Best Cheap Eats Cheap and cheerful eats for when you want delicious food on a budget.
Roll your way over to Tomodachi and experience a variety of Japanese cuisine including sushi, egg rolls, and rice bowls—the fish is so fresh you’ll freak. Plus, their Buy Two, Get One sushi deal and romantic ambiance make it a great date spot (or just treat yo’self #selfcare).
Get a taste of the East Coast on the West with the fattest sandwiches around. This New York-style deli serves one-of-a-kind sandwiches, burgers, and fries. Stuffed with unique ingredients you won’t see coming, they specialize in the unexpectedly delicious. In fact, LA Mag voted the Fat Banh Mi-Ki their best and most complex sandwich, stuffed with ribeye steak, pickled veggies, onion rings, and slaw.
Burritos are a way of life, and no one understands that more than Tacos Tu Madre. Customers have raved about the care that goes into their food’s presentation. With plenty of decor perfect for photo ops and food that aims to please, TTM is ready to become your new go-to.
Comfort Food For The Soul Cozy favorites for when you need a hug in the form of a meal.
Casa de Campo offers mouthwatering tacos, burritos, salads, and rice bowls with quick and friendly service. They even make their salsa in house, so you can rest easy knowing they dish up the real deal. And trust us when we say, their Esquites is a must.
If you’re hungry and short on time, stop at Westwood Thai Cafe. The expansive menu and build-your-own lunch combo seems too good to be true—but it’s the real deal. If you’ve been sleeping on this top notch Thai restaurant, place an order quick. And the best part? The crazy low price tag after you stuff your face.
This Asain-fusion spot has achieved a cult-like following for their Chinese chicken salad and sesame chicken wings. This gem has been in business for over 38 years, and we’re happy to report it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
Stepping into Skylight Gardens is like stepping into an Italian oasis. It’s vaulted skylight, red brick, indoor trees, and overall vibe promises a magical experience no matter what time of day it is. Their homemade pastas, charcuterie boards, and wines are all reasonably priced, so bring a date to impress for less.
Newbies and connoisseurs of Indian food agree—Maharaja Cuisine is an amazing spot. No matter if you eat from the buffet or order their traditional plates, you are bound to leave full and satisfied. And they aren’t afraid to turn up the heat either, you can expect to sweat if you give the lamb vindaloo a try.
Study Session Snacks Treats for when you need something to reward yourself with while you’re up late cramming (again).
Cookies, ice cream, and shaved ice—oh my! This cookie company has been a Westwood staple for over 36 years, luling in customers with the scent of their fresh-baked cookies and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. We can practically hear the bellies rumbling.
Open ‘til midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. over the weekend, Fellow is a killer spot for a nightcap or celebratory drink after an all-day study sesh. They’ve even been known to name drinks after their customers, so head on over for a chance to turn a night out into a night to remember.
Here to solve all your late-night cravings or your I’m-about-to-get-hangry needs, Hangry Moon’s is open until 3 a.m. all weekend long (slow clap). With portions made for a WWE wrestler, you won’t leave disappointed no matter how intense your drunchies are.
Known for their artisan sandwiches, Mendocino Farms sets itself apart from the pack by collaborating with local bakeries. The fresh bread, along with their unique sandwich combos and array of wine, keep the lunch line wrapped around the store on a daily basis. Pro tip: Ask for a free sample (beer sample—it’s a thing!) the next time you dine in.