I will be staying at a hostel while in LA for the AHS. I pretty much normally make all my own food because I don't trust restaurants/stores. I know most hostels have a community kitchen but the AHS starts early and I'll only be in town for a couple of days so I don't want to buy many groceries/cook. How are you guys handling this? Does anyone who lives in LA know if there are whole foods/mothers markets around the UCLA area where I can pick up coffee and breakfast at least? Will there be food available at the AHS or time to go off campus and get lunch or do we need to bring our own with us? I'm interested to hear how other people will be dealing with this. Thanks!
One possibility that I've been debating is skipping breakfast and lunch, and then feasting at dinner. So two days of IF-ing. Perhaps I am F-ing crazy to think I can pull that off, but that's how I roll.
Actually I will probably crotch a fifth and have a bag of...oh this isn't a concert and I'm not 18 anymore.
Seriously, I'm gonna try some extended fasting.
I'm bringing homemade jerky, going to whole foods for a few things and will probably hit up some of the local restaurants.
Speaking of, here's some local restaurants I found on the AHS facebook page and reproduced here (without permission):
"Walking distance: Whole foods- $$- Grocery and Prepared foods- Gayley and Weyburn. Located directly off campus in Westwood Village. Free parking while shopping.
Mongols- $- Mongolian BBQ- 1064 Gayley - Pile as much meat, veggies, and noodles you can into a bowl and hand it to the cook to grill it up--all for about 9 bucks. http://www.yelp.com/biz/mongols-los-angeles
In-n-out burger- $- Burgers- 922 Gayley- Get a California classic just steps off campus. Burgers, fries, and shakes. Make your burger paleo and ask to get your burger protein style with a lettuce wrap instead of the bun.
Damon and Pythias- $$- 1061 Broxton Ave- New American Grill- the carnivore plate offers three meats for 15 bucks. Great garlic fries for a carb-indulgence.
Nook Bistro- $- New American- 11628 Santa Monica Blvd 9 (b/t Barry Ave & Federal Ave)-- Nestled in the corner of a nondescript strip mall, Nook serves up Southern comfort food meets LA Farmers market faire. Entrees between $12 and $25 and great wine/beer selection. http://nookbistro.com/
Tofuya BBQ--Korean BBQ--$$-- 11267 National Blvd-- All-you-can-eat meat, tofu soup, and kimchi for $17. Grill your own meat at the table. http://www.yelp.com/biz/tofuya-bbq-los-angeles
Hide Sushi--Sushi-$$- Cash only-2040 Sawtelle Blvd-- Located in a small village of japanese and Korean shops and restaurants. Hide Sushi (pronounces hee-day) serves up the freshest sushi on the Westside without shelling out the big bucks. http://www.hidesushi.com/ "
I plan on scavenging from the coolers of fellow attendees.
If that doesn't pan out, I'll IF through breakfast, eat out for lunch and dinner, and maybe bring some cured meat and freeze-dried mangoes to snack on.
here's a map from Urbanspoon on what is close to UCLA. Bristol Farms is just down the way, but I don't think they open until later.
There are Trader Joe's relatively closeby, but again, most don't open until later.
I can't recall what time Jerry's deli opens, and while yes it is overrated, it is in the thick of UCLA, and if you get enough breakfast in you, I don't think you'll need a lunch.
Oh, and for sure there's a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf close by. There used to be a Peets or a Starbucks, but cannot recall if they are still there. All are walking distance.
I've been wondering the same thing. I am staying at a hotel nearby so I'm hoping there will be some sort of breakfast available to me. I'm going to make some almond meal muffins and bring some macadamia nuts, canned sardines and instant coffee (gag) with me. Maybe a few larabars too. I can't be without "my food" or I panic, lol. I am assuming there will be lunch options for us on campus or nearby. There is a long lunch break so there should be time and I'm hoping they will have suggestions for us.
I know they have an hour lunch break, but I'm prob going to bring an insulated lunch bag so I can stick around and gawk at the paleo-celebs that could be milling about :) Looks like I'm screwed for breakfast- I was happy to see my hotel serves breakfast, but according to the reviews online, it's just bagels! :(
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