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French dip sandwich at Philippe the Original
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The 50 best cheap food joints in Los Angeles

Work your way through the best cheap food spots in L.A. with our checklist of affordable—and delicious—restaurants

By Erin Kuschner and Stephanie Breijo
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If you’re short on cash and love to organize your life by lists, we’ve got a great one for you: Our roundup of the 50 best spots for inexpensive meals includes burger joints, ramen spotstaco standsand sandwich shops, all of which offer dishes for under $10. Take our quiz and make it a mission to hit every restaurant—your wallet will thank you. 

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Downtown, Chinatown and Eastern L.A.

Westside, Fairfax and Central L.A.

The Valleys

South Bay

South L.A.

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