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The 10 Best Cheap-Eats in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Food + Drink
by Joshywashington Oct 10, 2016

If you’re like me you are always on the hunt for a tasty meal that’s heavy on flavor and authenticity but light on the wallet. My go-to spots for food tend to be spots that manage to straddle that magic line of being awesome and affordable. This means some of these spots, Like Gjelina Takeaway and Homestate, regularly have a line snaking out the door and a shortage of available seats. If there is a wait, it’s usually worth it!

[Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and helps you build trip itineraries with spots that integrate seamlessly into Google Maps and Uber. Download the app to add any of the spots below directly to your future trips.

Messhall Kitchen

 Messhall KitchenLos Angeles, United StatesMesshall is a great spot anytime of the day but they are especially known for their brunch, served daily. The $1 fresh shucked oysters and $1 tacos on Tuesday can’t be beat – I rarely miss a Tuesday oyster binge at Messhall! #happyhour #food

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

 Palermo Ristorante ItalianoLos Angeles, United StatesThis is the best Italian in Hollywood as far as my mouth is concerned! Palermo is a local favorite that has been around forever and is my go-to spot for Sunday breakfast pizza (pictured). Big portions, super yummy food with a friendly staff. Highly recommended!! #italian #pizza

Spitz – Los Feliz

 Spitz – Los FelizLos Angeles, United StatesSpitz does doner wraps and crazy good ‘street cart fries’ ( smothered in aoli, feta, onions, peppercinis, tomatos ) and of course beer and sangria. The ‘Not Unhappy Hour’ has good food and drink specials and there is tliveky trivia night on Tuesday nights. #cheap-eats #food #losangeles

Crispy Pork Gang

 Crispy Pork GangLos Angeles, United StatesGet the Gang Noodle and thank me later. #cheap-eats

Best Fish Taco In Ensenada

 Best Fish Taco In EnsenadaLos Angeles, United StatesThe name says it all. Cheap, delicious, legit…this is where I go when I want fish tacos in Los Feliz. #cheap-eats #taco


 HomeStateLos Angeles, United StatesFamous for the best damn breakfast tacos in LA – Homestate has a line out the door on the weekends for a good reason. I love the brisket and scrambled egg tacos and I would eat them everyday…oh wait, I do. #cheap-eats #tacos #breakfast

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe

 Malibu Farm Pier CafeMalibu, United StatesThe cute as shit farm-to-table cafe is at the sparkly end of the Malibu Pier. Keep an eye on the seagulls… #food #losangeles #roadtrip

The Dudley Market

 The Dudley MarketLos Angeles, United StatesThe Dudley is fine cuisine in a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere. Giant windows let light into the relatively small space giving it a sense of expansiveness. A small retail ‘market’ allows you to walk away with some ingrediants for your home spun culinary adventures. #fine-dinning #venicebeach

Gjelina Take Away

 Gjelina Take AwayLos Angeles, United StatesDaaaaaaaamn that’s some good pizza! Grab a seat outside under the giant arbor and enjoy this sister restuarant to the much loved Gjelina. Killer food, great ambience. #venicebeach


 Nelson’sRancho Palos Verdes, United StatesNelson’s sits on the edge of 100+ foot sea facing cliffs that drop down to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. The view is nothing short of amazing. The food is good too…as well it should be for a $20 burger. Keep your eyes of the ocean to spot whales, dolphin, pelicans and sea lions. #oceanview #restaurant

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