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Nick's Diner

This diner boasts a large menu with all-day breakfast, Greek, Mexican, and American classics. Try the meatloaf.

Zanitas Mexican & Margaritas

This inexpensive spot offers up Mexican favorites like fresh and frozen margaritas, tacos, and burritos (don't miss the Baja shrimp version).

Little Carmine's Italian Sandwiches

This Italian deli—brought to you by Carmine's on Penn (next door)—features house-made mozzarella, house-made meatballs, and bakes fresh bread daily. Try the veal caprese sandwich.

 

Beantree Coffee and Deli

This coffeeshop offers breakfast and lunch including crêpes and a Korean bulgogi (grilled meat) wrap. Try the boba (bubble) tea.

Cafe Max

This European cafe offers a simple, curated menu. Pair the prosciutto, Brie, and fig spread sandwich with a glass of prosecco.

Ay Caramba!

This casual eatery is built around tortas—Mexican street sandwiches. Try the Cubana torta with Negra Modelo-braised pork with a Mexican draft beer.

Pinche Taqueria (Highland)

Try the queso a la plancha made with griddled Cotija cheese, smashed avocado, and roasted tomatillo salsa. A chalkboard displays the extensive tequila menu, and the coin-style margaritas are the perfect accompaniment to any taco. 

Modmarket (Lakewood)

Enjoy freshly prepared salads, soups, sandwiches and pizza made from simple and whole ingredients. Try a brick-oven baked pizza or the flatiron salad with steak, Gorgonzola cheese, and caramelized onions.

DJ's 9th Avenue Cafe

DJ's second location offers breakfast and lunch in the Golden Triangle. Try one of their Benedicts—including smoked salmon, crab cake, and chorizo varieties—alongside a Bloody Mary.

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