While there’s certainly nothing wrong with packing a lunch, sometimes you want to get out into the sunlight, and have a chance to explore Downtown LA. Find the perfect mid-day break. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy some of Downtown’s tasty culinary offerings and some restaurants are perfect for a trip with the whole office.
Favorite Lunch Deals
Mo-Chica – Award-winning chef Ricardo Zarate prepares a 3-course lunch special for $15 weekdays.
Colburn Café – These competitively priced and freshly prepared entrees, burgers, soups, and salads will take you back to your college cafeteria days, but will taste so much better.
Jimmy John’s – For under $10, you can enjoy a custom sub-style sandwich that will fill you up for lunch, and possibly dinner.
Guisado’s – Handmade tortillas and home-style braised meats take center stage in their $2.50 tacos.
Food Truck Fridays at Pershing Square – Four to five food trucks post up at Pershing Square Fridays for lunch and offer great street food options to get the weekend started.
Lunch a la Park at Grand Park – On Wednesdays and Thursdays, head to Grand Park for their food trucks
Good for Groups
Maccheroni Republic – Handmade pasta and savory sauces are exceptional at this hidden gem.
Grand Central Market – With over 20 food concepts, from pupusas to thai street food, see why Bon Appetit magazine named this historic market one of the top 10 restaurants in the US.
Bottega Louie – Famous for its exciting atmosphere, the extensive menu of Cal-Italian favorite offers a great sharing menu, especially the portabello mushroom fries and handmade pizzas.
Bugis Street Brasserie – The only Signaporean-Chinese restaurant in the area, this chic new restaurant in the historic Biltmore Hotel has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.
FIGat7th – Head to FIGat7th for fast-casual concepts by culinary rock stars at this new twist on a high-rise eatery. Don’t forget to save room for gelato and Sprinkles cupcakes.
Border Grill – The “two hot tamale chefs” are serving up vibrant Latin fusion in their colorful restaurant and relaxing outdoor patio.