WHY Big salads of local provenance, and a huge, sunny patio on which to enjoy them.
WHAT This always-busy outpost of the upscale cafeteria is notable for its 1,200-square-foot patio in back, as well as its roster of salads (grilled chicken Cobb; prawns with chorizo, lima beans, arugula, butter lettuce and lemon vinaigrette) and sandwiches. Most of the produce comes from Southern California farms, most of it is organic, and the meat, poultry and seafood are raised/caught sustainably. Given all that, the prices are reasonable—although the salads are sometimes mysteriously bland.
WHO ArcLight moviegoers, Hollywood moms and PAs picking up lunch for the writers’ room.
Region: Central City
Features: Dinner, Lunch, Patio Dining, Sustainable, Vegan, Vegetarian
Price Range: $10-$16
Cuisine Type: American