Quick Quality Eats in LA
Collected by Susan Mason , AFAR Local Expert
Los Angeles takes cafeteria-style and to-go dining to healthy new heights. There's a plethora of seasonal, organic and vegetarian-friendly cafes and chains throughout LA that make ordering at a counter feel refined.
500 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Lemonade in the L.A. International Airport offers inexpensive fresh food options. It's is the only place in the airport that gets me to shell out some hard-earned cash on a semi-regular basis (I'm in the airport a lot). It's a bit of a splurge,...
7617, 7119 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046, USA
M Cafe's macrobiotic cuisine promotes a nutritious lifestyle and with a variety of dishes ready to be served, time is no longer an excuse for eating healthy. Their juices are as tasty as their seasonal sides!
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
The trendy Gjelina restaurant caters to those on the move with it's next door GTA "to go" storefront. Serving fresh ingredient driven pizzas and sandwiches like the Squash Blossom Pizza and Brisket Bahn Mi, its a quality alternative to a sit down...
8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, USA
If you're a vegan, but miss the taste of down home chicken, Veggie Grill is the place for you. Or, if you're on the Sunset Strip and you want affordable quality, this is the place for you too. Their soy, quinoa, wheat protein, etc. concoctions...
621 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
This lovely little Californian establishment is a local favorite. Everything from the farm-fresh produce to the artisan wines is California grown and carefully prepared. Their Pasadena location has a comfortable neighborhood feel in the lively ...
267 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USA
You can't talk about cafés and coffee shops in Los Angeles without mentioning one of its most popular places: Urth Caffé. For an organic fix, there’s no better place. There are a number of locations throughout the city and...
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
It's said that the best pizza in the United States is made in Cafe Bianca in Phoenix, AZ and as a pizza aficionado I can stand behind that statement. Enter Local 1205. When asked how Local 1205 created a pizza as good as Bianca they responded, "We...
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