We’ve all had those midnight cravings. But read on and discover ways to satisfy yours that don’t require an elasticized waistband. Whether you want sizzlin’ Indian food, handmade Japanese, a comforting whole wheat bread bowl or a good old fashioned pastrami sandwich, your tastebuds, your figure, and your health will thank you for sampling these tasty fast food venues.
103 W Imperial Hwy
In this down-home restaurant, you’ll find bottomless muffins (not limitless, just smaller) and delicious, freshly-baked, whole-wheat goodness in all of their breads. Their char-grilled chicken pesto panini combines fragrant havarti cheese, dense foccacia and zesty pesto in a symphony of sandwich flavor.
Mediterranean Express Grill
Montebello Town Center – Food Court
1616 Montebello Town Ctr
Get ready to get your (healthy) Greek on. This stall has all made-to-order seasoned lean meats, cucumber salads and steamed rice. De-lish. It seems almost too good to be in a food court.
230 S Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA
If fresh and healthy is your thing, check out the body and wallet-friendly Saffron restaurant. Saffron of Beverly Hills uses all natural ingredients in their lightly spiced Indian offerings. It’s Indian-on-the-go, and unlike you’ve seen it before. Enjoy the holistic benefits of turmeric and cumin, and check out the chutney bar.
2401 Artesia Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA
This Redondo Beach restaurant has been described as having “Japanese comfort food.” Get your sashimi and sushi on-the-go from this family-owned joint, and get your daily Omega-3 fix too.
Orean The Health Express
817 N Lake Blvd
Vegetarians rejoice! Who knew a meat-less, dairy-less, sugar-less burger could taste so darn good? Orean is the only vegetarian fast food place in Los Angeles. But trust us, once you get a dairy-free soft serve at their drive through, even devoted carnivores will be hooked.
Natasha Zouves is a broadcast journalism student at the University of Southern California. She is a reporter at ATVN, USC’s first source for news.