One of the most popular choices, Grand Central Market, introduces diners to a range of options. As a historic food market, it often rotates its vendors, but favorites include Berlin Currywurst, Belcampo Meat Co., and Sticky Rice. G&B Coffee serves some of the best brews in the city.
For a more relaxed atmosphere, diners may want to eat at Mo-Chica, a Peruvian restaurant that developed out of a lunch counter near the University of Southern California. The ceviche mixto and the carapulcra, a stew of crispy pork belly, have become all-time favorites.
The Factory Kitchen delivers up terrific Italian dishes with specials that are unique to its lunch menu. The calamaretti salad features local squid with crisp green beans and wild arugula. The frittata Milanese, a very popular item, is enough for two people to share.