Being one of LA`s finest neighborhoods, Beverly Hills is a place you often see on TV. In your head, you are imagining it as a celebrity central, a place you could never afford. ‘Everything must be super expensive in Beverly Hills,’ you think to yourself. The truth is that there are a lot of pros and cons to living in Beverly Hills. It can be an extremely expensive place to live in after all. But remember, not everything has to be expensive in order to be good. There are actually a lot of things you can do in Beverly Hills that require no money at all! Moreover, there are many affordable restaurants in Beverly Hills to satisfy everyone’s needs.
1. Nate `n Al Delicatessen – the oldest of affordable restaurants in Beverly Hills
It`s almost hard to believe that this Jewish deli has survived for 70 years in Beverly Hills! As such, it remains one of the last real and down-to-earth things about Beverly Hills. You really don`t have to spend big bucks in Nate `n Al`s in order to leave satisfied and with a full stomach. Despite the fact that you can find better pastrami elsewhere, this family-owned delicatessen boosts some seriously quality food. While you will have to analyze the menu for yourself, I don`t mind giving you a little sneak peak of the things you can order:
- stuffed cabbage
- matzo ball soup
- bagel with lox
- corned beef sandwich
In case you are for some reason or another still not convinced that this is one of the best and cheapest restaurants in Beverly Hills, here is a fun fact for you. Former CNN host Larry King has been known to regularly eat at Nate `n Al`s! Hey, if it`s good enough for someone like Larry King, it should be good enough for the rest of us. Go and see for yourself exactly why Nate `n Al`s Delicatessen is one of the best, most affordable restaurants in Beverly Hills.
2. Chaumont Bakery & Café
Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked croissants? Agreed, highly unlikely. This French bakery is what every other cafe and bakery in Beverly Hills wants to be but can`t, because there can only be one Chaumont. Without a doubt, Chaumont is the best and most affordable spot to get a breakfast at in Beverly Hills. And why, you ask? Well, because other than offering amazing pastries at great prices, this French bakery also offers incredibly appealing atmosphere. All of the pastries and cakes they offer are made in an old-fashioned way with traditional European equipment. Go to Chaumont for breakfast where you can choose from a selection of omelets, sandwiches, salads, and other entrées. Then, stock up on fresh pastries to get you through the day and go about your business.
3. Bouchon Bar and Bakery
Another French-owned, affordably awesome restaurant in Beverly Hills. Rocking since 2009, this French bistro offers an incredible amount of choice. There is something for everyone and something for every occasion. Bouchon`s has two floors. Upstairs is the fancy restaurant, with tile floors and waiters in black vests and white aprons. The aforementioned waiters will serve you some of the most mouth-watering food you`ve ever had a chance to try. But the affordable part of Bouchon`s is the downstairs bar and bakery! This not so expensive bakery in Beverly Hills offers a wide range of delicious pastries! Whether you have a sweet-tooth and want lots and lots of macaroons, or you are just looking for a delicious sandwich, Bouchon Bakery is the right place for you. There is even a nice sidewalk terrace where you can sit and eat your meal while enjoying your surroundings.
Momed is like a breath of fresh air on the Beverly Hills` wining and dining scene. It is a casual but yet modern Mediterranean restaurant, and it is considered as one of the best affordable vegetarian restaurants in Beverly Hills. What exactly is it that they offer at Momed`s? A wide selection of eggs, some of the best salads around, avocado hummus, a wide range of flatbreads and soups etc. Take your pick! Whatever you choose you can hardly go wrong since you will leave Momed`s begging for more. Did I already mention that it`s also one of the most affordable restaurants in Beverly Hills?
5. Cafe Modigliani
Even though just a tiny little cafe, located on the quiet Roxbury Blvd. cafe Modigliani still made the cut as one of the Beverly Hills` best and most affordable restaurants. This is largely due to the fact that almost everything on the menu is cheaper than 10 dollars! I mean almost unthinkable for Beverly Hills, right? Not only is everything on the menu cheap, but it is also fantastic. This seemingly simple cafe has an ace up their sleeve, and it comes straight from the Japanese cuisine – teriyaki chicken! That is exactly right! Juicy teriyaki chicken for less than 9 dollars. I will leave you to ponder on that.
One cannot talk about the best restaurants in Beverly Hills and not mention Spago. The reason why this top-notch restaurant did not the make the list is, as I am sure you can guess, that it is very pricey. It is run by Wolfgang Puck, one of America`s most famous chefs. Originally located on the Sunset Strip, it offers maybe even the best wine list in the country! That is why mentioning Spago was a must. So the next time you decide to splurge, you know just the place for that.
Well, those would be some of the best, mouth-watering and yet affordable restaurants in Beverly Hills! My honest recommendation is to try them all at least once. That is why you should arm yourself with this list the next time you are deciding where to grab a quick bite!