This was briefly discussed on the Facebook page, and have tried all those recommendations, and still can’t find lunch. My new office has a great view of boats (Admiralty and Bali), but I am at a loss for my go-to under $10 lunch. I’m not a huge fan of Mendocino Farms and those enormous sandwiches that leave me sleepy, the Counter takes too long (and it’s expensive!), Celadon has decent Thai but not enough to crave.
I really want good Chinese, even some dumplings, but they’re nowhere near here. Oddly, the one thing I like is the Italian Chopped Salad from CPK (which I went to one day, when was starving and desperate) and the Cobb from J Nichols (again, expensive). Tacos at Chipotle aren’t my thing.
I’m spoiled, having worked DTLA for years, and having so much outside my door on 9th and Broadway. A fantastic taco from the stand Tacos Mexico, a great burger from Umami, the perfect salad from Pattern Bar, Colori around the corner and New Moon (!!!oh, how I miss it).