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Recession Obsession: Cheap-Enough Organic

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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it stays in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over Mercado La Paloma near USC, and Tandoori tacos on the Miracle Mile. Today, we obsess...

Organic is not-so-secret code for expensive. (Even though LA organic is cheaper than other cities.) Expensive is code for not for Recession Obsession readers. That was until this author/adventurer stumbled upon Green Zone in San Gabriel.

We’ve ate San Gabriel (aka Chinatown 2.0) before. It’s home to wonderful cuisine that can be laughably cheap. Fuse that world with the Hollywood organic scene and you get Green Zone. It’s an organic place that’s pricier than its strip mall neighbors, but whose prices are like eating at a discount version of a typical organic joint. That’s why Green Zone is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.