A post over on Chowhound is asking just that. They are requesting any chains be omitted from answers, and for the record “cheap” means under $12 for dinner or lunch, or under $8 for breakfast. Bonus for specials under $6. There are over 100 answers so far, most of which I’ve never tried or heard of. Not saying they aren’t good answers, I’m saying clearly I’m not very versed in cheap food in the Glendale/Pasadena area. Tonny’s, Connal’s, Lebanese Kitchen, Wolfe Burger, SinBaLa, Polka, Conrads, Cafe Bravo… the list goes on and none of those names mean anything to me. Clearly I’m missing out. Before rushing off to try the million places listed in that thread, any b.la readers have an opinion on this one? Bonus points here are granted for places with vegan options.