Foodie recs for Winnetka/Canoga Park/Woodland Hills... ?
I just moved to the area and I'd love some advice on where to eat nearby, especially as my boyfriend and I say "cheap, healthy, good".
I've already discovered Follow Your Heart (my favorite as I like to eat healthy and sometimes vegan), Karlos & Koke's (cochinita pibil and horchata!), Vinh Loi Tofu, India Sweets and Spices, and Leo & Lily's.
Well, hardly vegan or probably overly healthy either, but Carrillo's Deli for Mexican food is quite good. Many friends here in Sherman Oaks use it to cater parties, and will trek to Sherman Way & Corbin in search of some really good Mexican food. Has b&w, btw. Very casual, mostly Spanish speaking clientele. Fallas Paredes is just east of it on the SW corner of the intersection.
A moderately new place, Local Peasant, has opened at 22901 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills. Smaller bites, decent to good food, cocktails, beer & wine.
Also, for a good hot dog, try Fab's on Victory in the shopping center with Loehmann's. Many varieties.
Not health food, but White Rabbit on Winnetka does Filipino fusion tacos. Personally, I find the meat fillings too sweet, but a lot of people like it.
Song Phat Vietnamese restaurant has gotten some negative reviews on this site, but I have always found the food there excellent, and good value.
Also, Saigon Sandwich for good banh mi.
Go's Mart for high end, expensive sushi. I've never been, but it's well known.
India Sweets & Spices for fast food vegetarian Indian
Los Toros for Mexican (in Chatsworth but not far at all)
Woodlands for South Indian food (also Chatsworth -- good buffet)
Mission Burrito in Canoga Park for casual Mexican
Cavaretta's - Italian Deli in Canoga PArk
San Carlos Deli - Italian Deli in Chatsworth
Jasmine Thai -- Canoga Park/Winnetka
Nordstrom Café - Topanga Plaza
For fancier meals, we like Roy's and Brother's Sushi in that area. We also like Go's Mart, but plan on spending $$$.
Places I go to all the time, healthy and not.
Pho21 is my favorite!!!!- I LOVE the seafood and pork hotpot! Could eat here everyday.
Taco Reyes - Awesome tacos!
Stonefire Grill - chopped salads
Dan's Super Subs
Monty's Steak House - (but just for Shrimp Monty's (bacon-wrapped herb stuffed shrimp!)
White Harte - British and a great pub
The usual places are there like Roy's, Cheesecake Factory, Flemings, Ruth's Chris, Mortons,
JOHNNY PACIFIC on the south-east corner of Winnetka and Saticoy has great empanadas. They also have salads and skewered meats, but I've only had their empanadas.
Try Valley India Cafe for veg & non veg South Indian food. I like San Carlos deli for sandwiches (Mason & Devonshire). They have a great special but also healthier options. Happy hunting!