When it comes to lunch, our LA office has its fair share of options as to what makes a tasty quick bite in between speaking with the media, writing a creative brief or brainstorming that great disruptive idea. Whether it’s a Chipotle burrito, an order of Beef and Broccoli from Panda Express, or a burger from the newly opened Shake Shack, there are endless choices. If it’s Thursday and you happen to be visiting the office or just happen to be in the neighborhood, you can try Century City’s Farmers Market. Here are some of our staff’s recommendations for best Farmers Market finds:
Megan’s Pick: By far the most popular option is the Hawaiian BBQ stand. While the long line might be discouraging to some, the food is well worth the wait. To make the most of the small menu at the cash only stand we recommend the mixed plate. For $11, you get rice, a side salad, macaroni salad, and a healthy serving of chicken.
Mark’s Pick: Rather than Taco Tuesday, we celebrate Taco Thursday. With options like carne asada tacos, chorizo quesadillas and carnitas burritos, Taco Ocotlan is an authentic blend of Mexican flavors. Each dish is paired with a side of rice, beans, and fresh pico de gallo.
Leora’s Pick: With choices that range from Lobster Rolls and Gryo’s to Sushi Burritos, the options can often seem overwhelming. Sometimes the best pick is simple a piece of fresh fruit to complement a sack lunch.
Eventually we’ll get around to trying all the offerings and local produce at the Farmers Market, in the meantime, we’ve got our sights set on the new Eataly scheduled to open later this year.