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The Best Places To Eat Lunch In L.A.

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Lunch in Los Angeles is as varied as the city itself: it can be as commanding as "the power lunch" for important decisions, or as leisurely as "ladies who lunch" for social gatherings. Find a happy medium between the two -- where your biggest choice may be where to go and then who to casually invite -- as you take a seat for an hour or two.
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7475 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
As common as it is to call an Angeleno “casual” or “laidback,” he or she will just as frequently rush through a meal or stock up during a shopping trip. To do the latter options at a slower pace – say, to eat a leisurely dinner or to pick up...
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3315 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA
Celebrated chef and event producer Gary Arabia (who invented those “body sushi” parties) opened GC Marketplace in the heart of the Cahuenga Pass, near Universal Studios. With all food made in-house, the marketplace offers a series of vignettes...
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Downtown L.A.'s Grand Central Market has been operating in one capacity or another since 1917. Its past lives have seen it housing fish dealers, butchers, Jewish delis, flower shops, and an egg vendor. Nowadays, the market is a lunch and dinner...
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4702, 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
Looking your best and feeling your best can seem like two opposing achievements. When in Beverly Hills, attention can appear to be on the latter, unless the focus is on M Cafe. Tucked behind an outdoor patio on ritzy Brighton Way, M Cafe...
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2861 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
You’ll notice something when you walk into Silver Lake’s Wood Handcrafted Pizza. The chairs that circle the tables are a dark slate, and the white walls further illuminate a space where sun-filled windows are plentiful. It’s not until the menu, a...
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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...
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533 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Superba Snack Bar in Venice, California is one of the best lunch spots on the West Side, with a varied menu that delivers on taste. The sandwiches are 'classics' that have been updated and done extremely well—their version of a BLT, for example,...
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1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Clementine is a family-owned cafe and bakery that prepares farmers-market-fresh food by hand each day. Their seasonal dishes, soup specials and signature sandwiches will satisfy.
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1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USA
Fresh and seasonal take on traditional Taiwanese cuisine on a hip street in Silverlake. Wonderful airy design full of light and clean lines to complement the simple and beautifully presented food.
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8350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
The bustling Joan’s on Third gourmet marketplace is a staple of the Los Angeles lunch scene. It is a revolving door of characters for which L.A. is known: celebrities, aspiring actresses, power moms, and entertainment industry executives....
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10801 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
"Forever" is a long time, especially in the restaurant business, but I wish immortality for The Apple Pan (founded 1947), which was my go-to hamburger spot as I worked my way through college at UCLA (with a job at Super Drug just up Westwood Blvd....