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
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Amidst the idyllic greenery and rolling hills between Brentwood and Bel-Air lies Westwood and its hub, Westwood Village. While many young professionals and nearby families visit the many fine dining, theaters and shopping options in the area, UCLA Bruins call the shots here—the small section between Veteran and Hilgard and Wilshire and Le Conte serves as stomping ground for students, grads and blue-and-gold folk. So, you'll find fine-dining restaurants alongside cheap eats of all shapes and sizes under $10. Check out these top meal deals that satisfy the gourmet and, well, stoner freshman in all of us.
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- Price band: 1/4
A Westwood staple and LA classic, this neighborhood corner donut shop has you covered when you need a morning sugar rush. Most of their donuts are more decadence (or munchies) than breakfast on-the-go. Case in point: The Huell ($3), named after the late TV personality Huell Howser, is a fluffy yeast donut coated with chocolate, topped with chocolate chips and filled with peanut butter—a treat that only stoners at midnight would be willing to stomach.
- 10948 Weyburn Ave
Umami's famed burgers have taken over this city and land in Westwood Village with its fast-casual version, U-Mini, for the nearby UCLA contingent. The Manly Burger ($11) fuses beer-cheddar cheese and onion rings in between its iconic brioche buns for a sodium overload. An online ordering system also saves time when the munchies strike.
- 1131 Westwood Blvd
Recently and strategically positioned next to Diddy Riese, Fab's first Westside outpost offers every variation of the dog imaginable, from turkey and veggie to deep-fried and bacon-wrapped. Our late-night cravings lead us to the Lincoln Log Dog ($5.20, regular; $8.10, foot-long), wrapped in bacon, cream cheese, and celery salt. Bonus: Delivery options brings the munchies straight to you.
- 920 Broxton Ave
When almost everything on the menu lists "pink sauce" on it, it raises the question of what exactly pink sauce is. The comfort-food ingredient (cream + tomato sauce) is at the base of filling plates such as spaghetti alla carbonara ($9.50) tossed in, yes, pink sauce, bacon, mushrooms and basil. Well-cooked dishes like this make this Westwood Village cafe a place where you could impress a first date and your 420 munchies.
- 10874 Kinross Ave