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With the recent increase in Covid-19 cases, you may be looking for a take-out meal rather than a night out on the town. Luckily, Life and Arts has taken care of that, so you don’t have to scour Westchester to find your new favorite spot. Take a short walk outside the gates of LMU and find some of the best restaurants perfect for your next night. Whether you’re craving tacos, pizza, or samosas, the staff at L+A has compiled a list of the best places for college students. place your next takeout order.
Benny’s Tacos and Roast Chicken
Located just three blocks from Loyola Blvd outside the back door, students can find an LMU staple for the best burritos and tacos in Westchester. Benny’s Tacos & Rotisserie Chicken offers a wide selection of Mexican dishes at student prices.
Sophomore journalism student Cerys Davies, deputy editor of L+A, said their favorite order was a bean and cheese burrito. To elevate this simple staple, Davies suggested adding rice inside.
In a video interview with Benny Borsakian, co-owner and founder of Benny’s Tacos, Borsakian proudly states that all food is freshly prepared per order and nothing is pre-prepared.
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Benny’s is perfect for ordering morning delivery after a night out or evenings spent studying. Students can easily order delivery using Postmates, Ubereats, Grubhub or Doordash. Want to avoid the delivery time? Go to the counter and take your takeout order.
Pizza at the beach
Don’t fancy Mexican food? Turn corner at Benny’s and cross the street to find Beach Pizza. Whether it’s a personal pie or for a group of ten, Beach Pizza will satisfy your craving.
We may be in Los Angeles, but the dishes at Beach Pizza offer the flavors of traditional Italian and New York-style pizza.
Nicole Norman, acting editor of Life and Arts and junior journalism student, is the Vege-terranean pizza with garlic cheese bread.
Vegetarian or vegan? Beach Pizza has you covered in a vegan cauliflower and cheese crust.
Beach Pizza is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Students can order for delivery and pickup online or over the phone.
Taj India Palace
Still looking for something else? Walk five minutes into Lincoln to find the Taj India Palace which serves delicious Indian cuisine.
Dave Singh, an employee of the Taj India Palace, said, “The most famous dish is chicken tikka masala and butter chicken.” Personally, Singh shared that butter chicken is his favorite.
With meals ranging from $11 to $15 and delivery charges at just $1.99, this local restaurant is ideal for college students.
The Taj India Palace is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., but students can order takeout and delivery until 10:30 p.m. Orders can be placed for contactless pickup or delivery online and over the phone.
Monty’s Good Burger
Although more than a short walk outside the LMU campus, Monty’s Good Burger is a must for 100% vegan comfort food. Located in Culver City, students can order online or have it delivered through food delivery apps, like Grubhub.
Malak Jaffal, journalism major and L+A writer, recommended the Monty single cheeseburger. Order with a side of the famous Dog Pile fries and a frozen hot chocolate shake to create the perfect meal.
Offering chicken sandwiches, OATLY milkshakes and an assortment of specialty fries, Monty’s is a go-to when looking for a classic burger and fries dinner.
This is the opinion of Blake Marquez, a communications major and journalism minor from San Pedro, California. Email your comments to [email protected]. Follow and tweet comments for @LALoyolan on Twitter, and like youhe Loyolan on Facebook.