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need quick amazing takeout between LAX and Torrance

lukshen Jan 5, 2014 07:18 PM

Landing at noon and have head south to Torrance for work. Any suggestions for a food truck or quick lunch would be much appreciated. Thank you

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  1. JAB RE: lukshen Jan 5, 2014 07:20 PM

    In - N - Out

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      lukshen RE: JAB Jan 5, 2014 07:25 PM

      Not a fan, sorry jab

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        kainzero RE: JAB Jan 7, 2014 11:06 AM

        Bonus points if you get the Tikka Masala from the Al Noor across the street and dip your burger/fries into it.

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          lukshen RE: kainzero Jan 7, 2014 02:48 PM

          now you're talking my language

      2. Baron RE: lukshen Jan 5, 2014 07:52 PM

        From LAX you'll be going south on Sepulveda. In about 3 miles you'll come to a huge shopping complex with a Whole Foods and all sorts of eateries. There's a seafood grill, a vegi-grill etc,etc. check it out on Google Maps.

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          lukshen RE: Baron Jan 6, 2014 07:24 PM

          Sounds good, thank you

        2. Servorg RE: lukshen Jan 5, 2014 07:58 PM

          Just a few minutes out of your way http://www.yelp.com/biz/lax-tacos-inglewood


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            lukshen RE: Servorg Jan 6, 2014 07:25 PM

            Kind of scared of Inglewood...

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              Dirtywextraolives RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 07:27 PM

              You're coming from NY and you're scared of Inglewood? What part of NY, Westchester county?

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                Baron RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 7, 2014 09:21 AM

                Is lukshen coming from NY?? Doesn't say. Lucky to get out of the cold. Flossie's sounds good to me.

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                  Servorg RE: Baron Jan 7, 2014 09:42 AM


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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: Baron Jan 7, 2014 10:47 AM

                    He wrote in a previous comment..... "Honestly coming from NY, I love the taco truck....."

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                    lukshen RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 7, 2014 02:48 PM

                    very funny, even worse - NJ

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                New Trial RE: lukshen Jan 5, 2014 08:02 PM

                Not sure how quick you need but if you have time for something more than just fast food, Coni's Seafood on Imperial East of Sepulveda would be a great choice foodwise, at least if you like Mexican seafood.

                Somewhat quicker, there are Valentino's Pizza on Sepulveda in El Segundo just South of the airport and a few good sandwich places all within a few blocks of each other on Main Street in El Segundo: Big Mike's Philly Steaks and Subs, Havana, Original Rinaldi's.

                The locations for food trucks often varies with the day so no consistent recommendation there. You can check the website Roaming Hunger for some of that day's local foodtruck locations.

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                  westsidegal RE: New Trial Jan 5, 2014 09:18 PM

                  if you end up going to coni'seafood, i'd recommend ordering one of the camarones dishes.
                  keep in mind, deliecious as it is, this is not the sort of stuff that you can eat in the car while you're driving. sit down and eat the food there.

                  the pescado zarandeado, imho, their piece de resistance, will require too much time to prepare to meet your time constraints.

                2. wienermobile RE: lukshen Jan 5, 2014 08:52 PM

                  Is Flossie's to far out of the way?

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                    lukshen RE: wienermobile Jan 6, 2014 06:12 AM

                    Flossie's? I have no clue, we're driving to w 237th st in Torrance.

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                      Ogawak RE: wienermobile Jan 6, 2014 10:09 AM

                      Not at all. Flossie's is on Redondo Beach Blvd just a few blocks east of the 405.

                      Also the Marukai Market on Artesia has Ramen Menya Iroha

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                        chrishei RE: wienermobile Jan 6, 2014 10:28 AM

                        +1 Flossie's

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                          wienermobile RE: chrishei Jan 6, 2014 10:41 AM

                          3566 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504
                          Phone:(310) 352-4037

                          Great Southern food-fried chicken- catfish-meat loaf-mac & cheese-cobler-ox tails on weekends

                          Really nice people!

                          closed Mondays

                      2. flylice2x RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 12:18 AM

                        Where in Torrance and what kind of food do you like?

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                          lukshen RE: flylice2x Jan 6, 2014 06:09 PM

                          Honestly coming from NY, I love the taco trucks in CA. I found one on CH a few years ago. It was parked by an auto parts store. Really, really good. If I knew of a Kogi BBQ truck near the airport. I wouldn't be wasting your time. I come in next Wednesday before the restaurant opens at LAX, sigh

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                            wienermobile RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 06:16 PM

                            The Kogi Truck schedule will be up next Sunday or Monday

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                              Servorg RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 06:40 PM

                              My LAX Tacos rec was because of your mention of taco trucks...it's like a taco truck that absorbed its wheels...

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                                lukshen RE: Servorg Jan 6, 2014 07:13 PM

                                Ok, got it. Menu looks but, Inglewood? I'm not sure it is the kind of neighborhood I want to explore.

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                                  Dirtywextraolives RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 07:25 PM

                                  Inglewood is fine..... And you will be there in the afternoon hours, you should be fine....

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                                    Servorg RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 07:35 PM

                                    Have you looked at the neighborhood? You will be 3 blocks from the 405 Freeway in a middle/working class area. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=La...

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                                      lukshen RE: Servorg Jan 7, 2014 02:55 PM

                                      Didn't check the link, now that I did, I'm sold.
                                      LAX Tacos it is, thanks

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                                      Ogawak RE: lukshen Jan 7, 2014 07:04 AM

                                      Agree that Inglewood is perfectly fine. Randy's donuts, the famous giant donut you may have seen in movies and TV, is in that area as well. The donuts are really good. I love their chocolate cake donuts.

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                                crocodileguy RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 01:03 AM

                                The Habit Burger Grill
                                311 N Sepulveda Blvd
                                El Segundo, CA 90245

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                                  lukshen RE: crocodileguy Jan 6, 2014 06:03 AM

                                  Thank you everyone for all of your suggestions. I'm proud to be member of this community.

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                                  maudies5 RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 10:36 AM

                                  When I am in the Torrance area, I enjoy having lunch at Fishbonz. Good, fresh fish, simply prepared. The restaurant is spotless and easy parking.

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                                    lukshen RE: maudies5 Jan 6, 2014 06:17 PM

                                    Just checked out the link. Excellent idea, thank you

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                                    Dirtywextraolives RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 04:43 PM

                                    Just a hair north of LAX is Humble Potato, a Japanese burger bar. Good food. The curry fries are addicting.


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                                      westsidegal RE: Dirtywextraolives Jan 6, 2014 09:31 PM

                                      if you end up at humble potato, be sure to have them put their yuzu jalepeno slaw on whatever it is that you order.
                                      ($1 upcharge. WELL WORTH IT)

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                                      Eater15 RE: lukshen Jan 6, 2014 10:01 PM

                                      Gotta rep my favorite, Zam Zam market.

                                      Don't be scared of Inglewood. It's perfectly fine. I'm white and I drive a nice car, and I wouldn't think twice about parking it on the street and getting food in that area. Done it hundreds of times. I'd be more worried just about anywhere in NYC. Lots of good places to eat in the wood

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                                        lukshen RE: lukshen Jan 15, 2014 08:16 PM

                                        We went to the taco truck on Arbor Vitae near Airport Rd, Mariscos el Sabroso. Fast, really good ceviche and tacos. It is a white truck w/o any signage. Made it to Torrance with time to spare. Thank you everyone.

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