Downtown

Zinc

A vegetarian restaurant that pleases the tastes of all eaters. The menu is well thought through and pleases the healthy eater as well as the hungry. The restaurant doubles as a marketplace providing the curious foodie with some leisure time after lunch.

580 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 825-5381

Bottega Louie

Botega is perfect for a work lunch with associates, located within the bustling downtown scene. The dishes are upscale and the array of sides are perfect to share. An added plus is the sweet bakery of assorted desserts to dazzle the eyes.

700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470

Nektar

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Nektar is located within the USC campus. This small café allows the college eater to explore their healthier side. The juices are freshly pressed and the bowls are full of fresh fruit. Try to avoid busy lunch hours or fear being crowed by a large group of students.

850 W. 37th, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Sqirl

Sqirl is located outside of the typical downtown eateries. This small restaurant gets crowed quickly but is worth the wait. Before you order you are able to see the dishes being finished on the line and further stimulated by the enticing aromas.

720 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
(213) 394-6526

Kazunori

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Kazunori is the sister restaurant to Sugarfish. Their menu is preset and solely prizes hand rolls. The nori is crispy, the rice warm, and the fish fresh from the morning fish market.

421 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 493-6956

Local Table

Local Table is great for a quick lunch. The menu is full of typical California dishes. There are also an array of desserts that catch you eye on the way in. Their bottomless brunch doesn’t hurt either.

800 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 488-2654

Chego

Located in Korea Town, close to downtown Los Angeles, is a small asian fusion dive. Their limited menu houses delicious fried rice bowls and unbelievable ooey gooey fries. The portions are large and suitable for your late night munchy dreams.

727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 380-8680

Redbird

Redbird serves up new American cuisine in a unique building in Downtown, Los Angeles. There is plenty of outdoor seating, perfect for groups looking for a change of scenery from the concrete jungle. The food is quite delicious, offering various notes of refined flavor in each dish.

114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191

Church and State

Located in the Art’s District, Church and State is another trendy addition to the area. While I was only able to taste the Sunday menu, I was delightfully satisfied with an array of fine cheeses and wine pairings. I was a little resistant about the flatbread, but the flavors were perfectly balanced, and not to mention my roommate’s reaction, exclaiming that this was the most delicious dish.

1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 405-1434

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