Cheap eats in LA: 10 dishes under $10 in Westwood Village
Check out the 10 best cheap eats under $10 in Westwood Village that beg the question "Is this gourmet or stoner food?"
Tue Jul 30 2013
Imported straight from the OC's famed Lime Truck, this brick and mortar serves up creative dishes that really appeal when in company with Mary Jane. However, the culinary creative shines through with their pork belly nachos ($9), topped with braised pork and tomatillo salsa. Paired with one of their many revolving limeade fusions or craft beers, this place is more suited for a good night out with friends.
- 1116 Westwood Blvd
Fat Sal's epitomizes the blurred line between gourmet and stoner food. The Fat Bruin ($8.95) especially blurs these lines with toppings such as garlic aioli sauce, crispy bacon and a chili + fried eggs+ cheeseburger combo that knocks out any inch of modesty. The restaurant is pretty dead during the 9-5 work grind, but once midnight hits, it seems that everyone in Westwood is here at the curbside eatery.
- 972 Gayley Ave
- Price band: 2/4
Despite being one of the more classier bars and lounges in the area, the bar food that the Glendon sells is borderline stoner. Take for instance, the cookie plate ($6): Diners can pig out on a trio of warm, freshly baked cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, lemon) made over-the-top with crème fraîche whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
- 1071 Glendon Ave
A pizza joint that stays open until 2am—need we say more? Although cheesy pies seem like a stoner's main food group, the customize-your-own pizzas (starting around $6 for a margherita pie) with gourmet toppings (butternut squash, Pecorino Romano, et al) attract the foodie set in droves. Expect to queue up and be dazzled by the impressive menu options.
- 10889 Lindbrook Dr
- Price band: 2/4
An escape for those that want to avoid the usual frat scene, Palomino is where to go when you want to feel classy while eating on a budget. The all-day, every day happy hour boasts plenty of under $10 options from deviled eggs to meatballs. The potatoes gorgonzola ($6.95) raises a few haute eyebrows, but the fragrant blue cheese upgrades the pile of waffle-cut fries smothered in béchamel, chives and black pepper.
- 10877 Wilshire Blvd #150