The Flame Broiler founder Young Lee found himself eating out of paper bags quite often. His career required a great deal of travel during the day, which made eating from fast food restaurants a habit. Unfortunately, his options for healthier, quick-service fare left him craving something different. In 1995, he took matters into his own hands and opened the first Flame Broiler location, serving Korean-style slices of beef and chicken that were free of dairy, trans-fat, HFCS, and added MSG. He didn't just take away harmful ingredients, though?he also added his signature Flame Broiler marinade and sauce, beds of white and brown rice, and slices of crisp vegetables. This more nutritious take on fast food caught on, as diners can now eat at 135 Flame Broiler locations in four different states and two parallel universes.
Settle down with delicious dumplings and other Chinese favorites at Forbidden City in Long Beach. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. With Forbidden City's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Got kids? No problem at Forbidden City! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. For your next big bash, consider hosting at Forbidden City, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. The patio tables outside of Forbidden City are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Forbidden City welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Forbidden City to your next party or event.
Parking is available in the adjacent lot, as is valet.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Forbidden City running under $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, China Star Express in Long Beach is sure to hit the spot. Whether you're gluten-free or just health-conscious, China Star Express serves a number of dishes that are good for the diet. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at China Star Express, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. China Star Express' outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Casual dining at its best, China Star Express customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have China Star Express cater for you. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
The super-affordable fare at China Star Express will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.
Settle down with delicious dumplings and other Chinese favorites at L V Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Long Beach. No need to miss out on L V Chinese Seafood Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. L V Chinese Seafood Restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at L V Chinese Seafood Restaurant.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Catering services are also available.
The average check at L V Chinese Seafood Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to L V Chinese Seafood Restaurant since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Head to Pick Up Stix in Long Beach and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available. No need for those with special dietary needs to miss out on Pick Up Stix — the restaurant has plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Pick Up Stix, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Open air seating is ready for diners at Pick Up Stix when the weather is warm.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Pick Up Stix also offers catering.
The grub at Pick Up Stix is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15. Pick Up Stix dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
Long Beach's Tea Garden serves wonderfully aromatic teas and more. No need to miss out on Tea Garden just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Grab the kids when you head to Tea Garden — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Tap into the free wireless internet at Tea Garden.
Tea Garden welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Tea Garden patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the E 2nd St location.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.