Barrel & Ashes (address and info)
What you’re getting: Some sort of meat, and the ho-cake -- for sure the ho-cake.
We dream of a day when you can get Barrel & Ashes' sweet, sweet ho-cake in every shopping center in every city in the country, but for now, you can just get it at the small, rustic-feeling outpost in Studio City, which is why you need to go there, like, immediately (the brisket and rib tips are pretty epic, too).
Sapp Coffee Shop (address and info)
What you’re getting: Beef blood soup (seriously)
There are those who will swear that Jitlada is the best restaurant in Thai Town, but for lunch our money goes to Sapp Coffee Shop. It's quick, cheap, and serves a bowl of beef blood soup so good you won't care that you're slurping down beef blood soup. Don't feel like going Team Edward? The duck-, pork-, and crab-topped jade noodles are something everyone can love.
Joe's Falafel (address and info)
What you’re getting: Falafel sandwich
Remember when In-N-Out was the only decent thing to eat within a mile of CityWalk? That is no longer the case since Joe's Falafel opened up a few years back. A great falafel sandwich starts with great bread -- and this place's fresh-baked laffa is great bread (if you def need meat, the chicken shawarma is also great).