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Sep 11, 2013 10:07 PM

takeout/informal catering

I am turning 60 and hosting an afternoon party for about 25 friends in a backyard. I am looking for great takeout or informal, serve yourself catering. Last time I did something like this I ordered from Pizzeria Mozza's store, but want to give my friends a different experience. Looking for more than Bristol Farms or Whole Foods Catering but can't afford a $ 30.00 a person. Any suggestions? The party is in West LA, but I am willing to pick up the food anywhere in the basin--downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, etc. Thanks!

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  1. How informal / different? We have had Joe's Falafels cater several of our gatherings and the food was inhaled.

      1. re: J.L.

        Thanks so much. It's quite informal. We are a laid back group, but we have discriminating taste when it comes to food (my taste is way beyond my pocket). We aren't huge meat eaters so a deli and meat centered afternoon isn't the best way to go (including some meat is fine, though). Spent lots of time traveling and eating my way around Mexico, so my standards for Mexican food are very high...

        1. re: smokemirrors

          I liked Tinga a bit more than Loteria. And I get the feeling the owner would work with you.

      2. take a look at Huckleberry's catering menu.

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