When you have time to venture further south than In-N-Out for lunch, Westwood offers an impressive array of restaurants to choose from. And taking a brisk walk during the lunch hour is a great way to add to your 10,000 steps a day.

Here are our favorite lunch spots south of campus. Which of your favorites are we missing?

1. 800 Degrees

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Location: 10889 Lindbrook Drive (at Westwood Blvd)

Distance from Bruin Plaza: 0.7 miles, 13 minutes walking

Steps (estimated for 5'6" height): 1,600

Don't miss: The Capricciosa (artichokes, mushrooms olives and ham)

 

2. Novel Cafe

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Location: 1101 Gayley Ave (at Veteran)

Distance from Bruin Plaza: 0.7 miles, 13 minutes walking

Steps (estimated for 5'6" height): 1,600

Don't miss: The Sunrise Sandwich (avocado, eggs, cheese and bacon on croissant)

 

3. Native Foods

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Location: 1114 Gayley Ave (between Lindbrook and Kinross)

Distance from Bruin Plaza: 0.7 miles, 13 minutes walking

Steps (estimated for 5'6" height): 1,600

Don't miss: The Portobello and Sausage Burger (seitan "sausage", of course!)

 

4. TLT Food

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Location: 1116 Westwood Blvd (between Kinross and Lindbrook)

Distance from Bruin Plaza: 0.6 miles, 11 minutes walking

Steps (estimated for 5'6" height): 1,370

Don't miss: The World Famous Carnitas Fries (carnitas, guac and more piled on top of fresh fries)

 

5. Panini Cafe

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Location: 10861 Lindbrook Dr (between Tiverton and Lindbrook)

Distance from Bruin Plaza:0.8 miles, 15 minutes walking

Steps (estimated for 5'6" height): 1,830

Don't miss: Chicken kabob

 

6. Fundamental LA

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Location: 1303 Westwood Blvd (at Wellworth)

Distance from Bruin Plaza: 0.9 miles, 17 minutes walking

Steps (estimated for 5'6" height): 2,060

Don't miss: Duck banh mi (duck confit in a classic banh mi)

 

7. Veggie Grill

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Location: 10916 Lindbrook Dr (at Westwood Blvd)

Distance from Bruin Plaza: 0.7 miles, 13 minutes walking

Steps (estimated for 5'6" height): 1,600

Don't miss: Their famous sweet potato fries