I've worked in downtown (by Union Station, specifically) for a little over a year now. I must say I'm absolutely in love with the plethora of lunch options here. I'm putting together a shortlist of my favorite spots around here and rate them from 1-3 (+,++,+++).
I'll also put stars* next to spots I WANT to try, because there are so many places I still want to hit up.
It's hard to not go broke down here with all the good lunch options!
Sushi Go 55*
Phillipe The Original+++
Olvera Street (too many places I haven't tried)*
Mexican Hot Dogs after Laker games++++++++++++
Sai Sai Noodle Bar+
Grand Central Market*
Let me know where I need to go, or places I should avoid. I'm a huge sushi fan, but it'll be VERY hard to pull me away from Hama and Gen... I enjoy all types of food. The cheaper the better... I don't want recommendations like Drago Centro. Let me know what you think, fellow downtowners! Help a fellow CHer conquer all!