but if you want fried chicken or waffles......better order in advance!

        2. Flavors of Belize
          1271 South La Brea Avenue
          Los Angeles, CA 90019
          http://www.yelp.com/biz/flavors-of-be...

          La Maison Du Pain
          5373 West Pico Boulevard,
          Los Angeles, CA 90019
          www.lamaisondupain.net/

          Paper or Plastick
          5772 West Pico Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90019
          http://www.paperorplastikcafe.com/

          Bloom Cafe
          5544 West Pico Boulevard
          Los Angeles, CA 90019
          http://www.bloomcafe.com

          Taqueria Los Anaya
          4651 W Adams Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90016
          http://www.taquerialosanaya.com

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          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            Nice list of suggestions. I've tried Los Anaya, good food and cheap. I like their al pastor and the fish tacos. OOHH the French place looks kind of dangerous - I'll try that tomorrow. Drat - the network filtering system wouldn't let me access the site for Paper or Plastik, I'll check it out from home. The Belizian photos look good, especially the corn tamales with stewed beef. I think that'll be Monday's lunch. Bloom Cafe has a solid menu - no pics, I'll check them out next week too. Thanks

            1. re: engie

              Forgot three:

              ChicWineBar (owned by the same folks as Bloom)
              5545 W Pico Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90019
              http://www.chicwinebar.com

              City Best Chicken
              5303 W Pico Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90189
              http://citybestchicken.com

              Pollos El Brasero 3
              5163 Venice Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90019
              http://www.yelp.com/biz/pollos-el-bra...

              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                More wonderful suggestions. Thanks

          2. Pips. http://pizzapastasalads.com/home.htm

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            1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

              Thanks - I'll check it out. Looks like a lively afterwork happy hour place.

            2. Umami.
              Last time I passed Tacos Leo truck was at the usual La Brea & Venice spot for lunch. No al pastor spit though.

              1. I dig the food at Sky's Gourmet Tacos (note that Serious Eats named the tacos here some of the best, though inauthentic). I'd say you can get in and out of there faster than Bloom (which I also love), if time is really and issue. Maison Du Pain is truly a gem, and you're missing out if you haven't been and sampled their pastries. I'll also shout out Breakaway Bakery -- great treats, some vegan, some gluten free -- if you have a sweet tooth.

                1. Phillips BBQ on Crenshaw and Adams, but make sure to call ahead if you only have 30mins. It might be pricey for lunch, but it'll fill you up or you'll have some left. When I'm not eating meat I get the BBQ chicken only and make sandwiches. It's $10.