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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Eagle Rock has some great off campus dining options. Lots of taco trucks and cheap restaurants to go to when you're not feeling the MP or Cooler within walking distance.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of great restaurants especially now that York Blvd is coming up/becoming gentrified.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: This is Los Angeles. You can really get any type of food you want if you're willing to venture off campus and nearby there are some pretty good places too.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Really good off campus dining options, especially the food trucks. There are 10 different food trucks that come every Tuesday night on York and Fig. Other student favorites can be found at

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining in Eagle Rock is great! There are definitely student favorites: Oinkster, Auntie Em's, Thai Eagle Rox, Cafe de Leche, and chili cheese fries at Troy's. You can even findThai and Filipino food in the surrounding area. A couple dessert places that have become more popular as well, such as Donut Friend and Scoops. And of course, there's always taco trucks.


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Simply put, the off-campus dining scene around Oxy can not be beat. There are many options nearby, and an even greater degree of choices and quality restaurants the farther one goes into the city. The sheer number of restaurants and the high level of satisfaction shows that eating out while at Oxy is almost certainly going to be good. The off-campus eating scene at Oxy is excellent. Whether in Eagle Rock itself, or in the surrounding areas, there are plenty of options for places to eat, and almost all of them are great. Casa Bianca is one of the highest rated Italian restaurants in LA, and the rest of the restaurants in the area are not far behind. There are also many options for prices as well, as most things are well within a typical college student's budget.

While it may take a car ride, walk, or bus ride off campus to get to all of this, there are enough close-by options and such a huge variety that it doesn't matter. It is very beneficial that there is so much variety off campus. With only two dining halls on campus, students are pleased with some of the options that they have with off-campus dining. The eating opportunities off campus more than make up for the so-so food on campus. The location of Occidental is a great strength, especially when it comes to eating off campus. A large number of options and a high level of quality give any student an excellent chance to find a good meal near or far, regardless of restrictions on tastes, time, or money.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
  • Señor Fish
24-Hour Dining
Best Asian
OK Chinese Food
Best Breakfast
Pat and Lorraine's
Best Healthy
Best Pizza
Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Pat and Lorraine's
Other Places to Check Out
Leo's Taco Truck (Open until 2 a.m. on Sunday and weekdays and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday!)
Did You Know?
  • The weekly farmers' market near campus draws people from all over the city, and it has some of the best inexpensive food in the area.
  • The Capri has a special for Oxy students that provides all-you-can-eat spaghetti and salad meals for about $7.
  • Most places in Eagle Rock are within 10 minutes of walking distance from campus, and many offer full dinner options for less than $10.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Albertson's Grocery
4211 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 255-9993
Daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
1416 E Colorado St, Glendale
(818) 548-0945
Trader Joe's
1566 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 258-2449
Daily 9 a.m. -9 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Café Beaujolais
Food: French bistro
1712 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 255-5111
Price: $10-$25
Cool Features: Fun, elegant French atmosphere with awesome desserts.
The Capri Italian Restaurant
Food: Italian
4604 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 257-3225
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Warm, friendly, authentic Italian restaurant! Comparable to New York or New Jersey style pizza and pasta.
Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
Food: Italian
1650 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 256-9617
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Well know establishment serving pizza and other Italian food in an awesome atmosphere.
Food: American, breakfast
3060 N. San Fernando Rd.
(323) 259-8258
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Open when nothing else is.
OK Chinese Food
Food: Chinese
2256 Colorado Blvd (off of Eagle Rock Blvd.)
(323) 258-3178
Price: $5-$12
Cool Features: Super fast delivery!
Panang Restaurant
Food: Thai
1801 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 344-3796
Price: $9-$16
Cool Features: They deliver. Some vegan choices.
Pat and Lorraine's Coffee Shop
Food: American diner
4720 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 257-7926
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: The Madonna `Like a Virgin,' speech in Reservoir Dogs was filmed here!
Señor Fish
Food: Mexican
4803 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 257-7167
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Outdoor seating and BYOB. Great tacos, burritos and salsa.
Food: Sandwiches, salads
4919 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 254-7563
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Convienient and fast, plus healthy options.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

Very poor
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 38 responses

  • 71% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 29% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 0% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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