Let’s face it. You can only brown bag leftovers or do a Chipotle burrito bowl so many times! Luckily, L.A. has some great lunch options and we haven’t even gotten to dineLA yet!
Wally’s Beverly Hills: If you’re near the Golden Triangle, stop by Canon any day of the week for Chef David Feau’s Grain Salad prepared with Satsuki rice, buckwheat, kuri, & butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, shaved scallion, and parsley, tossed in a sherry-honey vinaigrette. Who says you can’t be virtuous? Pair with a glass of wine from the extensive list or if you’re like us, a glass of champagne!
: If you’re in the Santa Monica/Venice hood, Komodo’s two locations feature Chef Erwin Tjahyadi’s accessible and mod Cali-Asian fusion dishes including the Soi Rice Bowl
, sweet and savory Mongolian stir fry with tempeh, fried firm tofu, bell peppers, bean sprouts, green onions, baby corn, jalapeno, red onions, chopped cilantro, and fried shallots.
: In DTLA’s Osso, Chef Nick Montgomery offers a bowl of Grist and Toll Purple Barley
with pickled market vegetables on the weekend brunch menu Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 2:30 pm.
Up on the Strip, ROKU’s lunchtime menu includes everything from Bento boxes to Poke bowls. Don’t miss the Express Sushi Bowl
with 2 pieces of tuna, salmon, & spicy tuna or California cut roll. The Sushi Six Assortment
($18) includes six pieces of nigiri sushi, tuna, yellowtail, albacore, shrimp, fluke, and spicy tuna or California cut roll. Try a Custom Bento Box
($15) with rice, salad, protein and roll. We can’t get enough of the Poke Bowls
($15) with rice or greens and tuna, salmon, or albacore and the Panko Crusted Seabass ($14) or Crispy Chicken Tatsu Age ($12) Sliders.
Rounding out the menu are an assortment of salads featuring tuna tataki, sashimi, kale with salmon, and the slider’s seabass or chicken and Donburi with Miso Soup
($14) or Chirashi with Miso Soup
Plan Check Burger
Photo Credit: Dylan & Jeni
: What’s lunch without a burger? Plan Check’s Dine & Dash Combo
($15) features signature burgers (Plan Check, Bleuprint, or Chef’s Favorite) in a lunch pack that includes fries, kombi pickle spear, and a drink. Happy Meal redefined.
: Although the Third Street location is gone, the SM and Pasadena outposts serve Lunch Combinations ($15.95) with choice of two proteins, soup, salad, and rice; Six-Piece Sushi Combinations ($18) and Bento Boxes ($19-26.)
: Remember when Mom slipped in a couple bucks for hot lunch? BOA takes it a few steps further at the WeHo and SM outposts with Executive Lunch. For a cool $26, you’ll get soup or salad and brick chicken, salmon, or Spaghetti & Kobe American Meatballs. Top it off with ice cream & cookies.
Anyone need a nap before we hit Happy Hour?